Guess who was 3rd in the Sickline prelims (2nd run I guess)? Eric Jackson! Wow, talk about well-rounded. 20 years older than most of the field- go Eric!
EJs take is really interesting:
"With 26 countries and the worlds fastest slalom racers, creekers, expedition boaters, freestyle kayakers, etc.. all competing, I am comfortable with the idea that this is the World Championships of Extreme racing. No race in the world has a stronger field. Green race has a very strong field but nothing like this. This is the real deal with huge depth of field. Any time you have 10 people stacked into 1 second, you have a strong depth of field. That is pretty awesome. 60th place was only 6.25 seconds behind 1st place in a single run. That is an average of 10 people in each second."
EJ’s Take on the Extreme World Championships Day 1 Competition…. Jackson Kayak – Whitewater, Recreational, Touring and Fishing kayaks
Finals are tomorrow (Saturday)
World Championship 2011
This looks like a bigger format:
adidas Sickline 2011 - Kayak Events - Extreme.com by Freecaster.tv - Where the world is watching action sports LIVE
Some footage from last year:
Interesting to see so many top paddlers getting worked!
Sam Sutton CLEANING it at the end!
Hmm; not sure why some of those embed, and others don't.