19/03/2012 | by Tom Copsey
The Burton European Open kicks off another edition next week, and with it MINI will roll out another rider and shaper-oriented Creative Use of Space Awards program. Check the setup Laax have planned…
The MINI Creative Use of Space (CUoS) Award drops back in for the Burton European Open, the third stop in the Burton Global Open Series (BGOS). The BEO will be going down in Laax, Switzerland from February 25th to March 3rd, 2012.
Head shaper Roger Heid and his crew have taken charge of the setup of the CUoS Feature on the slopestyle course. They were given US$5,000 to build a unique MINI Feature that will then be entered into a competition against three other MINI CUoS Slopestyle Features created for the BGOS series. The most creative MINI Feature out of the four will be awarded an additional US$5,000. Boom!
In Laax, bricks will be a big part of the CUoS Feature’s design. Heid has a vision in mind, “Everybody who is into urban shredding will love this obstacle”, he assures. While the MINI Feature will bring a certain street ambiance to the mountain, it’s also designed to give the riders great freedom when choosing their line.
Creativity is not only demanded from the shape crew. The female and male riders who demonstrate the most creative trick on the MINI Feature during the slopestyle finals will take home US$5,000. A CUoS Award is also up for grabs for the two athletes in the halfpipe finals who demonstrate the most unique tricks. Along with the cash prizes, the riders will also collect points towards the BGOS overall ranking and the MINI Countryman, which will be awarded to the male and female with the most points at the end of the season.
The CUoS Slopestyle Feature Award, as well as the CUoS Slopestyle and Halfpipe Awards, will guarantee standing out performances at the 2012 Burton European Open!
The dates for the finals are: Slopestyle Finals: Thursday, March 1st, 2012 (women’s & men’s) Halfpipe Finals: Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 (women’s & men’s)
Watch it all live on RedBull.tv