WWSRA On-Snow Demo at Mission Ridge Day 2

09 Feb, 2012

On the first day of demos I apologized for bringing the sun to Washington but yesterday the Northwest was back in full action. There was new snow on Mission Ridge for day two of the demos and a storming day on the mountain with cloudy conditions. Some runs you’d be riding through foggy clouds and come out to clear visibility. It was a good day to try a range of boards and enjoy some freshies in the process.

I ended up riding the Lib Tech Attack Banana with K2 Formula bindings, GNU B-Pro with Union Trilogy bindings, Nitro Eero Ettala with Union Force bindings and Capita Dan Brisse with Union Trilogy bindings.

Matt at C3 setting up the GNU B-Pro with Union Trilogies. Pink can be badass when done right, that setup was the perfection of badass pink with unicorns and brightness all around it.
There was a little bit of new snow on the mountain so the groomed runs had some fun freshies to be enjoyed and off the sides were a bit more powder.
Taking a lap with Gorio and Micaela and Chris from Evo.
Micaela from Evo testing out skis all day
Enzo from Atmosphere Clothing/Thirsty Convoy was sessioning the park at the tow rope all day
Testing out Oakley Elevate goggles for the flatlight/lowlight conditions of the day

As the day winded down, it was time for the Chinese Downhill race. The Chinese Downhill is everyone racing at the same time down the same run, whoever gets to the bottom first is the winner. It’s pretty fun and crazy the adrenaline going through you to point it down a run. Salomon/Bonfire were on hand to have a riders meeting and get everyone up to the top of the course.

Video of the men coming down in the Chinese Downhill.

At the end of the day, Tristan who rides Stevens Pass took it for the men and Macy who took it for the women. It was a pretty rad race to compete in and have fun with. I ended up taking 3rd for women which was good cause I was last out of the start.

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