The first year of War of Rails was 5 years ago, and Jordan, Lena, Jarens and I entered in it along with a small group of other people. Boy has it changed! This year Red Bull was there along with our boys at Bern helmets. Under Armour and Wahoo’s Fish Taco’s were also in attendance as sponsors.
Shout out to Craig Coker for putting together such a sick event for us skiers who are still segregated against being in all the rail jams all over the country. Thanks Craig.
words & photos: Ryan Hackbarth
This marks the end of UA War of Rails V, but lets take it back to the beginning.
On Thursday we got to Bear and dropped our stuff off, then got to take a few afternoon laps. I enjoyed making this 60-year-old Slovakian woman’s day by showering her with compliments. She invited me to come play pool and drink fancy drinks that night. (Shoulda gone). Nice hat.
The wet storm made its way into the mountains and it flooded for a whole day, so naturally we played pool and drank the day away.
Friday night came along and after a day of nothingness, our party kicked off! (I played more pool).
Jordan being extra creepy check out their apparel brand @creepco and www.creepcoclothing.org
Charlie & Caro put on another successful Beer Bong Races event. Thanks to Brian at Sandy’s Bar in Big Bear.
Day 1: snowy snowy snow. The Am contest commenced.Wind-Flags up the Ying-Yang (not literally).
My main man Billy D on the cam. We went to college together. He left his busy film school life to help me shoot the event.
This guys name is probably ‘Guy’. Hey Guy.
The GOAL POST feature was insane. Doods were spinning onto it of course (#pyeongchang2018). Yep I just started that. not too soon.
PYEONG CHANG 2018
Welcome Khai Krepela to the team.
Bobby, resetting the signs that fell down.Speaking of signage, the doods at War of Rails killed it with ours!
Bobby: You know what they say about small feet- Big personality. (also it’s not true what they say about small feet).
Steez-monLena D.The hard-working crew. (they held that pose for two hours). Talent! Kieran McVeigh on the sleigh (slay).
Team contributor Kyle Smaine practicing for the pro day.
Marty B rockin some DJ slims to helps with the spins. Kelley & Spohr weirding me out.People still love lanyards!
Reed Speedman ladies & gentsAm results:
3rd place: Max Morello, 2nd place: Max Moffatt, 1st place: Joey Van Der Meer
Day 2: the pro day arrived and the morning started off with some sunshine.Bobby & the Big Bearless clouds, more crowds.Can you find our stickers?Dom LaporteTeam contributor Kyle Smaine Smaine ripping a switch 180 into the redirectKhai KrepelaMatt Walker Steve Stepp
He was also ripping. Mr. Snakevest himself. LJ StrenioTosh Peters. Everyone was just destroying this rail jam on steroids. Shugz always beign creative, I think he should have made finals
STEEEEZ Kieran The Crew plus Billy D.
The man behind it all. Skiv aka Dan Skivington.
Some Bear loc-doggs
G-moneyThe Champion, Karl Fostvedt! Those Privates were the driving factor to his $15,000 win (obvious).
Learn your roots. Hot Dog the Movie. The giveaways.
Results: 3rd place: Sean Jordan, 2nd place: LJ Strenio, 1st place: Karl Fostvedt
Thanks for coming out everyone!