08/05/2013 | by Tom Copsey
In it’s 6th year, Grandvalira’s Spring freestyle treat, the Total Fight masters of Freestyle, is back for another whirlwind 4 days of the top snowboarding, sun and music in the small principality of Andorra, in the heart of the Pyrenees. Held in one of the most well known snowparks in Southern Europe, this year promises, once again, to be a sight for sore eyes.
The Total Fight is an international competition for invited riders from all over the world. This year, several major snowboarding names have already confirmed their presence, including:
Ville Uotila (Finland), Ulrik Baderstcher (Norway), Joachim Krogstie (Norway), Nuuti Niemela (Finland), Blayze Bramwell (Sweden), Jaakko Ruha (Finland), Michi Sanschitz (Austria), Victor Delerrue (France), Matti Kinunen (Finland), Janne Lipsanen (Finland), Miguel Moreno (Spain), Nico Fuentes (Argentina), Matías Radaelli (Argentina). As well as various members of the Burton international team, ready to give it all to win this year’s Total Fight.
The top class slopestyle will consist of 2 varying lines with a combination of rails and kickers for riders to pick the best line to show off their skills. It’s important for each rider to pick an original and challenging line to shine and therefore push their opponent out of the competition.
Line 1, the Big Jump:
The premium big air line is the hardest line with a 20 metre Big Jump, followed by a very technical 18-metre transfer and polished off by a rail.
Line 2, the central line:
The central line is both spectacular and technical, combining big jumps with jibbing
The line starts at the level of the half pipe, although the latter won’t be visible since the shapers will be filling it with snow for the competition and it will instead become a spectacular gap to box. Next on the line is a stunner of a kicker, all of 16 metres, but it doesn’t quite do justice to the all imposing kicker that follows it, a monster that kicks the rider up into the air and allows them to pull their best tricks. This impressive run is finished by another 16-metre kicker and finally a gnarly, technical rail.
The snowboarding competition will start on Saturday the 26th; Training will take place from 10:30h till 11:30h and the expression session part of the slopestyle, from which riders will be selected for the grand final, will take place from 12h until 14h. The grand final will start at 14:30h and go on until 16:30h, by which point the winner will have made himself known. Prize giving starts at 16:30h.
As well as the Swatch TTR points that the riders will accumulate in the competition, the winners will share 18.000 € worth of prize money.
This year’s programme for the 2011 Total Fight Masters of Freestyle:
Friday 25th of March: Snowboarding classificatory
- 11h00 a to 13h00 Snowboarding classificatory
- 21h00 Total Fight party in Nemo’s
Saturday 26th of March:
- 10h30 a 11h30 Snowboard training
- 12h00 a 14h00 Expression Session Snowboarding
- 14h30 a 16h30 Total Fight Snowboarding
- 16h30 Prize giving
- 17h00 a 19h00 Red Bull sponsored demonstration by BMX flatland champion Vicky Gomez followed by an acrobatic parapont demonstration
- 19h00 a 21h00 Night Jibbing Total Fight Snowboarding
- 21h00 a 01h00 San Miguel Night Music Total Fight: The Pinker Tones, The Right Ons and Crappy Tuesday
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