5-6 April 2008 The Nikita Chickita will be bouncing back to Serfaus, Austria for another action packed weekend of girl’s slopestyle contest fun with a party thrown in! Back in 2001/2002 Serfaus ski school and Markus Falch decided it would be great idea to establish a small slopestyle course. They started out with a 2m straight rail, a kinked rail and small kicker with a 1-2m table. The winter of 02/03 saw the park take shape where the course had been previously. The venture drew loads of support through Toasted and Bjarni Thor Valdimarsson, who worked the last couple of years of the Nikita Tour as head shaper of the Iceland Park Project. He came on board for the Nikita Chickita last year and until recently has built and shaped the park in Mayrhofen. With huge help from the cable railway in Serfaus they were able to build more and more rails and boxes.
The park in Serfaus is located close to the Plansegg lift at approximately 1900-2300m above sea level and is maintained daily. The rail park is approx. 700m long and sits at the higher end, leading with about twenty obstacles to the main park. The lower end of the main park is about 450m long and includes two medium kickers, two XL kickers, one stair setup with a kinked box and down rail. The main park is being rebuilt this week ready for the Nikita Chickita! More details to follow…….
A few of Nikita’s own team riders will be coming along to take part in the event and let loose at the party which will be held at the Bam Bam bar. A great chance to say hello, get some tips and ride with them.
It’s also just been confirmed that Nikita team rider Julia Baumgartner along with Atikin bro team rider Vinzenz Lueps AKA Vinz will be two of three judges at this year’s event. Strap in ladies and have the ride of your lives! As a refresher, here’s what’s up for grabs:
Womens: 1st: 1000 Euros, 1 year contract with Nikita, Skullcandy swag, Nikita Ring and Swag 2nd: 500 Euros, Skullcandy Swag, Nikita Ring and Swag 3rd: 250 Euros, Skullcandy Swag, Nikita Ring and Swag
Junior: 1st: Nikita Ring, Skullcandy Swag, Nikita Swag 2nd: Nikita Ring, Skullcandy Swag, Nikita Swag 3rd: Nikita Ring, Skullcandy Swag, Nikita Swag