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QUIKSILVER & ROXY RADAR – Search for the next big name in snowboarding!

Quiksilver and Roxy are launching registration for the second season of the Quiksilver & Roxy Radar contest – a European wide search for the next Candide Thovex, Mathieu Crepel or Torah Bright’s of the world.  

To find these future champions Quiksilver and Roxy have set up a European wide contest, in association with TSA and Whitelines, open to all young shredders between the ages of 8 and 14.  The event will include male and female, and, ski and snowboard categories.

Quiksilver and Roxy are committed to discovering and developing Europe’s new young talents, and will offer the winners of the Radar with a renewable one-year contract.  All finalists will also win VIP access to the Winter X Games Europe. Held in Tignes, this is the ultimate event for freestyle skiing and snowboarding. On top of this, they will also win an invite to an exclusive summer training camp next season.

Groms who are up for this challenge will have to get through 3 stages:

1)        January 2011- Web Pre-Selection
Riders will have the opportunity to upload files, photos and videos of their best tricks, along with a short blog to www.quiksilverlive.com.  Based on these uploads around 50 groms will be selected to go through the next stage. Registration will be open from 1st December 2010.

2)        February 2011- ‘Happy Riding Days’
Six European locations, including the UK, are running the ‘Happy Riding Days’ at which the 50 pre-selected candidates will be invited. During the day, the groms must impress the judging panel – which includes some of Quiksilver’s top team riders – with sick tricks, personality and style. Each rider will feature in their own video which will be submitted to an online gallery where the public and the Quiksilver pro’s will make their votes.  

The results of the votes will narrow the selection down to 18 finalists (12 boys, 8 girls) from all over Europe, who will then come together to compete in the final of the ‘Quiksilver and Roxy Radar’.

3)        Quiksilver and Roxy Radar Finals to be held at the Winter X Games Europe
The final of the Quiksilver and Roxy radar will run alongside the Winter X Games Europe (16-18 March) in Tignes. The 18 finalists will compete in an ultimate jam session under the watchful eyes of Mathieu Crepel, double world snowboard champion, Torah Bright, Olympic snowboard champion and Candide Thovex, freeride ski world champion, among other high profile riders. Four podium winners will receive their trophy straight from the hands of their idols plus a 1yr sponsorship contract to join the Quiksilver / Roxy team.  

All 18 finalists will be invited as Quiksilver and Roxy’s VIP guests to watch the worlds greatest snowboarders compete at the infamous Winter X Games.

For more information on this press release please contact
hannah.bailey@quiksilver-europe.com

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