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So, the next stage in the Ladies First Challenge is set for the 18th Feb in the swiss resort of Wildhaus, if you are near the resort please go and support this brilliant comp, the girls create a great environment for a really friendly comp and it’s sure to be a fun experience.


Here’s a little film made at last years comp to give you an idea of what the set up will probably be like-

Edit from last years comp in Wildhaus.



Just got word from Maude (comp organiser) that one of the competitors is looking to share an apartment/room for the comp, anyone interested mail info@ladiesfirstchallenge.ch



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The Playground Jam 2011 TTR 1Star All Girls Slopestyle.

“A Really relaxed vibe, nice set up, good times! Always fun to shred with le femmes”-Helen Fox GB

This year the 2nd April saw blue skies and sunshine it was the early morning of the Playground Jam, ideal you might think, but when it’s been the same scorching weather for 2 weeks it makes the snow a little bit too much like water and the Avoriaz Chapelle Park had been taking a beating from mother nature. We decided the only way to avoid slushy puppy take offs was to run the comp early and to make sure it ran smoothly so all riders could get as much time riding as they needed to show the judges their skills.
Luckily the amazing parkies of Avoriaz had somehow managed to defy nature and had saved a great park with a ton of features for the girls to show their bulging bag of tricks on: -3 jumps, one up box, one golf ball jib and a rail line with side on kinks, boxes and the new ‘Analogue Module’ with some rails and stairs to play on.
We got things going as soon as possible to avoid the imminent melt. The girls were told the judging was on their best runs but they should mix up their lines to show variation in their riding between the jumps and rails.
The tunes were pumping and MC Drew was on the mic to set the scene, entertain the crowds and keep the riders amped.

The girls started on the jump line to get a good run in when the snow was fast,  everyone was charging and it was great to witness so many great female riders hitting the park.
Laura Berry threw down with a front 3, back 3 and a cab 3, sw back 1, with a nice frontside nose bonk on the golf ball. Rose Bromley was stomping her cab 180’s and took that to the stair set to show the judges she was meaning business, when asked later how she thought the day went she said ”it was Such a good crack riding with the other girls it really raises the bar and pushes you more”. Helen Fox got great syle points for her shiftys, a fs3 off her toes, some bs 180’s and was flying over the golf ball jib with ease. The first to hit the Tractor Tyre next to the jump was Polly Baker sizing it up with an air over the top, she’d already had some lovely clean runs on the jumps with textbook grabs stomped with lovely style.

Obvious rail standouts were Helen and Laura, Helen had a lovely switch front blunt on the down rail and some twizzly fancyness on the the flat box and Laura put a few variations down of front board, front board pretzel, boardslide 270 out on the flat box to 50-50 front 1 out on the flat down rail.
A stand out for a few spectators was Olivia Lottman, she came over for the days comp and started the morning hitting the green kickers, she decided that safe was the name of the game and totally tech-ed up those smaller jumps doing all 4 180’s then moving on to the 3’s, she ended her runs with a few straight airs on the blues (with a little encouragement from the other girls) it was fantastic to see such great progressive riding in just one day.

Once the girls had ridden to their hearts content we stopped and gave the judges some time to work out placings. Andy Nudds, Matt Macwhirter and David Tardif were our judges for the day and did a fantastic job, thanks guys.

Their unanimous decision was-
1st Laura Berry GB- Winning 100€ and a whole bunch of goodies from our sponsors Vans, Burton, Nikita, Neff, Les Ettes and Protest.
2nd Helen Fox GB- Winning Vans Skate Shoes and other goodies.
3rd Rose Bromley GB- Winning
4th Polly Baker GB
5th Olivia Lottman GER
6th Ro Kealey GB

When interviewed after the competition Laura said-
”I think the best thing about the Playground Jam was that it was such a fun comp to do. Everyone was really chilled and it showed in the good riding. The set up was really good too, enough obstacles to be creative and do your best tricks”


Special Thanks to our sponsors for this year-






Thanks to Robbie Davies for all Photographs – APRESIMAGING

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again, very quickly edited, sorry I’m so lazy!

