High pressure in Haines

A last heli hurrah in Haines with Blair, Absinthe and Volcom.

Updated: June 21, 2010, 12:21 PM ET
By Blair Habenicht | ESPN Action Sports

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Tangled currents of wind converge and buck against the A-star as we hover over the kitchen-table sized platform I have chosen as my entrance to a curtain of spines below. Rocking in the mangled rhythm and waiting for a skid to touch down, I hear Al Holzman -- Haines, Alaska's most recognized helicopter pilot -- over the headset telling me he will not be landing a skid this morning. ...

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