Friday, January 1, 2010

World Cup Weekend

You can imagine I was easily convinced when Selina suggested we spend our one year anniversary at the 2009 Snowboard Big Air World Cup finals. We spent Saturday night in a hotel downtown taking advantage of the spa and club lounge facilities, then headed across town to the comp the next afternoon. Upon arrival it seemed all of Korea came out to watch the finals live as the closest we could get was near a huge TV screen. Something I didn't expect was the demographic of the crowd being between 50 and 80 years of age. Determined to get closer Selina and I battled our way through the congested and aggressive crowd of senior snowboard fans. Eventually we did make it the very front for the end of the semis. Highlights included the one Korean competitor preparing himself at the launch pad atop a sea of people shouting "KOREA! KOREA!" only to drop into a full double back-flip. Another unbelievable weekend in the Republic.

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