Today's best riders have transformed this discipline of mountain biking into a sport of best tricks judged for style and difficulty. Flatspins, can-cans, flips and Supermans wow the twilight crowd and the High Jump bonus round gives all the riders one more chance to walk away with a little more cash by one-upping the competition in height and style points. Check out these world-class riders as they "step it up" on the jumps at the Ballarat Street car park for the Slopestyle and Best trick Comp and come party with us at the Slopestyle After Party at the Boiler Room.
Date: 21 March 12-3pm & 6pm Competition
Location: Downtown Queenstown, Ballarat Carpark
Reserve Date: 2014-04-18
Designed and built by some of the best in the business, Kelly Mcgarry is NZ’s premier slope-style rider and represents NZ at big contests all over the world; co-designer Tom Hey has worked on many of the most prestigious slopestyle courses including the infamous Crankworx in Whistler and Colorado.
The plans for 2014 are still to be confirmed but expect more of the same: a 5 hit design featuring earthworks and wooden features : a quarter pipe to flat wall, leading to a take off ramp for fruit bowl step up step down with a 'money' trick jump at the end.
Entrants This event is open to those who know their stuff... If you are keen, contact us at [email protected] for further information and entrants details. You'll need to sign a waiver- funny that - and we basically need to know who you are.
A pdf 'slopestyle invitation 2014' is available by clicking on the link. For the actual entry sheet pleaase contact us.
Prize Money Well this is really sick !!!! $5,000 up for grab on the night...
Practice days We are planning on a couple of practice sessions before the big day.
Tuesday 15th, practise in afternoon. Weds 16th, Practice day - 12pm-3pm and 6pm-8pm, followed by Mons Royale bbq on site
Thursday - Practice: the course will be open from 12pm to 3pm, then warm up from 5pm, until the competition starts at 6pm.followed by competition 6-8.30pm
Each rider will get 2 runs, and the best run will make the basis for determining the five best contestants of the night.
Then may the best rider win!
This will be followed by a 20mn jam session, this time to judge the best tricks of the evening. This part of the competition is open to who ever thinks he/she's got it in them.
Judged by 3 guys who also know their stuff.
Music, commentators and prizes... What else?
Obvioulsy not for everyone....
Come to the Ballarat car park and secure your spot - there will be a few people coming up to watch this amazing event!
Anyone who wants to be entertained can come and join the crowd - young at heart and all.
This is the beginning of the Easter break, treat your kids with some awe inspiring role models - and pray they don't catch the bug...