Sochi 2014 Slopestyle Debut
The 2014 Winter Olympics will be taking place in Sochi, Russia from Friday 7th – Sunday 23rd February 2014 and this will be the first time that Slopestyle becomes an Olympic event. With the media beginning to show a strong interest in this event and with the UK having some really strong riders, it’s a very exciting time for skiing, snowboarding & Team GB.
Slopestyle is one of the most popular events at the X-games so it’s set to become a favourite for both skiing and snowboarding at the Olmpics. So what is Slopestyle? Slopestyle is a competitive freestyle event for skiing and snowboarding where the aim is to perform the most difficult tricks across a series of features such as jumps & rails. With an emphasis on performing different types of tricks with smooth execution and increased difficulty. The plans for the proposed course were realised last month, is 635m in length, has a vertical drop of 151m and features three jib sections followed by three kickers of increasing size. With the standard & quality of tricks increasing every year & being stepped up all the time, the Sochi Olympics are going to be super exciting to watch with everyone going for gold.
From a country of small and few mountains, the UK snow scene is making a big impression on the international scene. Although we don’t yet know who will be competing for in the Olympics and representing GB in the Freestyle Ski & Snowboard Teams, we have some very strong hopefuls such as Billy Morgan, Dom Harrington, Jamie Nicholls, Ben Kilner & James Woods as well as the amazing Jenny Jones (who recently got a silver in the NZ games), Katie Summerhayes, Aimee Fuller & Katie Ormerod. We’re stoked here at Treeline to see our Team Treeline riders, Billy & Dom doing so well.
Check out all the 2014 Winter Olympics information & schedule at http://www.sochi2014.com/en/
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