Matthew Barnes from Team Momenta sent us some great shots of the new Five Ten CHASE in action. "We are really excited to have been able to collect some great photos of The Chase in action! This was also a great opportunity to push the shoe to perform in ways we have literally never tried before. We look forward to continuing working with you to promote the grippiest kicks in the world!" Thanks Matthew, Awesome shots!
competition: The Rider'z Cup All Mountain Series Competition took place in Villars, France this year. Rider Maurin Trocello from Team Santa Cruz MIA took second place. Good job Maurin... and nice Zebras! Click image to enlarge
The prestigious brand 5 Ten is going to be supporting me all this year during 2010. The best brand for flat pedal shoes in the World, with a fit and a comfort outside of the norm. They are now going to also release a model for SPD. I'm waiting to be able to try a pair and see the quality of the 5.10 SPD.
The weather here in the Alps has been amazing for the past few weeks so it was inevitable that for the first race of the season all would change and the downpours would begin! Tahnée's Intense 951 has only recently been finished and she has not had time for testing so she thought the Sprint Avalanche in Lyon was a better option than the IXS in Monte Tamaro. Anyone who knows about the Sprint Avalanche will realize that it is not really a downhill race but more of a DH/4X track more suited to a...
Phillip Schaal posted a new video on Deadpoint Mag "I wanted to film some of my favorite problems at Mortar Rock in the Berkeley Hills. Mortar Rock as always been a special place for me. I would spend almost every day there during the summers I spent at my father’s house. The rock is sharp and crumbly but the moves are fun and the atmosphere is great. I still love going back to my old stomping grounds." Check out the video here
So the comp season is starting to wind down but the 4 largest comps still remain! I'm on my way back to Banff to spend my summer intensely training for adult tour de bloc nationals, youth route climbing nationals, the Mammut bouldering championships at the retailers show, and youth World championships in September. The comp year is going extremely well for me! I'll be heading into Tour de Bloc nationals with the top point score of all the open males.