Carpet Burn Cup – Big Air

6 Feb

A wild and windy night marked the start of 2012’s Carpet Burn Cup series.  Now in its fourth year, the ever popular series (sponsored by Cotswolds for the second year running) pushes riders out of their comfort zones by getting them to tackle Garthdee’s various slope features in a series of competitions. It was also fantastic to see a great support from parents and other onlookers which added to the electric atmosphere.

The Big Air comp got things off to a great start last night with 30 competitors braving the howling wind to throw down their best tricks over the table top or kicker. Judge Kris Bell took the conditions into consideration letting Owen Restrup have a re-run after being blown slightly off course! Undeterred by the wind, Scott Wood and Rowan Cameron stepped up and landed some nice 3’s earning them Coaches’ Choice most improved skier and boarder respectively.

The 11-15yr Snowboard Male category saw a showdown between newcomer to the series, Rohaan Samdani and Nathan Sim, last year’s second place winner, with both scoring the same points in their two runs. Nathan’s experience gave him the edge to take first place but Rohaan may be a serious challenger to the top of the leaderboard this year.

There was another close contest between the U10 Female Skiers with first place being determined by just 0.25 of a mark. Watch out for Kirsty Muir, Emma Swanson and Ramone Waters as they progress through the series – it’s going to be a close one!

Everyone adapted well to the challenging conditions and while some favourite tricks may not have been thrown down everyone showed their skills in being able to adapt their game plan to the conditions on the night.

Full results from the Big Air can be seen online here Photos will be posted shortly.

Remember, everyone gets at least 15 points for competing so the more events you enter, the higher up the leaderboard you’ll get. See you on February 8th for some high speed slalom action (skin tight lycra optional)!



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