Snowboarding Will Never be the Same After the Red Bull Supernatural

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NELSON, BC – Snowboard contest will never be the same after this winters Red Bull Supernatural event taking place at Baldface Lodge Feb. 2-9 2012. The unique contest will have an 8-day weather window to hold the event when conditions are the best, just like in surfing!! Travis Rice the brainchild behind the Supernatural is hand picking 18 of the worlds best freestyle snowboarder and freeriders to come together to change the way snowboarding events are held.

Red Bull found the perfect location to hold the event at the legendary Baldface Lodge catskiing operation. Planning has taken the last 4 years and construction kicked off last summer to build the incredible course that will feature big mountain riding, pillow lines, lots of pow, massive freestyle kickers and almost 100 log jibs set up throughout the course. The 1-mile long venue will test riders in all conditions and will prove who the most well-rounded riders truly are.

That’s is how you earn second place and a podium spot at arguably the sickest and most progressive snowboarding competition on the planet. Gigi’s POV footage was filmed on the new Contour Plus 1080p video camera.

Red Bull Supernatural Gigi Ruf

Like snowboarding, we do, and if you do then you’ll surely appreciate the following clip. Strap in with Gigi Ruf as he annihilates “Scary Cherry” during the 2012 Red Bull Supernatural at Baldface Lodge. Red Bull Supernatural Gigi Ruff POV Tree bonks, methods, and white room powder turns galore.

The vibe should be incredible as 18 of the most stoked riders in the world will be hanging together scoping lines and feeding off each other’s energy while pushing the sport of snowboarding. New tricks and styles are sure to be developed during the Red Bull Supernatural snowboard contest.

“By features, I mean we built pillow lines, transfers and huge suspended log ladders in the trees. Anyone familiar with the B.C. snowpack knows that everything pillows. The snow just sticks. We built about 100 features, and I’m completely confident that we’ve created the best, most diverse snowboarding run in the world.” said Travis Rice in an interview with ESPN.

Red Bull Supernatural Gigi Ruf POV

 

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Mike Hardaker
Mike Hardaker grew up surfing and snowboarding in Orange County and followed his love of surfing to Hawaii before eventually moving to the mountains to concentrate on snowboarding. When not on a board, Mike worked for Snowboarder and later oversaw TGR's online publication. He went on to found Mountain Weekly News where he is still CEO and Editor in Chief.

3 Comments on "Snowboarding Will Never be the Same After the Red Bull Supernatural"

  1. Ridiculous if this doesn’t get television coverage. Red bull has to be spending tons of cash on this, I guess we’ll have a dvd to buy if we want to watch.

  2. will it be televised?? if so what chanel?

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