NAIT Campus, Edmonton
Monster Energy held a freestyle snowmobile demo at the NAIT Campus and I went to take some photos of Brett Turcotte and Heath Frisby throwing their sleds around. There is no snow in Edmonton at the moment, so it felt a little weird. They brought in a big mobile ramp and landing on trailers, and lined them up in front of the campus bar ‘The Nest’. With special skis with wheels on, and a long green carpet for traction, the snowmobiles could get around just like they were on snow. Snowmobiles are cooled down by the snow hitting the coolant running through the back of the tunnel, so when they ride on concrete like this they can only run for a few minutes before the engine overheats. This means they can only hit the jump about 5 times each per session, with 2 sessions and 2 riders, I had about 20 chances to get the shot! It makes me kind of nervous when Monster flies me out to these events and I really only have about half an hour to make it look good! It was a nice sunny day, but the buildings completely blocked the sun, so I was really happy I brought my flash gear!
See the full gallery here on Monster Energy’s website