Carpet Burn Cup Series and Airbag Final Review

23 Aug

Photos to come!! – if you have any photo sfrom the night facebook / email them over and we’ll pop them on here. cheers.

The Series!

There was a lot of excitement for the commencement of this year’s Carpet Burn Cup way back in February, especially with the news of Aberdeen Snowsport Centre’s very own Airbag being used for the final! This year’s format for the series started with the ¼ Pipe followed by the Bumps, a Rail Jam, Slalom, Big Air, Boarder Cross and for the first time ever… the final on the Airbag.

With a total number of 44 entrants for Round 1, the ¼ pipe, the competition was set to be hot! With some familiar faces mixed in with some new faces, it was great to see the regulars maturing greatly on their skis and boards while at the same time the new faces were keeping them on their toes. The night was mixed with some thrills and spills however 8 people throughout the categories came out on top! Lara Wood held her own in the female over 16 sb category, Kris Bell stepped up for the adult male sb, Fin Bremner for the the male 11-15 sb, new comer to the series Andrew Budge took first place for the male junior under 10 sb, Katie Boyd took a convincing 1st place in the female over 16 ski with Erin Sharpe securing 1st place  for the 11-15 ski, Andy Wilson was top dog in the male over 16 ski, Andrew Hadfield pulled off some amazing trickery in the male 11-15 ski to secure a podium finish and finally Fin Jacobs took first place in the junior under 10 ski.  This was just the first event and a great start to the series!

Things were very close in pretty much every category so those in the lead knew they had to work hard to maintain their place.  With a further 6 events to go it was great to see everyone stepping it up in each event. The beauty of the Carpet Burn Cup is that each event is totally different, so by the end of it competitors’ skills on a pair of skis or a board grow so much stronger. With some people being stronger in some areas but weaker in others, it meant that this series was never going to be a one horse race no matter what category people were in.

The Final!

With an impressive attendance of 76 competitors throughout the competition, this contributed to the event being a huge success.  With sponsorship from Cotswold Outdoor, Granite reef, Bawbags, Candy Imports, Transition Extreme and  Aberdeen Snowsports clubthe Airbag final was one of the best events of the whole series, with the Groms throwing down some impressive tricks and the Seniors following with a jam format to their night. Resident MC Nicol was on the mic and in charge of the tunes, along with Aberdeen Snowsports Club who were cooking up some mean burgers on the bbq to keep everyone going throughout the night.  The atmosphere was great with over 40 competitors on the bag along with plenty of their family and friends cheering them on. With some great prizes to be won for the overall winners and not to mention the huge shiny Carpet Burn Cup trophy, people were throwing themselves in all different directions in the air in reach for the cup and some even going for double flip variations.

It was time to announce the winners and thank all the sponsors and people who contributed to this great event.

The results!

+16 Male Ski – Adam Hunter ; +16 Male SB – Matt Gibson
+16 Female Ski – Katie Foot Boyd ; +16 Female SB – Lara Wood
11-15 Male Ski – Angus Jacobs ; 11-15 Male SB – Emmet Strachan
11-15 Female Ski – Erin Sharp
U10 Male Ski – Finlay Jacobs ; U10 Male SB – Andrew Budge

A Big Thanks from all of us at Aberdeen Snowsports Centre to all the supporters throughout the series, the competitors and parents who came down to all the events, and to all our sponsors who put together some awesome prize bags! We look forward to seeing you on the slopes, and hope to see you all at the next Carpet Burn Cup!… Time to get practicing your skills for next year!


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