GrandValira Total Fight: Masters of Freestyle 2011

Kel Verbiest Kel Verbiest
GrandValira Total Fight 2011

In it’s 6th year already, Grandvalira’s Spring freestyle treat, the Total Fight masters of Freestyle, is back for another whirlwind 4 days of the best quality freeskiing, sun and music in the small principality of Andorra, in the heart of the Pyrenees. Held in one of the most well known snowparks in Southern Europe, this year promises, once again, to be a sight for sore eyes.

The resort of Grandvalira, located in the northern part of Andorra, has prepared an extensive list of activities, including Saturday night’s San Miguel Tour held in the El Tarter car park with the presence of “The Pinker Tones”, “The Right Ons” and Barcelona’s legendary “Crappy Tuesday”. And of course, on Sunday, the most exciting event will be the freeskiing competition held in the Grandvalira Snowpark.

The Total Fight is an international competition for invited riders from all over the world. This year, several major freeskiing names have already confirmed their presence, including:
Oskari Raitanen (Finland), Pekka Hysalo (Finland), Flo Wieser (Austria), Tobias Gratz (Austria), Tobias Tritscher (Austria), Raul Manca (Austria), Rene Schwabl (Switzerland), Jaume Puigdengoles (Spain)

GrandValira Total Fight 2011 - Jump

The shapers of the El Tarter snowpark in Grandvalira, considered to be amongst the best parks in Southern Europe, are working day and night to build a top class slopestyle which will consist of 2 varying lines with a combination of rails and kickers for riders to pick the best line to show off their skills. It’s important for each freeskier to pick an original and challenging line, since the riders are pitched against each other, and the best one from each round wins, pushing the looser out of the competition.

Line 1, the Big Jump:
The premium big air line is the hardest line with a 20 metre Big Jump, followed by a very technical 18-metre transfer and polished off by a rail.

Line 2, the central line:
The central line is both spectacular and technical, combining big jumps with jibbing.

The line starts at the level of the half pipe, although the latter won’t be visible since the shapers will be filling it with snow for the competition and it will instead become a spectacular gap to box. Next on the line is a stunner of a kicker, all of 16 metres, but it doesn’t quite do justice to the all imposing kicker that follows it, a monster that kicks the rider up into the air and allows them to pull their best tricks. This impressive run is finished by another 16-metre kicker and finally a gnarly, technical rail.

Riders can practice on Thursday the 24th from 11h till 13h and at 19h, as is now customary, there will be a welcoming party for the riders and public. On Friday the 25th, from 21h onwards Nemo’s Bar will host the party that will sound the start to the 6th edition of the Total Fight master’s of Freestyle.

On Saturday afternoon, the organisers of the competition, in conjunction with Red Bull, have put on various activities in the Total Fight village, including a demonstration by BMX flatland champion Vicky Gomez, and a Red Bull acrobatic parapont demonstration. From 21h onwards, put on your dancing shoes to dance to the tunes of the San Miguel Night Music Total Fight concert, featuring The Pinker Tones, The Right Ons and Crappy Tuesday.

The winners will get to share 8000 euros between them.

Programme
Thursday 24th of March: Free training
- 11h00 a to 13h00 training
- 19h00 Welcoming party

Friday 25th of March: Free training
- 09:30h to11h00 Freeski training
- 21h00 Total Fight party in Nemo’s

Saturday 26th of March: Party from 17h onwards!
- 17h00 to 19h00 RED BULL sponsored demonstration by BMX flatland champion Vicky Gomez followed by an acrobatic parapont demonstration
- 21h00 to 01h00 San Miguel Night Music Total Fight: The Pinker Tones, The Right Ons and Crappy Tuesday

Sunday 27th of March: Freeskiing!
- 10h30 to 11h30 Freeskiing training
- 12h00 to 14h00 Freeskiing Expression Session
- 14h30 to 16h30 Total Fight Freeskiing
- 16h30 Prize giving

More info:
Total Fight – Masters of Freestyle

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