I just received an email from Stu Brass at Soul Sports promoting next weekends AIM Series Snowboarding competition at Bracknell. It was written by his partner in crime Spencer Claridge and I thought I’d share it with you all as it made me chuckle!
4.04pm in the Soul Sports House,
Itâ€™s been 2hrs and 34mins since the House were set the latest task, â€˜Create the most ridiculously technical Slope Style runâ€™. For the last 52mins, the Housemates have been in the Jacuzzi arsing about, and generally ignoring the task.
4.30pm and Soul Sports has called the Housemates into the meeting room to submit their final run.
The Housemates rushed entry, presented on the back of a beer-mat scribed in lip-stick reads, â€œbutter 360, to nose-press, to revert off the mail-box, into switch back 450, to backside tail-slide, to switch backside board-slide, to 90 off the flat to down, into corked switch backside 540 stalefish off the booter, into a stalled andrecht hand-plant on the QPâ€.
Truly ridiculous indeed! And as reward, Soul Sports have appointed the House-mates organisers of the UKâ€™s most eagerly awaited snowboarding events of 2005, â€˜The Orange AIM Snowboard & Ski Seriesâ€™.
Oh Brilliant, mumble the house-mates behind gritted teeth, making little effort to disguise the true sentiment, that an endless supply of luzury food, booze, massages and jucuzzi sports would have been a slightly more welcomed gift.
On the 6th & 7th August the Nations rudest talent will descend upon the freestyle mecca of Bracknell Ski & Snowboard Centre in the hope of being crowned British Artificial Slope Style Champion 2005. Camera steady; Savlon ready; Go!
The opportunity to swagger around the country claiming ownership of the British crown, a mouth-watering prospect for many, and with the title being decided at Bracknell for the first time, could we see a new breed of rippers claim their rightful spot at the forefront of UK riding?â€¦ oooh, itâ€™s like eviction nightâ€¦ I can hardly wait!
With a list of obstacles more varied than youâ€™d find at the X-Games, itâ€™s no surprise that the young talent coming through the ranks are truly capable of representing on an International level. The snowboarders will throw down on the Saturday, with the Freestyle ski action taking place on the Sabbath.
Any newcomers can enjoy either a free lesson on the Animal Snowboard Academy, or ski lessons by Trespass. Can anybody replicate the incredible achievements of young Richard Campbell, who took his first ever lesson at the Orange AIM Series 2003, to become British youth champion in 2004 Well youâ€™re not gonna know unless you try, are you?
The Orange AIM Series would not be possible without its highly supportive sponsors: Trespass, Vans, Animal, Thirtytwo, Red Bull, Eastpak, Etnies, Snowlife, Xscape, Salomon, Ride, K2, Ortovox, Nixon, and retail partners: TSA and Ellis Brigham.