What is the Shred Circuit?
So-Gnar is proud to announce Year 2 of the “Shred Circuit” traveling contest series, a 13-stop amateur creative contest series with one day stops in conjunction with So-Gnar’s Snowboard Camp Tour (formally Mighty Midwest). “The Shred Circuit is all about having 100% fun while snowboarding” says founder and professional snowboarder Pat Milbery. “We have been hosting community based snowboard camps for the past 5 years at resorts all over the country and we have noticed the absence of creative, good energy through large groups of kids snowboarding together” Milbery says, “The Shred Circuit is a great outlet for the next generation of snowboarder’s to expand the creative limits of snowboarding with their friends and receive national exposure!”
The contest features will include traveling jib features, presented by the Tour Sponsors that will be set-up to cater to all ability levels. The heats will be broken down into 25 riders per heat with a total of 15 minutes to hit as many of the features as time allows. The top 3 of each heat will advance into a final 20-minute jam together with prizes awarded to the top 3 riders. Judging, by the pro’s will be based upon the rider’s style, creativity, attitude and consistency through a session style format.
At each stop, the first place rider will be awarded an all expense paid trip (including airfare, lodging, and lift tickets) out to Winter Park, Colorado on April 7th to compete with the other 11 amateur qualifiers and the 12 professional riders hand-picked for the series finals.
Our sponsors include:
Snowboard Magazine, Red Bull, Never Summer Industries, Zumiez, Zeal Optics, Boa Technology Closure Systems, Coalatree Organics, POW Gloves, Capix Helmets, Evol Foods, Purl Wax, Apollo Ink Printing, House of Stickers, Plutonium Paint, Allian, Elm & Oak, Woodward @ Copper, and Clif Bar/Clif Kids.
Here are some recaps from this year’s tour: