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Old 08-01-2012, 01:12 AM   #21 (permalink)
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It would get more popular with a slope style course mixed in... i personally like to watch the bx spectical....
Are there any other old geezers out there that remember when Jim Rippey pulled a huge back flip in the middle of an X-Games Boarder cross?

It was fuckin' MENTAL, I can still see it burned in my brain.
I know for sure he passed @ least 1 guy maybe 2 while flying though the air upside down.

I don't think he won it, but it was one of the sickest things I've ever seen.

I've been trying for more than an hour to find the clip, but no luck.
Hopefully someone can find it, I'd love to watch it again.

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and im sure we all remember lindsey jacobellis pulling a trick on the last jump in the olympics to show off, and then falls and takes 2nd...BX is cray! lol
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Yeah, I honestly just want something with a BX course type thing i guess, start at the top, do some bank turns, couple little jumps, and a finish line...lol, but with a race feel to it where I can knockout some people in my way :P lol jk.
The White Pass course is probably right up your alley then. They have a race on it. The last 2 years it's been at the end of the season. Somewhere around March or April. They also don't build the course until they are almost ready for the event.
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:38 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Boarderslope is the future we've been having an unofficial version of this starting last season problem is the carnage factor.
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Just find some buddies, go to a less popular resort on a weekday, find a barren run and have at it lol
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The problem with a permanent boardercross course is logistics. The course takes up A LOT of square footage and has the lowest usage of any features in a terrain park setting. We had a full time course at Mammoth for years that was used for USSASSAAASSSSAAAAUSSA (whatever it is now) events. That was one of the least used runs yet had one of the higher maintenance costs of any run on the mountain. The course still has to be perfect for the 10 people a day/week that might actually use it as a BX run.

Boardercross has been a part of the scene for twenty years and saw it's heyday in the late 90s into the early 00s. Since then it has been in a steep decline. The olympics and f-games have done NOTHING to improve the participation in this aspect of snowboarding. As evidenced by the fact that the two things people still bring up about BX are Rippey(backflip) and Lindsey(epic fail.) Nothing notable in the sport since 2006 basically.

Like has been posted before- If you want that feeling then group up with a few buddies and barge your local park run hitting all of the features at speed without slowing down or stopping.
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:36 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Louise had one last year, probably will again this year.
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:51 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Louise had one last year, probably will again this year.
Since im new to the NW, where is Louise?

Also, since I work from home, I think ill be hitting the slopes during the week (mon-thur) for less people around (hopefully) compared to a weekend...and seeing whats available to ride. Mainly 1st part of the season I'll be breaking in a new board just riding casual an what not.

Thanks for all the advice!
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It's in Canada...
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:45 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Louise had one last year, probably will again this year.
Yuppers... Lake Louise had one, and Nakiska had one. I tried the Nakiska track on an icy day. Harder than it looks!!!
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