Volcom Peanut Butter and Rail Jam visited the city of Prague for its Czech stop. On this « Olympic year », the council organized an Olympic park open to everyone during the games to celebrate the event, ice skate, get a chance to get some curling lessons and support the Czech athletes (a good excuse to get together to drink Pilsner and gluwine).
A small snowpark was also set and this was a great opportunity to run a PBRJ in the city.
Despite the really warm conditions that are “plaguing” central Europe this month, the snow was still ridable, and the park setup got upgraded for the event by the shapers and Mystic construction who built a new rail for the occasion.
Around 60 riders signed up and soon the Jams got going. During the qualification ones, the Girls definitely showed some good skills, once again proving that they know control and style. The Open division qualifications started to get the increasing audience cheer while Tomas “grillmaster” was serving some quality barbecued meat to all competitors that ashamed the other food stand.
The finals went down in front of a massive crowd and all riders gave their best, stealing the attention of the hockey fans.
The Open podium was full of PBRJ regulars! Cees Wille and Max De Vries made the trip from Holland for the occasion and finished respectively at the 4th and 2nd place of the Open division, while Chris Boehnke ended at the 5th place with some über precisely executed tricks, and locals were also ruling the place with Tomas Cisar taking 3rd place and Daniel Paulicek taking a well deserved win, locking every rail with a good list of bangers.
In the Girls division Karolina Horakova took top honors with control and class, Daniel Kaspar won the 15 and under division with a good bag of tricks, and 16-21 division winner is Krystof Tiser also landing almost everything he intended.
Volcom team rider Sarka Pancochova, fresh out of the plane from Sochi, gave everyone their prizes and did a signing for all her enthusiastic fans.
Thanks to Nitro Snowboards, Union bindings and Electric for the extra prizes, to the people that made this event possible and to everyone that came enjoy the day with us.
1 Daniel Paulicek
2 Max Devries
3 Tomáš Cisař
4 Cees Wille
5 Chris Boehnke
1 Kryštof Tišer
2 Jirka Kupčina
3 Dominik Veselka
4 Michal Knap
5 Matouš Tišer
1 Daniel Kaspar
2 Adam Paulicek
3 Kuba Holubec
4 Boleslav Svoboda
5 Filip Rejman
1 Karolína Horáková
2 Diana Augustinova
3 Kateřina Reehová
4 Eliška Šírová
5 Barbora Maresova
artist: Magic Jake and the Power Crystals
song: Boys & Girls
album: Magic Jake and the Power Crystals
label: Burger records