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3rd Annual A-ROB Lap Friday at Timberline

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Make sure to be at the top of Palmer tomorrow at 1:30 pm for the 3rd Annual A ROB Lap .

It’s a hot-lap in celebration A Rob’s life on the day he left us. Bring Friends, Spread the word. Come and party Board for A Rob!

Facebook event page here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/490003287753573/

Perfect Moments Of Shred- Gallery at Evo Mar 15

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PERFECT MOMENTS OF SHRED: A FUND RAISER FOR THE A-ROB PLANT A SEED FOUNDATION
By Reid Weber, Seattle, WA, March 15, 2013:
Head in to evo Seattle this Friday from 6-9 pm to take in the stunning photography that is Perfect Moments Of Shred…photographs that celebrate the life of Aaron Robinson. It’ll no doubt make riders of all a little nostalgic as they remember their own perfect moments. Whether you’re remembering your glory days or planning for a future of dominating the mountain like the exhibit’s featured riders, make sure you do it while sipping on a some Black Star Beer. Don’t miss out; this is gonna be a good one.

What: Perfect Moments Of Shred Gallery
Where: evo Seattle | 3500 Stone Way N
When: Friday | March 15, 2013
Time: 6 pm to 9 pm
FREE! -Thanks to Snowboard Magazine, K2, Volcom, Airblaster, Black Star, and Photographer Jeff Hawe

Featured Photographers: Jeff Curtis, Oli Gagnon, Chris Owen, Frode Sandbech, Scott Serfas, Chris Wellhausen, Scott Sullivan, Colin Wiseman, Reid Morth, Andy Wright, Mike Yoshida, Liam Gallagher, Matt Georges, Tim Zimmerman and Jenna Low.

All photographs are available for purchase and will be on display at evo Seattle for the next 6 weeks. Proceeds will benefit the A-Rob Plant A Seed Foundation.

Alpental Smash Life Banked Slalom 2013 Video

Another banked slalom in Aaron Robinson’s memory, held in a place he loved to shred. Washington’s Blair Habinecht destroyed the course with the two fastest runs of the day, taking home the win for his buddy A-Rob. Be sure to check out the gallery and story here.

Big Sky Smash Life Banked Slalom Video

We smashed the shit out of life this weekend. The A-Rob Smash Life banked slalom happened on January 5, other stuff we can’t talk about yet happened, and god damn was it a good time. We know reading like, sucks, but if you don’t hate it check the full story and gallery here.

If you feel like you blew it by not being here, check out the next stop of the tour at Alpental on January 19th.

The 2013 ARob Smash Life Banked Slalom

Words: Brooke Geery. Above Main Gallery: Jared Souney.

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Usually when you say, hey, will you do an air out of the start gate in a race people ignore you. Eric was down though.

People in Montana are rugged. Dare I say gnarly, even. The ride steep shit, hard shit, rocky shit, and even traverse endlessly with ease, so they don’t think about the mountain the same way people from other places do. And when you let a crew from Montana build their dream Banked Slalom course, those that come from elsewhere better watch the fuck out. Now don’t read that as a complaint, or even an excuse, it’s just the only way I could begin to describe the course at the 2nd ARob Smash Life Banked slalom on January 5th in Bozeman, MT.

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Stan negotiates the first few turns on his way to the BRONZE medal.

So about that course. This thing started slow with some big old banks, but quickly turned into a super g where the only option was to pin in. There was a last-minute gate addition placed in an attempt to slow people down, but it caught almost everyone by surprise. This was not a race for the feint of heart so when making predictions on the results, you can count out all the people who came from Baker, Oregon, Colorado or even as far away as Michigan. Park rats need not apply. Honestly, you can even count out Lucas Debari, who rolled up in the Go Boarding Subaru with Alex Yoder.

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Jon Overson with that photo bomb and all the other guys who couldn’t beat Todd Kirby.

Really, the ones to watch when it came to results were the locals, or more specifically, Todd Kirby. He was referred to as the golden boy, the pace setter, and various other glowing names by his friends — who may or may not have been being sarcastic — and sure enough, when the seconds were counted, Todd topped Arob’s brother Jason Robinson by a solid hundredth of a second. To make everyone feel better though, even he fell on his second run.

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This dude was STOKED.

The truth is though, the results don’t matter. The event — brain child of all of the late, great Aaron Robinson’s friends and family, and man-powered by Shane Stalling — is a benefit for the A Rob Plant a Seed foundation, with all the proceeds going to help more kids get out and board in ARob’s honor. It’s put on by homeys, and aside from scaring the shit out of us flatlanders, they did an amazing job making the day nothing but fun. Even the awards

Which in the end, is all that really matters. After all, ARob would have wanted it that way.

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Oh yeah, and there were sheep.

RESULTS

Men 17-37

Todd Kirby 35.42
Jason Robinson 35.43
Chad Dalman 36.18
Reed Schneider 36.33
Lucas Debari 36.49
Micah Hoogeveen 36.52
Alex Yoder 36.62
Tyrel Bacon (Paid) 36.64
Eric Morrison 37.25
Chad Cremers 37.27
Brand Browning 37.29
Mitchell Kirby 37.47
Shane Stalling 37.66
Cody Lewis 37.68
Mark Thieszen 37.82
Kameron Joahnson 37.93
Nathaniel Murphy 37.96
Shane Knowles 38.2
Kyle Cremers 38.22
Erik Overson 38.25
Jon Oversor 38.54
Kevin Fischer 38.67
Mike Brearey 38.67
Rand Stearns 38.94
Joe Pope 38.94

winners
Jason Schutz and Todd Kirby. Smash life.

Masters 38+

1. Jason Schutz 35.83
2. Chad Zeigler 38.25
3. T bos 40.05
4. Jeff Wexall 40.05
5. Jay Moore (P) 40.5
6. Chad Peterson 43.45
7. Bird Morris 43.73

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Women

1. Sarris McComb 37.86
2. Tanya Simonson (P) 39.17
3. Galen Bridgewater 40.7
4. Audra Bintz 41.05
5. Amy Balbier 42.65
6. Carly Miron 44.64
7. Brooke Geery 46.01
8. Maggie Heerdt 46.45
9. Kate Lindsay 53.06
10. Victoria Baughman 60.87

The Yobeat Cup

The winner receives one weapon from the 50,000 Silver Dollar store.

1. RC Cone 42.54
2. Tim Breault 42.66
3. Justin Leveille 44.09
4. Brooke Geery 46.01

Thanks to Big Sky, all the event sponsors, the Robinson Family, Shane Stalling and everyone else who made this event possible. We’ll be back next year, when I will stay on my feet and be on top of the Yobeat cup!