Rider Inamura Ki is the 5th installment of Inam Life, where he will battle the world and cut out the current contest scene from the rider's perspective!This time, we will deliver the pattern of COW DAY held in Hakuba and the huge kicker session Hammer Banger Session.
COW DAY started two years ago at HAKUBA2 in Nagano with milk soap as the crown sponsor.
The tournament is held in two days, the first day is a qualifying session for general entry riders only, and the second day is a main race with riders who have won from the previous day and invited riders.The content is a flow of big air during the day and jib at night.Not only big air but also jib competitions are held, so riders of various styles gather.I managed to get into this tournament, even though I wasn't able to play in most of the tournaments this season due to an injury.
Jump has several barriers to the Super Final.The first round is an average confrontation that is decided by a run with a high score of 3 out of 2, and the 2nd round is a style confrontation that competes with the best run of 2 out of 1.From there, it becomes a tournament system, and the rider who is really good at jumping remains until the end.In the Super Final, one of the three is the best run, so the riders push themselves and perform big tricks.In the final, everyone played triple cork, which was truly a world-class tournament.Among them, the winner was Yuki Kadono (RIDE) who decided the backside triple cork 3.It was overwhelming in terms of height, perfection, landing, and everything else.
His awesomeness was goose bumps, including the strength of the game that decided this trick at the very end.
In the jib, there will be a 30-minute jam session divided into two heats, with 10 riders advancing to the final.In the final, the judges will have coins and distribute them to the riders who have made good runs.In addition to that, one coin is distributed to the audience one by one, and after the session is over, the ranking is decided by the number of coins earned.By the way, 1 coin is 1 yen. It's very interesting because you can tell at a glance that "that rider has received a lot of coins".
The winner was 15-year-old Satoshi Yoneno (GNU), who is also a member of the movie crew Dirty Pimp.The sense of stability and how to ride the rails, which are fascinating with transfers, were a bit different.I had never seen him slip live, but I was surprised at how powerful he was.Perhaps he will be the one who will lead the Japanese street scene in the future.
Hammer Banger Session
A session event was held in Nagano and Tsugaike Kogen to push your limits with a world-class kicker.It was a very interesting event so I couldn't slip, but I ran a car and went to see it for only one day.
Riders were pushing each other on this day, as the purpose of this event was to "push their limits".I was able to see a lot of tricks that can only be seen in top-class competitions in the world.Seeing the riders trying beyond their limits, I wanted to fly with them, but I was fascinated by it, which made me feel strange.
From now on, in order to practice the world's top level tricks, I felt that it was necessary to make a special huge kicker instead of the permanent park.The level of tricks went up that much, and more "airtime" was needed.In the future, it will be necessary to prepare such an environment for riders fighting in the world.This event is still in its first year.It seems that it will be further powered up and will be held next year, so I would definitely like to participate in this session at that time.