18/11/2008 | by Onboard
The LG Air Bag Tour 2008 hit the road in September and completes its inaugural trip around the UK at the ‘Freesports on 4 The FREEZE’ this weekend in Battersea, London. The Air Bag Tour has been a resounding success with over 1,500 skiers and snowboarders signing up for sessions via the Air Bag Tour website.
Dan Wakeham rocking the Air Bag
The Air Bag Tour is a grass roots initiative which has given something back to the snowsports community by providing free sessions on the Air Bag to all participants. Having the luxury of landing on the 14m x 8m Air Bag has enabled riders to throw their most ambitious tricks and develop their skiing and snowboarding skills. At each tour stop the rider who demonstrated the most style has been invited to the LG Air Bag Tour Final at The FREEZE to ride alongside the pros in a jam session. Not only are there bragging rights available for the LG Air Bag Tour 2008 Champions, LG have put up mobile phones as prizes to the best riders on the night.
LG Ambassador and Olympian Dan Wakeham has been on hand at several of the tour stops to offer his tips and advice to young snowboarders hitting the Air Bag. Dan has also been keeping a video blog of his sessions on the Air Bag and his preparations for Saturday’s FIS World Cup event which you can check out at ww.londonfreeze.com/lg. Dan commented ‘The LG Air Bag tour has been a great success; I’ve been really stoked to see riders of all abilities having a go. It’s a great training tool for anyone looking to improve their freestyle skills.’
The LG Air Bag will be situated in the run out area of the Big Air kicker with the riders using the landing to launch themselves onto the Air Bag. The snowboard finals taking place on Saturday 25th October between 18:40 – 19:10.
Jake Perkins, winner of the Air Bag Tour stop in Sheffield
LG are also offering you the chance to win mobile phones and ‘pimp your room’ by offering up TV’s and other great products at the Air Bag tour website. Simply visit londonfreeze.com/lg and take part in the LG Snowboard Quiz to be in with a chance of making all your mates jealous.