Scoped this clip of Brandon DesJarlais at Switchbacks Challenge #2 via ShredOregon’s YouTube Channel. The Switchbacks course (if you’re unfamiliar and/or haven’t yet watched the included video) is a relatively tight pathway near the Rose Gardens in Portland, Oregon. Brandon made the right choice and opted for a short-wheelbase topmount (nearing slalom-status, it seems!) to give himself the extra agility that the three sharp curves require. Sure you “could manage it” with a longer wheelbase, but where’s the excitement in that?
The cool cats at PDXDownhill.com and RipCitySkate put on the Switchbacks Series for the skateboarding community in Portland and surrounding areas. If you’re looking to get in on the next event in the Series (September 8th, 2013) clickity clack this way to the official event page.
Though we couldn’t make it up to P-Town for this event, we managed to get in on the action right around this time last year! Look no further: