Just when we thought it would be difficult to top the Castleford leg of our November Knockout Tour, Hemel Snow Centre only went and stepped it up another notch this past Friday, pulling together one of the most progressive indoor park setups the UK as ever seen – complete with the Shred Collective wally down flat down rail, an 16ft wallride, stairs and a whole bunch of different rail to rail transfer options. And when Andy Nudds is saying it was the best indoor setup he’s ever ridden, you know that it was indeed something special. Not only did Nuddsy walk away with a third place finish but he also lucked out when it mattered, winning an all-expenses-paid invite to the Head Jib Factory on the flip of a coin, when Alex Tank was unable to separate himself and Will Smith. Even though Will lost out, a little birdie tells us that we should also (hopefully) be seeing him at the comp as well.
Don’t miss Si Cudlip‘s massive 270 on 270 off on the wallride as well as all of Gaz Andrew’s super tech winning hits. Even though it may look like Nuddsy should have possibly placed higher based on this edit, bear in mind that many of these bangers were actually stomped in the earlier stages of the comp. With our knockout format in place, it’s all about stepping up and stomping your tricks when it counts.
Milton Keynes are really going to have to up the ante with their setup this Friday to even stand a chance at winning the park battle. We know they’re going to bring something special but Hemel have really set the bar high.