Slippery, sloppy, slimy and spidery, the Cairns World Cup downhill commenced under wet and humid conditions. The course conditions changed each minute, but stayed generally ugly as rock gardens, roots and high-speed sections were made even more difficult. Time training runs revealed that times are about a minute slower than they were in the dry. The weather forecast calls for more moisture. Sven Martin, Duncan Philpott, Boris Beyer and Joe Bowman capture the excitement of this damp, daring downhill.