04/02/2007 | by Onboard
Forum Snowboards is proud to announce that for a fifth consecutive year, its Youngblood Series will bring grassroots-oriented, amateur snowboarding jams to several resorts throughout Europe from January through the end of March 2007.
After four years of running the most well-recognized amateur snowboarding contest series in the world, this season Forum has totally flipped the switch and is taking a much more laid-back, organic approach to its signature Youngblood Series.
For 2007, the biggest change is that there are no divisions and no classes. Therefore, at each event male and female riders of all ages and abilities will battle it out for Youngblood supremacy in a no-holds-barred, Snake Sessions contest format designed to mimic a typical day on the hill where it’s snake or be snaked. Additionally, Forum’s team of world-class riders will call all the shots on how the events run, ensuring no two are exactly the same. Each hosting rider will set the rules, select the terrain (superpipe, rail, quaterpipe, booter, etc) and serve as head judge.
All Forum Youngblood Snake Sessions are free to enter with registration taking place at host resorts the morning of each competition. To the victor go the spoils in the form of a grip of rad 2007 Forum gear as well as a coveted “check out” on Forum’s website. That’s right, 1st place finishers will get an exclusive interview accompanied by choice photos posted on forumsnowboards.com. Furthermore, male and female competitors 18 years of age and younger will vie for a lucrative spot on Forum’s prestigious Youngblood team.
So far the 2007 event schedule includes the following dates, resorts and host riders, with more to come:
- 27/01 – Predeal, Romania / Snowpark H20 – Hosted by Tudor Cristea
- 24/02 – Innsbruck, Austria / Nordpark – Hosted by Peter König
- 10/03 – Fellhorn, Germany / Fellhorn – Hosted by Kareem ElRafie
- 10/03 – Kirkkonummi, Finland / Peuramaa – Hosted by Joni Malmi
- 24/03 – Tallinn, Estonia / Tallinna Lauluväljak snowpark – Hosted by Mark Duubas
- 25/03 – Courchevel, France / Courchevel – Host: TBA
- 31/03 – Laax, Switzerland / Laax – Host: TBA
- April (exact date TBA) – Zoetermeer, The Netherlands / Snow world – Host: TBA
Check out www.forumsnowboards.com for more contest locations, details and updates!