3CS, Neff, Grenade & Dew join forces for Battle

July 17, 2009

3CS Outerwear is on board as the official outerwear partner for the Battle for Supremacy – Dew Hut Jam.
“We are stoked to be a partner involved in such an event, the whole concept of the teams challenge on a feature like the Dew Hut has never been seen before in Oz & will be talked about long after the winning team has been crowned.” – Jaye Botfield 3CS
Log onto www.3csouterwear.com to see the 3CS range that will be keeping us all warm on Aug 1.

Neff headwear has flowed us all the noggin warmers so you’ll be easily able to spot the Dew crew at Buller.
Check out the range at www.neffheadwear.com

…and the folks at Grenade gloves have come on board as glove partner for the BFS.  Full range at http://www.grenadegloves.com

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Updates

July 12, 2009

Here’s and update and latest info about the Battle For Supremacy – Dew Hut Jam… We have nearly all the pro-teams confirmed and most riders for the event locked in.

Here’s the latest team list:

1. Forum Snowboards (Alex Kustiov & Mitch Williams)

2. K2 Snowboards (Robbie Walker & Andy Lloyd)

3. Burton Snowboards (Tom Pelley & Jye Kearney)

4. Ride Snowboards (Kieran McLaughlan & Dan Bussetti)

5. Skull Candy (not confirmed)

6. 3CS (Gus St Leon)

7. Nitro Snowboards (Darragh Walsh, Jarryd Williams)

8. Rome Snowboards (Will Kendall, Cohen Davies)

9. DC (Mikey Williams, Charles Beckinsale)

10. Capita Snowboards (Matt Sedunary, Steve Togazzine)

The Hut is near completion with the roof’s round-bar rail and box being built. Check the latest pics below.

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Probably the most exciting news is we have been working on gathering a music artist line up to play at the after-party. Will let you know once we have them locked in.

Also confirmed as the MC for the event is – Chris “Chunk” Jepson.

Stay tuned – more to come.


BFS Dew Hut Jam update

July 5, 2009

After the initial announcement of the event more teams have confirmed riders. Ride Snowboards have confirmed their team and guess who is back in the mix for Ride? That’s right Mr. Dan Bussetti himself the all time legend of Mt Hotham will be joining Keiran McLaughlan in one heavy hitting hammer throwing team that will be contender for the $13k first prize.

The other big news is the special jib-able house that we have been planning for the course  is currently being built and it is massive. Not like big massive – but like SERIOUSLY MASSIVE – massive.

Check out the plans and the photos mid-construction. We had to rent a warehouse just to have the room to build the thing… it’s ridic!
Stay tuned for more team announcements, music announcements and be sure to keep August the 1st empty on your calendar.

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Photos by Paul Robbins

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Battle For Supremacy Dew Hut Jam

June 30, 2009

Announcing…
Battle For Supremacy (SNOW)

Saturday the 1st of August, 2009.
Mt Buller, Victoria.

Australia’s best snowboard teams will be gathering at the home of Aussie jibbing – Mt Buller for an all out shred battle.
In an Australian snowboarding first, 10 pro-teams will be invited to submit a two-man team that will battle head to head under lights on a specially built Mt Dew jib course on the infamous Bourke Street.
The nations top shred hounds will battle it out for snowboarding supremacy, team bragging rights and a cut of the massive $15,000 cash prize purse.

Invited teams are: (confirmed riders in brackets)

1.    Forum Snowboards (Alex Kustiov & Mitch Williams)
2.    K2 Snowboards (Robbie Walker & Andy Lloyd)
3.    Burton Snowboards (Tom Pelley & Jye Kearney)
4.    Ride Snowboards
5.    Smith Optics
6.    3CS (Gus St Leon)
7.    Nitro Snowboards (Darragh Walsh)
8.    Rome Snowboards
9.    DC (Ryan Tiene)
10.  Capita Snowboards

Make sure to check back to the blog for regular updates on riders, the event and a sneak peak of the specially built Mt Dew Hut – that will be the main feature of the course.

