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Photos: Adam Hawes

March 12th, 2010 — Summit At Snoqualmie, WA

With the rail jam and main competition qualifiers underway, the 2010 Ride Shakedown has officially begun. Having cemented its place as Canada’s largest and most popular snowboard event over the past few years, the Shakedown has now arrived south of the border, selecting Summit At Snoqualmie to host the first USA edition.

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The Ride Shakedown has been known to produce both creative and progressive set-ups throughout the years, highlighted by a full-scale McDonald’s in 2006 and the Amp Energy waterfall rail of 2009. This year’s installment continues on with the trend, leading riders from the 65-foot jump down to a collection of jib choices, including a branded stairset with a burly kick, 90 degree gap rail and three-tier wheel tower.

The 2010 Jib Set-up, Groomed to Perfection by The Snoqualmie Park Crew

The 2010 Jib Set-up, Groomed to Perfection by The Snoqualmie Park Crew

Friday night will see the finals of the Rail Jam, with Saturday night holding the finals of the 2010 Ride Shakedown. Results, photos and rider checks will be posted throughout the event here at snowboarding.transworld.net, with Fuel.tv providing a live webcast, starting at 2 PM on Saturday.

Highlights from qualifying included young Matt Penny, reppin' Wenatchee, WA all day long.

Highlights from qualifying included young Matt Penny, reppin' Wenatchee, WA all day long.

Invited Rider List, 2010 Ride Shakedown and Rail Jam:

MEN:
Alex Cantin
Andreas Gidlund
Andrew Burns
Austin Hironaka
Austin Sweeten
Brandon Reis
Corey Noble
Darrell Mathes
E-Man
Forest Bailey
Frank April
Kael Hill
Geoff Brown
Ivan Marchenko
Jason Dubois
Johnny Lazz
Jonah Owen
Ian Thorley
Jusso Lavisto
Logan Short
Madison Ellsworth
Matt Belzile
Marc McMorris
Mark Sollars
Matt Kulisek
Nash Lajeunesse
Nick Hyne
Nick Pooohachof
Robbie Walker
Rube Goldberg
Sam Hulbert
Scott Blum
Scott See
Silas Stannard
TJ Schneider
Tim Humphries
Tyler Flanagan
Will Jackaways
Will Lavigne
Yale Cousino

WOMEN:
Bev Vuilleumier
Hana Beaman
Jessica Kimera
Joanna Dzierzawski
Isabelle Lalive
Laurie Currier
Leanne Pelosi
Lynn Neil
Megan Ginter
Megan Whiteside