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Old 03-01-2013, 10:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Lake Louise Big Mountain Challenge 2013

So my buddy and I just signed up for this...

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It's basically a freeride competition down some steep rocky terrain. And the best line (including some drops, tricks, etc.) wins. You can win money but I'll be thrilled if we even make it through the qualifiers. I'm pretty sure this is the first year snowboards have been allowed to enter, so the field could be interesting!

Here's some vids from previous years:



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Ooof, those guys in the first vid get any style points for bouncing off those rocks?
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Ooof, those guys in the first vid get any style points for bouncing off those rocks?
Yeah that's what scares me... Although I'll be wearing armour, it could still hurt BAD! We're going to scope the slope this weekend. And hopefully get some practice in. I'm aiming to NOT land on rocks!
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Jesus... so to win you just have to survive bouncing off the rocks? Those guys looked incompetant and should not have been riding that lol. If you watch later the guys that are good don't go anywhere near those rock beds. Second vid looked a lot more "in control" haha.
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Jesus... so to win you just have to survive bouncing off the rocks? Those guys looked incompetant and should not have been riding that lol. If you watch later the guys that are good don't go anywhere near those rock beds. Second vid looked a lot more "in control" haha.
Yeah I was expecting massive tricks, and apart from a few flips and grabs, I saw basically nothing. I'm hoping that if you pick a clean line, and do a couple grabs, maybe a little 180 or 360 that should be good enough to at least make it through to day two.

Here's hoping I'm less incompetent than the guys in the vid!!!

Hotel room is booked for thurs and friday nights, so if anyone feels like competing or watching, I'll be there!
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awww, I like it.

That's what I need

Not the rail slide beaver jam slopestyle.


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awww, I like it.

That's what I need

Not the rail slide beaver jam slopestyle.


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Yeah it's right up your alley! Basically pick a line down a sick slope, drop a couple cliffs and ride it out!
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Need some pov vid heading down that, especially if you bounce off some rocks,
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So we ran part of the course today. There are a few large drops and we tried them out, still not sticking anything but it feels good being comfortable with the slope!

Got it all on vid, I'll post it up soon!
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