Pinkbike Exclusive: Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle 2012 Media Mashup

Jun 18, 2012 at 5:19
by Laurence Crossman-Emms  
The small town of Vail gets a bit of a shake up when Teva turns up in town, and this year was no exception. Shipping in the world's most acclaimed action sports athletes to hold one of the world's biggest multi-disciplinary action sports events going, Teva didn't hold out on this one. Teva sent myself out to the games to capture the awesomeness and excitement in still and motion picture form to show you guys and gals at home what makes this event so "daaamn" amazing!

I won't bore you guys with introductions and pussy footing around - let's just get straight into the action...BAM!

Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle 2012
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Hope you guys are now stoked! Hit it with a mega mash-up of still action madness!

Vail Valley prepare for this.

Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
  Spot of lunch before practice

This is Pilgrim? (not sure it has the same ring to it as Peaty but what the hell)

Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com

We were lucky enough to have the opportunity to partake in a little session the day before practice.

Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Sam warming up the slopestyle course here at Teva Mountain Games before it all kicks off on Friday - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Casey joining in on the fun and heating up the place here at Teva Mountain Games - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Casey whipping it out on the hip - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com

Practice and Qualifying went down like a storm with pretty much everyone pulling out all the stops to make the finals. A few big names missed out this time with some silly bails and mistakes, but it's all chill, just go grab a beer and chillax in the sun!

Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com

Then rolling straight on into the finals, big crowds, big tricks, and DJ Juggy on the decks throwing down the tunes. There was a big hype atmosphere going on which got the riders going. Stoked smiles all round and you were a pretty much a sore loser if you weren't having fun.

Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com
Photos from the 2012 Teva Mountain Games Slopestyle in Vail Colorado - Laurence CE - www.laurence-ce.com

1st - Sam Pilgrim
2nd - Paul Basagoitia
3rd - Josh Hult
4th - Mitch Chubey
5th - Jack Fogelquist

Boom, just like that, Sam takes the win, the sun goes down, beers were drank, now onto next year!

Photography/ Videography: Laurence Crossman-Emms (www.laurence-ce.com)

25 Comments

  • + 21
 You forgot to put some coverage of Sam Pilgrim in there!
  • + 1
 I know right!
  • + 3
 I mean there are 4 whole pictures featuring American riders, about 30 of Pilgrim (and essentially an entire video)
  • + 4
 well he did win, and yeah so what if there isnt to much on the American guys. He was the one throwing down that day.
  • + 2
 You had to wear Teva's to get maximum coverage Wink
  • + 1
 a dollar says that sequence of pilgrim's 3-whip gets POD in the next week or so
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  • + 4
 Jeez... this sure beats going to school
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  • + 2
 The kid in the red shirt & red bike...POD!
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  • + 1
 What, Groves, no place? Sigh. As long as it was fun. Glad to see Jack got a standing!
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  • + 1
 great photos! awesome event!
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  • + 1
 I wish i could have gone!!!!!! Teva is the shit
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  • + 1
 Watched on mute after 30 seconds!
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  • + 1
 man that edit almost made me have a seizure. Fricken terrible.
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  • + 1
 Those gold spokes are too fly!
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  • + 1
 Who is riding the Rocky Slope Prototype at 2:02??
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  • + 1
 Yeah Laurence! Awesome article.
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  • + 1
 great video!!!!! and nice song, what's the name??
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  • + 1
 Awesome photos man! Looks like it was a wicked event!
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  • + 1
 what song ?? good video Wink
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  • + 1
 so many phot, thanks!!!
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  • - 3
 Cool vid good to see some home grown talent producing great vids like this. For those who haven't seen one of the best vids out there "Santa Cruz V10 Carbon - The Timelapse Build" www.pinkbike.com/video/226586
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  • + 1
 its looking great...
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  • + 1
 GREAT video man
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  • + 0
 Anyone have a song name?
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