BILLABONG FLAUNT IT BIG WHITE
Photo’s and write up by: Erin Hogue
The 3rd stop of the Billabong Flaunt It tour was held Saturday February 26th at Big White in British Columbia. On another cold and snowy day, the competition was able to go on as usual. The slopestyle course catered to all levels as girls threw down their tricks on the XL line and the smaller line, which was custom built by a competitor who happened to be the park groomer. Flaunt It Big White was thrilled to have an all girls crew with a lady emcee, filmer, photographer and snow‐cat driver.
The ladies were talented on Saturday with 540’s on the jumps to 270’s on and off the rails. The grand winner of the day was Quebec’s Stephanie Haines, jumping like a west‐coaster stomping a front 3, backside 180 and boardslide on the down rail winning herself a trip to the finals in Tahoe. Natalie Good from New Zealand placed 2nd followed by Zuzy Rocka in 3rd.
Two ladies in particular saw the podium numerous times, with Rachel Johnson and
Alaura Ewen each receiving three different prizes at the awards. The rail jam showcased
some impressive talent with Rachel Johnson taking the win with her cab 270 on 270 out on
the flat‐down rail. Additionally, she earned some serious style points all day long taking
home the Sony Style Award.
Alaura Ewen took home the Dakine Best Trick of the day with a stylish Front 3 tail grab on the jump. She also placed 5th in the slopestyle and 2nd in therail jam.
1st Stephanie Haines $700 + Flight and accommodations to Finals in Tahoe (Deviate
Boardshop, Shred Honey)
2nd Natalie Good $500 (Dakine, Ride Snowboards)
3rd Zuzy Rocka $300 (Island Snow)
4th Rachel Johnson
5th Alaura Ewen (Burton)
Rail Jam Results
1st Rachel Johnson $250
2nd Alaura Ewen $100 (Burton)
3rd Janelle Leclair $50 (Rugged Riders, Rojo Outerwear, Deviate Boardshop, Dialogue
Dakine Best Trick
Alaura Ewen $100 (Burton)
Sony Style Award
Next stop: March 5th, Mount Seymour, British Columbia
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