12/10/2010 | by Tom Copsey
The British Snow Tour headed to Milton Keynes, SNO!zone last weekend for the Giro British Indoor Big Air Championships and Big Air Jam.
Spectators were treated to a multitude of fancy tricks, flips and big airs as the snowboarders gave it their all during the Giro Big Air Jam sessions. The overall Jam session winners were, Sparrow Knox (over 16’s), Matt Cory (under 16’s) and Katie Ormerod (women’s). A special shout-out also goes to Neil Prior from the Master’s category who donned a Super Mario outfit hoping it would give him a Power-Up over the kickers.
In the Women’s Giro Big Air Championships, with British Championship Titles and cash prizes up for grabs, it was defending big air champ, Katie Ormerod who impressed the most and added the 2010 Giro British Big Air Championship title to her impressive collection. Katie landed a big backside 360 over the 6m kicker to take the win. Second place with a stylish frontside 180, melon went to Sophie Nicholls, whilst third place went to youngster Becky Menday, who had been charging the kickers all day.
During the Men’s Giro Big Air Championships, judges were impressed with rodeo 5’s, big 720’s and cab spins. Sparrow Knox, who’d been killing it in the jam session stepped it up and landed a huge backside rodeo 5 on his first run to take the 2010 Giro Big Air Championship Title. Second place went to Mike Austin with his big bag of tricks and a textbook frontside rodeo 5, whilst third place with a big 720 went to Jordan Gee.
Sparrow commented: “I really enjoyed the new comp format and the jump was amazing, the perfect size. I’m stocked i won and my winnings are going to go towards my winter season.”
100 kids tried skiing or snowboarding for the first time during the event, courtesy of the Giro Learner Academies and a special shout-out or should we say – Shakira Wolf Cry, goes to MC James Thorne, who ministered an amazing atmosphere for competitors and spectators alike.
Check out the photo galleries and videos and the full list of results on britishsnowtour.com