Scott Blum was one of the lucky riders to win an iPad for best trick. (Photo: MMSA/Peter Morning)
In a weekend filled with plenty of sun, fun, live music and unbelievable riding, Tim Humphrys and Ryan Paul stood out among an incredible field of riders to become the 2010 West Coast Invitational Champions.
The world-famous Unbound Terrain Park Crew put together an innovative wall ride course above Main Lodge for the Eddie Wall Ride Invitational. After a three-hour jam session on the course featuring several different wall ride features, the riders converged to see who would walk away with a share of the $5,000 cash purse as determined by head judge Pat Moore.
In the end, Tim Humphrys was awarded with first place in the inaugural Eddie Wall Ride Invitational. Forest Bailey came in second and Brandon Hobush was third. Apple iPads were also awarded for best trick, one going to Peter Line for a backside 540 on the wall and one going to Scott Blum for a backside invert on top of the wall.
After a break, the riders headed down to The Village at Mammoth to battle it out on a custom three-story setup for the WCI Village Railjam. Riders had their choice of three different rails to showcase their abilities in the hour-long jam session.
Competitors voted for their favorite rider and Ryan Paul was awarded the $10,000 cash prize. Paul performed a wide variety of tricks including a front flip to 50-50 to 180 out on a down rail.