VÖLKL WORLD ROOKIE FINALS QUALIFICATION DAY 2
Mon 07 April 14
On qualification day 2 of the 2014 VÖLKL WORLD ROOKIE FINALS, it was the Rookies’ time to shine. 56 boys and girls up to 18 years competed for their entrances to the big finals.
VÖLKL WORLD ROOKIE FINALS QUALIFICATION DAY 2 © World Rookie Tour
The twelve Rookie boys with the highest scores of today will then fight for the title of the male World Rookie Champion 2014. Keita Inamura (JPN) laid down the best run of the day with a big Backside 900 Mute and a stomped Switch Backside 900 Mute on the kickers followed by a Backside 360 out of the pool and riding out of the jib-are with a big Backside 360 on the pink ball.
Close behind him came Mons Røisland (NOR) as second best male Rookie performing a huge Switch Backside 900 Tail Grab, a Frontside 720 Indy and a superstylish Japan Backflip out of the toblerone, closing with a huge Cab 360 Shifty out of the pink ball. The other qualifiers impressed with tricks like a Cab Double Mute Underflip(Sean Neary, USA),a Frontside 1080 Mellon(Alois Lindmoser, AUT) and a lot of huge Back 720s and supercool Front 720s.
“The level of riding in the qualifications among the boys as well as the girls improved again in comparison to the last year”, said the happy event organizer Meinhard Trojer.
Among the twelve female Rookies, six made their ways to the big finals. Katie Ormerod (GBR) resulted as the best girl convincing the judges with a Cab 180 Indy and a Backside 360 Indy on the first two jumps and finishing off her run with a Nose Bonk on the pink ball. The other girls who made it to the finals showed impressing Front 360s and Back 360 on the large line.
After the competition, the young shreadheads enjoyed all together a workshop by Viva con Agua where they learned about the value of water and the different projects of the world's first "all-profit-organization".
Mon 07 April 14, Ischgl, Austria
Katie Ormerod (GBR) grabbed the female World Rookie Champion title at Iscghl
Tue 08 April 14, Stubai Glacier, Austria
Right on time for the opening of the Spring Sessions on the Stubai Glacier this coming Saturday, April 12th
2014, the MOREBOARDS Stubai Zoo reveals itself back in all its glory. With pro-, medium- and rail line the
park in Austria’s biggest glacier ski resort presents the XL format once again for a slushy spring shred.
Wed 09 April 14, Chamonix, France
The SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR BY THE NORTH FACE® (FWT) is entering a new exciting phase in 2015, with a comprehensive calendar including two great new venues officially announced.
Fri 11 April 14, Jay Peak, USA
Jay Peak Resort has filed suit in federal court against Mother Nature. The suit alleges “intentional infliction of emotional distress resulting from [Mother] Nature’s deliberate and purposeful disregard for the mental and emotional well-being of the employees and owners of Jay Peak Inc and its associated holdings.
Fri 11 April 14, Cairngorm, United Kingdom
In the light of the new management of Cairngorm ski area, a campaining group seeks to overturn the resort's introduction of a ‘core lifts policy’ with perational emphasis placed on Coire Cas.
“Ischgl has plenty of good wide intermediate slopes, and hidden off-piste stashes. A super fast lift system, a season that lasts until May, great terrain park, and the most full on apres in the Alps, completes the package.”