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Under a blue sky and in a perfectly shaped snowpark in Avoriaz, the 3Star Protest French Fries Rookie Fest ended with an high level finals dominated by swedish ripper Ludvig Billtoft among the male, and by british rising star Becky Menday among the girls.
The event finals were moved in the bottom park "La Chapelle" because of the strong winds in the higher areas of the resort. Ludvig from Sweden won the event with a solid run consisting of fs720, bs540, cab720 and swithc bs540. Gathering riders from 8 nations, this was the first 3star Rookie Fest event ever organized in France, and it was possible thanks to the cooperation with "MySnowboarding" French Snowboard Initiative. The event assigned 12 spots for the end of season Protest World Rookie Finals 2012, to be held in Ischgl, Austria, from 11 to 15 april.
The event also awarded 3 of the top riders with all-inclusive invitation to the upcoming 3Star Halfpipe Rookie Fest in Monte Bondone, Trentino Italy, from 8 to 11 fabruary. This will be the first halfpipe competition in the World Rookie Tour, including also many lifestyle side actitivies such as training with pros, night rail jam, visit to the city of Trento, film premiere and wellness day. Riders from Austria, England, Sweden, Chile, Switzerland, Italy and Nederland are already confirmed for this new event of the WRT. More info about the Halfpipe Rookie Fest at worldsnowboardfederation.org/article920-halfpipe-rookie-fest-in-monte-bondone-trentino-italy.html
Check out the video from finals here:
Watch the pictures from finals here: facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.360699970609497.95120.127519233927573&type;=3&l;=decc6f8c1b
Photo Credit by Sylvain Cochard
FINAL RANKS FROM PROTEST FRENCH FRIES ROOKIE FEST
Rank Last Name First Name Nationality
1 MENDAY BECKY GBR
2 SUFFYS MANON BEL
3 POTTER MAISIE GBR
4 LAROCHAIX THALIE FRA
5 YANEZ LASALVIA ANTONIA CHI
6 THIDLING AYLA GBR