Live entertainment is what we love at Australian Mountainboarders! We were super stoked to perform another one of our Mountainboard Stunt Show at the Gippsland Snowfest!
We have had our Mountainboard ramp setup at the Ace Hi Mountainboard Park for the past few weeks. It’s been a great opportunity to practice some new tricks and give others the opportunity to have a go. Jay Lee did exactly that! At just 14 years old, J not only dropped in the Mobile Mountains roll in ramp he hit the jump too! (The gap was even bigger then it normally is) We love seeing progression here at Aus Mountainboarders!
So, after breaking down the ramp and getting all our gear together we set off for Warragul. As I was driving down a very much back road thanks to google, I couldn’t help but notice the skies were turning very grey. As soon as the Ford Ranger pulled in to the main street of Warragul (Thank you Ford Australia for the support) it started to rain. That didnt worry our crew. The ramp was set up quick smart!
Once the ramp was set up, I ran down the main street of Warragul to make my speech about Mountainboarding to the township. The organizers at Gippsland Snowfest had crafted an amazing looking event. Ice sculptures, sled dogs, snow play areas and even a tabbagon run down main street. Truly a great site! It was time to ride…
We strapped in the top of the Mobile Mountain and did our first show. We were worried about the ramp system being wet, but as the show went on Joel and I were having to much fun and completely forgot about the rain! Apparently the rain didn’t affect the people of Warragul either, as all of our crowds were absolutely packed! We even had a grand stand! It was great to see kids and parents alike having a crack on the Learn to ride workshop all night. I’m sure we are going to see some rippers come out of Warragul in the future!
On Sunday I returned back to Ace Hi. The rain had magically disappeared and it was a beautiful day down on the Peninsula. The sun was out, the birds were chirping and it was time to rip some grass with our new Ford Ranger. During the week, as I was sitting on the bobcat making jumps at the Ace Hi Mountainboard Park I drempt up this idea of Wakeboarding in the paddocks of Ace Hi. So on Sunday we rigged up the Ford Ranger with a tow rope and off we went into the back country. Sliding around corners, jumping off cliffs and best of all flying UP hills. It was so much fun. I swear Formo had just as much fun driving the Ranger as he did actually riding. We filmed an awesome video for Instagram which you can check out here and laughed a lot. Another succesful day in Mountainboard town. Check out the video below for a full recap of the weekend:
If you would like to learn how to Mountainboard no matter the age, I teach Mountainboarding in Beaconsfield every Monday night and at Ace Hi during the week. If you would like to get involved send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay tuned, we are in the process of organizing some ride days and competitions for summer. It’s going to be action packed! Make sure you join the Victorian Mountainboarders Facebook Group to stay up to date.
See you guys on the hill!
Words: Dylan Warren
Snowfest Photos: Alistair Conn
Ford Photos: Eddy Kusdina
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