Kyle Strait and Brian Lopes Take 1 &2 on Dual Slalom at Kokanee Crankworx


An incredible sunset through the clouds set the stage on a Dual Slalom course built to perfection. Slopestyle heavyweight Kyle Strait, back on the race scene this year, upset Brian Lopes to win the 2009 Kokanee Crankworx Dual Slalom.

The gates dropped to fast-paced action and big crashes, proving once again the Dual Slalom is a crowd pleaser. With Strait having only a slight lead going into the final lap, it was anyone’s race.
When the dust settled and it was all over, Strait had the upset, continuing his comeback and proving he is both a top racer and freestyler.

“I just rode as fast and as smooth as I could. You can’t think too much about the race, you need to just ride,” says Strait. “It’s awesome to get a good result like this.” Now in its third season at Kokanee Crankworx, the Dual Slalom and its head-to-head format with riders pumping through rhythm sections and ripping through tight berms, makes for non-stop action from start to finish.

Kyle Strait took first place, Brian Lopes took second place.


Erin Edwards


August 13, 2009