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Lorna in Ben’s jacket, she has some serious growing to do before she can fit that thing! haha.

Camper Lorna Dalgleish (Kenny’s Daughter ; ) took some great shots on camp week. I thought they pretty much summed up the time, lots and lots of powder, lots of park, some pipe and then some Veuve Cliquot with Pizza to round off the week : ) sums Our Camp up PERFECTLY! : )

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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”

SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR : )

Special Thanks to our sponsors for this year-

VANS

PROTEST

NEFF

BURTON

NIKITA

Thanks to Robbie Davies for all Photographs – APRESIMAGING

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It’s not too late to get your last fix for the season.
OurCamp freestyle camps are running from Sunday 3rd April for the mixed camp, and Sunday 10th April for the ladies only camp.

Based in Morzine at the Ride & Slide flagship Chalet Guytaune (www.rideslide.co.uk/chalet-guytaune.html) the camps offer a great way of getting in to your freestyle riding or improving if you’re already giving it a go. The aim of the week is for the campers to spend time riding with the pro’s, picking up hints and tips, trying new things, and generally getting you in to your freestyle riding. The coaching is provided from Monday-Saturday inclusive and in addition to riding with the OurCamp pro riders campers will also receive tuition from a current BASI Snowboard trainer with BASI Snowboard level 4 I.S.T.D.

Included in the camp price
•    7 nights luxury accommodation
•    Breakfast, Afternoon tea & cakes
•    Sumptuous 3 course evening meals
•    Complimentary wine
•    6 full days riding with top British pro riders
•    Small group sizes (no more than 6 per pro-rider)
•    6 day lift pass
•    Transfers to/from Geneva airport.

Contact Jon at Ride & Slide using info@rideslide.co.uk for more details.

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Stoked on some more coverage, this has been a great winter so far and we’ve not even touched the white stuff yet! : )

(Gilly in the red pants jibbing the barrel)

(Gilly on the rail in the small pic on the left side)

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more about “Watch Full Peep Show Movie“, posted with vodpod

 

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Why is it better to have a girl’s only camp?

The funny thing is, we don’t hate riding with guys at all, but this really is the best environment to get girls to progress and feel that they are in a non competitive, supportive atmosphere. After the camps the girls go back to their usual riding buddies feeling a bit more ‘empowered’ for want of a less corny word! At the end of the day this is a male dominated sport and it is nice to feel part of a majority once in a while, the only way for girls to get that in snowboarding is to do female only camps and competitions……this is such a long discussion, but I hope that has kind of answered the question.

ourcampsupportweb Talking summer camps with Gilly Seagrave

Don’t you miss the boys?

NO… hehehe, only joking, it’s not that we totally detach from boys, it’s more that we are a crew of girls riding together, boys will ride with us too but we are there for each other and to help each other with tricks, a lot of the time we get boys asking for help too as they can hear us coaching each other, sometimes the campers will help them try the jump or rail with them, it’s not about segregation it’s about finding a supportive unit to inspire you to learn. Besides, most weeks we have Drewie there as the male contingent, he’s our filmer.

-this was in an interview for Whitelines I did a while back, I recently had the same chat with someone about skating, it’s just the same…..all we want is to feel the ‘majority’ once in a while, it’s the best way to progress. We don’t want to separate ourselves entirely, but a lot of the time we don’t want to think that we’re representing womens snowboarding/skating to the world, we just want to get on with learning new things with a supportive crew.

Want to discuss this with others? – come to the Our Camp Forum where this is posted.

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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-

NIKITA CHICKITA SWISS TOUR
“A girls only freestyle tour”
Winter 09-10
Welcome to NIKITA CHICKITA SWISS TOUR : a girls only freestyle tour in
Switzerland
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
moment.
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
snowboarder.
“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
ASSOCIATION LADIES FIRST CREW – CCP- WWW.NCST.CH
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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