The iconic US-based street snowboarding event Red Bull Heavy Metal is back and heading to Detroit on February 11, 2023, transforming Hart Plaza into a playground for the world’s top rail riders. We know there are still a few months to go before the madness hits the streets of Detroit, so here’s all you need to know to get you hyped.
“This is the contest’s most unique zone, with a 20ft slab of concrete playing host to the bravest of souls who aim for the top”
EVENT SCHEDULE (All times are listed below in Central Time)
Gates | 1pm
Zone 1 | 2:00pm – 2:30pm
Break | 2:30 – 3:00pm
Zone 2 | 3:00 – 3:30pm
Break | 3:30 – 4:00pm
Zone 3 | 4:00 – 5:00pm
Awards Ceremony | 5:30pm
Zone One – The Wall
This is the contest’s most unique zone, with a 20ft slab of concrete playing host to the bravest of souls who aim for the top. Look out for a variety of stalls, handplants, and you may even see some stylish tricks go down if riders choose to use this as a bank.
Zone Two -The Kink Rail
This is the contest’s technical zone. The section will feature a down flat down kink rail, descending a set of stairs, wedged between the walls of Hart Plaza. You will see a mixture of heavy rail tricks and possibly even someone going rail to wall.
Zone Three – The Down Rail
The contest’s final zone, it will feature a 50ft down rail cascading the steps of the Hart Plaza amphitheater, with a picturesque view of Detroit in the background. Riders will be putting it all on the line with imaginative runs in the contest finale, look out for some next level moves and “never been done” (NBD) rail tricks in this section.
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