In the last 24 hours Fernie has seen 34 cms and the forecast is calling for another 30 cms! There's only 50 days left in the 2011/2012 season, so no more sleeping in on the weekends! Let's get in gear with help from Red Bull and my favourite boys Travis Rice and John Jackson. They've been hard at work again (remember The Art of Flight?), but only this time, they aren't riding down major mountains, this time it's all about the challenge.
On February 4th, at Baldface Lodge outside Nelson, BC, 18 of the world's most notable up-and-comers and legends took part of the Red Bull Supernatural. The never-before-ridden Red Bull Supernatural course challenged every aspect of the competitors’ talents, bringing together the most progressive riding of our time in a single run.
Travis Rice's dream run for Red Bull Supernatural is built across 2,200 vertical feet (670m) on the slope nicknamed “Scary Cherry.” The run is now host to over 80 man-made features including pillow lines, enormous platforms and goal posts in the over-40-degree top section. Most riders had hit five or more features over varying size before heading into the super-kickers where fresh powder landings allowed riders to open up with speed and style.
Travis came out hot from the very start, putting down a nearly flawless run, hitting as many features as possible, stomping landings and adding inversions to multiple maneuvers. His first score of 91 held the top spot throughout the day. Gigi Rüf scored 84 points on his first run, which held the second spot throughout the day. Nicolas Müller topped John Jackson’s score of 80.6, with an 82.6 in the final run with buttery transitions and the solid, stylish riding he is known for. But Jackson didn’t walk away empty-handed, he won ‘Best Trick’ by stomping a double cork 1080 off the big kicker on his final run.
If your looking for some adventure, epic shots and amazing tricks, these boys know how to get ya hyped up. Check out some of the action below!
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