Huge and super stylish 720’s was the trick of choice being laid down at the British Snowboard Invitational Championships at the Metro Ski & Snowboard Show on Friday. Ten of the UK’s top Snowboarders were invited to compete and showcase their tricks in front of a crowd of thousands with the hopes of winning the Championship title.
The Snowboarders kick started the British Invitational Championships, which saw the UK’s top riders, including Jamie Nicholls, Andy Nudds and Jack Shackleton charge the kicker. MC’s James Thorne and Pat Sharples excited the crowd and instigated mass Mexican waves as each rider dropped in and pulled out their finest tricks with the hopes of making it through to the final rounds. After super smooth riding from all riders the top four to make it through and battle it out in the finals were, Jaime Nicholls, Danny McCormick, Matt MacWhirter and Andy Nudds.
The finals were a triumphant result for the Halifax area with all three podium spots going to riders hailing from the local dryslope. One of the UK’s best riders Jaime Nicholls pulled a super styled and controlled front 720 out of the bag to take home the British Snowboard Invitational Title and the gold. Matt MacWhirter one of he UK’s most effortlessly stylish riders had been riding super strong all comp and narrowly missed out on the first spot, taking second with a frontside 720. One of the UK’s finest kicker riders, Andy Nudds, landed a massive corked frontside 720 to take the third and final podium spot.
1st – Jamie Nicholls – Halifax
2nd – Matt MacWhirter – Halifax
3rd – Andy Nudds – Halifax
To check out the pictures and video footage from the Invitational Championships, along with more information about the BRITS 10, which will be taking place out in Laax, Switzerland from the 21st – 28th March 2010 go to: britishsnowtour.com and brits10.com.