Till then…

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SbA Dew Series Finals Wrap up

March 26, 2009

Australia’s best junior skateboarders wow big crowds at the SbA Dew Series Finals.

AUSTRALIA’S brightest new stars in skateboarding lined up at Monster Skate Park in Sydney, on Saturday for the Finals of The SbA Dew Series presented by SKATE 2. The event is Australia’s premier Junior skateboarding competition and drew big crowds as the nations best juniors battled it out for the titles.

The 14 years and under boys launched a full day of competition and they certainly weren’t shy in showing the crowds what they’ve got. The youngsters pushed themselves with some ambitious displays on the 1000 square meter indoor street course. In the end it was pint sized sydney sider Ryan Bowen, who had the goods to secure first place after linking some clean combinations throughout the course.

Next up were the 17 years and under Girls, with a small but elite selection of Australia’s most exciting female skateboarders. South Australia  was well represented by young Maddison Harris and it was fellow Adelaide teen, Jenifer Oaks who took out the division. Oaks put on a dynamic display of riding and ended with some gutsy attempts over the 6-set.

The 17 years and under Boys division put on an exciting final and it was here that the West Australian skaters really shon. This was the first year that Skateboarding Australia held trials in Perth and a large contingent of riders and their families made the long trip over. Perth teenager, Joshua McMurry revved up the crowd with an awesome display across the course. Although the competition was tight, McMurry managed to snatch himself the title and was a definite crowd favourite.

Australia’s best sponsored juniors were up for the last final of the day. There was a broad section of riders competing, the youngest at just seven years of age. The favourite coming in was 15 year old Kieran Rielly. Just coming off a win at the Mountain Dew Battle for Supremacy late last year, the Kempsey teen had been setting a buzz in the lead up.

Sydney’s Ryder Lawson put on a mighty challenge throughout the finals and showed himself as a talent to watch. However it was Reilly who came through again in the end to snatch a tight victory over Lawson, for the title of Australia’s best sponsored junior skateboarder.

This is now the third year running for the Sba Dew Series and was the biggest event yet. Although competition was tough the sportsmanship and camaraderie between the kids, proved that Skateboarding is paving a positive path for Australia’s youth.

Photos and full placings from the day will be available soon on the SbA Dew Series Finals page


SbA Dew Series Final to decide Australia’s best Junior Skateboarders.

March 13, 2009

SbA Dew Series Final to decide Australia’s best Junior Skateboarders.
The Autumn leaves have started to turn a crisp brown which can only mean one thing – Summer has come to
an end and bringing with it the final event on Australia’s biggest Junior Skateboarding competition tour –
the SbA Dew Series!
Taking place over the 2008/2009 summer school holidays, the SbA Dew Series presented by SKATE 2 is
the only skateboarding event series of its kind in Australia and is an important pathway for talented
juniors making their way towards a professional career in the sport.
The series has called together junior skateboarding talents aged 17 years and under to compete on a sevenstop
competition series in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia and South
Australia.
Competition was drawn up into 4 divisions including 14 years and under Boys, 17 years and under Girls,
17 years and under Boys and 17 years and under Sponsored Boys. With up to 100 talented young
juniors competing at each event in the SbA Dew Series, it was never an easy feat to progress through each
of the state competions.
We are now looking ahead to the Series final on Saturday March 21st at the Monster Skate Park in
Sydney. The top six from each divsion in each state will head to Homebush in Sydney to compete over a full
day of competition to decide the best Australian junior Skateboarder.
SbA Project Manager, Glenn Walker has been proud to watch the series unfold and comments, “SbA is
pleased to allow young skateboarders new event opportunities and to experience a competition series with
their peers in a professionally managed environment.”
The SbA Dew series final event kicks off with an open Jam and warm up session on Friday March 20th
featuring live entertainment on and off the ramps and the action wraps up Saturday night with a special
appearance by one of the world’s best Skateboarders to help congratulate the kids.

