Red Bull Sky Gate Highlights | *Sketchy

Red Bull’s newest mountain bike event is called Sky Gate, whereas I simply call it sketchy.  The course flows rapidly down a 50° pitched flight of 999 stairs that leads up to the world renowned Big Gate at Tianmen Mountain National Park – Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, China.

It’s very likely that the riders invited had no idea what the course would look like, let alone ride like. An intense straight drop-in to 500 stairs, onto sections of flats, little gaps to stairset landings, to rickety berm/wallrides, a blind closeout-ish gap to short stop finish line like this is not for the faint-hearted. To stand behind the start gate’s wand is one thing, but if you actually want to drop you’ll need watermelon sized balls.

In the highlights reel above you’ll see all the action, including Kelly McGarry’s brutal slam at the 1:47 mark.  I’m not sure if the 360p quality video is what makes the course look damp, but it’s easy to see there isn’t any room for error.  Event coordinators need to ensure that riders can ride to their best ability while creating a course that is fast and technical; it’s a tough job, but someone needs to do it.

If you’re thinking about doing something crazy like this, make sure to wear a helmet.  Check out all of our helmets HERE.

 

2015 Windsurf, SUP, and Bike Swap – Saturday May 9th

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Win 2 day passes to Mount Bohemia

In honor of Mount Bohemia‘s Marty Gras Party we give you a chance to win Two lift tickets good for any day this this season, while there is still snow!

To enter visit us on instagram @thehouseboardshop, Follow @MountBohemia and  tag a friend in the photo you see below. Its that easy! The winner will be announced on Wednesday, March 4th!

Mout Bohemia Ticket giveaway

 

 

Info about The 15th annual Mardi Gras Madness:

  • Saturday March 7th
  • Girls ski free on Mardi gras Saturday
  • Girl with the most beads wins $1000
  • other events to be announced 
  •  For questions call 906 289 4105

For more info visit www.mtbohemia.com/

Olympics – Big Air & Team Boardercross

Big Air

 

USSA Big Air and Team Boardercross Proposal

 

 BARCELONA, Spain (June 3) – On the heels of the successful debut of new Olympic events like slopestyle snowboarding, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is proposing the addition of two new Olympic snowboarding events. The USSA will make its formal proposal to the International Ski Federation (FIS), the sport’s governing body, when its entire membership meets June 1-6 in Barcelona for its FIS Congress for the inclusion of big air snowboarding and team snowboardcross. Big air has been contested at the FIS World Championships since 2003 while SBX has been an integral and popular Olympic event since 2006.

 

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The House Annual Windsurfing Swap

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Looking for some hard to find  Windsurfing gear?  Perhaps, you are looking for a paddleboard or great deal on a used kite. Well, if you live in the Minnesota near Minneapolis & St Paul, you are in luck. It’s time for our Annual Windsurf Swap. It has been a long standing tradition that we host our Windsurf Swap during the first weekend in May and this year is no different. So come on down to The House bring your old gear and see some old friends or make some new ones.

Event Info:

Make sure to come early. The best deals are typically gone by 9am.

Swap Deals

  • 10% off  SUP and Windsurfing Gear – In store only – Get a Free Paddle when you buy a SUP

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