18/03/2008 | by Onboard
When: Sat 23rd of February 2008
Where: Big Bear, California
Big Bear Lake, Calif. – Today the first-ever etnies GvR Snow went down at Bear Mountain, California and the Regulars stomped the Goofies taking home the win!
The event started off with blue skies, and despite the change of conditions, with heavy snow fall during the Regular Team’s final runs, Juuso Lavisto sent it and earned both first place and MVP!
The team-based format of etnies GvR Snow put Transworld Snowboarding’s Regular Footed riders against FUEL TV’s Goofy Footed riders, with each team appointing a team captain. The final score left the Regular footers victorious with 2747 points over Goofy’s 2345.
FUEL TV’s Director, John Stouffer, came out to lead the Goofy Team to take the win, with Nick Dirks, Louie Vito, Ryan Thompson, Simon Chamberlain and Chris Bradshaw as the starting five going into the finals. Kurt Hoy, captain of the Regular Team, appointed Austin Smith, Joe Sexton, JP Walker, Markku Koski and Robbie Walker as his starting five going into the finals.
The rider that was definitely killing it that day was the little Finn Juuso Laivisto, who came out, qualified for the finals and pulled some stylish backside 7’s, frontside 7’s and a 50-50 to 360-out on the rail to win it for his regulars team.
We here at the editorial office were just talking about how sometimes the simplest ideas are also the best. How can it be that it took so long for someone to come up with a contest format idea like this one. Go Etnies!