„LNSA Slopestyle Cup” – great success in Kalita snowpark!
Amazing weather, river jumps, „Harlem shake” video – „LNSA Slopestyle Cup” was the last slopestyle competition in Monster Energy Ride in Baltics Tour`13 this season, but the most fun!
„Awesome day, awesome riders in awesome park with awesome partners – Lithuanian National Ski Association and Boardsports shop! These are few words that express great Saturday in brand new snowpark in Kalita resort, Anykščiai city, LTU!” said Janis Jansons, founder of the Ride in Baltics tour.
Almost 60 riders from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania met again this weekend in Kalita snowpark, Lithuania for Monster Energy Ride in Baltics Tour`13 Stop7 „LNSA Slopestyle Cup”. Snowpark shaped by Baltic Snowpark Agency was done to its perfection day before, but unfortunately weather changed and snowpark was frozen next morning. Icy snowpark then became the biggest challenge for riders. They had to be more careful and show tricks they know very well.
After long warm up riders showed their best during qualification runs stomping nice tricks all over park obstacles. In finals many good riders bailed, because of icy landings, so second run was super important… That also showed who is the best that day in snowboarding – Rimgaile Savickaite LTU, Hendrik Kraav EST, Arturs Vasarajs LAT, Aidas Kukenys LTU, Toms Petrusevics LAT and freeski groups – Karoliine Holter, EST, Mihkel Ustav EST and Mikas Glatkauskas LTU.
„AERODIUM Fly High” contest winner went to Arturs Vasarajs, LAT, reaching 3.90m hight over the big kicker! Well done!
Later super fun action went down – River Jump, where riders jumped over 5 m river! Sensation of the day – 7 years old kid – Liudas Kuprys LTU – also jumped over river taking full speed from top of the park and got UNIQ beanie for further motivation!
While waiting for prize giving Boardsports representative – Agne arranged all riders to gather for the most funny video of RIB Tour ever!
RIB Harlem Shake! Oh yeah!
And then the prize giving – super many, happy riders on the podium!
The greatest thanks goes to LNSA (Lithuanian National Skiing Association), Boardsports and Kalita resort for making this event happen!
1. Hendrik Kraav EST
2. Kaur Piirsalu EST
3. Motiejus Morauskas LTU
4. Lukass Janovskis LAT
1. Arturs Vasarajs LAT
2. Kert Talu EST
3. Rihards Smits LAT
4. Ericas Jankauskas LTU
Snowboard Men Open
1. Aidas Kukenys LTU
2. Karolis Mazulis LTU
3. Arturs Lacis LAT
4. Laurinas Juodeska LTU
Snowboard Men Pro
1. Toms Petrusevics LAT
2. Matis Maltsar EST
3. Martin Malstar EST
4. Mantas Ivanauskas LTU
Freeski Women – Karoliine Holter, EST
1. Mihkel Ustav EST
2. Tomas Prusevicius LTU
3. Donatas Zarskus LTU
1. Mikas Glatkauskas LTU
2. Kristaps Miks LAT
3. Renars Miks LAT
4. Mantas Gilys LTU
All photos by PND
Welcome to Monster Energy Ride in Baltics Tour`13 Stop7
“LNSA Slopestyle Cup”
Next Saturday, 2nd of March 2013 at Kalita Snowpark, Anykščiai, Lithuania
One stop after another, what a season! Stop7 “LNSA Slopestyle Cup” is going to be the last slopestyle event for both snowboarders and freeskiers in Monster Energy Ride in Baltics Tour`13 this season before final event in Big Air discipline on 10th of March in EST, so come and have fun! Competition is organized in close partnership with LNSA – Lithuanian National Skiing Association! Prizes for winners from Boardsports – coolest snowboard/freeski shop in LTU!
FREE lift ticket!!! And registration fee 20LT/4Ls/5euro! Registration 10:00 – 11:30!
All you need to do know is register online!
Check out park!