Britain’s top freeskiers battle at North Yorkshire

Posted By: The Ski Channel on June 15, 2010 3:01 pm

Last week, the top freeskiers from the UK went to North Yorkshire which is on the northwestern coast of Europe to start the summer off with amazing snow conditions.

There were 50 riders from London that charged the toughest courses that the UK has ever seen. The setup had action filled with big technical features that would be at home in any of Europe’s top parks. With the standards of British freesking reaching new heights, the featured freeskiers had to rise like never before.

The final came down to a 30-minute extreme session with the top 20 riders. The top section of the course came down to a combination of 270′s and 450′s on the down but with the feature of the day was raised rainbow box. Remarkable tricks were from Andy Bennett 450 transfer, Jamie Lawson’s surface switch up’s and George Walton’s cork 3 hand drag which gave him the win for best trick.

In the kids segment, Tyler Harding the thirteen year old who finished the jump by completing a smooth cork 7′s which put him on top. In the women’s section, Katie Summerhayes showed why she is now one of the world’s best with 450′s on and off the rails. In the men’s section, Joe Tomlinson came in third with some super smooth cab 2′s and front 4′s on to the down rail. James Machon took second with 4′s on and off all over the course but James Woods once again was the winner. Woods put on a show which included his 2 on pretzel 2 out of the down flat rail and both frontside and blindside 360 switch up’s on the rainbow.

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