Patagonia Hood Jam - Day Two
The winds returned late in the afternoon amongst typical Hood River thermal conditions. Mens heats one and two both completed two features each; the left kicker and the Duotone Rooftop to the right. Mens heat 3 and Womens Heat 1 both did not start the event due to a drop in frequency of contestable conditions.
Both Mens Heat One and Mens Heat Two provided a high level of competition and was an interesting spectacle for both public and Homie-stream viewers alike. The standouts spread some what evenly across the two heats. Both Sam Light and Ewan Jaspan landed clean Heelside Backside 720s off the Slingshot Kicker and had a similar approach to gliding the Duotone Slider, even though they weren’t in the same heats their similarity in approach couldn’t go unnoticed.
Both Noe Font and Christophe Tack stomped big notable Frontside 720’s whilst Sam Medysky and Alex Maes opted for a different approach; Sam stomping a clean tootsie on his third attempt and Alex sending big with Fronside 360 Stale Backside 180 off the Slingshot Kicker. It’s clear that once again riders Kicker game will be a major deciding factor.