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RESULTS | Stop #8 of Volcom PBRJ European Tour 2014 | Les 2 Alpes, France

Winter isn’t over! It made a crazy come back last weekend after a couple weeks of bluebird skies in the Alps, not easing things for the 2 Alpes shaper crew to build the Peanut Butter & Rail Jam setup for the french stop. The storm kicked in on the Saturday, and with no visibility at the snowpark, decision has been made to build everything at the bottom of the slopes for the next day event.

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Besides the bad weather the public cheered for the bangers

On the Sunday morning, the resort woke up with 30cm of fresh snow, and even if they couldn’t use the crazy features they have at the top, the crew did a good job with a basic PBRJ setup fun to ride for everyone, consisting on a down rail, a double kink and a gap to box.

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2 Alpes shapers put together a fun last minute alternative setup at the bottom of the slopes while it was dumping at the snowpark with no visibility

The storm was hitting us full force during the event but the sun would eventually kick in for some brief moments, but it didn’t affect the motivation of all riders that made the trip to take part of this fun day.

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Joshua Pires drove all the way from the Netherlands to claim the Mammoth trip and the first place

Different crew from Vars, Isola, Chartreuse valley, Poland, Estonia, Italy made it to Les 2 Alpes and even a team from Holland drove all the way from Amsterdam, getting stucked in some mountain pass due to a mean GPS (this must have happen to everyone at least once).

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burgers!

Needless to say, everyone was hyped and rode their best while Smithys tavern was cooking burgers and dogs, check out clips and photos to get an idea, the day was fun.

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Ian rides a snowboard that you would use as a skateboard

A few highlights:
Loads of PBRJ regulars showed up such as Tom Picamoles, Remy Trehand or even Joshua Pires and Marten Kikas from abroad.

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Anne- Sophie killing it with style with a bs 180 the wrong way to switch 50 on the down rail

Anne Sophie Lechon killed it, won the Girls division and was on the line to get the trip to Mammoth for the PBRJ Championships but Joshua Pires made such an impression that the judges had to give him the ticket.

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local shaper Sam Hadjadj took the second place in the Open division, that he celebrate with refreshments in the evening

It was Boris birthday (owner of the infamous Avalanche Nightclub) that day and his sons rode super good, Arthur Ney winning the 16-21 division while Oscar taking 6th in the 15 and under.
Young Italian Ian Matteoli is really small, can do gap fs boardslides, rides a board as long as a skate deck, he took 2nd in the 15 and under.

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Helen Meredith works at Smithys and rips harder than you

There is way more check out the captions to get more…

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David Graham is a PBRJ France regular and is from the UK, so roastbeef is the grab of choice

Everyone went home with a big smile and some prizes thanks to our partners Union Bindings and Nitro Snowboards and the day ended at Smithys for Volcom newest film “True To This” première and loads of refreshments, needless to say that after that the Avalanche was the place to be, making the Monday a perfect hangover day to ride some fresh snow while the sun was back.

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Remi Trehand is another PBRJ regular who never disappoints

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Thanks to everyone that helped make this contest a success:
Tourism office, Smithys Tavern, Avalanche, Remi and David from Act magazine, Yannick Amevet and the Volcom Store Les 2 Alpes, David Combier, Mathieu Gustobal, Sylvain and the snowpark shaper crew, and Mr Genepi.

Results:

Girls
1 Anne Sophie Lechon
2 Celine Glachant
3 Marjorie Couturier
4 Helen Meredith (UK)
5 Natalia Vasquez

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Girls Division Winner

15-
1 Lenny Oliver
2 Matteoli ian (IT)
3 Raphael Puygrenier
4 Eliot Pentecote
5 Marten Kikas (EST)

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15- division winners

16-21
1 Arthur Ney
2 Thomas Delavigerie
3 Matvey Avkhimovitch
4 Theo Scafidi
5 Theo Dupin

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16-21 Division Winners

Open
1 Joshua Pires (NL) 200€ and a trip to the PBRJ Championships
2 Sam Hadjadj 150€
3 Tom Picamoles 100€
4 Mel Lamers (NL)
5 Remi Trehand

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Open Division Winners

 

More pictures:

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Anne Sophie Lechon, pressing it hard to 270 out

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Celine Glachant

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Mel Lamers

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Joshua Pires

prizes

Thanks Nitro and Union for the extra prizes!

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this guy won the worst bail award with a fs board that ended ribs on rail, then backflip face plant into the snow to finish with a classic scorpion.

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