METTS Banked Slalom
It was a blast!! After over 9 hours of building and shaping, we think we had one of the best courses ever build indoor and maybe even outdoor(?) During the week the para snowboard athletes had their World Cup which made the bankes wear off a little. This made the bankes more concave, which was even better and more fun to ride in. You really needed to use the bankes for getting down easy and fast.
Thirty six competitors got their race bibs and tried to find the fastest line down through the 17 bankes and 2 rollers at the finish! The average time was about 45 seconds. In the category till 16, Melissa Peperkamp and Kai Groeneveld got 1st place. Nienke Poll and Tijn Koelemij were the fastest in category 16 till 25. The seniors in the 25+ category gave gold to Bell Berghuis and Rob Gerlings.
Fastest time on girls was Nienke Poll with: 41.75s. Rob Gerlings was the fastest of all: 40.24s.
In our side event ‘Best Beard in Snowboard Competition’ the 10 year old Bram Timmers won with his crochet beard full of colors! Congrats to all and hope to see you next year!
Many thanks to all our sponsors; Rise ’n’ Shine, Holmenkol, Spy, Flow, Jones, Nidecker for taking care of the prices!