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Flying carpets to enliven fairy tales at Shahdag skiing resort!

18 February 2014 [09:45] - TODAY.AZ
The most creative sporting event Red Bull Shakh Carpet will take place for the first time at the Shahdag skiing resort on February 22 at 13.00 p.m.

The idea of the event, which in translation means “The Shah of Carpets” presents funny dressed participants equipped with any facilities to go down from 80 meters track down the hill, jump on a ramp of 80cm height and into a 2 meters depth water pool filled with cold water.

The most interesting fact that the main vehicle facility which was created by participants especially for the event is the CARPET!

To pass the registration participants had to think in advance of the name of the team and creative concept, to construct a device for sliding by using the carpet and to prepare appropriate creative costumes.

Twenty most creative teams were selected to take part in competition.

Winners will be assessed according to three criteria: the best jump, creativity of costume and performance, the sympathy of spectators.

A special Jury will be judging the event, among who are Philippe Gayet, the representative of the Shahdag’s skiing resort, Iva Tsiklauri – Red Bull athlete from Georgia, who won of free ride (skis) championship several times and one of the most successful and creative photographers of
Azerbaijan Orkhan Aslanov.

- Team consists from 2-3 participants
- Each team has 5 minutes to show performance (performance-jump)
- Equipment: self-made sledges and carpet
- Swimming pool: 15m x 8 m, 2 meters depth
- After the swimming pool participants will be accommodated in special warm tent

Many interesting prizes such as: HTC One, skis, snowboards and other skiing equipment will be awarded to the winners.

“Flights” from ski jump and sliding on self-made flying carpets is a unique sight-seeing and unforgettable experience where a lot of drive and extreme are guaranteed!

Transfer to Shahdag will be arranged for Media representatives at the day of the event.

The project is held with the partnership of the Shahdag skiing resort.



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