http://mpora.com/videos/cwRZQ2gBv Just as we’d hoped, the Red Bull Performance camp has seen the riders head to the step-up on Day 3. Leaving the airbag behind, the crew are testing their new arsenal with incredible results. Sebastian Toutant and Mark McMorris have their double rodeos locked in, and Toots also sticks a perfect backside double-corked 1080. Jamie Nicholls has apparently got his double-cork 10s down, but will be giving the bag a few more goes before attempting his latest effort, a cab double-cork 9.
It’s amazing stuff, if you can get through the waffle. And what world-class waffle it is: after two days of watching the airbag sessions, we are now treated to such visionary insights as “when they feel like they’ve got it right, they can move it over to the snow and start to nail it there”. Remarkable. We’re all for cutting through the baffling jargon that alienates those outside the sport, but surely even the Amish know the point of an airbag session by now.
On the plus side, we may have a new drinking game. Watch any Red Bull video, and take a shot every time someone says ‘progression’…..