Double pipe show at Buttermilk next week
The Aspen Times
The Red Bull Double Pipe Contest — version 2.0 — will launch at Buttermilk next week.
The invitation-only snowboarding contest sponsored by Red Bull will feature side-by-side halfpipes at the Winter X Games venue. The riders will use both pipes and slopestyle elements, including a huge gap jump, as part of the contest.
Events will start at noon on Wednesday at Buttermilk.
Finals will be staged from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday.
A doubles jam session is set for Friday, March 13.
According to Red Bull, the snowboarding stars are ready to light up the course.
The headline names for the invitational event, part of the Red Bull Signature Series, will include Olympians and Winter X Games stars like Danny Davis, Stale Sandbech, Louie Vito, Ben Ferguson, Ayuma Hirano, Scotty James and Arthur Longo.
Also, defending champion Taylor Gold will be back after capturing the first Red Bull Double Pipe event at Buttermilk last year.
“I had a blast at last year’s event, it was super fun,” Gold said. “I’m really stoked to check out the changes to this year’s course. I think we learned a lot from last year, and this year the new features will make the riding even more insane.”
Also this year, additional divisions were added to the competition this year.
They include best trick, riders’ choice award and a unique doubles competition.
Also this year, the riders’ choice award will be determined by the athletes. Their winner will receive a new 2015 Polaris snowmobile.
The event will be shown via livestream on redbull.tv with programs set for March 12 and March 14.
For more, visit redbull.com/doublepipe.
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