The sun set on the last shit show of a day of Grenade Games 6 on Sunday. The closing event of the madness that is GG6 was the slope contest stationed at the base area of Whistler, a prime spot for the massive and rowdy crowd to set up shop.
The guys were cruising through the course that was set up with a multi-lip booter, a 30-foot wood pole jam, and a mini hip to a picnic table jib or wall ride. The finals were going down late night style so the spectators and competitors were already feeling a little loosy-goosy....and saucy, which in turn is a perfect recipe for balls out riding and awesome times.
Craig Beaulieu, Andrew Burns, and Mark Sollars were all getting nasty (in a good way this time) and destroying the course but it was Dave Fortin who seriously closed down the night. With a buzz killer of a fall at last year's Games, this dude came back and proved that he is by no means psyched out and went for it. He showed up with a front 10 and backflip over the log jam. Everyone pretty much gave up after that run. He pocketed the $10,000 grande prize and the coveted title of Grenade Games 6 grand champ.
1st place - Dave Fortin
2nd place - Andrew Burns
3rd place - Zack Stone
Best Partier - Dustin Craven
Most Radical Dude - TJ Schneider
In other totally random news, Kael Hill lapped the slope course in nothing but a beer can and scored the "Spaced Out Award", Mark Sollar had the pole jam on lock, didn't hurt himself, and won a Camaro, the Savage Blade performance inspired some typical out of control behavior, and The End party incorporated lots of booze.
Thank you Danny Kass for another epic Grenade Games 6. We are a little bit dumber, a little bit older, and little bit cooler.
Day four of Grenade Games 6 was all about the Superpipe competition. This is probably the most serious event of all...so, not that serious. However, this is where you actually see some boys looking to throw down while probably not as intoxicated as they are the rest of the time, therefore, stomping some legit tricks. To assist with the awesomeness, an option of pinata popping and log sliding were added into the 22 ft pipe run. Ultimately, this resulted in more of pinata tackling. No complaints here.
Kael Hill was a spinning mad man on a 136 rental board that was fit for a baby. Sporting jeans, a white button down, and a massive mane of hair, this kid almost took the cake for the Most Radical Dude award. However on Friday, after he boosted his face off in the pipe and let his riding do the talking rather than tight ass pants, Danny Kass scored the title of Most Radical Dude.
The final superpipe results ended up as follows:
1st place - Justin Phillips
2nd place - Kyle Thomas
3rd place - Justin Lamoreaux
Day two of the Grenade Games 6 in Whistler, BC, was when everyone actually got on some snow and kicked off the competition. With the remnants of a collective hangover, some snow sliding was just what the doctor ordered to get these guys back on track.
The first competition was the Search and Recovery Mission aka a snowboarding scavenger hunt...except they aren't hunting anything but victory. The mission for the riders on Wednesday was to work their way from peak to peak, with four stops where they had to complete a task at each.
With a heavy fog chilling out over the two peaks, this Search and Recovery Mission turned out to be no walk in the mini-park. The four tasks consisted of: the Race Center (a qualifier for the Dual Slalom Moguls), the GT Snow Race (snow skate gap jump), the Ollie Over Uranus (an ollie contest over a flat bar), and the Meat Spin (short slopestyle course).
How did Danny Kass feel about some of these tasks, you ask? Danny dropped the bomb that "This is the last time we're racing at Grenade Games." Guess they can't hang with the downhillers.
Video recap below:
The Grenade Games are nuts; and each year it seems as though Danny Kass and the Dingo try to one-up the year before which in itself, is a frightening yet awesome thought.
Day one of the Grenade Games 6 kicked off on Tuesday in Whistler, BC, Canada with some paintball, registering bizznatch, and a get together at the infamous Sushi Village. With the Grenade Games crew invading this sushi restaurant while celebrating Mark Sollors birthday, one could only imagine what it would result in. To keep it brief; it involved loads and loads of sake, Japanese beer pours from the ceiling, restaurant employees participating in the debauchery, stomping on top of tables, and dance parties. This year is sure to be one for the books. Check the video recaps of Day One below and check back in for more coverage:
The Grenade Games are coming back to Whistler, April 20. While you guys are remembering what happened last year, Danny and Dingo are working on the next chapter.
Check out the boys as they discuss the perfect artwork for the event that's known for it's debauchery.