Just two weeks ago we witnessed the grom shred-fest that was the Hi Standard held in Mayrhofen's awesome Vans Penken Park, Austria. Now, the British leg of the Vans Hi Standard Series will take place this weekend! On April 5th be sure you take your best kilt out of your dad's wardrobe and make your way to Scotland's Cairngorm to participate in our unique comp: Vans' global Hi Standard series is dedicated to bringing back and honoring individual style, creativity and ‘self-expression’.
Forget average contests; spinning to win, a distinct lack of foam fingers and dubious judging criteria… at the Vans Hi-Standard Series, first and foremost, you should have fun. Enjoy the session, hang out with friends and get some Scottish sausage at the Van Doren BBQ!
More than 200 'competitors' got together and chucked themselves of the kickers last year, proving that true snowboarding is all about having a laugh and celebrating the grassroots of snowboarding, the Vans way. The judging criteria remains the same in 2014, so the more style and trick variety you have, the more Van Doren Dollars - CASH – you go home with. It's super relaxed, but riders must stay sharp; repetition of tricks will be punished! Alongside the Big Air contest, the event will also include a rail jam as well as prizes for the most monied rider, and the worst bail.
Let's see if last year's heroes Danny McCormick, Jacob Roberson and Rio Peterson will be able to keep up the flag! Be ready for a big session, we look forward to see you!
The Vans Hi-Standard series invites every passionate snowboarder out there come down, no matter if you are a seasoned pro or frothing amateur, old dude or young buck, boy or girl, there is a category for all, so everyone's guaranteed a fair contest and a chance to grab those Vans Doren Dollars!
Contest Sign-Up Cairngorm/UK
Online-Registration is now closed but you can enter on the day. Make yourself known at the 'Race Office' between 08:30 and 10:00 on Saturday, April 5th.
All riders must got to the Race Office to sign in and collect their bib. No bib, no bucks!
Each participant must have and show competition insurance. If you do not have insurance we will offer day insurance for £5.00 (CASH ONLY)
More information can be found on the Vans Facebook page
8:30-10:00 Last-minute Registration (CairnGorm Race Office)
10:00-11:00 Kicker practice
11:00-12:30 Kicker session
1:00-1:45 Rail practice
1:45-3:00 Rail session
6:30-7:30 Prize giving and BBQ at Doo Below Bar
8:30 After party at Doo Below Bar
There will be £2,600 CASH to win throughout the day and plenty of spot prizes for competitors and spectators! Dragon have £180 for the best backside 180, and Ride&Slide will offer a holiday-voucher for the best unsponsored rider!
Any questions? Check out the Vans Hi-Standard Facebook wall!