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Shayne Pospisil Wins Red Bull Snowscrapers, Snowboard Magazine.

Posted in Uncategorized by The Ruffian on February 6, 2009

Photo: Red Bull Snowscrapers

Red Bull Snowscrapers is now history, with Shayne Pospisil taking a surprise win and pocketing a cool 50 grand, repping the Northeast hard with his Jersey roots. 16 of the world’s best snowboarders took to the immense drop-in that stood nine stories tall in New York City’s East River Park, hitting the 80-foot-long hip jump unique to the Red Bull Snowscrapers event.

Shayne defeated Torstein Horgmo in the final round, stomping a solid backside 900. After throwing a victory method air on his final hit, Pospisil was swarmed by friends, family, and fans. “Having all of my friends and family here is amazing,” he said later. “It’s a dream come true.”

The third-place match-up featured Scotty Lago vs. Travis Rice; Travis was looking strong all day through the semis but started struggling with backside rodeo 900 attempts in the final rounds, so Lago’s backside 900 earned him the third place spot. Snowboarding legend Terje Haakonsen walked away with best trick honors, bombing the drop-in with his back foot unstrapped and kicking a one-footed method air that brought cheers from the crowd.

With the massive hip set-up, hot sets from bands Valient Thorr, Black Gold, and Anthrax (with special guest Chuck D.), and throngs of awesome NYC fans, Red Bull Snowscrapers is going down as the dopest snow contest to hit the Big Apple.

1. Shayne Pospisil
2. Torstein Horgmo
3. Scotty Lago
4. Travis Rice
5. Daniel Ek
6. Shaun White
7. Bjorn Leines
8. Terje Haakonsen

Best Trick: Terje Haakonsen, one-footed method air


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