03/01/2013 | by sam | 4 comments
Prepare to be treated to an epic duel between Norwegian riders Alek Oestreng and Torgeir Bergrem as they try to outdo each other in this insane bout of ‘in your face’ (from Shred Bots and filmed by Torstein Horgmo). For the uninitiated, in your face is a battle where riders take it in turns to call a trick and a feature that the other rider then has to carry out. If they nail it then the caller has to do the trick too and if either of them fail they get a strike. First to two strikes loses and gets a giant snow spray in the face.
It starts off fairly tamely with both Alek and Torgeir unsurprisingly stomping a couple of back 180s, then they quickly progress via a few other impressive jumps to front flips off the tiniest of lips. It starts getting complicated with switch frontside 7s with all sorts of extra toppings – mute and indy with stiff legs – but we don’t want to ruin the surprise by telling you who wins. But one of them ends up with a face full of snow.