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BrandoComandoSide note: Drone follow-cam livestream footage is so cool. That feels like some future technology stuff
GANDALFYou must not remember Redbull Coldrush
hemlockjibber8Sweetin won the day with a massive bail?
DrailToday was qualifiers. He beat Gigi. The replay is up, you should probably just watch it.
I expect day 2 is gonna go off on that course. It is so much more playful than Baldface.
Anyone know if Alaska is gonna be all natural or will it have man made features as well?
musclehamsterIn the tordrillos. For sure be all natural. Gnarliest mountains 🏔 in the world. Or damn well close to
GANDALFYou must not remember Redbull Coldrush
TRVP_ANGELmassive dub-able hits into 5ft of pow
poofartpeeWasnt P White invited to this? Is he just an alternate or something?
J_ChristophLeave it to RedBull to pull a dreamy video game map out of its ass for this comp.
skiermanAnd you must not remember the K2 Back 9......
cydwhitUnpopular opinion, but whatever.
I expected to be more blown away. I enjoy watching Kings and Queens of Corbets a lot more. I can't believe how few people actually put down a clean run, so many bails and crashes. I did not expect to be watching "the cream of the crop of snowboarding" running into trees after butters and casing so many hits. I get that it's a blind course that they'd never gotten to ride before and that deep tracked out landings are hard, but watching this comp did not make snowboarding seem cooler to me.
And the format is...interesting. I get that there's a bracket to make things higher stakes and make it feel like more of a traditional sporting event where you're rooting for competitors against eachother, but I really enjoy the K+Q's style better. Rider judging, especially on a course like this with so many variables, where no one spectating or judging has any real idea of the conditions or how challenging different lines are, really seems like the obvious answer to me.
Also calling it "backcountry" is ridiculous, especially because you get a shot of Teton lift unloading right above it at the start of every run. This is a park you built and then let a bunch of snow fall on instead of grooming. It's not "backcountry" in any sense of the word, anymore than skiing into Granite is "sidecountry."
Sure, it's a cool idea, but I expected to be more blown away. Maybe I'm just getting jaded though. I would love to see Karl or Sander or Parkin take a lap through that course, just to have a reference for how a skier of that caliber would handle it. Especially since in Kings and Queens the skiers have generally outshone the snowboarders amplitude-wise, with the exception of Travis Rice.
J_ChristophI had this same question. Didn’t see him on the roster.
highpeakAnybody got a link to a replay? Looks sick
koenhelmkeTo understand the origin of whales, it's necessary to have a basic understanding of how natural selection works. Natural selection can change a species in small ways, causing a population to change color or size over the course of several generations. This is called "microevolution."
But natural selection is also capable of much more. Given enough time and enough accumulated changes, natural selection can create entirely new species, known as "macroevolution." It can turn dinosaurs into birds, amphibious mammals into whales and the ancestors of apes into humans.
Take the example of whales — using evolution as their guide and knowing how natural selection works, biologists knew that the transition of early whales from land to water occurred in a series of predictable steps. The evolution of the blowhole, for example, might have happened in the following way:
Random genetic changes resulted in at least one whale having its nostrils placed farther back on its head. Those animals with this adaptation would have been better suited to a marine lifestyle, since they would not have had to completely surface to breathe. Such animals would have been more successful and had more offspring. In later generations, more genetic changes occurred, moving the nose farther back on the head.
Other body parts of early whales also changed. Front legs became flippers. Back legs disappeared. Their bodies became more streamlined and they developed tail flukes to better propel themselves through water.
Darwin also described a form of natural selection that depends on an organism's success at attracting a mate, a process known as sexual selection. The colorful plumage of peacocks and the antlers of male deer are both examples of traits that evolved under this type of selection.
But Darwin wasn't the first or only scientist to develop a theory of evolution. The French biologist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck came up with the idea that an organism could pass on traits to its offspring, though he was wrong about some of the details. Around the same time as Darwin, British biologist Alfred Russel Wallace independently came up with the theory of evolution by natural selection.
DrailDay 2 today.
-20 outside, water froze so I gotta call the plumber. Makes for an easy decision for me to chill at home and watch.
Starts at 8:30PST
SessionLeave it to Travis Rice. Too bad there is not a skier in Red Bulls stable with the same flex as T.Rice.
BigPurpleSkiSuitThere is one who could stop the onslaught...
skiermanLOL who the fuck calls a plumber for frozen pipes?
DrailI don't know wht I am engaging you, but fine I will bite.
6 years ago I lived down the road and the pipes froze in a cold snap. We were incapable to thaw it ourselves due to the pipe being frozen under the driveway from one unit on the property to ours. It took two weeks to actually get the plumber to show up and it took them 8 hours with a fancy tool to fix it.
Well, I have since bought a place up the street and are on a community waterline that pulls from a creek just above the house. Buddy who is in charge of the pump station is MIA, and there are a few people on the line with pipe issues. I am unemployed while the rest aren't and seeing how I am a forestry worker, trying to deal with a multi property water system that is frozen when it is -20C for the rest of the week is way above my pay grade.
Something tells me you
a) live in city limits
b) rent not own
c) don't get the kind of cold snaps we do in Canada
d) live in a newer townhouse style place with a few different roommates and if there is a problem you get you property manager or landlord to deal with whatever issues that might pop up.
Now, if you are done being a condescending asshole can we get back to the event?
Ferguson came to win yesterday but forgot that McMorris is obsessed with competing. Mark turned that shit to 11 in the finals.
You're a pussy for calling the plumber.
DrailDamnit. I knew that'd be your response. Shame on me I suppose.
skiermanShame on you for relying on other people to fix your problems for you. Do you also pay someone to write your shitty posts?
DrailYa know.... you've been on this site long enough for me to assume you're a proper adult. Early 30s maybe? Why do you think it is cool to be a bad shitty troll on a skiing forum? Grow the fuck up. And no, I am not triggered by you, I am honestly asking you to evaluate why you think this is a worthwhile avenue for your time and effort.
Enter: south park meme: go kill yourself. End meme.