The 9th and last of the Nike Chosen Series proved to be a standout with the Norwegians displaying an incredibly high level of riding in this AM contest.
The perfectly shaped 15m Kicker, located on the same slope as last month’s World Snowboard Championship, gave the 37 rider’s ample chances to show the judges and watching public that Scandinavian riders can deliver the goods. Double corks, double flips, double Rodeos and countless Switch Backside spins proved to be the order of the day as riders were treated to glorious sunshine.
20-year-old Kristin Stubberud took Best Female with some well-held Stalefish and Tail grabs, Even Brekke from nearby Oslo claimed Best Style with a BS Rodeo 5 Indy, Backside 5 Shifty and a Frontside Corked 7 and with a host of tricks Jonas Steen took Most Creative with a Switch Backside 7, Backside Double Cork 12 and a Cab 10.
20-year-old Jørn Simen Aabøe from Kragero took the top honors of the day with an astonishing Switch BS12 Double Cork Mute, Double Backflip late 180, Switch Backside 7 Japan, Frontflip Nosegrab and FS Rodeo 7, an arsenal of tricks that gave him the MVP
Jørn wins the final ticket to the Nike Chosen Sessions to ride with the Nike team on a purpose built ‘next level’ park where he will join the previous winners from across Europe and compete to become the overall Nike Chosen Winner.
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