"Antelope Race Vol.3" was held on March 5th (Monday) in Okutone, where 130 people entered even though it was a weekday.This tournament is a banked slalom tournament produced by Ryosuke Abe, who has won the championship in Tenjin Banked in the past and has also participated in LBS of his home country Baker.
Held at Okutone Ski Resort, which has a permanent banked course
Last year, it was held for the first time on the weekday (Monday) the day after Tenjin Banked ended (last year's article wasClick here for more information.), Collected a lot of feedback.And the timing of the event is the same this season.A total of about 130 people gathered, including some entries from this tournament only, from the strong men flowing from Tenjin.
In fact, a banked course has been permanently installed at this Okutone ski resort since last season.Moreover, the Banked tournament will be held for the second time this year.Ryosuke Abe, who is a digger on the slopes, always manages the course in good condition.
On the day of the tournament, the permanent bank course will be released in addition to the actual tournament course, and it is also nice that participants who entered the venue early can get used to the bank there first.
By the way, that course is also the course of the tournament Vol.2 held in February.The video below is the permanent course.There are 2 banks in the course, which are permanently installed in Mukaiyama Park, so you can practice.
A cozy tournament where you can enjoy mellow banking in a loose atmosphere
As for the course of this tournament, banks that are a little tight in the first half continue, and then banks that connect at almost the same distance.The overall distance is not that long, and the image is that you can slide to the end at a good tempo.It was a slippery impression for those who participated for the first time.
The atmosphere at the site is not a tense and tense feeling, but a mellow air flows in a cozy atmosphere.In terms of course and atmosphere, it is a place where even beginners and kids with little experience can enjoy banking without hesitation in a loose venue on weekdays.
Among them, the 1st place in each class for men and women will be given the right to participate in Tenjin Banked next year, so of course there are people who are aiming for the top while making an aggressive slip and fully demonstrating their abilities.I felt that the balance of the atmosphere around here was very good.
Unfortunately, I was hit by rain from the middle, but I was able to skate all classes safely and the tournament was over.
Probably, I think that this permanent course will become a standard, so it may be good to say that next year it will be a permanent course here in Okutone.
Awards for each class