Well the event is now only two days away and the crew has been up on the mountain at Mt Buller, Victoria for the last 3 days building the Mt Dew Hut on Bourke Street.
To see the hut in place on the main run (Bourke Street) of Mt Buller really now puts it into perspective – the hut is absolutely huge and all the local riders and pros in town already are getting a few sessions in here and there to help the Mt Buller Park crew refine the set-up and park build.
On Wednesday Local pro and DC Team rider Mikey Williams stepped up to guinea pig the hut first. The jump wasn’t even finished but he was keen to give it a crack and the park crew were all too happy to give him a tow-in on the sled to give him enough speed to hit the roof and gap from the up side of the roof to the landing 40-feet away.
First hit Mikey stomped a straight air perfect on the tranny doing about 40km/h and then stepped to a massive backside 180-gap before coming unstuck on a frontside 180.
Later that afternoon/evening the 3CS Pro-team, Gus StLeon and Jason Currie along with Quiksilver rider Nathan Perry joined in on a session to test the speed on the jumps the cats had finished putting up that afternoon. The boys started gaping the entire roof on a big jump the groomer had set-up on the left of the take-off, dropping some backside 180’s and frontside spins. Everytime they would drop in all the punters on Bourke street would be screaming and freaking out – it is a crazy sight to see someone jumping and jibbing the Dew hut. It’s like The Man From Snowy River without the horse, Aussie as!
The Dew Hut will be the main obstacle on the 4 obstacle course that the 10 invited pro-teams will be battling on for the $15 grand in cold hard cash this Saturday night. Starting at 6pm the event will run for over an hour and be a ground-breaking jib-event on Australian soil. Tricks are going to get thrown down hard as the riders push the limits of what’s possible to try and take the money and the team crown. The hut is built to allow not only big gnarly moves, but also technical rail tricks.
Practice for the event will be on tomorrow – Friday (31st of July) from 2pm -5pm where all teams (20 riders) will be shredding this hut apart getting ready for the main event. It will most likely be a great show, so if you’re around come and check it out as well. We’ll be posting some photos tomorrow night on the blog from the session.
Don’t forget the FREE gig and party with live act headlined by Australian Hip-hop legend PEZ at the Moosehead Bar up at Mt Buller.