Shakedown (Snowboard Games)
The Shakedown Original Snowboard Games Since 2002 is a rider-driven snowboard event whose primary goal is to promote snowboarding. Its unique competition format makes the event a laid-back festive gathering that is appreciated by athletes and the fans.
Since its inception in 2002, Shakedown events have drawn in thousands of fans and athletes worldwide. As of 2010, this internationally notorious snowboarding event has multiplied. In fact, the Ride Shakedown (with Ride Snowboards as a title sponsor since 2009) started exporting its unique concept to the United States in 2010 and to Europe in 2011.
At the Ride Shakedown, athletes will take part in a slopestyle competition that demands a mastery of two different disciplines: the big air and the rail setup, which features multiple options revealed only on the first day of competition. Though fans revel in the unveiling of the Shakedown’s best-kept secret, it is also highly anticipated by participants, who must adapt their strategies accordingly.
Athletes have a set time frame in which to perform their judged runs and must announce them before they are carried out under the watchful eye of industry players and audience members. There is no pre-determined order. Riders perform when they feel ready -a unique competition format appreciated by all those involved. Large purses are awarded to the best athletes.
- 2011: Ride Shakedown
- 2010: Ride Shakedown