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Spin off the jump at the Flaunt it contestBILLABONG 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 girls getting ready to drop in at the flaunt it contest

Air time at the Flaunt it contest

Air time at the Flaunt it contest

Tail press at the Billabong Flaunt it contestBack smith at the Billabong Flaunt it

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.

The winners at the Billabong Flaunt it event

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.

Winners at the Flaunt it contest

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.


Slopestyle Results

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

Headwear)

Dakine Best Trick

Alaura Ewen $100 (Burton)

Sony Style Award

Rachel Johnson

Next stop: March 5th, Mount Seymour, British Columbia

For more info, contact:

Jim Kempton

jkempton@billabong‐usa.com


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