“It doesn’t feel like a contest because it allows us to just snowboard,” said Vans pro Mike Ravelson. “You don’t have to do the craziest trick, you can just focus on doing your tricks well.”
The New Hampshire local, a.k.a. Mike Rav (top right), and Vans teammate Mary Rand (center) and Cole Navin (left) were on hand to help give out the cash. Both were really impressed with the level of riding they saw.
“Everyone was riding really well today and it’s a great showcase of snowboarding,” Ravelson added. ”The Vans Hi-Standard Series is amazing because it allows everyone to just do what they want.
Doing exactly that, Jed Sky lived up to his name and came out of the day with fists full of fives and earning the coveted title of MVP. And not to be outdone by the kids, Greg Maxwell grabbed the first-ever MVP30+ awarded in the series so far.