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Westbeach Final – Bearsden

6 Nov

Westbeach. Round 3. Bearsden. 5/11/11 Final Round

Some of the many Team Aberdeen members traveled to Bearsden to take part in this the Final round of the Westbeach Snowflex series 2011. Grant Donald, Andy Foote, Fin Bremner, Cameron Wood, Jan Goldbeck and Keilan Bremner all arrived with great spirit and were greeted as usual by their east and west coast brothers and sisters with hugs and smiles. It was the usual set up with the Skiers and then the Boarders all in on a Jam session to break it down to the semi-final contenders. Much to the delight of the Aberdeen kids, we had some special guests watching in the names of Andy Duthie, Ally Gray and Barry Parker with his girlfriend. The kids were well chuffed to see them and this reflected in their performances with everyone taking advice and using it well.

happy days

With all the Team ‘Deen making it to the semi’s it was going to be really tough for the judges in this one.

Next up was the rail jam and you could plainly see who had been doing their rail work and who hadn’t. Grant, Fin, Andy and Jan were working the small rail well as were some locals but in the end, Grant came out on top to take 1st prize with a neat 270on, pretzel 270off.

In the women/girls section, Anna Vincenti, Cory McVicar and Rowan Cheshire were really stepping it up. It was going to be tough in this one too! Anna 1st, Cory 2nd and Rowan 3rd.

Into the semis and the Skiers were up for it. David Bilsland and Grant Donald set the blistering pace with massive cork 9s , Rodeo 5 Screamin Seamens and 10s. Grant decided to take things to the next level by throwing down an incredible DOUBLE front flip ! The crowd went mental! David then decided to chuck in the sickest DOUBLE BACK flip! The crowd went even mentaler (is that a word ??) In the under 16s, the standard was unbelievable with Tyler J Harding, Chris McCormick and Cal Sandison making it through to the finals. Keilan Bremner narrowly missed out on the final but showed massive potential in every area of his skiing. Watch out next time people! Cameron and Jan didn’t make the final three but as I say, their potential is massive. Keep up the good work guys.

and the crowd goes even mentaler

In the Boarding semis, Fin Bremner was showing outstanding style in a very tough group, landing sweetly and grabbing a place in the final against the almost lazy style of Matt McCormick and Matt Corry. Andy Foote narrowly missed the final in what was only his 3rd comp. Andy is showing everyone he has it and will be there next time. No mistake.
Into the finals and the men’s ski. With David Bilsland picking up an injury, it was down to Grant Donald and Fraser McIssac to go and battle it out head-to-head. Two runs would decide the winner and Grant didn’t let the crowd down by taking 1st place, with a Cork 7 truck driver and a Cork 9 mute… and eventually winning all three events of the series which he was well happy with.

Grant Going for Gold

Fin had it all to do in a very tough group and did really well to finish 3rd overall. With Matt McCormick and Matt Corry taking 1st and 2nd respectively.

Fin battles it out and takes 3rd

Overall , it was a great day out for the Team Aberdeen members and their families. Roll on Lowlander at Bellahouston and……. Kids… keep up the good work

Check out more of photos from the day on facebook here and here

WESTBEACH IS BACK!

24 Aug

After last years great Westbeach comp at Aberdeen the crew are back and we are hosting the 2nd round of the series on 8th October.  You can read the review of last years event here but needless to say it was a goody.

Westbeach poster 2011 new
The competition will be fierce with everyone continuing to step up their game of late and once again there are some great prizes up for grabs with sponsors including Westbeach, Skullcandy, Freeze festival, Stepchild, Celtek, Bataleon, Treeline Chalets, Endeavor, Airhole, SP, Northwave, Demon, Dragon, TSA, Bawbags, Nikita, Apo, World Snowboard Guide, Volcom and the Ski & Snowboard Show. 

You can find further information on the Westbeach website and if you’re keen to enter the whole series then you’ll need to get your fine selves to Halifax for September 10th and with the third round being at Bearsden it could be worth the trip. 

 


Kris Bell @ Westbeach 2010

Westbeach Backyard Jib Contest – Results

14 Dec

When the Bearsden Westbeach Comp was cancelled due to wait for it – too much snow everywhere!! We were all gutted but those clever heads at Westbeach came up with the rad idea to get you all out jibbing obstacles in your own snowed-in back yards.  The entries are great, funny little clips of people jibbing grit bins, park benches, whatever could be found out and about.  Check out the videos here.

