LAAX BANKED SLALOM
The ‘Banked’ is back! The Sudden Rush Banked Slalom LAAX hosted by Terje Haakonsen and Nicolas Müller will take place for the third time over the weekend of 3-5 March 2017. This lengthy title has all the ingredients for a spectacular snowboard event. Under the watchful eye and personal shovelling efforts of snowboard legends Haakonsen and Müller, a course featuring banked turns is formed in the natural terrain of LAAX.
Before snowboards had edges, riders made use of natural berms and banked turns to build up speed and bring the surf and skate feeling to the snow. That was the archetype of snowboarding. Out of the human instinct for competition grew the discipline of ‘Banked Slalom’. It features a mixture of artificially created and natural banked turns. Time passes quickly as the riders hurtle along the course.
A timed snowboard race along banked curves over a marked course. This is sure to get the competitive juices flowing. Among recreational boarders suddenly captivated by the event, park shapers who relish high-speed thrills, Alpine world champions from the last millennium such as Peter Bauer and Jose Fernandez, pipe legends such as Fabian Rohrer and Max Plötzeneder, freestyle purists such as Therry Brunner, Pascal Imhof and Frederik Kalbermatten, and hosts Nicolas Müller and Terje Haakonsen, just a few of the many snowboarders who will line up for the event.
The Banked Slaloms are famous for the various categories in which the riders are divided. From the youngest juniors to the oldest seniors, along with males and females, there are eight categories in total. The roots are the present. And the future. LAAXroots.
Register directly for the race by 26/2/2017 at http://suddenrush.laax.com