The second edition of the DC Hit & Run was held in the DC Area 43 snowpark in Meribel on Thursday 23rd March, and it was once again an off-the-chain gathering of freestyle racing!
Text: David Manaud. Photos: Andoni Epelde
This event that bridges the gap between time and tricks wraps up a full week where DC invites its VIPs (shops and media) to ride and hang with almost the whole team - from their über-pros to regional riders alike.
The contest should have taken place over two days – March 23-24 – but as the weather was a little unpredictable, the organisers decided to run it only on 23 March to make the best of a weather window.
And although the wind and the snow still being present, the 55 participants (including Mons Roisland, Sebbe De Buck, Jordan Morse, Torstein Horgmo, Justin Fronius, Anto Chamberland, Devun Walsh and the young grom Ian Matteoli), were amped to blitz the circuit specially designed for the occasion in the epic DC AREA 43 park.
The course was rad, and took in a bunch of the park's freestyle obstacles and blended them in with some bermed turns. You started in the superpipe, followed up by two or three turns beneath it, which lead into some whoops and a rail. Then there was a hip, a step up in a turn, two or three more turns, a big air, another couple of turns and a snow tunnel to finish off. The runs were timed, but you could also shave off precious seconds by stoking the judges out with tricks off the features.
A meal and a few drinks were also there to help participants and guests to overcome weather conditions, and a DJ made sure the good vibes were pumping. It goes without saying that the shapers deserve mad props for pulling together a perfectly crafted setup, which ensured the event was fun for everyone. All this meant this second edition of DC Hit and Run on European shores was a great success. Peep some photos to illustrate what went down while we wait on the final edit.
1- Xenia Nikelaeva (500,00 euros + lots)
2- Marina Brisset (Lots)
1 – Alex Leblanc (500,00 euros + lots)
2 – Yvan Guala (Lots)
3 – Franck Moissonnier (lots)
1 – Mons Roisland (1500 euros)
2 – Sebbe De Buck (1000 euros)
3 – Jordan Morse (500 euros)
Mons Roisland - switch back 1260 melon (500 euros)