Battle of the brothers.. whip A, or whip B?
The famous Kamloops hip. I’d seen this thing in videos and magazines for years. It was crazy to actually be there and to shoot it. Did not expect to see such a clicked table from Joel.. one of my favourite images ever for sure.
On our last day in Whistler, Joel took a massive slam. At the bottom of Dwayne Johnson, he tried to triple the final jump. It turned sour pretty fast..
‘The god damn triple. Tommy C and I spotted the triple at the bottom of the Dwayne Johnson track. Although the triple isn’t particularly large we noticed nobody had done it yet.. and thought it maybe a cool shot for the video. Upon arriving at the triple with intent to jump I noticed some large branches very close to where I would be in the air, being 21 and in “invincible whistler mode” I didn’t think much of it assuming I’d be further to the right and all would be well. Once off the lip I remember thinking, “shit”. I ducked to maybe save the situation but the branches pushed me off the side.. apart from that I can’t remember anything useful until I was telling the woman in hospital my address! Ahah! Now I’ve got a hell of a scab on my finger and my 8th broken collarbone!! Won’t be long before I’m back. Plenty of Xbox to play with Toby while everyone else is at work!’
So with two men down, we carried on with the trip with 3 days left. We got the ferry across to Langdale, stayed in Sechelt and headed to Coast Gravity Park for the day. Cool little spot, but with Joel down and his brother taking care of his concussed head, the vibe had dropped and we realised it was time to head home.