Friday Night Jib Fights Comes to Park City
Guest post by Kara Rennie
Last years Friday Night Live rail contest series raised some debate as to which resort in Utah has the best rail slayers in the state. Thus, the creation of the Friday Night Jib Fights. The series has expanded to nine events, three at each Park City, Brighton and Snowbasin. The finals will be held at Park City on March 30 with the podium riders from each stop invited for double the prize purse and an overall winner of the series.
The first stop went off at Snowbasin and will now be moving to 3 Kings Terrain Park at Park City for the second stop on January 6, 2012. This years set up will be designed and built by the PCMR Terrain Park staff to include two lines of 3 features each as well as a bottom feature to total 7 features.
I can't say how it was for the spectators at last years events, but as a competitor the vibe was much different from the day. Hiking the rails kept us warm and although I didn't know many people, It felt like I was hiking with my friends and we were all pushing eachother to try new tricks. The fact that it was at night made everyone stoked on something new. Announcers Pops and Tron bring some entertainment on the mic to contribute to the already amazing vibe. Last years night riding contest brought a number of skiers and snowboarders who threw down and raised the level of progression.
Cash and prizes will be distributed between the top 3 athletes from each category of AM or Open, girls and guys, skiers and snowboarders as well as a product toss for everybody. Registration starts at 4:00 pm at the bottom of 3 Kings, cost is $15 per event and the show starts off with AM riders at 5:30 followed by Open riders at 6:00 pm.
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Freeski qualifying has finished for the day, with both the men's and women's finals fields locked in for a huge day Saturday in the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Halfpipe finals.
A big first day of competition at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Halfpipe in the superpipe was capped off in the biggest way possible - the Paul Mitchell Progression Session Big Air.
The men got things started in the morning, but the women provided a great encore with their own Snowboarding Halfpipe qualification and semifinals in the afternoon. Two heats of 31 riders were widdled down to 6 for Friday's finals.
The men aired it out in the superpipe this morning, fighting for one of the 12 spots in Friday's Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Men's Snowboarding Halfpipe final and the results are in.
World-class competitors and local talent come together to compete in Big Air next to the superpipe today. Check it our for free before heading up to Main Street for tonight's free concert!
Your first look at Wednesday's qualifying heats for the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Snowboarding Halfpipe competition features a big last-minute addition. Also a new time for Wednesday's Big Air is announced!
The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Snowboarding and Freeskiing Halfpipe competitions come to Park City Mountain Resort next week - where the Eagle Superpipe is ready and waiting for some of the world's best halfpipe athletes. Best of all, all the events are free and spectator-friendly!
It's event seaosn. Our first two events are paying out cold, hard cash. Get up here and get paid.
In order to ensure the same quality halfpipe this season, we and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association have decided to reschedule the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix to February 1 – 2, 2013.