We asked one of the responsible to answer this question : Why?
You probably see this picture on Facebook, posted by Daniel Hanka and wondering why this kicker? And also if it’s a tribute to the X Games Oslo big air. As we were surprised as well, we contacted a guy from the Excellent Soldiers to know more about it.
D : Why did you do it ?
Jan Prouza : “We where short on snow one 10 days before event, so we had to decide to do it this
way, because of proper landing. The winter in Czech was just wrong this year, cause
we had like two times more snow for our event at the beginning, and then just one month
of raining or wrong temperatures. At the end we would be just good with snow, but it would be so tricky.
D : Did you tried it ?
Jan Prouza : Its already tested and it works beautifully perfect! Also you can work with radius much better, cause you can see which way you are changing it perfectly.
D : Would you do that in other situations ?
Jan Prouza : I think it must be the exact conditions to do it this way, like being short of snow 20%. Otherwise its not possible anyway, or you are just good 🙂