SSX Iconic Terrain blog #5 – Underground Tunnels, Big Air
We talk a lot about the challenges presented by the topology on the mountain, but what about being INSIDE the mountain? Although not that common, underground tunnels present the wonderful premise of offering routes of varied direction and heights! That is, if you have the skills to get up there. Opportunities will present themselves to the rider to catch secret tunnels exposed high up in the chasm walls. They’re worth the exploration – there’s only thing more rewarding that dropping down the steal the race from an unsuspecting competitor right in the dying moments is to pull a massive trick while doing so!
This is what it’s all about, right? What’s the point of gravity if you can’t defy it once in a while? When I say ‘defy’ I actually mean ‘completely own’. Kickers are just the cheesy snack for this main course! What separates the veterans from the newbies is what you do when you’re up there amongst the flares and spotlight. You going to pull off a few 720’s, a selection of grabs, detach from your board and pull a superman? Or are you going to do something really interesting?!