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War of Rails 2014 RECAP

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.
IMG_8996On 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.

IMG_9049The 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.

IMG_9084Friday 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

IMG_9087Charlie & Caro put on another successful Beer Bong Races event.  Thanks to Brian at Sandy’s Bar in Big Bear.

wor_day1Day 1: snowy snowy snow.  The Am contest commenced.wor_day1-14Wind-Flags up the Ying-Yang (not literally).

wor_day1-15 wor_day1-16My 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.wor_day1-23

This guys name is probably ‘Guy’.  Hey Guy.

wor_day1-17 wor_day1-18The GOAL POST feature was insane.  Doods were spinning onto it of course (#pyeongchang2018). Yep I just started that. not too soon.



Marty B.


Welcome Khai Krepela to the team.

wor_day1-9 Bobby, resetting the signs that fell down.wor_day1-10Speaking of signage, the doods at War of Rails killed it with ours!

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wor_day2-68Some chick wearing a Yowie.wor_day2-82

Bobby: You know what they say about small feet- Big personality. (also it’s not true what they say about small feet).

wor_day1-27Steez-monwor_day1-20Lena D.wor_day1-8The hard-working crew. (they held that pose for two hours). Talent!wor_day2-7 wor_day2-50 wor_day2-61Kieran McVeigh on the sleigh (slay).

wor_day1-2Team contributor Kyle Smaine practicing for the pro day.wor_day1-12

Marty B rockin some DJ slims to helps with the spins.wor_day2-85wor_day2-80 wor_day2-81 Kelley & Spohr weirding me out.wor_day1-6People still love lanyards!

wor_day2-30Reed Speedman ladies & gentsam_podiumAm 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.photo 4Bobby & the Big Bearphoto 5less clouds, more crowds.photo 1Can you find our stickers?wor_day2Dom Laportewor_day2-2Team contributor Kyle Smainewor_day2-10wor_day2-4 wor_day2-5Smaine ripping a switch 180 into the redirectwor_day2-3Khai Krepelawor_day2-9Matt Walkerwor_day2-12 wor_day2-13 wor_day2-14 wor_day2-15Steve Stepp

wor_day2-18Team Rider Shay Lee.


He was also ripping.wor_day2-56 wor_day2-57 wor_day2-55wor_day2-19 wor_day2-20Mr. Snakevest himself.wor_day2-17 wor_day2-21 wor_day2-22 wor_day2-23 wor_day2-24 LJ Streniowor_day2-29Tosh Peters.  Everyone was just destroying this rail jam on steroids.  wor_day2-38 wor_day2-47Shugz always beign creative, I think he should have made finalswor_day2-48 wor_day2-49

STEEEEZwor_day2-51 wor_day2-52 wor_day2-53 Kieranwor_day2-54wor_day2-62 wor_day2-64 wor_day2-65wor_day2-78 wor_day2-79The Crew plus Billy D.

wor_day2-76The man behind it all. Skiv aka Dan Skivington.

wor_day2-77 Some Bear loc-doggs
wor_day2-87G-moneywor_day2-58The Champion, Karl Fostvedt!wor_day2-59 wor_day2-74 wor_day2-75Those Privates were the driving factor to his $15,000 win (obvious).wor_day2-71

Learn your roots. Hot Dog the Movie.wor_day2-88 The giveaways.wor_day2-89 wor_day2-90 wor_day2-91 wor_day2-92 wor_day2-93podium

Results: 3rd place: Sean Jordan, 2nd place: LJ Strenio, 1st place: Karl Fostvedt

Thanks for coming out everyone!



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