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “Super Finals -Roxy Chicken Jam 2010.mov“, posted with vodpod

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Maude Richon just wrote to us to tell us all about the brilliant plan that she has hatched for this winter….a NIKITA  SWISS TOUR, with Slopestyle and Rail Jams galore to keep us girls busy!

NCST0910POSTERA6Here’s the info-

“A girls only freestyle tour”
Winter 09-10
Welcome to NIKITA CHICKITA SWISS TOUR : a girls only freestyle tour in
This winter the Swiss world of freestyle favours the girls. The women snowboarders and skiers will have
the opportunity to show what they are able to do during the first edition of the NIKITA CHICKITA SWISS
TOUR. The snowparks of five Swiss resorts will be at the disposal of the best women riders of the
Afters years in the background women’s freestyle finally asserts itself in Switzerland. Winter 2009-2010 will be
marked by the event of NIKITA CHICKITA SWISS TOUR. Five slopestyles, one rail contest and photoshoots are
planned this season. The NCST 09-10 will start in December and finishes in March. The first qualifying set will be
held on January 16 in Villars (VD). The NCST 09-10 will then go the German part of Switzerland on February 6 to
Hoch Ybrig (SZ) and on February 20 to Adelboden (BE). It will come back to the French part on March 6 to
Crans-Montana (VS). The big final will be held in Thyon (VS) on March 20.
Prize money of CHF 5000.- is at stake.
The three best female snowboarders and skiers of each qualifying set will receive their ticket for the final to be
held at Central Park in Thyon on March 20. They will challenge about 15 women riders invited in order to earn the
prize money of CHF 5000..- foreseen for the podium of the NCST 09-10. An invitation to the edition 2010 of the
NIKITA CHICKITA EUROPE at Serfaus in Austria on April 10 will also be offered to the best woman
“Opening Session” and Montreux Jib Festival also programmed.
Together with the 4 qualifying sets and the final other events are planned. The first will be held in December in
Les Diablerets (VD). A big OPENING SESSION will be held on December 12 in the Chalet of the Bodukan. Rails
will be put in front of the Chalet and it will be possible to have refreshments and a bed for the night there. Later in
the season a second “Extra contest” is programmed in Montreux (VD). On January 22 the association Orgiride
convoques the girls for the first performance of the MONTREUX JIB FESTIVAL.
All information concerning the NIKITA CHICKITA SWISS TOUR 09-10 can be found on the website :
http://www.ncst.ch and on http://www.nikitaclothing.com
General information on the events :
Qualifying sets
16 January : Villars (VD)
6 February : Hoch Ybrig (SZ)
20 february : Adelboden (BE)
6 March : Crans-Montana (VS)
Final :
20 March : Thyon (VS)
Extra contests :
12 December : OPENING SESSION in Les Diablerets (VD)
22 January : MONTREUX JIB FESTIVAL in Montreux (VD)
Organisation : Ladies First Crew – http://www.ncst.ch – Maude Richon

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Only one week to wait now till the Playground Comp hits the Avoriaz Baby Park, come up and compete (inscriptions running 9-10am at the bottom of the park) or just come up and spend the day with us!

We are praying for a day like today (Bluebird) so all you girls have a perfect park to hit with soft landings and sunshine for us to enjoy while we are watching everyone shred it up! hehe

After the days antics we are hosting a night of mayhem in the Dixie Bar in Morzine, head down there for 8.30pm to ensure your spot in the SINGSTAR queue and to listen to the tunes put down by DJ MIDAS, and don’t forget your heals!

See you all bright and early next Saturday : )


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Here’s the info of the Nikita ‘goodie lady session’ (when will they change that name of it!!)

It’s set for the 7th February and I’ve been for the last 2 years and have had a brilliant time both years.

The course is always fun with jumps of all sizes and some fun obstacles to jib and slide too.

If you’re interested in coming from Morzine France let me know I might have room in the car (gilly’at’ourcamp.co.uk)

The resort is a small one called Thyon Les Collons about 2 hours drive from Morzine, France.

All subscriptions should go to maude@centralcamps.com

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