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Old 03-04-2014, 07:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Everyone's been caling for a pipe that allowed for more style, perhaps by implementing features. Well why stop there? Why not make it a double pipe?

Red Bull to hold first ever Double Halfpipe Snowboarding Competition - Snowboard Magazine
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I don't get it. How are riders going to transfer between the two pipes mid-session?

This just seems like RED BULL EPIC EXXXTREME RAWR!!!! bullshit to me.
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I assume some of the features will help them transfer? If not, it is going to be one hell of a scary transfer coming up out of the pipe, clearing the 4 foot wide spine and then land on the wall on the other side... Should result in some serious casing and flat-bottoming, I'll watch the carnage but obviously hope nobody actually gets hurt.
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Whoever handles their liability insurance is probably getting a call from his boss when this comes across the shot caller's desk.
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just like a skateboard spine, you can transfer anywhere, it doesn't go to full vert so anywhere will do....sick, i will def be watching...if they get some practice time in it that could be one of the coolest contest ever

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following the contest, the Red Bull Double Pipe will be open for the public to ride the same amazing course as the pros.
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I'm completely ignorant of skateboarding, so I have absolutely no fucking clue what you're talking about and I'll take your word for it.
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I don't get it. How are riders going to transfer between the two pipes mid-session?
By shifting their weight?
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just like a skateboard spine, you can transfer anywhere, it doesn't go to full vert so anywhere will do....sick, i will def be watching...if they get some practice time in it that could be one of the coolest contest ever
Ya I mean that's how I'm envisioning it, just not something normally done on a snowboard. I think a lot of riders will do it and be fine, I just see some people missing with pretty gnarly results. Spine transfers on a skateboard and more importantly, bailing on a skateboard, seem a lot easier to me. I'm excited to see how it goes.
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I'm completely ignorant of skateboarding, so I have absolutely no fucking clue what you're talking about and I'll take your word for it.

just air from one to the other is what i mean, instead of landing in the same tranny you go over the spine and land on the other wall. a spine is a kinda weird scenario you almost never freeriding, this is true! this pipe will favor skaters imo, could be a great 'leveler' of the riders cuz it will be new to everyone

i hate that redbull shit, but i like the way they think, like... Big
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just air from one to the other is what i mean, instead of landing in the same tranny you go over the spine and land on the other wall. a spine is a kinda weird scenario you almost never freeriding, this is true! this pipe will favor skaters imo, could be a great 'leveler' of the riders cuz it will be new to everyone
Ya it's going to greatly reduce speeds I think, which is actually kind of good for the way it looks like they are setting it up. No need for the kind of speed for a triple cork if your just setting up for wall rides and smaller stylish tricks. Basically making it so you can't do the "figure skating" or "ariel skiing" riding everyone's been complaining about in pipe.
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