event ∙ The Zone’s JumpShip

In photography by webmeister Bud

Sick tricks, as the kids say, from The Zone’s Dirt Jump Invitational JumpShip.

20110614 - The Zone's JumpShip-01Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
10 mm · 1/800 s · f/8 · ISO 200

This here is Langley’s Mitch Chubey, flying between the ramps of what they call a ‘vert wall’ (I’m getting schooled up on all the lingo; when I was a kid, I was thrilled I could do a bunny hop and a donkey kick on my BMX) (aren’t most walls vertical?) during The Zone’s JumpShip.

For a sport I’ve never shot before, I got a surprisingly huge rush out of shooting this event, even though I could only make it out for the practice runs before the real mayhem began.

I would totally shoot more of this kind of thing in a heartbeat. In my few short hours there, I learned a lot, had great fun and, of course, got some great shots.

20110614 - The Zone's JumpShip-02Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
70 mm · 1/1600 s · f/4.5 · ISO 200

Victoria’s Jordie Lunn, one of the organizers behind The Zone’s JumpShip, catching wicked air off the 20′ big double thingymadoo.

20110614 - The Zone's JumpShip-03Canon EOS 550D (T2i) · Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
83 mm · 1/1280 s · f/8 · ISO 200

Whistler’s Brandon Semenuk, mid-flip between the 20′ and 18′ big doubles (reminder: just learning the lingo; no guarantees as to my accuracy).