It will take a long time for anyone to forget Friday night’s Oakley Jib-Vid 2010 projection party. The standard of filming, editing and riding in every single film was absolutely incredible, and the crowd packed into the Arena Nightclub were extremely vocal in their support for all the films; introduced by the MC team of Jon Weaver and Jay Stephenson. The level of riding, filming and editing has come a long way in the past 6 years; and all the teams submitted a film that many wouldn’t believe was fully created in just 28 hours.
However, as they say in Highlander, there can be only one, and this year the top prize of 5,000 euros and engraved Oakley Crowbar goggles went to the Onboard Team of Tom Elliot, Fredrik Evenson and Ethan Morgan. Their incredible film, also winning the best filming and best editing awards, was stylish, professional and humorous and featured sick riding from Freddie and Ethan, the perfect combination for a Jib-Vid, making the Onboard Team worthy winners.
2nd place went to Oakley Snowboard comprising of the return of Adam Gendle along with team partners Scott McMorris and Tyler Chorlton
3rd place was taken by Johno Verity and his Animal team of Paddy Graham and James Webb
More than six thousand spectators watched the world's best freeride snowboarders take on the impressive 600 vertical metre face of the Bec des Rosses in Verbier. Due to bad weather, the mens competition had to be cancelled until later this month
Balmy weather made Vermont feel more like California at the 28th annual US Open Snowboarding Championships, where Europeans Mikkel Bang (NOR) and Sina Candrian (SUI) each took home $20,000 and top slopestyle honors
The first day of the British Snowboard Championships kicked off in style when the Trespass British Snowboardcross took place in perfect spring like conditions that saw a double family victory from newcomers Thomas and Charlotte Bankes, who both dominated all day with super fast runs that were peppered with Olympic influences.
Snowboard Guide rating 8 out of 10
“Big area, with some decent freeriding, and maybe the best park in Austria. Has a big British seasonaire contingent, and the home of Snowbombing and the Altitude festivals.”