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SbA Dew Series STOP 6 – Adelaide, SA

March 13, 2009

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SbA Dew Series STOP 6 – Adelaide, SA

Stop 6 of the SbA Dew Series presented by SKATE 2 landed in the biggest city based skate park in the country. Adelaide City Skate Park situated on North Terrace in the CBD played host to the South Australian leg of the tour. The City Park is an amazing breading ground to great Australian talent, mainly due to the parks huge array variety and size some of which includes Bowls, Ledges, Hubbas, Manual Pads & 10 stair.

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Monkey (Daniel Cenneraizzo) Going Ape Down the 9 Stair

The massive size of the park and obstacles could have proved very daunting for the smaller grommets in the 14’s & Under Division but they all had a solid crack at qualifying for the Dew Series Final in Sydney. 2008 champion Cailean Holland (Birkenhead, SA) was again the kid to beat with a sweet display of skills throughout the days landing almost all attempts down the 9 stair including a Crail down the 9. Andy Nicholls (Evanstone Park, SA) showed a liking to the 9 stair with a huge 180 down them first go and eventually kick flipped it to flat. The Remaining finalist Tim, Jay, Jawden & Connor all skated well in the heats but couldn’t lock it all in during the final.

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1st Place – Cailean Holland

2nd Place – Andy Nicholls

3rd Place – Tim Griffiths

4th Place – Jay Runciman

5th Place – Jawden Doviak

6th Place – Connor Bartle

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Boardslide Down the 10 Stair

The 17’s & Under Boys Final included eight after a hard round of qualifying which include a good number of older riders. This one was super close throughout and had a feverish pace to it, Brett Young (Golden Grove, SA) managed first place just edging out Daniel Cenneriazzo (Gilles Plains, SA), Josh Morrell (Kiohan Park, SA) & Dylan Ravet (Modbury Heights, SA). Brett destroyed the 9 stair all day racking up a huge variety of tricks which included backside blunt, back 50-50, switch kick flip and a nice front 5-0 down the rail.

Daniel rolled away from a back 50-50 and back 5-0 down the ledge. Josh blew up with a front nose grind and a front board down the rail. It was defiantly the best 17’s final seen to date in the country. The Adelaide boys will be out for a similar display at the Monster Final.

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1st Place – Brett Young

2nd Place – Daniel Cenneriazzo

3rd Place -Josh Morrell

4th Place – Dylan Ravet

5th Place – Angus Thomas

6th Place – Liam Custance

The South Australian round say three outstanding skaters in Jennifer, Maddison & Cel. The girls all had huge smiles on their faces at the end of the round with Jennifer taking first spot again in 2009. Jen ollied the 9 stair along with a no comply out of the quarter. Madison had her bowl skills on dial and thru down some 180 hand-plants in the deep end.

GIRLS

1st Place – Jennifer Oakes

2nd Place – Madison Hay

3rd Place – Celestina Dona

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Brett Young – 5-0 Down the 9 Stair

Four sponsored riders hung around in the scorching hot conditions to wrap the day up. The 10 minute jam kept the good vibe and crowd entertained late in the afternoon. Justin Edwards (Pt Noarlunga South, SA) & Tyler Czora (Clare, SA) were the guys the beat showing the can match it with the other qualified finalist from around the country.

Justin was killing the session, smoking some back lip nollie 5050 down the ten stair rail. Tyler took on the 9 stair with a smooth nose blunt and back 5050 on the legde.

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1st Place – Justin Edwards

2nd Place – Tyler Czora

3rd Place – Henry Harding

4th Place – Jacob Hendryx

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Rail Attack Down The 10 Stair

A huge thanks need to go out to all the young skaters that entered and travelled a long way to be involved in the event. Thanks also need to go to the Adelaide City Council Staff & Volunteers, Daily Grind for their great support of skateboarding in South Australia. A huge cheers also needs to go to the series sponsors that managed to make the days of many young skaters- Mountain Dew, SKATE 2, KR3W, Supra, Bern, Sabre, Kewday & Bico Thank you.

Stay tuned to the Media Centre for all the images and we hope to see all the South Australian finalists out at the Monster Skate Park for the National Final on the 21st of March.