Whistler snowboarding culture welcomes back Monster Boarderstyle with open arms! This year during the 2018 World Ski and Snowboard Festival we’ll be hosting the Monster Energy Boarderstyle World Championships and the buzz is already humming in town.
The Monster Boarderstyle is a WSSF no doubt a favourite of spectators and athletes alike. With the Whistler Blackcomb terrain park in prime shredding condition we thought we’d catch up with a few previous contestants to see if they’re practicing with the event in mind. The array of answers are, shall we say, interesting?
What is your favorite Monster Boarderstyle feature from past course layouts?
“The Alligator pit as long as I’m not the one hitting it!” – Alex Duckworth
“My favorite feature is the finish line jump, mandatory spin and land to finish! That’s where it all goes down.” – Jesse Millen
“My favorite feature has got to the pond skim, probably fest feature to watch. You never know what’s going to happen and you can always expect so see come carnage.” – Derek Livingston
If you train for the Monster Boarderstyle, what do you do?
“Eat well, Stay on the Board and clear my mind.” – Jessy Brown
“Just show up and send it.” – Derek Livingston
What are you looking forward to most for this year’s Monster Boarderstyle?
“I can’t wait to see all my homies again. It’s a fun event that brings out everyone from the young-guns to the legends” – Derek Livingston
“Seeing who eats it into the water hazard!” – Jesse Millen
Any words of advice for those dropping into the course?
“Keep your elbows up!” – Jesse Millen
“Stay fast and loose out there.” – Jessy Brown
While it might not seem so serious before the event, you can feel the energy ooze from each rider at the gates prior to dropping in! The excitement flows for the whole course ensuring there’s not a bad seat on the mountain. Skier, snowboarder or even snowblader we can guarantee you’ll be thoroughly entertained watching the Monster Boarderstyle!