Kyle Ebbett takes the Dual Slalom Win at Teva Mountain Games

15 02 2012

When Kyle heard about the first ever Winter Teva Mountain Games dual slalom, he wanted the win… BAD! The odds were stacked in his favor since he’s most experienced snow slalom racers, along with Aaron Chase.  Still, it takes more than experience. Preparation, control, and no mistakes.

Even with studded tires, getting a bike to change direction on snow takes incredible balance, control and sensitive braking. You can’t just go full speed into turn like you would into a berm. That’s the beauty of slalom; the finesse it takes to turn while maintaining speed.

Kyle prepared by riding on ice and snow right out the backyard. In Vermont for the past 2 months there has only been ice and snow. He also spent hours studding up his tires and tested different screw configurations.

The field for dual slalom was full with 34 athletes and 16 would move on from a one-run qualifier to the elimination rounds. Kyle threw down a fast enough run to qualify 2nd. Aaron Chase qualified 1st. There were a lot of top racers to contend with including Chris Van Dine, Peter Hanak, Brain Buell, Dave Ziegman, and Eric Porter.  The path to the finals would not be easy. It takes three 2-run races to get to the finals. Both Aaron and Kyle eliminated whoever got in the gate with them.

Now in the finals, Kyle knew everything was on the line.  Planning for a season of racing, he needed to know that he was back at a competitive level.  Now all the training, prep, experience, and tire selection came down to 2 runs.  Plus, he was racing Chase. A rivalry that goes back 15 years.

Chase took the win at the River Rage. Trail66 Dual Slalom at Sunday River, Maine. late 1990s

Ebbett took the win this time.

Kyle rode amazingly and went on to take win.
For more info, check these articles in
Vail Daily
Vermont Sports

Crankworx Winter Park in Decline Magazine

15 10 2011

"As a long time competitive rider himself, Ebbett knows exactly how to put together a course that everyone can throw down on." Decline Magazine November 2011. In this pic Cam McCaul throws a front flip tuck no-hander over the "Hooter Booter."

Decline Magazine "The final jump was a big step-up with a super poppy lip, perfect for throwing down big tricks."

" Everyone I talked to was pumped on the build and stoked to be riding the course."


Green Mountain Showdown

28 08 2011

Crankworx Live Webcast 2011

28 07 2011

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We are just a little over 4 hours away from the live webcast from Crankworx Colorado in HD with Kyle Ebbett providing expert analysis.

C r a n k w o r x
Winter Park Colorado

Thursday, July 28
Dual Slalom – Live Webcast in  HD (1:30-4:30 EDT)

Friday, July 29
Slopestyle Qualifiers – Live Webcast in HD (4:00-6:00 EDT)

Saturday, July 30
Slopestyle Finals – Live Webcast in HD (3:00-6:30 EDT)

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Crankworx Colorado Course Preview

25 07 2011

GoPro footage of Alex Pro and James Hall testing out the 2011 Crankworx Colorado course design on

July 28-31 Winter Park, Colorado
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