Quiksilver Downlow Heats up at LouisMarch 30th, 2012
(Photos left to right: Andy Stewart, Craig Gouweloos, Kevin Scriver)
The Quiksilver Downlow finished up the season at MSLM on Sunday March the 18th in 22 degree weather. It was once again the Kevin show with Simple Snowboarding coach Kevin Scriver battling 3 time winner Kevin Konings. Simple Snowboarding coach Craig Gouweloos was in hot pursuit however and pushed hard all day in the modified Behemoth sized park features all built by Mt. St. Louis-Moonstone’s master park shaper Craig Burley.
Kevin Konings kicked the day off with a win on the transfer gap section of the course with different transfer spins topped off with a backside rodeo transfer. Craig was in hot pursuit with some 540 variations and Kevin Scriver stomped some monster backside 180 melons and went for the win with an alley-oop backside rodeo 720 transfer that he over-rotated, slamming hard between 720 and 900. Simple Snowboarding’s Andy Stewart put in a good showing with some frontside Tailgrab spin transfers, but nobody could catch Konings on the first feature.
The battle moved down to the 65 foot Mega Jump and Scriver Immediately put the rest of the field on notice with a clean backside double cork 1080 Mute grab. He followed up with a cab 7 and went to work on some frontside double cork 1080s while putting his body through some punishment in the process. Kevin Konings stomped a massive Backside 720 indy and also put down some big cab 9′s and backside rodeos, but it was Craig Gouweloos who took out the mega jump session with a double backside 1080, Backside 7′s, 9′s and a variety of other spinning maneuvers. Andy Stewart Stomped some big Cork frontside 540 tails, Backside 720′s and Backside 900′s and Jesse Loucks stuck some smooth backside 540 and 720 melons. Young Coulton Conway also stepped up to the massive jump and was a crowd favorite until he went down hard on a frontside 3 while Tim Crighton stomped some smooth backside 3′s and 5′s.
Craig Gouweloos on the Mega Jump:
Scriver took out the next section of the Course with his 270′s onto a very high and intimidating T bar shaped rail. This left the overall title at a deadlock heading into the dual Shotgun rail jam at the end of the day. Craig broke his kneecap on a 270 banana slide change up and unfortunately ended up out of the event. This left Konings and Kevin to battle it out amidst Tim Crighton’s rail wizardry and a heavy challenge from Joel Dalacker. Jesse Loucks provided quality entertainment all afternoon, juggling snowballs while banana sliding and also with the only bottomless slide of the day! However nobody could touch young Coulton Conway’s Half-cab transfer to nosepress tailside frontside 450 out stoking out the judges who promptly declared him the winner. Kevin Scrivers combos earned him the overall win, extending the streak of Kevin wins to 6 consecutive years and 3 wins per Kevin!
Simple took home the following awards:
Overall Winner: Kevin Scriver
Mega Jump Winner: Craig Gouweloos
High Rail Winner: Kevin Scriver
Shotgun Rail Jam Winner: Coulton Conway
Most Entertaining: Jesse Loucks
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