Design Your Line

Design Your Line Junk Jam / In collaboration with Think Thank, AK Boardroom (formerly zAKs Boardroom), Hilltop Ski Area, DJ Thundroid and Jason Borgstede, Crude Magazine brings you an all new kind of competition. Design Your Line will feature a collection of obstacles (trash cans, construction cones, shovels, wheels, etc) that riders can use to create their own run or to compliment existing rails.

The first Crude affiliated contest went off. It was a little shaky at first – Alyeska got like 36" of new in the 24 hours prior to the contest. So, only like 3 people initially signed up. Hilltop was busy, but people seemed more interested in riding than competing. However, as soon as DJ Thundroid jumped on the ones and twos, people started to meander toward the commotion. And little by little it started to look like a contest. It was reminiscent of the old Boarderline contest series where some people showed up to compete while others just came to hang out and watch. It was rad. The sun was out and there were hotdogs on the grill. Borg was even there to administer his signature heckle.

He even managed to get busy on a lonely triangle of pow while we were waiting for the contest to start.

 P: Cody Liska // R: Jason Borgstede

P: Cody Liska // R: Jason Borgstede

The idea behind the Design Your Line rail jam was relatively simple: create an environment that catered to the imagination. We set up a few rails and a box as mellow as we could and gathered a mess of shovels, wheels, construction cones, a corrugated pipe, a bail of hay, and anything else we thought a rider might be able to use to their advantage. It's not a new idea. As far as I know, Think Thank invented and perfected it. "Inspired By Think Thank," that's what we promoted it as. And the Burtners were stoked. They even mailed us a bunch of prizes. Thanks, homies.

 P: Sage O'Neill // Ryan Roberts

P: Sage O'Neill // Ryan Roberts

 P: Johnny Sellers // R: Dakota McKenzie

P: Johnny Sellers // R: Dakota McKenzie

 P: Sage O'Neill // R: Tim Blevans

P: Sage O'Neill // R: Tim Blevans

 P: Johnny Sellers // R: Jason Borgstede

P: Johnny Sellers // R: Jason Borgstede

 P: Johnny Sellers // R: Jay Kuzma

P: Johnny Sellers // R: Jay Kuzma

 P: Johnny Sellers // R: Dakota McKenzie

P: Johnny Sellers // R: Dakota McKenzie

 P: Johnny Sellers // R: Ryan Roberts

P: Johnny Sellers // R: Ryan Roberts

 P: Johnny Sellers // R: Cody Roberts

P: Johnny Sellers // R: Cody Roberts

 P: Johnny Sellers // R: Tim Blevans

P: Johnny Sellers // R: Tim Blevans

 P: Johnny Sellers // R: Dakota McKenzie

P: Johnny Sellers // R: Dakota McKenzie

 P: Johnny Sellers // R: Ryan Roberts

P: Johnny Sellers // R: Ryan Roberts

 P: Johnny Sellers // Jay Kuzma

P: Johnny Sellers // Jay Kuzma

 P: Johnny Sellers // R: Tim Blevans

P: Johnny Sellers // R: Tim Blevans

 P: Sage O'Neill // R: Daison Clerć

P: Sage O'Neill // R: Daison Clerć

 P: Sage O'Neill // R: Cody Roberts

P: Sage O'Neill // R: Cody Roberts

 P: Johnny Sellers // R: Tim Blevans

P: Johnny Sellers // R: Tim Blevans

 P: Sage O'Neill // R: Shannon Evans 

P: Sage O'Neill // R: Shannon Evans 

 P: Sage O'Neill // Jay Kuzma

P: Sage O'Neill // Jay Kuzma

 P: Sage O'Neill //

P: Sage O'Neill //

 P: Sage O'Neill // Dakota McKenzie

P: Sage O'Neill // Dakota McKenzie

Borg ollied over the fire pit. This shot was almost sweet.

 P: Johnny Sellers // R: Jason Borgstede

P: Johnny Sellers // R: Jason Borgstede

 P: Johnny Sellers //

P: Johnny Sellers //

 Borg w/ his foreword from Crude Issue 01 / A Product of Our Environment

Borg w/ his foreword from Crude Issue 01 / A Product of Our Environment

The homie Dylan Wales of Soulstice Films put this skate-style edit together.

E: Dylan Wales //

The results went down like this:

Best Line / Ryan Roberts

Best Trick / Dakota McKenzie

Best Use of An Object / Daison Clerć