Protest Slopestyle Champs Wraps Tour up in Style!

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Ready to sink your teeth into.

The Protest Slopestyle Championships wrapped up the 2010 British Snow
Tour indoor series in style over the weekend – Saturday 9th October at
Castleford SNO!zone.

Over 150 of the UK’s top riders hit the slope and
the standard of riding was immense. The course set-up, which had taken
four days to prepare, was a thing of beauty and showcased one of the
most hotly contended UK slopestyle competitions to date.

Sophie Addis.

The slopestyle jam kicked off the day’s snowboard action and displayed
the standard of riding to-come with Katie Blundell (women’s) Matt Cory
(under 16′s) and Tom Hunt (over 16′s) crowned as the overall jam session
winners.
In the Women’s Protest Slopestyle Championships an impressive 22 riders
hit the slope and the standard of riding was really high making it a
tough call for the judges. 2009 Champ, Lynsey Ashdown who had been
riding consistently well all day cemented her position as one of the
UK’s top slopestyle riders by adding the 2010 title to her collection.
Lynsey’s winning run included a frontside 50-50 to fakie on the top
street rail, a cab boardslide, switch-up to fakie on the box followed by
a switch 50-50 to 180 out and 180-on 180-off on the bottom rainbow rail.
Second place went to Katie Ormerod after a faultless final run which
included a noseslide on the street rail, a backside 180 switch-up on the
box and a technical 270-on 270-off on the rainbow box. Sophie Nicholls who’d been charging the course all day walked away with third place
after she threw down a solid run which included, a backside 180,
switch-up on the box and cab 180 boardslide to fakie on the bottom
rainbow box.

Jordan Gee.

It was extremely close during the Men’s Protest Slopestyle Championships with riders pushing the limits and raising the bar with rail tricks
ranging from super technical to down-right ridiculous! Castleford local
Tom Hunt, who’d been killing it all day, was crowned the 2010 Protest
Slopestyle Champion. Tom’s run included a backside 180 switch-up, 270
out on the gas pipe, a frontside 270 to boardslide on the flat down
rail, followed by a backside lipslide and a frontside noseslide to
frontside tailslide on the bottom rainbow box. Second place with a
selection of incredibly tech rail tricks which included a backside 180
to 450 off on the gas pipe and a cab 270 to Danish went to Scottish
ripper Danny McCormick. Local rider Simon Foster finished in third
place with an impressive final run which included a frontside 180 pivot
on the street rail, a 270-on 270-off on the flat bar, followed by a
frontside boardslide 270 out and a backside tail 270 out on the rainbow
box.

Results:

Women
1st – Lynsey Ashdown – Manchester
2nd – Katie Ormerod – Halifax
3rd – Sophie Nicholls – Bradford

Men
1st – Tom Hunt -
 Halifax
2nd – Danny
 McCormick – Glasgow
3rd – Simon
 Foster – Castleford

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