02/09/2011 | by Tom Copsey
The Stylewars action in Falls Creek Australia is set to light up southern hemi snowboarding once more from Monday August 22nd. Peep more info…
With just under a week to go Stylewars is preparing to hit Falls Creek, Victoria for the 10th anniversary event. With $25,000 in cash and prizes to be won riders from as far as The Netherlands and Norway will join the cream of the crop from Australia and New Zealand with three days on hill and one night under lights of world class snowboarding.
The names to watch in the slopestyle will be Gjermund Braaten (NOR) who is currently in 5th position on the world tour, Clint Allan (AUS), Jye Kearney (AUS) Nick Brown (NZ), Tor Lundstrom (SWE) and the young Big Air Champ Max Buri (CH). In 28 Stairs the one to watch will be Cees Wille (NED) in a stand out field of street rail competitors.
Sunday will be a practice day. Monday 22nd August will kick off the action in the park with qualification and warm up session from 9 – 10.30 followed by Stylewars jam format slopestyle from 11 – 1pm. This will be repeated on both Tuesday and Wednesday weather permitting and the event will close with the 28 Stair rail jam, event presentation and closing party in the Village Bowl.
[As you'll know, the Slopestyle was scuppered by the weather last year but the 28 Stair battle went off regardless]
Stylewars slopestyle split to be:
1st place – $7000 + Liquid Image HD Goggles worth $500 + Selk Bag worth $220
2nd place -$2500 + Liquid Image HD Goggles worth $500 + Selk Bag worth $220
3rd place – $1000 + Liquid Image HD Goggles worth $500 + Selk Bag worth $220
Best trick – $1500.
28 Stairs split to be:
1st place – $5000 + Liquid Image HD Goggles worth $500 + Selk Bag worth $220
Best Trick – $1500+ Liquid Image HD Goggles worth $500 + Selk Bag worth $220
Top Aussie – $1500 + custom Surfboard
[The Bledisnow Cup between Australia and New Zealand has been cancelled due to the dwindling New Zealand team numbers after the record snow falls in the South Island. The $5000 allocated to this has gone into the creation of second and third places in the slopestyle and Top Aussie in 28 Stairs.]
The four party nights of this year’s event will showcase some of Australia’s top Hip Hop acts and DJs.
Sunday: MUPH and PLUTONIC supported by RJMC, Ru.CL, DJ Perplex at The Man.
Monday: VENTS supported by DJ ADFU at The Man
Tuesday: PHRASE supported by DJ Perplex at The Man
Wednesday: 7pm. 28 STAIR RAIL JAM followed by THE DJ KNOWS CREW at The Frying Pan
Stylewars has joined forces with the Australian Junior Series and will be providing the 2 winners of the junior tour FOC entry spaces into Stylewars at the Australian Rookie Tour Event. All of these Slopestyle events are on the TTR World Tour.