All big dawgs must roam on to new ground. And for Marcus Caston, the all mighty mogul capitol of Marry Jane, in Winter Park, Colorado was a natural next stop. The master of the turn certainly had his work cut out for him when it came to taming oh so many bumps, but luckily he seems to live for it. But just to spice things up, he called in some local back up. Colorado ripper and good friend Chris Tatsuno, aka Tats, hopped into the line up and together the two gave a beautiful lesson in how to destroy bumps in style with a fresh pair of shades on and an ear to ear smile. The two also received some words of wisdom from Winter Park home grown ripper and Canadian National Mogul Team coach Freddy Mooney, as well U.S. Freestyle Mogul veteran and WP local Julie Ray. You’d be a fool not to call this an absolute dream team.
With the new year kicking off, let this be a guide for improvement as we all strive to get better on the sticks. As Marcus points out, “When you’re skiing powder and groomers all the time, you forget how to ski! So it’s a good reminder to come into the bumps and give yourself a good test”. Words of wisdom to be sure. You don’t get to ski as good as these four do without putting in the time. So the next time that groomer breaks into a trail of daunting lumps, bumps, and stumps, don’t peel out. Get those knees in the game and see what you’re made of. Hopefully a few solid lessons in technique and good spirit can be found here.