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The Aim of the Game is Progression.

As the athletes settled in, adjusting to the new time-zone, groomers at Snowpark worked tirelessly building a unique playground that would await the riders early the next day. With sunny, spring-like conditions, the progressive set-up would help enable the worlds top snowboarders to push their limits and the progression of snowboarding to a new level.

‘The jump is sick, speeds good if you just go straight, it’s getting better now too’- Scotty James (AUS) after trying a double backside rodeo.

With identical step-up jumps, one with the bag jump – a custom built air filled landing pad that lets athletes get comfortable progressing their riding and technical tricks. Leading the charge was US rider Pat Moore acting as a coach / mentor, once he had the speed dialled in it didn’t take long for the other riders to get amongst the action.

Southern Hemisphere riders Scotty James ( AUS ) and Jacob Koia ( NZ ) along with Greg Bretz ( USA ) were amongst the first to hit the step-up, after initial jumps all three were into the doubles. The coaching team was on hand to offer advice, going over key points for each rider to work on, helping progress the athletes to new levels.

Not to be outdone by the guys, Spencer O’Brien ( CAN ) stepped straight up and threw down backside rodeo’s. The session started to heat up as riders got their ‘shred legs’ back and became comfortable hitting the feature.

‘Today was awesome, it was a good meet and greet day, everyone came in from either not riding all summer, or riding quite a bit, everybody was just taking their own time and enjoying it. This is my first time using the bag jump, it’s so fun for sure, I don’t know, there’s nothing like it. I am really happy with how it’s going.’ – Pat Moore

Wrapping up the first day, athletes returned to a wind-down session at the gym and a meet with the coaching team to go over the action and plan for Day 2 of the Red Bull Snowboarding Performance Camp – a new day for progression.

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A devout Irishman, Pat Moore's usually half in the bag.

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Wojtek Pawlusiak is the new best name in snowboarding. Sorry, Miami Thunder.

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Our vote for next triple cork claim? Sebastien Toutant. Callin' it.

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These crazy Canadian kids can double in their sleep. Young Marc McMorris, yawning through another backer-backer.

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While in the air, Greg Bretz managed to accept 15 new friend requests, re-tweet Louie Vito's last twat, order a pizza and call his baby girl. Pro.

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Scotty James, taking his opportunity for all it's worth. Bag-bound.