The Black Yeti welcomes SP Gadgets in the tour

SP Gadgets is the new 2015 World Rookie Tour general sponsor, supporting all the Northern Hemisphere upcoming events. The 2015 tour will start next week in Laax, Switzerland, and in Livigno, Italy where  rookies from all over the world will start one more season of competitions to get qualified for the Völkl World Rookie Finals in Ischgl.
Coming from a snowboard bindings and action sports background that lasts for more than 25 years, SP has been excited and motivated to expand their product range lately. Under the name of SP Gadgets they are developing and engineering  accessories, beneficial to the incredible concept of GoPro® and similar action cameras, which have changed the world of consumer video filming.
“We are very proud to be a partner of the WRT as we  believe it is very important to have an international platform for the young riders to perform and progress their skills and contest abilities” stated Rob Mathera, Marketing Manager at SP. “Looking at snowboarding nowadays it is essential to get the next generation amped on riding again and we think the World Rookie Tour is on the right way to do that!”
SP Gadgets will offer amazing prizes to all the podium riders at every 2015 Northern Hemisphere Rookie Fest events and will support the official WRT film production crew.
Find all the information about the upcoming World Rookie Tour events at the below links:
Iceripper Rookie Fest – Laax, Switzerland – 7.10 January:
WSF World Rookie Fest – Livigno, Italy – 10.15 January:
Follow the World Rookie Tour online @
Facebook fan page:
Vimeo channel:
Mpora WRT channel: World Rookie Tour – Calendar
South America Rookie Fest / Valle Nevado . Chile / 8-12 Aug 2014 / Slopestyle – DONE
Australian Rookie Fest / Thredbo . Australia / 22-23 Aug 2014 / Slopestyle – DONE
Iceripper Rookie Fest / Laax . Switzerland / 7-10 Jan 2015 / Halfpipe UPCOMING EVENT
WSF World Rookie Fest / Livigno . Italy / 10-15 Jan 2015 / Slopestyle  UPCOMING EVENT
Hellas Rookie Fest / Greece / 23-25 Jan 2015 / Slopestyle
Bulgarian Rookie Fest / Pamporovo . Bulgaria / 30 Jan -1 Feb 2015 / Slopestyle + Halfpipe
Transilvania Rookie Fest / Arena Platos . Romania / 6-8 Feb 2015 / Slopestyle
Trentino Rookie Fest / Monte Bondone . Italy / 25 Feb -1 Mar 2015 / Slopestyle + Halfpipe
Oslo Rookie Fest / Oslo Vinterpark . Norway / 27 Feb – 1 Mar 2015 / Halfpipe
Indy Park Rookie Fest / Nekoma . Japan / 6-7 Mar 2015 / Slopestyle
Völkl World Rookie Finals / Ischgl . Austria / 07-12 Apr 2015 / Slopestyle

Age Groups
WSF rookie events are reserved to Rookies (born from 1st of January 1997 to 31st of December 1999) and Grom (born from 1st of January 2000 and up), both boys and girls. All contests of the World Rookie Tour will generate valuable results for the TTR World Snowboard Tour Ranks and for the World Rookie Rank developed by World Snowboard Federation.

The World Snowboard Federation (WSF) is the international organization exclusively working to develop the sport of snowboarding at all levels. Program areas include: competitions, Para-Snowboard, judge and shapers, education and certification, and snowboard activities for riders of every age.  The WSF represents a network of National Snowboard Associations (NSAs) who work together at a worldwide level to promote the development of snowboarding. NSA members can find a source of inspiration and support from the WSF for the activities they are conducting within their nation and by working towards the same goal: progression of snowboarding from the ground up. The WSF collaborates with the TTR Pro Snowboarding, the owner and operator of the TTR World Snowboard Tour and the TTR World Ranking System. Through this collaboration and coordination of events at the TTR World Snowboard Tour, The WSF and the TTR want to create an environment that fosters the development of competitive snowboarding.  In February 2012, the WSF and the TTR hosted the inaugural World Snowboarding Championships in Oslo, Norway, an elite level event to be held every four years in alternating cities around the world. Official website:

About TTR Pro Snowboarding & World Snowboard Tour
TTR Pro Snowboarding is a non-profit organization that oversees a professional network of events and athletes. Our objective is to develop and showcase the sport of snowboarding through the World Snowboard Tour, while facilitating a fair and open competition environment that includes innovative judging and ranking systems. We encourage riders to develop from rookies into world-class athletes through a 6 Star level rating system; which will be replaced by a new 4-tiered structure from October 2014.  Under the new World Snowboard Tour 2.0, the 4-tiered structure will encompass Elite, International, National, and Regional event levels. Elite events will comprise the WST Pro Series (current working title). The Regional, National, and International levels of the WST 2.0 will make up the WST Qualifying Series (working title).

Author: Elisa