After a week of waiting for good weather around Whistler, I was pretty happy to get a call from Liam @ Burton to come shoot the Canadian Open up in Calgary. The weather for Friday and saturday was unbelievable. With the Olympics just days away I was excited to see some of the worlds best throwing down on the slopestyle course, and in COP's 22 foot superpipe.
Canadians had strong representation in both events:
- Justin Lamoureux placed 2nd in the pipe finals with crazy technical runs.
On his 2nd semi finals run he took my new GOPRO HD movie camera for a run strapped on his chest... check it here: www.justinlamoureux.blogspot.com you'll notice on his first hit the screen goes black...doing the exact same trick pictured in the shot above.....
- Sarah Conrad and Mercedes Nicholl both earned spots of the podium for the girls with great runs!
- Canmore's own Robby Balharry claimed 3rd in the slopestyle with very impressive style and a bag of tricks! Robby opened a few eyes through the week making his way in from early pre-qualifiers, semi finals, and into finals against the heavy hitters!
On a plane back to Vancouver.. a few days at home.... then off to Japan with a crew from Sandbox films