The next snowboarding superstars wanted
Wed 22 December 10
For the second consecutive year, Quiksilver and Roxy launch their European wide 'Quiksilver and Roxy Radar', which is destined to discover the next Mathieu Crepel or Torah Bright.
For the second consecutive year, Quiksilver and Roxy launch their European wide ‘Quiksilver and Roxy Radar’, which is destined to discover the next Mathieu Crepel or Torah Bright.
To unearth these future champions, Quiksilver and Roxy have set up a European wide contest open to all young riders between 8 and 14 years of age. It is open to both girls and boys, who snowboard or ski freestyle.
The goal? To bring the young new talents into the prestigious Quiksilver team, with a renewable one-year contract. The finalists will also win VIP access to the Winter X Games Europe. Held in Tignes, this is the ultimate event of freestyle skiing and snowboarding. They also win an invitation to a summer training camp.
The rookies motivated by this challenge will have to go through three stages of selection:
1) December 10 / January 2011 – Web Pre selection
Around 150 of the riders will be chosen on the basis of their uploaded files, photos, videos of their best tricks and a short biography, which must all be uploaded to www.quiksilverlive.com. Registrations will close on the 3rd week of January.
2) February 2011 – European Rounds - ‘Happy Riding Days’
15 European stations are accommodating our ‘Happy Riding Day’ rounds at which the 150 pre-selected candidates will participate. During the Happy Riding Day, the kids must impress the judges and the godfathers of their sport with their tricks but also with their personality. Each one will feature in a video, which will be submitted to an internet vote and also to the stars of Team Quiksilver and Roxy. Three of them will be selected by spectators and fiftheen by the Quiksilver pros.
This will narrow the selection down to 18 finalists to challenge for the final and the Super Final of the Quiksilver & Roxy Radar of ski and snowboarding.
- 05-02-11 livigno – Italy
- 05-02-11 CERLER (PYRÉNÉES) – spain
- 06-02-11 Talma Resort - Finland
- 09-02-11 Arosa - Switzerland
- 11-02-11 Trysil - Norway
- 12-02-11 Les crozet - Switzerland
- 12-02-11 Les houches - France
- 12-02-11 Sierra Nevad - spain
- 12-02-11 Mzaar SKI Slopes - lebanon
- 13-02-11 DoNOVALY- Slovakia
- 15-02-11 La PLAGNE - FRANCE
- 18-02-11 GUSTAVSBACKEN LINDVALLEN, SÄLEN - Sweden
- 26-02-11 KLEINWALSERTAL - AUstria
- TBC – UK
- tBC - Slovenia
3) Final of the Quiksilver & Roxy Radar at the Winter X Games Europe
The final of the Quiksilver & Roxy Radar will run alongside the Winter X Games Europe (16-18 March) in Tignes. The 18 finalists will fight it out at an ultimate jam session under the watchful eyes of Mathieu Crépel, double Snowboard World Champion and Torah Bright, Olympic Snowboard Champion, among other high profile riders. Groups will be defined according to sex (Boys / Girl), age (-12 , -14), and Ski or Snow.
All will be invited to be VIP guests of Quiksilver and Roxy during the Winter X Games Europe along with their chosen coach but only the winning Super finalists will receive their trophy from the hands of their idols, and the dream prize of one year’s sponsorship from Team Quiksilver or Roxy, and participation at a summer camp.
For more information visit www.quiksilverlive.com
Mon 03 January 11, Davos, Switzerland
So the 2011 O'Neill Evolution has kicked off in Davos, Switzerland under glorious blue sky. The Women opened proceedings with the halfpipe qualification, but Britains Aimee Fuller failed to qualify for Fridays final.
Wed 05 January 11, Davos, Switzerland
Topping the qualifications with a clean run off the big kicker was Sweden's Mimmi Sandstrom, and Britain's Aimee Fuller progressed to Saturdays semis comfortably in 7th place.
Wed 05 January 11, Davos, Switzerland
The business end of the O'Neill Evolution 2011 got underway today with the women's Halfpipe semi-finals in which 2002 Olympic Gold medalist Kelly Clark stole the show. It was also mens halfpipe qualification, and could Dan Wakeham progress?
Thu 06 January 11, Davos, Switzerland
96 riders over 3 heats to try to grab one of those 15 spots in Saturdays finals, and the competition was fierce under the bright sunshine in Davos, Switzerland.
Fri 07 January 11, Davos, Switzerland
It was halfpipe finals day in Davos on Friday, and Christian Haller pipped Iouri Podladtchikov and Jan Scherrer in the mens final and Kelly Clark was head and shoulders above the field to take the womens title