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Snowboard Cross?

I was just watching it on TV the other day and I had never seen it before. After a small amount of research, I see that there is two snowboard cross events at White Pass in washington on February 11th (and possibly 12th?). I'd like to visit white pass and see it in person. Can someone possibly explain to me how snowboard cross works? Is there like age classes and within each age class skill level such as Ages 15-18 A,B,C? It looks like it'd be a fun thing to try, and if I can do a motocross race in which I finish dead last on both heats and fall down 3 times on the first one, I can't be much worse at this.

On another note, does anyone want to meet up at White pass for snowboard cross? Never been to White pass.

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Love boarder cross. My fav racing to watch is downhill (yes I know it's skiing) and BX.

Boarder cross is basically Chinese downhill on a coarse.

If you're lucky enough to have a beginners BX course at your local hill, give it a try.

There's a course at Whistler. It's not necessarily Olympic size gnarly but it's deff not for begginers.
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Love boarder cross. My fav racing to watch is downhill (yes I know it's skiing) and BX.

Boarder cross is basically Chinese downhill on a coarse.

If you're lucky enough to have a beginners BX course at your local hill, give it a try.

There's a course at Whistler. It's not necessarily Olympic size gnarly but it's deff not for begginers.
I'm going to Whistler this weekend. Might have to look that up. White pass is about 3 hours from me, I assumed board cross courses were built for the event and taken down, not setup for the season like a park?

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Whistler has theirs up pretty much the entire season. It's on blackcomb, just skiers right of the choker terrain park. You can look at it while riding up solar coaster chair.

I haven't ridden or checked it out at all this year, so not sure what the current configuration looks like.
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I rode a boarder cross course a few times when Mount Snow had the X-Games, and it was an absolute blast. Always wanted to do it again but never did. Definitely try it if you can!
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I rode a boarder cross course a few times when Mount Snow had the X-Games, and it was an absolute blast. Always wanted to do it again but never did. Definitely try it if you can!
Is there classes, how's the event work?1

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I have an upside down cruisifix in my basement made out of snowboards. Aka Uller shrine
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You watched the races right? Not really much to go deeper into. Your race, fastest one wins.

Definitely age groups if you do it with an organozed event.
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You watched the races right? Not really much to go deeper into. Your race, fastest one wins.

Definitely age groups if you do it with an organozed event.
I watched the last 3 final races. I guess I was just curious if there was something more to it that wasn't obvious by just watching it.

And good to know about age groups, i just turned 18 though so I think that puts me in with the older guys now

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Usually heat races with 4 riders per race... time traials, they line you up with groups then you do something like... Quarter finals, semi finals, finals.

Top two in each quarter move to semi and then top 2 in semis move to finals.

The line ups get big if theres alot of racers but thats how it works usually.
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