So stoked that Vans Comp was back for another year on Cairngorm Mountain!
This year a new series of competition, the Vans Hi-Standard Series, traveled to three resorts, Les Arcs, Mayrhofen and finally Cairngorm Mountain. The focus was on style, winning cash spot prizes for every trick the judges liked. This was a great to run the comp and I have to say that it was the best format I’ve seen in a long while. Every rider came away with something and the fun, progressive vibe meant everybody could relax and enjoy the event.
Shack came over the week and spent a good few days shredding Cairngorm, it was great to show him about and I think he was stoked on his first snowboard trip to Scotland! He killed it all day and went home £140 richer! Angus was stoked on his tricks getting a really nice BS 540 indy, it was great to see him ride well as I hadn’t been around much to ride with him last season. Andrew as well, throwing Fs 540 Tuck Knees! Insane Tweak! I was stoked to get n awesome shot of a new trick, FS 3 Chicken Salad.
The jump was perfect, by far one of the best kickers we have had on Cairngorm! Not huge, but an ideal wedge with good airtime and a nice steep landing, European standard! The rail set-up was amazing and the way the comp separated into two jam sessions allowed for rail shredders to show their worth to judges. The emphasis being on style and creativity was a totally new thing for me, I have never competed like that as most comps are on difficulty and cleanliness. Awesome experience and defiantly helped to improve my riding!
All in all it was the perfect way to finish the season!
I had a great weekend with the Vans UK Team filming with Carter and taking part in the comp. Thanks to Chris and Janine for there support and I can’t wait for next season!
Peep the Official Vans Edit here: