Adrenalin rush to go

08 January 2016 09:27
Alexander Bergmann (GER) in full control of the 'Flying Fox'
Alexander Bergmann (GER) in full control of the 'Flying Fox' -
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Raceboarders from Austria, Germany and Italy have earned an additional dose of adrenalin for today's parallel slalom in Bad Gastein.

The athletes jumped on the Flying Fox, where passengers can literally fly down from an height of 68 metres over 300 metres and across the iconic water fall in the heart of Bad Gastein.

Snowboarders like Germans Alexander Bergmann (winner of the Bad Gastein PSL back in 2014) as well as Christian Hupfauer reached maximum speeds of almost 50km/h.

Christian Hupfauer (GER) is ready for take off

The parallel slalom will start today at 2 PM CET with the qualifications, finals are scheduled for 6 PM CET and will be broadcasted live on ORF eins, SLO 2 and on www.sportschau.de.

Last night, the top 16 men and ladies dived into the water at the Felsentherme for an unusual and 'wet' public bib draw to determine the start list for the qualifications. 

Aaron March (ITA) grabs his bib in the Felsentherme Bad Gastein