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Rolling down through Wyoming to X Games. Hit the jump for a schedule...

Rolling down through Wyoming to X Games. Hit the jump for a schedule of the week's events...

Howdy everyone –

Just made it down to Aspen after a long haul through the dead backroads of Wyoming. It’s been a crazy couple of weeks trying to get all of my gear ready to go for this year’s Mono X at the 14th Winter X Games. For those who haven’t seen or heard about the Mono X – let me give you a quick rundown:

First, imagine an alpine racecourse with a collection of little gates that you turn around in order to make it to the bottom of the hill. Now take those little gates, and stick some massive jumps between them (sitting comfortably between 20 and 80 feet, depending on the launch). With me so far. Okay – so once you have your jumpy, yet gated course built – now you introduce the competitors. In most skier-cross competitions, it’s a bunch of bipeds racing down the course at the same time trying to be the first one through the finish line. With the Mono X, you have competitors still racing down the course at the same time – but these competitors are half-robot. When a biped blows up on the course, we worry for his safety. When a monoskier blows up on the course, we worry about shrapnel. Jumps, speed, traffic, and lots of machined aluminum – looks like it could be a fun week!

I’ll be throwing up some video and photos this week – so check back. Alternatively, you can follow me on twitter for competition updates or click right HERE for a competition schedule from EXPN.


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  • Jean125

    Good luck this next week. Our whole family enjoyed reading your book and we rate it one of the best. My son is applying to Montana State in the graduate program in Natural History Film and will be traveling in New Zealand starting next month. Thought it was a coincidence as I read your story. I have a degree as an Occupational Therapist, so I learned so much from your insight. Thank-you for opening up and sharing your story with all of us.

  • elizabethcatherineusher

    Dear Kevin – my mom gave me your book for Christmas – I was enthralled and inspired – I know that you don't want to be an inspiration but they way you live your life does inspire people with differences to move outside their boxes and comfort zone. I need to find my “sport” and you give me energy to get going. PLease let me know when you will be in the Connecticut/New York area – I would love to hear you discuss your work and skiing –

  • http://twitter.com/SingletrackM1nd Casey Schlenker

    Is the guy riding shotgun named Ben?

  • stephenschultz

    Friggin' hilarious trailer for your book. My kids were also cheering loud for you in the Finals. Unfortunately . . . we were in Bozeman, not Aspen. Great Job!!

  • stephenschultz

    Friggin' hilarious trailer for your book. My kids were also cheering loud for you in the Finals. Unfortunately . . . we were in Bozeman, not Aspen. Great Job!!