Battle for Supremacy Dew Hut Jam TV

October 5, 2009

The Battle For Supremacy – Dew Hut Jam will air on Fuel TV in Australia October 5 and 7, 2009

September 30, 2009

The Battle For Supremacy snowboarding event was a new concept for 2009 and included building an entire house on the snow at Mt Buller that could be jibbed, jumped and generally shredded by the invited riders.

The event was an all-Australian affair with 10 pro teams battling head to head for the chance to win one of the biggest prize pools on the snowboarding competition circuit this year.

Air times on FUEL TV
12pm Monday 5th October, 2009 & 1:30pm Wednesday 7th October, 2009

Teams and riders in the Battle For Supremacy include:
1. Forum Snowboards (Alex Kutaysov & Mitch Williams)
2. K2 Snowboards (Robbie Walker & Andy Lloyd)
3. Burton Snowboards (Tom Pelley & Jye Kearney)
4. Ride Snowboards (Kieran McLaughlan & Dan Bussetti)
5. Quiksilver (Nathan Perry, Tim Laidlaw)
6. 3CS (Gus St Leon, Matt Galina)
7. Nitro Snowboards (Darragh Walsh, Jarryd Williams)
8. Rome Snowboards (Tyson Pollard, Cohen Davies)
9. DC (Mikey Williams, Charles Beckinsale)?
10. Capita Snowboards (Matt Sedunary, Steve Tognazzini)

For all you guys that miss out on seeing the Dew Hut Jam on Fuel TV we will post the segments here after the weekend!

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More Photos – Dew Hut Jam

August 4, 2009

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Battle For Supremacy Dew Hut Jam Results

August 2, 2009

Pro Snowboarders Compete Over a World’s First “House Jump” at Mount Buller, Victoria

Team Quiksilver took out the honours and $12,000 in prize money in this weekend’s Mt Dew Battle For Supremacy on a specially built snow course that included a purpose built house on Bourke Street at Mount Buller Alpine Resort.

The “Dew Hut” as it was coined, is the world’s first ride-able house and was the main feature of the slopestyle snowboard course that snowboarders jumped and slid over in a bid to win part of the $15,000 cash prize purse in what was the country’s richest yet Australian jib contest.

The thousand strong crowd braved snowy weather to watch Quiksilver’s pro team of Nathan Perry (Sydney) and 15-year old Tim Laidlaw (Melbourne) won the hotly contested event with smooth consistent riding that included a one-foot jumps and 540 degree spins over the entire house.

Head Judge from the TTR World Snowboard Tour Mel Simmons said, “Quiksilver easily took the overall win by consistently landing their incredible runs together, where as a lot of other teams, although they were doing amazing tricks, was rare for both riders to land a run clean at the same time”.

Nathan Perry (Quiksilver) was easily the most stoked person on the mountain at the prize giving, while his young teammate Tim Laidlaw looked a little shocked coming to terms with having a $6000 cheque in his hands. Some of the tricks from Quiksilver included a huge one-foot air by Tim Laidlaw over the house and Nathan Perry stomping a massive 50-50 to backside 180 gap from the roof-top box rail.

Best Team Trick went to Team Burton (Jye Kearney and Tom Pelley) who teamed up on the apex of the roof of the house to send 16 year old Jindabyne local Jye Kearney into a huge backflip 25-foot to the landing using 20-year old Sydney-sider Pelley’s board as a take-off.

Course designer Russell Holt and editor of Transfer Snowboard Magazine said, “We really wanted to bring something unique to Mount Buller and snowboarding in Australia. We also wanted to give the pros a challenge in building the world’s first snowboard-able house. It was a bit of a risk but with the talent of the Mt Buller park builders and groomers it worked out amazingly well and the pros really stepped up to give the spectators a great show that pushed snowboarding to new heights.”

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Mt Dew Battle for Supremacy winners Tim Laidlaw and Nate Perry

More great photos to check out soon!


Hut Set-up and course build at Mt Buller

July 30, 2009

Well the event is now only two days away and the crew has been up on the mountain at Mt Buller, Victoria for the last 3 days building the Mt Dew Hut on Bourke Street.
To see the hut in place on the main run (Bourke Street) of Mt Buller really now puts it into perspective – the hut is absolutely huge and all the local riders and pros in town already are getting a few sessions in here and there to help the Mt Buller Park crew refine the set-up and park build.
On Wednesday Local pro and DC Team rider Mikey Williams stepped up to guinea pig the hut first. The jump wasn’t even finished but he was keen to give it a crack and the park crew were all too happy to give him a tow-in on the sled to give him enough speed to hit the roof and gap from the up side of the roof to the landing 40-feet away.

First hit Mikey stomped a straight air perfect on the tranny doing about 40km/h and then stepped to a massive backside 180-gap before coming unstuck on a frontside 180.
Later that afternoon/evening the 3CS Pro-team, Gus StLeon and Jason Currie along with Quiksilver rider Nathan Perry joined in on a session to test the speed on the jumps the cats had finished putting up that afternoon. The boys started gaping the entire roof on a big jump the groomer had set-up on the left of the take-off, dropping some backside 180’s and frontside spins. Everytime they would drop in all the punters on Bourke street would be screaming and freaking out – it is a crazy sight to see someone jumping and jibbing the Dew hut. It’s like The Man From Snowy River without the horse, Aussie as!

