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THE QUESTION – Dream Slopestyle Course

One question. A buncha answers from snowboarding’s great and good. This time round, we queried: “If you were designing a slopestyle course, how would it look?”

Feel free to add your own answers below, yo!

Roope Tonteri

Roope Tonteri. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi

“I would start with couple of rails into the pipe walls, two or three jumps, and end the whole thing with big-ass hip.”

Eiki Helgason

Eiki Helgason. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi

“I would make a slopestyle course look like a steep street hill with a lot of street hits, like rails and gaps and maybe end on a mellow roof gap. I think that would be sick.”

Boris Mouton

Boris Mouton lumberjacking in Levi. Photo: Matt Georges

“I’m not gonna build like a halfpipe in the middle, that’s for sure! Some contests did that and now everyone is doing it because it’s cool. I think you can find different ways. It’s hard to say.”

Niklas Mattsson

Niklas Mattsson whips out a classic Method at the Innsbruck Air+Style. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi

“I already have one course that I want to do, and hopefully I can make it happen with X Dubai, with the World Snowboard Tour as well and show them what we want to do and what we want in a slopestyle course. like start off with a big hip with landings on both sides, then into a quarter and rail section with two rails and a roller into a kicker, like Danny Davis did with Peace Park. For sure more trannies.”

Cheryl Maas

Cheryl Maas and friend. Photo: Thomas Copsey

“I would start of with an old car jib, then a few normal rails. Two big jumps and ending with a spine/hip. The Snow Jam in Czech was pretty fun – Two hips into a pipe, then some bonk/rail features and a big jump.”

Eero Ettala

Eero fun flipping in Japan. Switch of course. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi

“It would look something a bit more creative, than your average slopestyle course. I think the Laax Open did pretty good job with creating an interesting slope course. Something like that, I guess, but bit more fun and playful.”

Nicolas Müller

Behold! The Nicolas Müller Method in Riksgränsen. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi

“How would a slopestyle course look if I designed it? It would be the world’s weirdest natural halfpipe gully run.”

 

Mario Käppeli

Mario’s part from TfA’s Medium Raw was sick. Check it. Photo: Patrick Steiner

“No rails, haha! I would do a fun course with little BMX jumps, a snake run, some side hits and stuff like that. Just small stuff which are fun to ride!”

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