Protest World Rookie Final 09 is on Fire

Today 50 of the best youngster from 12 nations landed in Ischgl, Austria, for the Protest World Rookie Finals 2009. For this TTR 4star event the best youngsters were pre-selected throw many other contests to challenge for the title of World Rookie Champion and many amazing prizes for example filming sessions with Pirate Movie Production and a photo-shooting with Onboard Europe.


Insane Set Up at Ischgl Snowpark

The set up of the park consist of jumps from 8m to 20m, boxes, rail, a wall ride and additionali a huge bag jump was prepared for a special training session. Tuesday trainings were under strong winds but the young talents showed up their skills anyway on both competition slope style and in the many other freestyle areas shaped by Ischgl snowpark crew.

For the next days the event schedule include not only competition but also avalanche practical clinics, photo shootings, video review while team managers, talent’s scout and media are expected to come to see with their eyes who will be the next snowboarding future star. “Snowboarding is not just about competing, it’s a combination of many aspects including photo and filming session, freeriding and avalanche knowledge” stated Marco Sampaoli, world rookie tour director “that’s the reason we include in each event these features”.

Avalanche training by Pieps

Since its first edition in Norway, the world rookie fest is the event where unknown youngsters start to shine: the first rookie fest champion in 2004 was Peetu Piiroinen, just crowned few days ago TTR World Tour Champion 2009.

The Furius Black Yeti take care of the youngsters

Who will be the Rookie Champion? You will know on sunday

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Info, inscriptions and hotel booking: Meinhard Trojer, +43.650.5637424,
Info and media: Marco Sampaoli, +39.340.3285569,

Only the best rookies in the world will be granted access to the World Rookie Tour big final: the Swatch TTR 4Star “Protest World Rookie Finals” in Ischgl, Austria, from April 15 to April 19, 2009. Only the winners of the previous qualifiers will be able to go to Ischgl, together with the best athletes of the World Rookie Rank on April 5, and the wild cards that single nations give to their most promising rookies. The World Rookie Rank is a classification for under 18’s only and it is developed by the World Snowboard Federation (WSF) in collaboration with TTR. At the end of the World Rookie Tour, the final winner will be awarded with the title of World Rookie Champion. He will be offered a unique opportunity to enter the world of professional snowboarding: an invitation to a Video Shooting with the Pirate Movie Production, a Photo Shooting by On Board Europe and an invitation to an event which is still kept secret are awaiting the winner.

WSF is the only international organisation working uniquely to develop and support snowboard at all levels, including competitions and education, disable and adaptive snowboarding, activities for riders of any age. WSF is a network of national snowboard associations cooperating worldwide for the development and promotion of the sport. Members find in WSF a source of inspiration and support to their activities. WSF can create added value for everybody involved in snowboard on national level and offers ideas, handbooks and initiatives, the result of an organization whose components share the same goal: progression of snowboarding at all levels.

Author: mucca