Here is part two from the Triple S Open event, remember this was the event to seed two riders into the main event. Congratulations to Kellen Hall and Hope LeVin for qualifying for the main event.

Kellen Hall celebrates making the grade!

Kellen Hall celebrates making the grade!

Brandon Reports: Day 2

After a long night of partying for the opening ceremony, all the riders descended in the backyard for the first riders meeting.  We were given the scoring criteria, we played rock, paper, scissors for our heats, and the riding format was explained.  The format was setup to be a slope style course for the slider discipline.  The riders were sent through the slider park one at a time, hitting all 5 features(North Rooftop, LF Hot Dawg, Naish kicker, JWCF rail, and finally Dakine kicker).  Everyone was given two runs per heat and and each hear ran twice for a total of four runs per person. This made for a long day on the water. Each round was scored based on the best hit on each feature. The two rounds’ scores were added up to give a total overall score…you still with me?

Briefings... It's hard to explain the finer workings of the event to some people ;-)

Briefings… It’s hard to explain the finer workings of the event to some people ;-)

Off we went up into the slick to get the action started. As usual the girls heat went first. There were a total of eight girls riding in the slider event. Colleen Carroll, Claire Lutz and Sensi Graves had stand out runs with scarecrows and tantrums over the kickers and passes over the rooftop. It was great to see all the girls pushing it hard out on the water!  Up next was the start of the mens heats, standouts were Eric Rienstra, Billy Parker, Sam Light, Brandon Scheid, Ewan Jaspen, James Boulding, and Aaron Hadlow.  There were several tricks landed that haven’t been thrown in a contest before, and even more hard crashes.  By the end of the day we had made it through all the rounds, which sets us up to run the finals for sliders and hopefully finish the slicks portion of the contest today too.  Phew its all coming down to today!!!  The wind is already blowing and we should see action by 11 today!

Sunset sessions

Sunset sessions

Lots of action going down during the long days!

Lots of action going down during the long days!

Aaron Hadlow, Sam Light and James Boulding have all been riding well...

Aaron Hadlow, Sam Light and James Boulding have all been riding well…

For live info about the event including snapshots and videos check out the live feed:

http://www.realwatersports.com/triple-s-invitational/2013

 

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