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Errol Kerr: Final stop of the Daron Rahlves Banzai Tour

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The Daron Rahlves Banzai Tour started out this year beautifully at Alpine Meadows.  Sunny weather and a really challenging course down the Beaver Bowl, which was amazing.

Conditions were right on the edge of what’s safe and what’s not.  I think it really pushed all of the skiers and riders in the Banzai on Beaver Bowl to their highest performance.  At that level of terrain and challenging conditions, I think it brought out the absolute best in all the skiers.  Everybody had to ski as hard as they possibly could.

Unfortunately, I missed the second stop of the Banzai Tour.  I was out at the Winter X Games and World Championships for Ski Cross.  So, coming into the last stop, I was excited and really wanted a chance to go against Daron Rahlves in the super final, and got off to a good day in qualifying, coming in second.

It was nice and sunny on qualifying day, and then, come race day, somebody invited all the fog and a nice snow storm in.  It was quite amazing racing;  four skiers at a time down a moguls run with white-out conditions.  I found it rather exciting and one of the more unusual and extreme races I have ever done in my life.

I had a great day going, won all my heats, and came into my final round.  It was time to put the best run I had out there.

I got off to a good start, but then got tangled up in the first corner, and, from there, just battled my way back through and was able to come down in third place – a little disappointed.

I really wanted a chance to make it into the super final, but nothing to put your head down about.  I got third place.

I want to thank Daron Rahlves for an amazing series, and I can’t wait for the series to get off again next year.  Hopefully, we’ll kick it off again at Alpine Meadows – Beaver Bowl Banzai 2012.

Errol Kerr, Jamaica Ski Team - who has written 19 posts on Ski Alpine Meadows.
The one-man Jamaica Ski Team, you can see Errol blazing down skier cross courses all over the world, representing the colors of Jamaica and his hometown ties to Alpine Meadows.

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