Chas Guldemond had a good day today. Here’s proof. Whoever has to go head to head against Chuck G tomorrow is bummed. PHOTO: Scott Serfas

Chas Guldemond had a good day today. Here’s proof. Whoever has to go head to head against Chuck G tomorrow better be ready to battle. PHOTO: Scott Serfas

Practice for the first ever Billabong Ante Up kicked off today under sunny skies at the Camp Of Champions in Whistler, BC, Canada. Scotty Lago, Chas Guldemond, Seb Toots, Charles Reid, Eric Willett, and Werner Stock were just some of the riders sending it over the chiseled big air during practice. There’s expected to be 35 riders competing, only 16 of them will make it into the head to head elimination fighting to get a piece of the $50,000 up for grabs. Check back tomorrow starting at 10:30 pacific time (1:30 Eastern) right here on twsnow.com to watch the webcast live. Let’s hope this glorious weather holds out-if today’s practice was any indication, we’re in for an insane air show.

Find out more about the Billabong Ante Up here.

Chas had his tranny finder fine-tuned his for this gap. Maybe he ate one knuckle sandwich, but it was a fluke. PHOTO: Scott Serfas

Chas had his tranny finder fine-tuned his for this gap. Maybe he ate one knuckle sandwich, but it was a fluke. PHOTO: Scott Serfas

 You could stretch before you hit the jump or ... save some time and combo. PHOTO: Scott Serfas

You could stretch before you hit the jump or ... save some time and combo. PHOTO: Scott Serfas

Serfas eye view of the action. PHOTO: Scott Serfas

Serfas eye view of the action. PHOTO: Scott Serfas

Devun Walsh and Iikka Backstrom are up at Camp Of Champions for the week with the DC crew.

Devun Walsh and Iikka Backstrom are up at Camp Of Champions for the week with the DC crew.

Lonnie Kauk, too.

Lonnie Kauk, too.

The peanut gallery: Halldor Helgason, Helgason’s filmer Johannes Brenning, and Eiki.

The peanut gallery: Halldor Helgason, Helgason’s filmer Johannes Brenning, and Eiki.

COC park crew, David Melancon: chiseled, sculpted, and salted—the jump that is.

COC park crew, David Melancon: chiseled, sculpted, and salted—the jump that is.