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You know what the problem with an amateur contests is? The riding is by a bunch of amateurs. Ba-dum-bum. That said, on May 4, 2013, Lib Tech and Snowboy Production’s Kinko de Mayo was hardly a “contest” at all. More like a session between a few Bachelor hardcores who weren’t distracted by the fact it’s already summer in Oregon, and some pro dudes putting on a demo.

bundy1Ted Borland gapped to this rail at least 1000 times, or whatever the Mexican equivalent of that is.

Mt. Bachelor provided the rail set up, consisting of four rails of varying sketchiness, while Krush Kulezsa and Jesse Burtner provided the on-mic entertainment, consisting of mostly Three Amigos jokes no one got. There was a Squirt Pit (actually just a hole in the snow filled with soda) and banana salsa at the top and bottom of the course to keep competitors hydrated and sustained for all their early outs, zeaches and even the occasional make. The media circus was mostly focused on the pros — Brandon Hammid, Ted Borland, Sam Hulbert, Max Warbington, Blake Paul and other totally sponsed dudes who rode side-by-side with the locals, before taking on the challenge of selecting a winner.

aaroncardwellLast year’s victor Aaron Cardwell was among the “just having fun” sect, but since he’s pretty good at snowboarding, it was fun to watch as well.

Feel-good session or not, there were 8 riders that stood out at the end of the mayhem, and the judges underwent much deliberation to decide that first place belonged to Kevin “Kornbread” Cummings. A close second was Jeff Deforge who came all the way from the east coast for this shit, and Kenny (the contest was held on a first name basis) in third. They all got more free stuff than the dudes that “just had a good time” and seemed sufficiently stoked on the honor. But don’t worry, much like a second grade party, everyone left with some sort of free stuff, cause there are no losers here, right mom?

hammidDon’t let Brandon Hammid’s bare chest fool you, it was actually kinda cold for a Mexican-themed celebration, but when you give as few fucks as he does, whatever.

connorSince the theme of this event is kinks, there were several to negotiate.

squirtstallNormally, the beverage of choice at snowboard events is beer, but since this one was fairly wholesome, it was all about Squirt.

jeffdeforgeIt seems like it would be scary to hit a rail with the likes of Brandon Hammid baring down on you, but Jeff de Forge seemed ok with it.

maxandblakeThis Yobeat post would not be complete without a head shot of Max Warbington and Blake Paul.

bundy3Dude, did anyone get that?

hammidsquirtReally not sure why I bothered continuing to take photos after snapping this one. Moment, captured.

burtnerJesse Burtner attempting to decipher the official results.

winnersAnd the winners, left to right: Kenny, Kornbread and Jeff.