It's the second day that riders are out on the mountain and the lines that weave back and forth across and down the mountain are starting to become more defined. That being said, it's still a bit of a maze to try and figure out who is riding what line when you're out in the middle of them as so many overlap and look completely different depending on the perspective from where you're standing. Navigating your way amongst them, trying not to step on a carefully built line or fall down the cliffs that surround them, is no easy task.
It's also impossible to see every rider's line from anywhere on the mountain. From Brendan Fairclough's line on the far left of the mountain to Reece Wallace and Emil Johansson's intertwined lines on the far right, there's a whole lot of tricky terrain to navigate between. It's not a place you want to be caught out in after dark, but with the temperatures cooling in the evening and the winds light, there were many riders and builders still on the hill as sunset turned quickly to nightfall.
To help with the builds, riders are allocated 75 sandbags each, which they and their build teams of two can lug up as high as they want on the mountain. To make the landings solid, keep the dust at bay and keep the sharp lips from crumbling, the main build crew for the event has strung out close to 2 miles worth of hose throughout the mountain.
Cam Zink feels like he's getting close to 100 percent ten months after shoulder surgery and is stoked to be riding the line that took him out last year.
He has one more lip to build on a big stepdown in the Price is Right area and is essentially done building after that. He says he's as motivated as ever to stand on top of the box.