Il Black Yeti ha dato il benvenuto a 75 rider provenienti da 11 nazioni da tutto il mondo, arrivati nello ski resort di Pila per competere alla prima edizione del Pila Rookie Fest by DEEJAY Xmasters. Nonostante le difficoltà incontrate durante lo svolgimento della gara, a causa della poca visibilita, il livello della gara è stato molto alto e tutti i giovani snowboarder sono riusciti ad esibire il proprio stile sulla tavola.
Set up perfetto all’AreaEffe Snowpark, grazie all’ottimo lavoro degli shaper, dove i rookies hanno potuto dare il meglio di sè in uno slopestyle da paura composto da: un donkey, sul secondo table una tank, un box and una pooljam, sui successivi tre table 2 kicker con jump da 10mt e 15mt l’uno.
Nella categoria Rookie boys il podio è stato conquistato dal team finlandese: Valtteri Kautonen (FIN) porta a casa l’oro, Joonas Bergman (FIN) and Sami Kallo (FIN) tornano in patria aggiudicandosi argento e bronzo. Valtteri ha chiuso perfettamente la sua terza run con: cab270 in, switch 50/50 to switch backside360 out sul rail set, cab 720, switch backside 900 and backside 540 sui kickers.
Alla prima edizione del Pila Rookie Fest by DEEJAY Xmasters, sono stati assegnati dei premi anche ai più piccoli rider che hanno partecipato alla competizione: Romani Allemand (FRA),Charlie Lane (GBR) and Jan Golinczak (POL) sono i vincitori che a 12, 11 e 10 anni si sono fatti valere dimostrando grande stile.
Il World Rookie Tour ha scritto un’altra straordinaria pagina di snowboard freestyle nel panorama internazionale, in uno splendido clima che ha dato la possibilità ad ogni rider di stringere amicizie in tutto il mondo.
Scarica qui la classifica finale: PilaRookieFestbyDEEJAYXmastersFinalResult
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DAY 1 – Arrival Day – Training Day – Event Presentation – Coach Meeting – Welcome Party Pila
DAY 2 – Qualification Day @ AREAEFFE snowpark Pila
DAY 3 – Final Day
2018 Pila Rookie Fest by DEEJAY Xmasters – PREMI:
1° PLACE: UNION binding / OAKLEY goggle / TSG helmet
2° PLACE: TSG socks / ROXY T- shirt / TSG protection kit (knees- elbow)
3° PLACE: TSG socks / TSG T- shirt
1° PLACE: ALL INCLUSIVE TICKET for CORVATCH ROOKIE FEST 2018 + SURF TO LIVE SURF CAMP + UNION binding / OAKLEY goggle / TSG helmet / ROXY Backpack
2° PLACE: SURF TO LIVE SURF CAMP+ TSG socks / ROXY T- shirt / TSG goggle
3° PLACE: SURF TO LIVE SURF CAMP + TSG socks / TSG T- shirt
1° PLACE: TICKET TO WRT SHOOTING + UNION binding / OAKLEY goggle / TSG helmet / QUIKSILVER Cap
2° PLACE: ALL INCLUSIVE TO WORLD ROOKIE RAIL JAM MODENA + TSG socks / QUIKSILVER T- shirt / TSG protection kit (knees- elbow)
3° PLACE: ALL INCLUSIVE TO WORLD ROOKIE RAIL JAM MODENA + TSG socks / TSG T- shirt / QUIKSILVER T- shirt
1° PLACE: ALL INCLUSIVE TICKET for WORLD ROOKIE FINALS KAPRUN + SURF TO LIVE SURF CAMP + UNION binding / OAKLEY goggle / TSG helmet / QUIKSILVER Cap
2° PLACE: SURF TO LIVE SURF CAMP + TSG socks / TSG T- shirt / QUIKSILVER T- shirt / TSG Backprotector
3° PLACE: SURF TO LIVE SURF CAMP + TSG socks / QUIKSILVER T- shirt / TSG protection
1° PLACE: TSG helmet / DOLLY NOIR T- shirt
2° PLACE: TSG Protection KIT / TSG Goggle
3° PLACE: TSG Protection KIT
2017.18 World Rookie Tour – Official Calendar
NZ Rookie Fest. Cardrona, New Zealand. October 05-08, 2017. Halfpipe and Slopestyle DONE
World Rookie Rail Jam. Modena, Italy. October 26-28, 2017. Urban Rail Jam DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest. Corvatsch, Swiss. December 13-17, 2017. Slopestyle DONE
Deejay XMasters World Rookie Fest. Livigno, Italy. January 20-25, 2018. Slopestyle DONE
