03/12/2007 | by Onboard
2007 British Snow Tour Finishes in Style
Quiksilver British Indoor Big Air Championships
The British Snowboard and Freeski Tour wrapped up the 2007 series in style on Saturday 3rd November at Braehead SNO!zone with the Quiksilver British Indoor Big Air Championships.
The impressive 10m all-snow jump guaranteed riders serious air time, with 900s and 1080s being thrown down.
Quiksilver British Indoor Snowboard Big Air Championships
The British Quiksilver Snowboard Big Air Championships kicked off the day’s competition, with each rider getting three jumps to qualify into the top eight men and four women final. Local Scottish rider Mark Watson, qualified second into the final but crashed out on the landing of a huge rodeo 540 during his last qualification jump and had to pull out, giving local Braehead instructor Andrew Binnie the 8th spot after he landed a big one footed air during qualifications.
In the women’s final all four girls were hitting the big 10m jump spinning 360s and 540s. Laura Berry on her final jump stomped a huge frontside 360, with a super solid indy grab to take the women’s Quiksilver Big Air Championship Title. Scottish rider Claire Frost demonstrated her big bag of tricks, spinning a big frontside and backside 540 during the final to take second, whilst third place went to Samantha Rodgers who landed a big 360. In the men’s final Jamie Nicholls dominated the competition and took first with a huge backside 720, whilst newcomer to the tour Joe Howard finished in second place with a big cab underflip. Third place went to GB development team rider Billy Neilson, who had been killing it all day and stomped a super stylish backside 360 melon.
Quiksilver British Snowboard Big Air Championship Results
|1st – Jamie Nicholls – Bradford||1st – Laura Berry, Milton Keynes|
|2nd – Joe Howard, Somerset||2nd – Claire Frost, Edinburgh|
|3rd – Billy Neilson, Milton Keynes||3rd – Samantha Rogers – Reading|
The Salomon ‘Best Un-sponsored’ awards went to Kara Anderson, who made it through to the final and newcomer to the tour Joe Howard who finished in second place overall, winning them both £200 worth of Salomon kit.
The next event on the British Snow Tour calendar will be the BRITS 2008, which is heading back to Laax, Switzerland, from 29th March – 5th April. Combining six days of World-class snowboard and freeski action and heavy après policy, the BRITS 2008 is guaranteed to be an amazing winter week and one that simply cannot be missed. So, what are you waiting for, get involved at the British Snowboard Champs, aka The Brits, website, to book a package, from as little as £179pp and to find out further information.