Extreme snowboarding competition is an unusual and incredible spectator event. It is a show down of skill and risk-taking that depending on the course can be hair raising and dangerous. A wide competition area is determined and mapped out by the event organizers. The riders then have the task of picking their lines. They have a practice period to inspect and explore the contest zone to use their skill, creativity and guts to choose a plan of attack that will hopefully out maneuver and out ride the competition.
Extreme Snowboarding Competitions are held by resorts that have pride in their extreme terrain. The location of the course is chosen based on a few important characteristics :
Usually the ranking is determines by 3-5 judges in a panel, judging on technical skill, line choice, execution and airs, combined with a course completion time to come to a results ranking.
Make a difficult, yet creative line with some air in it look easy and smooth. Stay alive!
Crested Butte Extremes, King of the Hill, Marmot Extremes (New Zealand)
Afraid the format and structure of this kind of contest just doesn’t lend itself to Olympic consideration.
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