torsdag 1 december 2011
Travis Rice X Red Bull Present "Supernatural Snowboarding Contest"
Okay, Travis Rice... One of the best and gnarliest Snowboarders in the world , pushing it to the next level (Again).
This whole thing looks fuckin gnarly as hell , but still super sick!
Here is a small part on why he wanted to make this happen:
"Snowboarding right now is broken into two sectors. You have the youth: the progressive and talented up-and-comers who are doing the most incredible things on the contest and jib side; and you have the film stars: the guys who have been in the game for years, who started on a freestyle platform, but have moved in a more backcountry-focused direction. Sometimes contest guys will try to film between events, and occasionally film guys will do a contest. But when it comes down to it, the two worlds are pretty segregated.
The beauty of snowboarding is how diverse and multifaceted it is, but right now there's not enough cross-pollination going on. One of the goals of Supernatural is to bridge this gap. The two groups have a lot to teach each other -- they need to be brought together."
They found a great location in BC and hired luberjacks to help ém out with the whole "run".It features built up pillow lines, transfers ,jumps and huge suspended log ladders in the trees. Over all it covers about 100 features!!!
The contest holding period is Feb. 2-9.
No official rider list yet but riders that got the "memo" is John Jackson, Nicolas Müller, DCP, Jake Blauvelt, Gigi Rüf, Wolle Nyvelt, Lando, Devun Walsh, Pat Moore, Shaun White and a few others. Terje is confirmed and there will be about 18 riders in all...
To mix it up, they are giving out wildcard spots. Right now there are four, for the winner of a North Face Masters event, the Winter X slopestyle gold medalist, and the top two guys on the TTR tour.
Could be the next best thing huh!?
Read the full story HERE!