US ice cross downhill skater Tigh Isaac and his younger brother, Austin, have built a home-made Red Bull Crashed Ice course in their own backyard in order to train for the second race of the season in Saint Paul, MN.
Tigh, who has competed in the last five World Championship events, will be joined on the 400-metre-long track in the Minnesotan capital by his brother who will be appearing in his first ice cross downhill competition when Red Bull Crashed Ice rolls back into town on January 24-26.
See how the brothers, and cameraman Wyatt Lloyd, put a freezing cold Salt Lake City winter to good use:
In what will be one of the coldest weekends of the year in Minnesota, with temperatures plunging to minus 15 degrees celsius, Tigh Isaac will battle it out against championship leader and title holder Kyle Croxall, of Canada, as well as other international aces, including Finland's Arttu Pihlainen, Switzerland’s Kilian Braun and Germany's Fabian Mels.
Racing against each other in four-man heats and reaching speeds of up to 70kph, the athletes in the Ice Cross Downhill World Championship are competing in the fastest sport on skates with five global tour stops in 2012/13.