The sun beat down the whole day over the classic Andorran resort of Vallnord for the 7th Stop on the Nike Chosen Series, and when all was said and done Bermat Ripoll's consistent class saw him nab a spot at the end-of-season Chosen Session for his efforts.
On a South facing slope the local ASP shaper crew worked tirelessly to get the kicker (15m to the sweet spot) riding well for all the competitors that turned up to show their skills, while MC Aitor Gonzalez and the park DJ Krapulia made sure it was the hottest place on the mountain that day.
With all riders getting into the session Xavi Rodriguez took Most Creative with an old school Suitcase Air and a super inventive BS Rodeo 5 Nosegrab. Josep Falga stood out with an inverted front 5, an Indy 5 and FS 7 Melon and ultimately claimed Best Style. The Best Female award went to Beth Climont Gerie showing style with a BS 3 and a Tailgrab; but with consistency, style and a multitude of switch tricks it was Bermat Ripoll who bagged the coveted Most Valuable Player (MVP) with SW BS 7 Stalefish, BS 5 Indy, SW BS 7 and FS 5 and in so doing earned his place at the Nike Chosen Sessions in April.
Best Overall (MVP) Bermat Rupoll
Most Creative Xavi Rodriguez
Best Style Josep Flaga
Best Female Beth Climont Gerie
NEXT STOP ON THE NIKE CHOSEN SERIES – AUSTRIA. HOCHKONIG 26.02.12