Bear Mtn.’s annual Hot Dawgz & Handrails contest is touted as the biggest summertime snowboard event in the world and the perfect kickoff to get the masses hyped on the upcoming winter. While most of you were on the beach bronzing, surfing in red tide or sleeping off your hang over, the base of Bear Mtn. was transformed into a jib rider’s wonderland.
With countless wienies in attendance and 130 tons of ice trucked in, chopped, screwed, and spread, spectators from all over Southern California were treated to handrail destruction, discounted season passes, SPY’s version of Duck Hunt, hand-drawn mustaches and product tosses.
SPY’s Japanese ambassador Uma Abe thought he was here for a hot dog eating contest, but had no problem devouring the rails instead. Uma may have fallen short of getting a piece of the $15,000 prize purse, but he attacked the course with style and a smile and most importantly kept his buns off the handrails.
SPY’s Japanese connection Uma Abe slapsa little mustard on the handrail
This past thursday, we loaded up the SPY RV with Eero Niemela and a group of friends from all over the world and headed up to check out Eero’s new part in People’s newest movie “Good Look”. The RV filled to capacity with some real characters including fellow snowboarders Austin Smith, Curtis Ciszek, Brian Fox and the legendary Scotty Wittlake. If you’ve ever hung in the northwest, you know these boys are known to bring an exceptionally good time, and this night didn’t disappoint. The ride up was one filled with smiles, laughter, road sodas, and wizard staffs - the perfect equation for memorable fun. Oh, and did I mention we were going to the Oakley headquarters? That’s right, the SPY RV, loaded with the best of the best, was making their way to Oakley. After a grand entrance consisting of hand shakes, high fives, and more adult beverages, the movies began. Eero’s part was insane and of course we had a blast and showed everyone that we know how to party. We topped it all off with a massive team order at in n out, courtesy of a good friend, and sent it into double double bliss.. Thanks boys for a great time, and congrats Eero for another killer video part.