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2009 MBS Fall Classic

23
Nov

2009 MBS Fall Classic

Devin Garland going as big as possible on the "small" jumpWith sub-zero temperatures settling into the region during competition weekend the MBS Fall Classic quickly turned in the MBS “Arctic” Challenge. But riders made the most of it and fun times were had by all. Of course. What do you expect from a bunch of hard-core mountainboarders?

So, with the frigid temps and frozen roads there was no choice but to stay inside and go BOWLING! I think no matter what a bunch of mountainboarders do together it ends up being pretty darn fun! Surprisingly there were some decent bowlers and it was interesting to see your friends and competitors do something other than mountainboard.

SUNDAY: FREESTYLE / SLALOM / LOW HIGH JUMP

Finally…….some riding! 

OK….so Sunday was just as cold and wet and did I mention cold and wet? The downhill event in the mountains had to be cancelled due to fear that people would slide off the mountain in their cars. So people headed to the freestyle park and got their jumps on. Of course there was a roaring bonfire that enticed people to hang out. That helped.
 

RESULTS: 

FREESTYLE

YOUTH

1ST – KELBY CLARK

2ND – CRAIG EBERSOLE 

3RD – MICHAEL MORITZ

SPORT

1ST – PAUL JOHNS

2ND – DEREK HOWE

3RD – TYLER ALLISON 

WOMEN

1ST – MELISSA PONCE DELEON

2ND – ARI COATS

3RD – EMMY SMITH-ZURAWSKI

MASTERS

1ST – JOSEPH PONCE DELEON

2ND – BRACK LEE

3RD – BRANDON FRY

PRO

1ST – DAVE STIEFVATER

2ND – DEVIN GARLAND

3RD – MATT SILVA

SLALOM

YOUTH

1ST – MICHAEL MORITZ

2ND – CRAIG EBERSOLE

3RD – KELBY CLARK 

SPORT

1ST – DEREK HOWE

2ND – PAUL JOHNS

3RD – TYLER ALLISON

WOMEN 

1ST – MELISSA PONCE DELEON

2ND – EMMY SMITH-ZURAWSKI

3RD – ARI COATS

MASTERS

1ST – BRACK LEE

2ND – JOSEPH PONCE DELEON 

3RD – BRANDON FRY

PRO

1ST – TYLER MORK

2ND – DEVIN GARLAND 

3RD – AKONI KAMA

HIGH JUMP

OPEN

1ST – DEREK HOWE

 


 

THANKS!!!!

Thanks huge to all the riders and spectators who came from far and wide for this event. Riders showed up from as far as California, Georgia and Utah. As well a super big thanks to the sponsors: Billy Goat Moving – Power Bar – Hillbilly Gear and Altitude Sickness!!!!!

And thanks for to everyone who sent in pictures for this newsletter: 
Jan Hansen, Tyler Mork, Devin Fritz & Regina Clark

The Fall Classic remains as one of the best mountainboard events in the US and although the weather this year was a bit nasty, spirits were high and the riding as usual pushed the limits.

Keep riding everyone and see you next year!

EVENT BACKGROUND

The Fall Classic takes place in the birthplace of mountainboarding, Colorado Springs, CO. Since 1993 MBS Mountainboards has been headquartered here and has been the inspiration for riding boards in the summer. With it’s many trails, tracks and hills Colorado Springs is the perfect area for mountainboarding.

The Fall Classic consists of three completely different event. The rider who does the best in all three events gets crowned “King of the Mountain” in their own class.

#1 – The Pave Slalom where riders need exceptional flatland and carving skills.

#2 – The Freestyle Jam where riders are doing jumps and spins and aerial acrobatics trying to get a high scored based on judges criteria.

#3 – The Mass Downhill which is basically who can get down the hill the fastest.

The MBS Fall Classic is open to riders of all ages and abilities.

Divisions:

Grom 12 and Under – Youth 13-17, Sport 18-35, Masters 35+, Womens, Pro

Each Division must have at least 3 participants or rider will go into the nearest next Division up.


Freestyle Jam at the MBS “Backyard”
 
The “Backyard” has hosted some of America’s most amazing freestyle competitions. Riders of all ages and ability levels compete in their own divisions but every level has some hot riding. Riders get 3 chances at pulling off an amazing trick. While younger riders are trying to do difficult grabs and landing squarley and ride away, pro level riders are trying to do nothing less than multiple spins and inverted tricks. Pro Riders get one extra jump. 

In 2007 the MBS “Backyard” gave birth to one of the largest tabletop jumps in the United States and features now include a massive step-up jump, a triple hit table-top jump, a “fun” box, a flat to down rail, a canon rail, several rollers and a smaller table top jump for beginners. You can see 14,000-foot Pikes Peak looking down inthe background giving the park its approval.
 

High Drive – The Ultimate Downhill Race 

The Ultimate Downhill is one of the longest running mountainboard events dating back to the early 90s. Today it’s the same winding, challenging, three-mile long dirt road, the only thing that’s changed is the fact that the boards are better and the riders are much faster. The culmination of the day is the Ultimate Downhill, or also called the Mass Downhill. You got it, everyone goes at the same time!

 


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