07/06/2012 | by Tom Copsey
The event is over. The sixth edition of BURTON ŠPINDL SPRING SESSIONS brought crazy weather, high quality riding and a lot of spectators creating the atmosphere not only at the slopes, but also at the parties and concerts in party tent. Tomáš Tuzar /CZE/, Hans Kestila /FIN/ and Roman Dlauhý /CZE/ were honored as the best riders of the event.
The biggest Czech snow resort – Skiareál Špindlerův Mlýn – had been attacked by participants of BSSS from the middle of the week, as accreditation began. This year, they had more than 120 riders and the same number of media represents from various European countries as well as from exotic Lebanon.
Thursday was the first day of the event and the riders competed in big air with SKULLCANDY BIG AIR FORTUNE. The system of this competition was that each of the riders gets drawn a trick from the Wheel of Fortune, which they have to perform afterward. From the starting list, the first two places were taken by riders from Finland, the bronze being won by the Czech competitor. After the day program, Red Bull i- Battle was the main attraction in party tent …
Friday and Saturday had a heli buzzing the course filming, so the riders were training and doing their best to get some points for overall results. For Friday, there was not any official contest planned, for Saturday, they’d prepared the BURTON KEMP PUBLIC JAM and ČESKÁ POJIŠŤOVNA CORNER SESSION. Public interest in the public contest was huge, there were more than 100 participating riders and according the information from the judges, some of them are just a step from becoming the professionals.
The weather conditions did not allow the corner session on Saturday, so it was moved over to Sunday which was definitely a good decision. The snow conditions were excellent, so the riders had enough speed to send it long and high and therefore to show their best tricks. From the starting list, the best were Jan Nečas in “best trick” and Jan Zajíc in “best air”, each of them won 1.000 EUR from the main partner of the contest, Česká Pojišťovna.
As soon as the ČESKÁ POJIŠŤOVNA CORNER SESSION was over, the riders, media and spectators join the prize-giving ceremony, which was held right at the end of the snowpark. Based on their performance over the four days, and also according to the performance in each contest, the following riders were awarded…
BURTON ŠPINDL SPRING SESSION BEST RIDER
1. Best Rider: Tomáš Tuzar
2. Best Rider: Hans Kestila
3. Best Rider: Roman Dlauhý
1. Best Girl: Diana Augustýnová
1. Best Kid: Miki Pajer
ČESKÁ POJIŠŤOVNA CORNER SESSION
SKULLCANDY BIG AIR FORTUNE
1. Hans Kestila
2. Tuomas Alapieti
3. Tomáš Tuzar
BURTON KEMP PUBLIC JAM
Best Grom: Kristián Salač
Best Rookie: Lukáš Pobořil
Best Adult: Marek Ježek
Best Girl: Kateřina Jonášová
We would like to thank to all financial and media partners for cooperating with us on BURTON
ŠPINDL SPRING SESSIONS 2012. We would not be able to organize such a huge and high quality
event without their support. We also thank to the riders and visitors for creating such a nice
and unique atmosphere at the biggest event of the season. Hasta Luego!