Wow! More than 80% of the time this rider finished in the top-5 this season. This rider is money. That should narrow it down a bit for you, but you will have to do your research to use that information. You guys, on the other hand, managed to get the correct answer only about 15% of the time yesterday. Darrel Olson (Minnesota represent!) thanks you for taking the bait on the "safe" answer of ‘solid and consistent’ because his chances of winning the daily prize went way up as a result. Nick Kinsman wasted no time claiming his prize yesterday. Today could be your day!
The leaderboard changed pretty significantly yesterday with Mike Riddle and Jen Hudak leading the way and Colby West, Andreas Hatveit and Jossi Wells getting good support also. All of these riders are strong competitors, but are they 80%+ good? Top-5 finishes are great, but if they are all in local compeitions against 12 year olds, they don’t mean a lot on the big stage. Was this rider’s dominance against the elite, the solid second-tier or local youngsters? Hmmm. Well, the BCS in College Football used to use ‘strength of schedule’ to rank football teams, so we have devised our own index: the number of X-Games riders that he or she beat in competition this past season. Read carefully because we are NOT asking how many riders he or she beat in the X-Games itself, but rather how many of these riders he or she beat at competitions (including the X-Games, if applicable) throughout the season. You guys have managed to put forth over 120 possible names and this question hopefully will help to narrow down the possible identity of the person who will be joining reigning World Cup Halfpipe Champion Matt Hayward and North American Open Champion Keltie Hansen on the 4FRNT team this season.
To recap, at this point we know that this rider is between 17 and 23, is a slope/pipe athlete, does not incorporate a Whiskey Flip into his or her pipe run and is a vritual lock to finish in the top-5. Now, against what type of competition is this rider having such success? To answer the question for Day 5, click here.
Remember, every day we will post a new question, related to the athletes identity, on 4FRNT.com. Each question is designed to build upon the information posted from the previous daily questions and provide clues as to this rider’s identity. Daily answers will all be building up to the final 12th question on June 20th. Answers will be posted daily on the site along with names of riders that contestants are guessing. Remember, we’re not telling who it is but we’ll post your guesses. With every daily answer posted, so will be the winner of the daily drawing and the names of who people think it may be.
Prizes (you know, free stuff!!):
Each and every day. one lucky contestant who answers the daily question correctly will win free stuff from shop.4FRNT.com. In addition to the daily prizes, if you provide the correct name of the rider with your answer, you also will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing to win a free pair of 08-09 TNKs. You can up the ante and also win a pair of Deadbolt bindings if you are selected as the Grand Prize winner and have made a qualifying purchase on shop.4FRNT.com during the contest. We’ll even make it an easy decision by giving you 35% off your purchase (coupon code will be provided after you post your first entry in the contest). See the Official Rules for details.
On the 21st of June, we will not only be announcing the answer to the final question and name of the Grand Prize winner, but we will also be physically introducing the athlete at Camp of Champions’ arrival day for Session A. So start guessing, sign up for Camp of Champions and meet 4FRNT’s latest pro, win some skis and shred the best summer terrain park in history.