Mt. Baker Legendary Banked Slalom
The 29th annual Legendary Mount Baker Banked Slalom was one of the more difficult courses in the race’s history. The high pressure conditions in the month leading up to the event made solid ice out of what is normally a malleable natural half pipe. For the first time in history Mt. Baker course builders used chain saws and ice blocks in order to form some pretty sporty “banks”. Concern over the potential speed riders could reach combined with dangerous conditions, builders made the course tighter with approximately 20 more turns than usual making it more slalom than banked. Magne-Traction and sharp edges were key on the bulletproof luge.
View the final results at lbs.mtbaker.us
Mt Baker’s Legendary Banked Slalom Video - 2014
In Pro Men Lib Tech's Blair Habenicht and Gnu's Temple Cummins laid down runs and scored top ten spots and coveted Pendleton blankets. Both had to overcome some rattles; Temple in qualifier run caught a gate to the face and went down, chipped his front tooth, and cut his lip, Blair on the finals run 1 slipped out smacked his head and cut his lip.
Congratulations to Blair for his 8th place finish and to Temple for his 10th place finish! Congratulations to Barrett Christy Cummins for her Bronze Duct Tape finish! And congratulations to all the racers who survived the weekend!
Demo a Gnu Snowboard at LBS!
At the White Salmon base area Gnu's demo tent will be set up all LBS weekend and will have boards from next year's 14/15 line-up to try out. Get Weird with the newest technology, contours, and shapes!
#GnuLBS Instagram Photo Contest
Tag your Weird, Wild, and Magical shots of the 29th Annual Legendary Banked Slalom with #GnuLBS for your chance to win Gnu's Dirty Pillow BTX or B.Nice BTX (winners choice).
Starts: Friday February 7th, 2014
Ends: Sunday February 9th, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
Gnu’s world renown lensmen Tim Zimmerman will choose a winner from all Instagram photos tagged #GnuLBS. Winner will be notified via Instagram by @gnusnowboards before the awards ceremony.