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FIN TAKES SECOND!!!

19 Mar

Radar Winners

Huge Congratulations to Aberdeen’s Fin Bremner who held his own against riders from the rest of Europe to get 2nd place in the Quiksilver Radar Final!!  With a high 5 from Jenny Jones and an interview with Whitelines we should be hearing a little more about Fin’s efforts soon but for now here’s the news from Quiksilver on the winners.  The other UK finalist Monty Right took 3rd in the male skiing too so big things for the UK scene, nice one guys. 

The Quiksilver & Roxy Radar final took place on Friday in Tignes, during the Winter X Games. The winners of this pan-european contest whose aim is to detect tomorrow’s champions are: Amanda Gustavsson – Sweden (Ski) and Hanne Eilertsen – Norway (Snowboard). They both win a one-year contract with Roxy. Jens Johnsen – Norway (Ski) and Mathias Ecklhoff – Norway (Snowboard). They both win a one-year contract with Quiksilver. Amongst others, the contest was judged by Freddy Austbo, Markku Koski and Margot Rozies, and the prizes were awarded by Mathieu Crépel on the X-Fest’s main stage.

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Fin Makes X Games!!

14 Mar

Back in January Quiksilver launched Radar: 

Star detector, talent spotter, dream creator, the Quiksilver & Roxy Radar is finally coming! Quiksilver launches the new edition of  an unpublished  event: finding the kid and the girl who will work in the steps of Mathieu Crepel or Torah Bright, both members of the Quiksilver and Roxy’s team. Quiksilver & Roxy Radar, an european event is opened for all kids and girls aged between 8 and 14 years old, will enable to the best skier and best snowboarder to sign for one year to be part of the wonderful team, win a summer camp’s week and many other goodies. Don’t let anyone take your place in history, and so join fast !

Roll round March and our very own Fin Bremner is one of the finalists for the search for the next snowboarding superstars, and they’ll be heading to the Winter X Games to compete in the Radar Final on Friday at 3pm.

AMAZING!!! – well done Fin, we are super stoked for you, big congrats also to Monty Right the UK skier who made it through.

Fin is Currently in Tignes getting some all important snow time ahead of the Final on Friday. You can send him all your high fives via facebook and we’ll hopefully get a run down of the event from Fin on his return.  Big thanks to all of our members / readers who voted for Fin and helped him along on his amazing journey..

You can watch the video that got him to the Final here.

Here’s a full list of  the lucky finalists:

– Marie Chevalley, Switzerland, Ski Woman
– Amanda Gustavsson, Sweden, Ski Woman
– Thalie Larochaix, France, Snow Woman
– Hanne Eilertsen, Norway, Snow Woman
– Mathias Eckhoff, Norway, Snow
– Sacha Moretti, France, Snow Man
– Bing Voorham, Andorra, Snow Man
– Merlin Surget, France, Snow Man
– Jaime Castro Pelegrina, Spain, Snow Man
Fin Bremner, UK, Snow Man
– Tom Damiani, France, Ski Man
– Jens Johnsen, Norway, Ski Man
Monty Right, UK, Ski Man
– Nik Podrebsek, Slovenia, Ski Man
– Axel Chemarin, France, Ski Man
– Niccolo Cominelli, Italy, Ski Man
– Pavol Kuric, Slovakia, Ski Man
– Jesper Tragardh, Sweden, Ski Man

Congratulations to everyone above! And the UK selections; Fin and Monty!

But also, well done to all the kids who made it to the Happy Riding Days around Europe.  It was great to see lots of grom talent on the scene!!

Quiksilver Radar UK Final

23 Feb

Big up to Aberdeens’ Fin Bremner, one of the nine riders invited to the UK final of the Quiksilver Radar competition, click the link to read all about the competition and what it’s about.  Below is the press release of the day from Quiksilver and some photos of the day.  You can vote for Fin from 26th Feb so lets give him the votes he deserves.

Press Release- 16th February

Quiksilver and Roxy Radar: UK Happy Riding Day:

The talented UK groms showed us their skills at Tamworth Snowdome!

This past weekend saw the Quiksilver and Roxy Radar search stop by Tamworth Snowdome for the UK ‘Happy Riding Day’. Nine talented grom shredders from all over the UK, were invited to this event and came to hit the park specially designed by the Snowdome. Filmer Josh Knox was there to capture their best tricks and MC Christian Stevenson encouraged the riders by providing prizes for any sick moves spotted!

Full of energy, the riders shredded late into the night, impressing the public and the camera! Groms walked away with armfuls of Quiksilver, Lib Tech and Roxy goodies, and more importantly a minute edit of their riding. These vids are to be uploaded to http://www.quiksilverlive.com where they will feature in an online gallery, along with all the other grom finalists from around Europe.

They are now one step closer to the XGames, with their fate resting on the tricks they pulled, the edit that was captured and the votes it gets! 3 groms are to be selected by the public vote and 15 by the pros choice. With the lucky 18 coming together for the Super Final of the Quiksilver & Roxy Radar at the European XGames in March!

Videos will be online once the Happy Riding Days are complete and all European groms have had their chance to shred for the camera. Check out www.quiksilverlive.com from 26th of February to get voting.

For further event information, to watch the edits and to vote for the grom you would like to see make the final log on to:www.quiksilverlive.com

For more information on this press release please contact hannah.bailey@quiksilver-europe.com