Alterna Shoot - Through the lense of Graham Dalik

Sunday March 29th was a beautiful day. Blue skies, warm temperatures, and a 70 foot stepdown manicured to perfection. The Showdown Over the City was a thing of the past but that beast of a jump used for the competition still remained, begging to be hit. Jeff Silcock, the Grouse Mountain Events Manager, invited the Alterna Films crew to come up and do a shoot on the monstrous jump. Mr Silcock also invited a small group of skiers: pro team rider Spencer Watson, local shredder and all around good guy Liam Casey, and yours truly. The jump was meticulously perfected by the park staff (and a few of the riders), and by noon, the session was on. Unfortunately Spencer Watson was injured early on after overshooting the jump and landing nose heavy, on his left side, near the flat bottom. He went absolutely, unfathomably, HUGE. Spencer decided to call off the rest of the session. But don't worry, he's fine now.

I invited my good friend Graham Dalik to come up and shoot some photos. As promised, here are a few of his shots:

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="333" caption="Waiting for the session to start."][/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="491" caption="Beau Bishop rocking the Westbeach tall jacket."][/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="333" caption="Huge."][/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="491" caption="Spotting some transition."][/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="498" caption="In living colour."][/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="491" caption="Backflip or BASE jump? CJ loves hangtime."][/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="333" caption="Liam Casey and CJ. Front flip and back flip."][/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Dan Jonas. Grousepark.com. Legit."][/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="333" caption="Gettin tail."][/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="333" caption="CJ corkin a 540."][/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="333" caption="Goin huge. Gettin corked. Grabbin tail."][/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="333" caption="Liam showing Grouse Mountain why he is the man. - Flat Spin 540."][/caption]

You can check more shots from the session and some of Graham's other work on his flickr page.

Grouse locals Jason Macfarlane and Brian Choi were also in attendance snapping shots. As this post is already getting a little photo heavy, I will save their shots for another time.

Hope you enjoyed. I sure did.

-cj