After seeing the course on Wednesday but not being able to ride it because of rain, everyone was more than ready for a break-in session when Thursday morning broke with some much-needed sunshine. As you can see in the video above, the jumps that the build crew created were perfect, pushing the riders far more than your average contest set-up.
While the riders padded up, the trash-talking commenced and a few bets were made as to who would make it through first. The upper section of the course provided its own challenges before leading to the bigger jump features, and the riders started pushing further down, one or two features at a time.
Morgan Wade was the first to make it from top to bottom. He thought he was coming up a little short on the massive final set, so he went for a huge superman seatgrab to push himself over the gap but couldn't stick the landing. After watching a few riders work out the kinks in the upper section, it was Ronnie Napolitan who ended up cleaning the whole line -- on his very first run.
Luckily, the weather held out and the session got more intense, with 360 and flip variations thrown and style-drenched massive boosts fired from the poppy lips. Qualifying is set to kick off on Friday at 11:00 a.m., so stay tuned for more action.