After decades without change, this year the International Canoe Federation (ICF) has introduced a new event to the slalom World Cup and World Championship program: the extreme slalom cross. Combining elements of a classic slalom race with the head-to-head, no-holds-barred style of a boater-cross featuring Eskimo rolls is what inspired the Youth Olympics race format. The extreme slalom cross attempts to infuse a more adrenaline-filled atmosphere into the traditional world of slalom.

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