At first sight, jaws hit the floor, the first big hit is around 100ft now and is seriously intimidating. Some riders were feeling the jet lag and took a while to adjust, but after watching Sam, Nico and Clemens hit it, the lag and fear quickly were pushed aside. They followed the boys that had hit it before to feel what speed they needed and after a couple attempts they were all making it through the course and adding more tricks with each run.
The wind has been really unpredictable and changes direction constantly, so every morning and evening we go up to see if it is being kind to us. It can also drop or pick up in a matter of minutes. You might get to the top and almost be blown away, thinking there's no chance of riding, to have it be perfectly still, perfect conditions moments later. Such a tease! The huge step up at the bottom is in a different direction to the top two big features, so often when the wind is too strong for those they can still drop in from the hip landing and have a trick session.
With more riders on course, some parts are getting seriously hard packed, but some others are blowing through the top compact layer of dirt to dust underneath, so a few minor patch up's were needed on Tuesday afternoon and all is fresh & ready to go again.