4Star RIDE Shakedown 2011 in Washington, USA

The riders will need a versatile set of skills to be successful on the 2011 4Star RIDE Shakedown course in Washington, which will consist of a big air jump that rolls into a challenging option of rails.

2011 RIDE Shakedown.  Photo: Chrispin CannonThe 2011 4Star RIDE Shakedown will be held from March 18-19 at The Summit in Washington, USA. Following the successful 4Star slopestyle competition last weekend in Garmisch, Germany, the RIDE Shakedown is ready for some fresh action in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.

The 2011 Swatch TTR World Tour event will feature a unique slopestyle course made up of a big air jump and rails where a mix of American and Canadian riders including, Tyler Flanagan, Sam Hulbert and Matts Kulisek, will compete for their share of the $35,000 prize purse and a maximum of 500 Swatch TTR World Ranking points.

Friday, March 18, 2011 will play host to the amateur qualification round and competition will continue on Saturday, March 19, 2011 for semi-finals and finals.

17-year-old Tyler Flanagan took second place at the legendary 6Star Oakley Arctic Challenge among some heavy competition in Oslo, Norway. Also planning to attend is American, Sam Hulbert, who won the 5Star slopestyle title at the Burton Canadian Open.

Matts Kulisek has some good TTR results under his belt and is another rider to watch out for at the RIDE Shakedown along with fellow Canadian, Zak Stone, who took second place at the 5Star Canadian Open slopestyle back in February.

2011 RIDE Shakedown.  Photo: Chrispin CannonAll of these riders can better their positions within the TTR Top 100 with a good result here at the Shakedown. Unique ‘Call-Your-Trick’ Jam Format The finals event on Saturday night will hold a unique 90-minute jam format where riders need to call their runs in order to be scored. If a rider does not perform the called tricks, no score will be awarded.

With the progressive jump and rail combo along with a top-notch rider list, the 2011 RIDE Shakedown in Washington is setup for some impressive riding.

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