All of the downpours & heavy rain that we've having over the last few weeks made me want to go out and check on how the Auburn Fullpipe was looking. When the pipe is "High & Dry" it is a pretty cool spot to ride. This place has been sessioned by many different groups, on both boards & bikes from way back in the early 80's. I haven't been out there myself in like 10 or 12 years. The pipe itself is kind of sketchy to get to... OK, VERY SKETCHY TO GET TO!
It is located at the bottom of a super steep spillway bowl & the only way to get down to it is to rappel down on ropes (or extension cords like we had to do one time) Pretty much just picture an enormous, 80 foot tall toilet bowl; that is the basic layout of the place. Supposedly while some guys were down in the pipe sessioning it one time, somebody pulled up the rope and they were stuck down there! The walls of the spillway were WAY too steep to climb up unaided. They had to walk all the way to the other end where the pipe drains out on the side of a cliff; a 1 or 2 mile walk in the dark, underground!
Even in the middle of Summer when the water level is low, there is still usually a little trickle of water that flows through the pipe. Bags of kitty litter can be used to make a little dam that will stop the water for a little while though, making it dry enough to ride. But check out the video. After all of the heavy rain that we have gotten recently, that place is currently in overflow mode! A DUMP TRUCK full of kitty litter ain't gonna stop THAT vortex of turbulence that's flowing through the pipe right now! -TEO
CHECK OUT A FEW OF MIKE EMOND'S AUBURN FULLPIPE PIX FROM "BACK IN THE DAY"
Check out Derrick "Maineiac" Girard (at 7:41) actually ROLLING INTO the
Auburn Bowl from the Faction BMX video "Who Brought The Dicks" There is
also a shot of somebody doing a manual around the rim of the bowl (at 21:30)
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
From the Ridebmx interview
"In case you have been living under a rock, let me catch you up to speed… Mike Aitken had a really bad crash back in October 2008 that left him in a coma and in critical condition. A little more than a month later, after having to learn how to walk all over again, Mikey left the hospital on his own two feet. After five months of intense rehab, he posted a video doing a 180 in the street just to let the world know he was fighting hard and determined to get back to his old self. Almost a year after his crash, in September 2009 the other pro riders voted for Mikey as Number One Dirt Jumper at our own NORA Cup Awards party. And that brings us to present day where Mikey showed up to a jam with a handful of other pros and rode some legit trails for the first time in front of our cameras since his crash. He was hanging out with his wife and son at the jam and said he had plans to stay out in Cali for a while so we thought it would be a good time to catch up with him and see how things have been going…"
Click here to read the rest of the interview Ridebmx.com
Friday, March 26, 2010
We just got a bunch of new Toy Machine, Foundation, and Alienwork Shop decks. Also tons of new longboards from Sector9, Loaded, Arbor, Never Summer and Landyachtz are in stock and ready to rip. Bomb hills not countries, oh yeah I said it. -SPK
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C3 is an emerging super power bringing the threat of global domination that will one day enslave us all, they also make cool hats, bindings, and snowboards. Next years line will include Soylent Green get some! -SPK
Eastern Boarder Worcester recently visited C3 Worldwide at their world headquarters in Seattle, WA. Johan was nice enough to give us the personal tour and discuss some business, here are a few pics from that visit.
Auger and the Union wall.
Lex with a party animal. aka 2011 Stairmaster Extreme
Discussing important business, where to get a beer.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
The 2010 Icon Snowskates Classic Contest will take place at Wachusett Mountain on March 19, 2010. The first of its kind, this single level snowskate competition is invite-only. Pro & Amateur riders from the most elite companies in snowskating will be in attendance, showcasing the highest level of snowskating.
What's Going Down?
FOR MORE INFO CHECK: www.iconsnowskates.com/classic
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
This is the best deal going. One weekend only. Snowboards, boots, bindings, Jackets, Pants and more are 241, so bring the family down hook up the kids, split it with a friend, because there is tons of riding left this year. If you don't have a friend, come solo and get 40% Off a Single Item.
Posted by Mulch at 9:01 AM
Sunday, March 7, 2010
We got these new Four Year Strong posters in the mail the other day. If you haven't heard about these guys by now then you must be sleeping. If you're into hardcore you def need to check these guys out. Straight outta Woo-Town!! The band's third album, "Enemy of the World", is scheduled to be released on March 9, 2010. Big props to Josh for representin' the Dot!
Posted by Eastern Boarder Worcester. at 2:14 PM
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
|From EASTERN BOARDER WORCESTER|
Ladies wanna have a great time for cheap. Come and be part of the fun and learn to snowboard! Join Wachusett, Burton Snowboards and Eastern Boarder on Thursday March 11th for an entire day of riding and hanging out with other women looking to learn to ride. If you already know how then come spend the day trying out new snowboards from Burton and catch up with your friend later in the day after her lesson for a few turns together. There will be food, raffles and things going on all day. Sign up now where space is limited and the pricing is amazing! Pick your price $39-59 and we'll see you there! To register contact Amanda@wachusett.com -clay
Posted by Eastern Boarder Worcester. at 4:23 PM
This is the 10th Annual Last Call.... Those of you that have come to any or all of the past 9 Last Call Events know it is the real deal. Each year we build the best features and throw the best event on the eastcoast... possibly the nation.
Past winners have gone on to promising carreers, and we're not claiming Last Call had anything to do with their success, but Pat Moore, Scotty Lago, Shane Flood, Austin Stephens, Chris Grenier, Chris Carr, Teddy Lavoie and Chaz Guldemond all have stepped up to the Last Call podium at some point in the last decade.
We hold Last Call on a Wednesday to keep out the weekend warriors and riffraff.
More info coming soon....