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David Samson, Published December 27 2010

Portraits: Jared Vasek and Luc Wicklund

Winter is an adventure for Moorhead friends Jared Vasek, left, and Luc Wicklund. The pair, who have been friends since childhood, can be spotted at the Fargo Skate Park with their latest daredevil gear. “I was reading a snowboarding magazine and saw this ad for a Banshee Bungee and thought it would be cool, so I ordered one. We have been snowboarding hardcore for the last few years, so we thought this would be fun,” Luc said. They bring their boards and shovels to the park and clean off the steps around the rails to prepare their launch ramp. They both pull back the cord and take turns running their short rail course. “Random people stop by and ask us what the heck is this thing,” Jared said with a laugh. “We can go up to 30 mph; it’s crazy.” The pair said they don’t need a lot of snow to have fun. “We can go until late March or April; then we break out our skateboards when the snow is gone. We just like the seasons here,” Jared added.