Sunny SBX training in Stoneham
After the past years had provided more overcast snowboard cross days than blue bird sky time on the course, the boarder cross riders finally got some sunny training time on a perfect course.
„This is probably the best course on the tour so far.“ said Jonathan Cheever (USA), who had finished second in Stoneham last year and thus calls the resort one of his favorites.
Course designer Anders Forsell (SWE) had been forced to come up with a brand new design as the bottom part of the course had to reach more to the far left of the slope in order to provide enough space for the slopestyle which will take place on the same hill.
The Swedish shaper, who had been working on the course in Quebec the last two years, too, ended up with a challenging design which the most riders really seemed to enjoy.
Watch a training run filmed by Jonathan Cheever with Drift HD as well as some rider's comments on the course:
The SBX schedule for the next two days:
Qualifiers will kick off on Monday, FEB 20 at 10:30 AM, finals to start on Tuesday, FEB 21 at 1 PM.