For kiwis, dual slalom has long been this fantasy sport that many only watched through screens, streamed from far-flung countries. That was until today. One of the biggest and most anticipated events of Crankworx Rotorua 2018 finally took place on New Zealand soil - the 100% Dual Slalom, and you best believe it didn't disappoint. A combination of the ideal location, perfect dirt and master craftsmanship from the crew at Empire of Dirt added up to a supreme course that was better than anyone could have expected.
Better yet, the course has been handed over to the Rotorua Trails Trust and access opened to the public, meaning this latest addition to the already strong quiver of riding facilities in the town is everyone's to use year-round. In the few days the course has been there for, there are already stories of local kids not coming home for dinner because riding this work of art has been more important. That sense of community was front and center at today's event, but so was some serious two-wheeled chaos.
1st - Tomas Slavik
2nd - Kyle Strait
3rd - Luca Cometti
1st - Jill Kintner
2nd - Kialani Hines
3rd - Tahnée Seagrave
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