© 2008 Adam Johnson Kelsey Airscrews on the New River Dries

New River Dries — Ringing in Spring with Big Air!

Adam Johnson Landing an airscrew.

Spring is here and so are the Putin waves at the New River Dries. Lots of air and lots of beatdowns were handed out this week to the suspecting and unsuspecting individual. Enough blabbing, the photos will do all the talking…
Chris “Graggle” Gragtmans about to launch late Wednesday afternoon.
All of a sudden there was a line of wood floating downstream, yikes!
Matt Fithian about to launch skyward
What a beautiful wave!
Matt Fithian going bIG!
Paul Twist Helixes after a 9 hour drive
We had some amazing weather too, which is extremely unusual
Clearing the bow off a strange fluctuation in the wave.
Touching Down.
Back Pan-am/Pistol Flip
Adam Johnson going for the big Airscrew on the main feature.
A night shot at the dries.
For the rest of the photos, please visit My Picasa Web Album.
Have a good one and be safe out there,

– Adam Johnson


  1. Anonymous
    Posted March 8, 2008 at 8:46 pm | #

    Sick photos. Did you land that huge airscrew?

  2. Cooper Lambla
    Posted March 9, 2008 at 1:50 am | #

    Sweet as, Adam!!! Bro, great update, stoked to see the boys throwin’ LARGE!!! Keep it up!

  3. RiotAJ
    Posted March 9, 2008 at 10:10 pm | #

    Thanks guys. As for the question in the first comment, I don’t think I stuck it on the wave but I do think that I got around to land it.

    Cooper, you should come up when the Dries run again–throw down WV style ;-).



  4. Markus Leppänen
    Posted April 24, 2008 at 11:24 am | #

    dito, sweet pics and wave.
    how often do the Dries waves run?
    How far ahead can you predict it?
    Would love to shred them oneday! 😉

  5. RiotAJ
    Posted June 29, 2008 at 5:40 pm | #


    The Dries run at the level in the pictures less than 10 times a year, if that.

    Basically, it has to rain a shit ton and you have to be able to drop everything to go as they only stay at the 60g level for about a day or two if you are lucky. If its spring and they are calling for mass flooding and inches of rain or more, the dries will most likely come in.

    Hope that helps,


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