Rockstar Throwback Throwdown halfpipe competition at Breckenridge

March 2nd, 2012 by

As part of this year’s Breck Spring Fever celebration, the resort has announced plans to host the inaugural Throwback Halfpipe Competition! On Saturday, April 7, guests will witness a legendary competition as pro athletes take on a two-fold challenge: competing in Breck’s Freeway Super Pipe (the longest in the world) and then a specially constructed 6-foot mini-pipe that is an exact replica of the first ever halfpipe built at Breck in 1985. A great way to commemorate this historic 50th Anniversary Season at Breckenridge!

This monster of an event will host some of the best riders in the world, but gives them limits based on the olden days when snowboarding in the pipe was just coming into fruition. The event caps the amount that each competitor will be allowed to spin—no more than 540 degrees of rotation. But there will still be plenty of straight airs, alley oops, huge slow spins and hand plants.

Once riders have tackled the 22-foot walls of the Olympic-sized Freeway Super Pipe, they’ll head down the mountain to a specially constructed throwback pipe at the base of Peak 8. Breck will teleport the halfpipe from the past; a 150-foot-long, 60-foot-wide hand-dug pipe with walls 5 feet high and no vertical. Riders will have free reign on the throwback pipe, with all tricks allowed and nothing out of the question, and are encouraged to don their throwback ‘80s gear.

Each event will be scored individually but totaled together for a final score in a jam format. At the end of the day, competitors will have conquered both pipes for a shot at the $10,000 prize purse up for grabs. 

Guest judges will be on sight, but the riders will be able to give props in the competition with voting capabilities. Awards will be given for best successful trick and best unsuccessful wipeout, but most of all it’s about good times in the legendary Breck spring sunshine.

Do you have what it takes to show up the guys and gals who helped shape snowboarding or the riders in their prime that are lifting the limits and progressing the snowsport?

Do you have what it takes?

Contact Brad Esser to register at besser@vailresorts.com or 970-453-3233.

Check out more about Spring Fever at Breckenridge.

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