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17 January 2009

Why my bro is so cool...

I recently went on a trip out to Utah.  The trip was fantastic for many reasons, all of which I am so grateful for.  But, I am not going to go into them all right now, I really just wanted everyone to know that I have an awesome brother.

My brother, Danny, came up to The Canyons ski resort to go snowboarding with me a week ago today.  He is pretty good, although he claims he isn't as good as he used to be.  Anyway, we made a run in some powder early in the day and decided that we had to get my camera and do it again.  So, at lunch, we grabbed the camera, took a few lifts up to 9990 and then hiked the rest of the way up.  Had to stop and take a picture at the sign as we left the resort to do some back-country!  The snow out there was amazing!  The best powder run I have ever taken in my entire life!
As we were enjoying ourselves in the powder, we decided to make one more run up there, but to take a different route.  As we were darting in and out of trees, riding ridges, and bombing bowls, Danny noticed a group of people sitting up above a jump.  "I have to go hit that," he tells me.  He rides over to join the group as I go down below the jump and grab my camera.  A few people go, really just straight airing the thing, and a few 180s and 360s here and there.  No one really is doing anything.  Danny decides to jump in line and the following photo is what ensues.

The man did a front flip and landed it.  Everyone went crazy when he hit it, and he showed all of them up.  Happily I was there to get it on camera, and after some work in Photoshop, I got the whole sequence in one picture.

All I have to say is, he's a pretty cool brother!

3 people had something to say:

Cali Haynie said...

That is killer! Ps. I think you need to email me those pics you took of the girls trying to make me take medicine haha!

Becki said...

dude, that is so sick!
i'm glad i got to see you!
oh, and put may 1st on your calender. i'd love it if you could make it out, but if you can't, that's cool. love you!

katy kathryn julia said...

Amazing work, Mr. Snowboarder and Mark! Wow, I'm impressed with your Photoshop skills. Very cool!