About Sessions

Founded in 1983, Sessions is a leading snowboard and action sports company that designs, merchandises, sources, and distributes high performance snowboard apparel, accessories and apparel for the core, youth-driven sports segment. Sessions was the first snowboarding company to incorporate Gore-Tex fabrics and Recco avalanche reflectors into their products. Today, Sessions has placed itself at the cutting edge of the music, snowboard and skateboard culture. Sessions is one of the last remaining independently owned brands.

The Sessions Team Is - Tim Humphreys, Tara Dakides, Andreas Gidlund, E-Man Anderson, Antti "NAKU" Piirainen, Ian Thorley, Taylor Carlton, Kyle Miller, Nial Romenak, Peter Benchetler and Brett Butcher

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tim Humphreys Shreds Liberty Snowflex Grand Opening

September 1, 2009

If you haven't heard about it yet, Liberty University in Virginia has just had the grand opening of first and only Snowflex park in North America. Snowflex is an artificial snow surface that simulates the closest possible thing to riding on the real white stuff, It even has such features as a 20ft kicker, 10ft quarterpipe, and even some jibs set up. Once Sessions got word of this event (we are sponsoring the one coming to Califorinia) back about a month ago, we decided that it would be a worthwhile idea to go and check this stuff out to see if it actually works.
Tim Humphreys and I (Billy Flick) hopped on a plane last week to go and test this stuff out and see how you could actually preform on it. As it turned out it was a lot different than we expected but still really fun to ride on, as long as you didn't try to carve to hard on to your edges. It took us about five runs or so to get the hang of it, and then came the jump session. We got to shred the park for at least an hour by ourselves until a few other guys came out to ride with us and turned out to be a damn fun session "Shradical!" Once we were too tired of shredding we headed back to the hotel to wash up so we could go and check out the local snow/ skate shop SCENE3, and have Tim autograph some stickers for the kids. We then went out to dinner and checked out some of the VA nightlife, which there werent actually to many places to go but there were a couple of good spots to hang out, just a whole lot different than we were used too.
On Saturday we woke up early to go to the grand opening of the of the mountain and set up a tent so we could give out some goods, and talk to the media. Tim hung out at the tent for a while then went up to shred in the opening day ceremony demo that the mountain was putting on. He pretty much killed the show for only having one day to ride on it, not to mention it was in front of a 3,000 deep mob of spectators. After the demo we went and relaxed in the freshly built lodge deciding that it was worthy trip overall, even though it was a little unusual to be riding in 90 degree heat with humidity.
Sessions Is the official outerwear sponsor of the Morgan Hill Snowflex Center coming to the bay area, expected to open in the next three years.

-Billy Flick

(See Below For More Pictures)

Tim gettin nasty on the wall ride with a lil frontside invert

Getting that Humphreys signed Sessions logo up front and center on the door of the local skate shop SCENE3, thanks to Jeff Gray and KC!

Sessions tent looking up to the Snowflex Mountain

The start of a new revolution in Snowboarding and Skiing

Humps getting ready to so some Sessions Branding on some innocent bystanders

Got Sessions?

3,000 people crammed in to watch Tim and the others take the first official run off the jump!

Tim about to drop from the top


Carpetboarding Mayhem! Gnarly man!

What a better way to finnish the day than to post on a nice leather couch in the lodge! Tim slept there probly three times!

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