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I was getting so pissed. But the actual Jam was better than I did in qualifiers. I nutted myself on that rail twice, that got me really pissed. That setup has potential, (and it's only the first year, experimental describes it) but it's not catered to smaller-ish people. I also face palmed at the announcers "He just turned fifteen and weighs just above 100 pounds!" I weight almost 140, I think my speed problem was because of my really short skis.
Overall, that event was very embarrassing for me and needs some work done to the setup, but it could be extremely good in years coming.
That announcer was a joke.. but you're right. Had lots of potential. Maybe if the landings were longer, and the drop in was a little bit higher there wouldn't be as many issues. It was gnarly watching people slam into the railing.
I wanted to hit that rail soooo badly.. but there wasn't any way I could have gotten enough speed. That last kink kicked you out basically five feet in front of the fence though. Not well thought out.
I mean, I still didn't have enough speed after waxing my skis, wetting and putting tire shine on the drop in, putting tire shine on my skis, getting pushes from people, and like two other things. It was ridiculous.
I was there, but our kit with gear never came so we couldn't do anything... i was wearing a blue jiberish chambreezy, and was with a kid who had a cast on his hand, he is one of outdoor technology's riders
So I am thinking about going to this, but I have no idea what really happens there. Is it just like a "look at all of this new stuff (can't touch but we will tell you about it)", kind of show with a ski swap and rail jam tacked onto it?
Just trying to figure out if the $18 ticket is actually worth it.
So the best deals are on the skis? Because I really only need a spring jacket and some goggles as I would rather not want to buy boots without knowing what will properly work with my problematic ankles.
no they have deals on everything. Jackets, goggles and lots more. 50% off is the average. Usually the deals aren't much better than at the actual shop though, so if you know what you want just go to the shop, if you want lots of selection then the $15 is worth it.