So you’ve seen the Supernatural trailer, and are frothing at the bit to see what Travis Rice and his chainsaw wielding friends have come up with in the backcountry around Baldface, BC. Well, prepare to froth that little bit more. Former WL staff photographer and current Transworld bigwig Nick Hamilton is one of the few lucky ones to have bagged a spot in the tiny lodge, and has just posted the shot below on his Facebook page:
I know – nuts right?! All Nick had to say was “The goal post hit is so insane looking!”
According to the official spiel on the Red Bull site, the run is known as ‘Scary Cherry’ and has seen nine loggers spend over 2500 hours constructing over 80 special features: “It starts off with an extremely steep, over-40 degree slope angle providing big mountain terrain before tapering to 35 degrees, where most of the wooden platforms and other features have been built. At its midway point it flattens out, providing the perfect location for Rice’s dream 300-foot wide kicker with pow landing zone. After the kicker, the slope drops to a 30-degree pitch where terrain park builder J.P. Martin, working with Rice for inspiration, has planted a garden of innovative slopestyle features.”
Travis Rice himself claims that the inspiration for the course design “came from nature, straight up, and the crazy features that I’ve seen people ride” as well as “ what they are able to do with mountain biking courses, like building stuff through the trees. There’s no limit to what is possible with a little creativity and some will.”
You can check out the full Red Bull article here. Meanwhile, we’ll continue to salivate over just what Rice, Muller, Blauvelt and co are gonna get up to in this epic new playground!