The Ruffian

Red Bull Snowscrapers

Posted in Uncategorized by The Ruffian on January 19, 2009


On Thursday, February 5th, 16 illustrious professional snowboarders from around the globe will compete against the majestic backdrop of the New York City skyline in a contest that will prove to be the biggest winter event to come to New York City. With a nine-story tall ramp and $100,000 on the line, it’s officially official — Red Bull Snowscrapers has locked down the heaviest snowboarders on Earth—and an entirely fitting musical act.


Red Bull’s iconic snowboarders including Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White,
freestyle / backcountry legend Travis Rice and ultra-progressive phenomenon
Pat Moore will fight for their share of the massive $100,000 prize purse in
the East River Park (corner of Houston Street and FDR) from 6-9 pm. Other
confirmed Red Bull riders include Finland’s Eero Ettala and Canadian
prodigy Dustin Craven.

World renowned Burton riders for the ground-breaking event include Kevin
Pearce, Mikkel Bang, Danny Davis, Japan’s own Kohei Kubo and Kazuhiro
Kakubo, as well as Norwegian snowboard icon Terje Haakonsen. Other
confirmed riders include Nitro’s Andreas Wiig, DC’s Torstein Horgmo,
Forum’s Jake Blauvelt, along with Rome rider Bjorn Leines and Ride’s JJ
Thomas. This roster is sure to give spectators a show they will never


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