09/01/2010 | by Anna Langer
Quiksilver and Roxy are kicking off on a new, innovative quest: to find the best kid capable of following in the footsteps of Torah Bright, Travis Rice or Mathieu Crépel.
A European competition open to all boys and girls aged between 8 and 13, who can snowboard or ski.
The prize is taking part in the European Winter X Games in Tignes (France) in 2010, one week’s summer camp and nothing less than a year’s contract riding for the Quiksilver or Roxy team.
Participating Quiksilver and Roxy shops will be transformed for the occasion into talent-spotters, with the winning shop being awarded a week in the Hossegor “Quik house”, as well as an invitation to the Winter X Games Europe, held in Tignes.
The budding champion has to complete three stages to realise his or her dream: riding for Quiksilver or Roxy side by side with his or her idols!
1 Apply by submitting “Sponsor me” photos and videos with profile, via www.quiksilverlive.com and in all participating Quiksilver and Roxy stores, so he/she can qualify for a web preselection during January.
2 In February, a Quiksilver & Roxy Radar competition will be organised in the five ski resorts across Europe. The kids have to impress the jury with their riding skills, as well as taking part in video clips and interviews, before going online to be judged in the public vote.
3 The grand final will take place in March, during the European Winter X Games in Tignes, during which the budding riders will than take part in a final jam session under the watchful eyes of their idols.
The Australian snowboarder Torah Bright took her first steps into the white stuff at the age of two, on skis. Nine years later, she had her own snowboard. It was the start of a long carrier. The results came thick and fast and very quickly, Torah became the indisputable icon of women’s world snowboarding. In 2007, she won the women’s TTR world tour as well as two gold medals in Superpipe at the 2007 and 2009 Winter X Games.
Travis Rice was the revelation of 2008/2009. This 27-year-old American is used to success, both sporting and non-sporting. Last January, during the Aspen Winter X Games, Travis won the Big Air Gold Medal, followed by 4 (out of 5) of the Transworld Snowboard Awards USA. Feted for his film “That’s It That’s All”, Travis was also voted the best snowboarder of 2008, a male revelation and was awarded the distinction of master snowboarder by the readers of Transworld.
Mathieu Crepel started on the snow at the age of 7. Now, aged 25, he is one of the most highly-honoured snowboarders (World Champion in 2007 for Big Air and Half-pipe – first winner of the TTR circuit in 2006 and FIS World Cup winner in 2005)! Originally from La Mongie, he started out by skiing, closely watched by his father, a ski instructor. He signed his first professional contract with Quiksilver, when he was 10.
For more information go to www.quiksilverlive.com
And in all participating Quiksilver and Roxy stores