13/01/2012 | by Tom Copsey
The first stop of Nike’s Chosen Series tour went down the other day in the UK, with Andy Nudds bagging the win and the first invite to the end-of-season Nike Chosen Session.
The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead provided the UK’s biggest Kicker of the year measuring a lofty 13m to the sweet spot. The 10-man final hosted by Nike rider Jamie Nicholls provided a level of riding not seen before in the UK indoors. With double front flips, rodeos and 7s on show it was up to Andy Nudds to close down the night with a huge Frontside 1080, a remarkable first for a UK indoor slope.
Andy’s win will guarantee an invite to the Nike Chosen Sessions held at an undisclosed location in the beginning of April. He will be joined by a further 8 tour stop winners from the remaining Nike Chosen Series events taking place throughout Europe this winter.
The Nike Chosen Sessions will give AM riders the opportunity to step up their game by sessioning with the Nike Pro team on an exclusive purpose built park.
The next Nike Chosen Series tour stop takes place in Hochkonig, Austria on the 28th December.
Best Overall – Andy Nudds – Frontside 3, 5, 7 & 10.
Most Creative – Angus Leith – FS 3 Transfer Hard Way
Best Style – Sam Cullum – Rodeo, Backside 5
Best Female – Becky Menday – Frontside 1