#41 May/June 2006

RIDER: Nick Brown
LOCATION: Grizzly Gulch, Utah
PHOTOGRAPHER: Vaughan Brookfield

Nick Brown grabs his second cover shot while in Utah, with plenty more overseas action in the “Gallery”, including Will Jackways, Jake Koia, Rob Mitchell, Nick Hyne, Mitch Brown, Stef Zeestraten, Anthony Leffelaar, Abby Lockhart, Karl Dunham, Robett Hollis, Jeremy Thorns and Jeremy Bruce. “Trick Tip” features a front 3 cliff drop with Tim Jackways. Tom Willmott reviews the Olympics in Torino, Italy, and how the Kiwis fared. There’s an interview with Canadian ripper DCP, followed by one with our own Dan Fountain. The ’06 Buyer’s Guide is as chunky as ever. “Steppin’ it Up” profiles Cardrona groomer John Melville, and his own creation, a soon to be revolutionary pipe cutter. In “Edge” the question is asked, to tune or not to tune? Nick Hyne talks the realities of injuries in “No Limits”. A comp section reviews all the main events from late last year. There’s a feature on “Temple Basin” by local Jeremy Bruce, followed by another,“Return to the Invincibles”. We catch up with legendary Shaun Palmer who’s in NZ chasing boardercross results, followed by a profile on vibrant Ruapehu local Michael Harallambi. “Fast Forward” features Josh Brown and Shelly Gotlieb.

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