The results are now in and a couple of Aberdeen Locals will be getting their hands on some more awesome Westbeach prizes.  Lara Wood came in 1st for the Ladies Snowboard Under 16’s, Fin Bremner came in 2nd in the Under 16’s Males and Ben Venn 2nd in the Mens.  Well done to everyone who took the time to enter – check out their clips below!

Lara Wood –

Fin Bremner –

Ben Venn – here

Wee Keilan also got quite a few facebook rumblings for his Grrrrit Bin effort – love it.

Keilan –

Click to see the full listing of Results.

Remember if you are between 8 and 14 and have some video clips you can enter the Quiksilver Radar comp – see here for more info.

Westbeach Edit and Reviews

22 Sep

Click the liknk to read the comp write up from Westbeach – they say nice things about us..

http://snowflexseries.westbeach.com/aberdeen-2010/ 

Snowboard Edit
http://video.mpora.com/ep/gF74xzTmJ/
More Snowboarding Videos

Ski Edit
http://video.mpora.com/ep/a61Mq4AmI/
More Ski Videos

Westbeach @ Aberdeen!!

20 Sep

Aberdeen Snowsports Centre showed Westbeach and all the competitors a good time on Saturday. The Scottish leg of the Westbeach Snowflex Series was held up here for the first time this year and I think it’s fair to say an epic day had by all with some fine burgers, banging tunes and some great tricks on show there was something for everyone.

The Aberdeen Crew were comfortable on their home turf and visitors from elsewhere in Scotland and England were stepping up their game and pushing our guys to stomp some new tricks.  Considering the level of skiing and riding and new tricks being thrown down, it’s amazing there weren’t more bails, Westbeach couldn’t even fill their two best bail prize slots with just one Bern helmet being given away to Rowan Cheshire for a backflip double eject. There were 5’s and 7’s, rodeos and todeos, not to mention Kris Bell stunning the crowd with a back 10 winning him the best trick title – sick Kris.  The skills of Grant Donald and Andy Gibson didn’t go unnoticed winning the title of best unsponsored skier and snowboarder respectively – look out for a dedicated column in Whitelines soon.  Sophie Addison won 1st place for the 2nd time in the series having won the Halifax leg – a trip to France in order Sophie?  Big ups to Fin Bremner too, he must have been stoked to get 2nd place in the under 16’s snowboarding not letting a recovering broken wrist get in the way, to come straight back after injury shows some talent.   Full results are shown below, there are a fair amount of Aberdeen names in there which is great stuff.

There should be some photos and video edits up on the website soon but till then you can check out the Westbeach blog here.

Big thanks to Westbeach for a great day and see you again next year.  Next comp on the calender is our very own- Own It comp which also promises to be good times, see you there, keep stepping up that game.

There are photos flying about on Facebook and Barry P has some mini edits on their too so check them out.  If anyone has any edits or photos to Goatpost then send them over to thegoatpost@gmail.com

Results

Endeavour Snowboards Best Unsponsored – trip to France
Matthew Gibson

Whitelines Most improved Riders – Whitelines Subscription
Edward Castle-Henry/Rohann Samdani

Fall-Line Skiing & Snowboarding Best Unsponsored – Subscription & Column in mag
Skiing – Grant Donald/Snowboarding – Andrew Gibson

The Freeze Festival Sickest Trick – Pair of weekend tickets
Kris Bell – back 1080

Bern Helmets worst slams of the day – Helmet each
Rowan Cheshire – back flip ejector!

Team Event – Captain (Andy Wilson)

Pre Reg Prize Draw
– Grant Donald

UNDER 16 GIRLS SKI

3rd Rowan Cheshire – 2nd Sissy Herant – 1st Anna Vincenti

UNDER 16 GIRLS SNOWBOARD

2nd Lara Wood – 1st Becky Menday

OVER 16 WOMENS SKI

3rd Zoe Lewis – 2nd Kelly O’Donnell – 1st Beth Woodall

OVER 16 WOMENS SNOWBOARD

3rd Lynsey Ashdown – 2nd Natalie Riley – 1st Sophie Addison

UNDER 16 BOYS SKI

3rd Harris Booth – 2nd Cal Sandieson – 1st Chris McCormick

UNDER 16 BOYS SNOWBOARD

3rd Matt Corey – 2nd Fin Bremner – 1st Matt McCormick

OVER 16 MENS SKI

3rd Hector Barbour – 2nd Chris Wadsworth – 1st Andy Wilson

OVER 16 MENS SNOWBOARD

3rd Danny McCormick – 2nd Col Mytton – 1st Marc McClement