Jamaica Ski Team member Errol Kerr, pictured above, at a Red Bull sponsored
party in Truckee for the Silver Belt Banzai celebration Saturday
night. After placing second at the Silverbelt Banzai qualifiers, he
had every reason to smile. Kerr would not finish the race on Sunday
after hitting a mogul and popping out of both bindings failing to
complete the course.
The fiercest storm of the season slammed into Lake Tahoe over President's weekend making
the trip to the home of the 1940's born Banzai a feat in and of itself
worthy of commendation. The race has evolved into a six-man wide, big
mountain skicross, as local professional skier, Trevor Ricoli (Reno,
NV), called it in a recent interview.
I have never gone that fast down double black diamonds with moguls,
ever. I have never trained for this. I never thought there would be a
race like this."
Question: In the future, how would you train for a race like this?
I guess, when it is a powder day, go as fast as you can down every
black diamond run, straight line. That is about all I can think of.