Bulgarian Rookie Fest. Pamporovo-Mechi Cal, Bulgaria. January 26-28, 2018. Halfpipe and Slopestyle CANCELLED
USASA Grom Fest. Keystone, USA. February 10, 2018. Slopestyle DONE
Valle d’Aosta Rookie Fest. Pila, Italy. February 21-25, 2018. Slopestyle
USASA Grom Fest. Breckenridge, USA. February 25, 2018. Halfpipe
Indy Park Rookie Fest. Nekoma, Japan. March 03-04, 2018. Slopestyle
Oslo Rookie Fest. Oslo, Norway. (to be confirmed)
Mammoth Rev Tour Rookie Fest. Mammoth Mountain, California. March 15-16, 2018. Halfpipe and Slopestyle
World Rookie Finals. Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria. April 10-15, 2018. Halfpipe and Slopestyle
If you dream to become a professional snowboarder, then your future starts from World Rookie Tour!
The World Rookie Tour is organized by the Black Yeti ssrl in collaboration with World Snowboard Federation and its National Snowboard Associations. It consists of a selection of high quality International events, the so called “Rookie Fests”, reserved for riders under 18’s only, in Europe, North and South America, Oceania and Asia. The World Rookie Tour consists not only of competitions: it also features loads of other activities to help rookies to grow in the field of professional snowboarding, such as photo & video shootings, avalanche and rescue clinics, meetings with photographers and international team managers, parties and English talks. Since year zero it awards tickets to world class events such as The Arctic Challenge, The Air & Style, The World Snowboarding Championships, invitations to professional snowboard photo & video shootings, and freeride trip in Chile. Every year the tour crowns the World Rookie Champion at the end of season, at the World Rookie Finals, a unique event where the best youngsters from almost 30 countries compete and have fun. More information at www.worldrookietour.com.
ABOUT THE WORLD SNOWBOARD FEDERATION
The World Snowboard Federation (WSF) is the international organization exclusively working to develop the sport of snowboarding at all levels. Program areas include: Halfpipe, Big Air and Slopestyle competitions, Banked Slalom, Para-Snowboard, judge and shapers, education and certification, and snowboard activities for riders of every age. The WSF represents a network of National Snowboard Associations (NSAs) who work together at a worldwide level to promote the development of snowboarding. NSA members can find a source of inspiration and support from the WSF for the activities they are conducting within their nations and by working towards the same goal: progression of snowboarding from the ground up. Amateur and Pro Riders alike need to be members of the WSF to support the sport of snowboarding and enjoy the advantages of being a WSF Member.
ABOUT WORLD SNOWBOARDING
World Snowboarding promotes competitive snowboarding in representing the interests of a professional network of events, athletes, national sport associations and industry partners. A Non-Profit organization, World Snowboard Federation owns World Snowboarding, which administrates the widely respected global ranking system and the World Snowboarding Points Lists (WSPLs). By offering a fair, unbiased, global ranking platform, and through maintaining global competition, course-build, safety and judging standards, World Snowboarding brings transparency to the sport, across the freestyle disciplines of Halfpipe, Slopestyle and Big Air. Through World Snowboarding’s four-tiered Regional to Elite level tour structure, it encourages, develops and supports rider progression from rookies to world-class athletes, where the Elite level, WST events are the ultimate pinnacle of snowboarding competition.