03/03/2011 | by Tom Copsey
So, finally, one of the most progressive, creative and downright gnarly contests around will make its debut on European shores this weekend. Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a stone’s throw from Munich, will play host to the event in its Olympic Stadium. Entry is FREE for anyone wanting to come and check out the heavy riding that the riders will put down on the epic setup.
Riders will have to hit up both the Big Air booter and the unique Rail Jam setup in a relaxed but intense Jam Session. There is no pre-determined order. Riders perform their three judged runs within the allotted time whenever they choose (in the semi-final, the first judged run must be done within the first hour – in the final, it must be done within the first 40 minutes).
Here’s more judging specifics, from which you’ll get more of an idea why this gig’s gonna be off the hook, we’re particularly digging the “they cannot repeat the same trick on their two other judged runs” rule…
- Riders must inform the starter which of their runs is to be judged, which trick they will perform (both during the jump and on the rail) and wait for confirmation by the judges.
- If one of the two tricks called is not successfully performed, no points will be awarded.
- The jump and rail each account for 50 percent of the final score.
- If riders successfully complete the trick called on their first jump and/or the rail, they cannot repeat the same trick on their two other judged runs.
There’s also a fat a fat wad of cash up for grabs to get the shredders even more pumped… so check the teaser and you’ll be hyped to join the carnival of awesome in Garmisch.
Full details, rider list and more on rideshakedown.com