View Full Version : Slalom race at COP - Dec 4th 9 am
November 25th, 2010, 10:39 AM
Hey Alberta carvers
There will be a 2 run Slalom race at COP on Dec 4th.
Course inspection at 9 am.
There will be a hard boot and soft boot category.
As well as a pro and amateur category.
We are trying to keep this really affordable.
Registration fee will be $20 plus lift ticket.
I would like to invite you to try out a slalom race, or if you are not so inclined, we are looking for some volunteers to help out.
Please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can be of assistance. You would be required from 7:30 am (set up time) to 11:30 am.
November 25th, 2010, 11:46 AM
Damn. I'd be in for this, but I'll be at Whitefish for the weekend ...
November 25th, 2010, 12:01 PM
Hey Allee, sounds like a few Calgary folk will be down there that weekend. Have fun!
December 3rd, 2010, 06:38 PM
December 5th, 2010, 09:38 AM
I wanted to try something new at this Calgary Cup. So 2 things that were new
1. Soft boot categories.
2. Best 2 out of 3 runs. Get to throw out your slowest run.
It ended up being a good day. It was a laid back approach, the whole goal was just to get racing back in Alberta for everyone.
Sure, always things we need to do better, but the intent and spirit was done well.
Its been since 2004 since a provincial level race was hosted.
Some delays in the morning, but we were done by noon.
Thanks to all the great volunteers. Almost all flags were knocked off every run in pro hardboot category. The volunteers had their work set out for them.
Mike Robertson, Olympic silver sbx medallist provided ongoing funny starts.
Richie Evanoff had the best costume of the day, Darrens pink pants were too tight.
Julia, fresh off the plane from Maui and 6 years since her last race was impressive.
Upcoming Alberta races
We had another race planned for Feb 5th, but Burton open is same weekend, so we are looking for another weekend.
March 5th is still a go for the 3rd and final race of the season.
Check back with Alberta Snowboard or Calgary Snowboard for upcoming events.
Weiners results here (http://www.snowboardcoach.ca/?page_id=409)
PRO HB Category results (taken from each persons fastest 2 out of 3 runs)
2. Steve "goes straighter than you" Barlow
3. Richie "his uncle from marriage is Jamaica, so he thinks hes Jamaican" Evanoff
FIS results (determined by seperate race, 2 runs combined time)
December 5th, 2010, 03:34 PM
How many HB guys and gals entered and how many SB'rs?
December 5th, 2010, 07:21 PM
The details are all in the results link (http://www.snowboardcoach.ca/?page_id=409) he posted.
Interesting stat from those results - the slowest combined time (best 2 runs) in the "pro hardboot" category was 52.09 seconds, the fastest in the "pro softboot" category was 67.92 seconds. That's over 30% slower. Does that really reflect that much of an equipment advantage, or more that the hardbooters are more used to racing in that style. I note there was also much more spread between the fastest and slowest times among the softbooters.
December 5th, 2010, 07:59 PM
i see it now
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