Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Teva Slopestyle ...Queenstown!

The podium! $$$$$!!!!!
Yo bros  ...I have been insanely busy over the last 3 weeks putting together New Zealands first ever Slopestyle event : The Teva Slopestyle

Myself and my good mate Thomas Hey designed and built the course in a down town carpark here in Queenstown.

Prefab at place makers

Prefab at place makers
SHAMESY helpin out
We Prefabed all the ramps down at Place Makers Queenstown(cheers mates!) and carted them down to the carpark 4 days before the event and got to work putting the course together

We were a little worried the speeds wouldn't work for some of the big jumps on the course but everything came together super well and it ended up working great!

The course was really fun to ride and everyone riding was stoked!

We held the Event on Thursday night under lights which made for an awsome atmosphere!

We got a crowd of around 3000 which was great for the first year

Elmo shreddin

1st drop
huckin USD into fruit bowl
 all the rider went nuts in the comp on thursday trying to get their hands on some of the $10,000 prize purse!

In the end it was Benny Philips who came out on top  with Conner in 2nd Elmo 3rd Lewis 4th and myself in 5th
Paul Langlands walked away with best trick and $1500!

I was so stoked on the whole gig and want to say a HUGE thanks to our title sponsor TEVA and also Place makers , NZone  Geoff and Pascale and also a massive thanks to everyone who helped us out thru the week to make the event go off!

Check out pinkbike recap
Tommy and me

Teva Slopestyle - The Introduction from Haimona Ngata on Vimeo.

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