We are just one week out from the So-Gnar Shred Circuit Contest Series Finals! We had a crazy winter getting to travel around meet awesome people, snowboard, and hold the Shred Circuit stops. The winner from each stop is being flown out to Winter Park Colorado all expenses paid courtesy of Zumiez for the finals! There will also be the Shred Circuit last chance Qualifier open to everyone including Groms, and then The Finals will follow later in the day. The Finals day will also feature LIVE music and lots of fun with the sponsors with free swag and giveaways.
The Shred Circuit is a 14-stop amateur creative contest series that is now in it’s second year running. Each stop was a 1-day contest in conjunction with SO-GNAR’s national 12′-13′ Snowboard Camp Tour.
“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 7 years at resorts all over the country and we have noticed the absence of creative and good energy through large groups of riders snowboarding together” Milbery says, “The Shred Circuit is a great outlet for the next generation of snowboarders to expand the creative limits of snowboarding with their friends and receive national exposure!”
The contest features include unique custom 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 20 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. The 13 finalists placed first at their respective Shred Circuit heat across the country and are being flown out to Colorado to compete in the finals courtesy of Zumiez.
Our awesome sponsors include:
Snowboard Magazine, Red Bull, Never Summer Industries, Zumiez, Unequal CRT & EXO Armor, Zeal Optics, Boa Technology Closure Systems, Coalatree Organics, Grassroots California, POW Gloves, Capix Helmets, Evol Foods, Purl Wax, Apollo Ink Printing, House of Stickers, Plutonium Paint, Stance Socks, Allian, Elm & Oak, Woodward @ Copper, and Clif Bar/Clif Kids.
Meet the competitors! photos by Chris Faronea