The Dew Hut will be the main obstacle on the 4 obstacle course that the 10 invited pro-teams will be battling on for the $15 grand in cold hard cash this Saturday night. Starting at 6pm the event will run for over an hour and be a ground-breaking jib-event on Australian soil. Tricks are going to get thrown down hard as the riders push the limits of what’s possible to try and take the money and the team crown. The hut is built to allow not only big gnarly moves, but also technical rail tricks.

Practice for the event will be on tomorrow – Friday (31st of July) from 2pm -5pm where all teams (20 riders) will be shredding this hut apart getting ready for the main event. It will most likely be a great show, so if you’re around come and check it out as well. We’ll be posting some photos tomorrow night on the blog from the session.
Don’t forget the FREE gig and party with live act headlined by Australian Hip-hop legend PEZ at the Moosehead Bar up at Mt Buller.

The Hut up above the clouds and Mt Buller village.

The Hut up above the clouds and Mt Buller village.

View of the hut from the bottom with the landing in the background.

View of the hut from the bottom with the landing in the background.

Behind view of the hut jumps - work in progress

Behind view of the hut jumps - work in progress

The Dew Hut set-up Wednesday under lights with a few jumps pushed up. The closest jump send the riders rightover the hut. Behind that riders can get onto the roof and the final jump sends the rider onto the roof rail.

The Dew Hut set-up Wednesday under lights with a few jumps pushed up. The closest jump send the riders rightover the hut. Behind that riders can get onto the roof and the final jump sends the rider onto the roof rail.

The box to rail on the side of the huts roof is going to be the money maker.

The box to rail on the side of the huts roof is going to be the money maker.

The amazing Buller Park crew is all over this gig like a fat kid on a smartie.

The amazing Buller Park crew is all over this gig like a fat kid on a smartie.

The Dew Hut Side view on Wednesday mornign before without the jumps built.

The Dew Hut Side view on Wednesday mornign before without the jumps built.

Quiksilvers Nate Perry having a sneaky practice hit with a pop-over Indy.

Quiksilvers Nate Perry having a sneaky practice hit with a pop-over Indy.

Inside the hut the framework is intense.

Inside the hut the framework is intense.

DC team rider Mikey Williams sussing the set-up and keen for the Guinea Pig.

DC team rider Mikey Williams sussing the set-up and keen for the Guinea Pig.

3CS riders Gus St Leaon an Jason Currie rocked up to check the set-up and cruise Buller in the 2010 3CS outerwear.

3CS riders Gus St Leaon an Jason Currie rocked up to check the set-up and cruise Buller in the 2010 3CS outerwear.


Dew Hut Jam Latest News

July 26, 2009

After Party Line Up Announced

The music has just been confirmed for the free afterparty at the Moosehead, Mt Buller.

The headline act is Pez who will be backed up by Scarlet City.

The event is free entry and will surely be packed – so get up to Mt Buller and get in early, it’s going to be a wild night.

DJ Mixer will also be playing the after party and keeping the beats going to the wee hours, while DJ Matrix will be spinning the tunes on the course during the event.

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Dew Hut Jam Start List Confirmed

July 22, 2009

The Battle For Supremacy (Dew Hut Jam) is only just over a week away. The event is going to be one insane night of fun and mayhem at Mt Buller. Not only is the event giving the largest prize pool of cash away for a jib event ever seen in OZ, but also there’s the free after party with an incredible music line up (more on that later).

The final invited pro-teams are locked in and riders confirmed. The biggest change is that Skull Candy team has pulled out and Quiksilver is now in. They have a strong team with NSW rider Nate Perry and youngster Tim Laidlaw. DC has also mixed up their team with the absence of Ryan Tiene who has a prior engagement with “Kuta Buga” in Bali and won’t be at the event. DC are now rocking Charles Beckinsale and Mt Buller local king Mikey Williams. They’ll be hard to beat!

Here is the start list:

1. Forum Snowboards (Alex Kutaysov& Mitch Williams)

2. K2 Snowboards (Robbie Walker & Andy Lloyd)

3. Burton Snowboards (Tom Pelley & Jye Kearney)

4. Ride Snowboards (Kieran McLaughlan & Dan Bussetti)

5. Quiksilver (Nathan Perry, Tim Laidlaw)

6. 3CS (Gus St Leon, Jason Currie)

7. Nitro Snowboards (Darragh Walsh, Jarryd Williams)

8. Rome Snowboards (Tyson Pollard, Cohen Davies)

9. DC (Mikey Williams, Charles Beckinsale)

10. Capita Snowboards (Matt Sedunary, Steve Togazzine)

The Mt Dew Hut is on it’s way up to Mt Buller from its creation station in Sydney – it’ll be getting put into place on Bourke Street from Tuesday next week, so go have a look if you’re up there, it will be looking very out of place.