Farmers Jam – Norwich August bank holiday

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Thank you to Karen Coe for the following report.

The August Bank Holiday weekend got off to a great start as freestyle skiers and snowboarders from all over the UK descended on Norfolk Snowsports Club for the 10th Annual Farmer’s Jam. The sky was blue, the sun was shining and the slopestyle set-up looked amazing.

The Farmer’s Jam is one of the countries most prestigious freestyle competitions. It consists of 3 separate comps over the weekend – Slopestyle, a Rail Jam and Big Air. Competitors are split into age categories for skiers and boarders, so everyone stands a great chance of getting their hands on the fantastic prizes available. This year was no exception and our sponsors did not disappoint with the prizes they gave us – jackets, pants, helmets, goggles, hoodies, backpacks, body armour to mention a few.

With the decks set up, DJ in place and Jamie Debbage as the guest MC, it was time for the action to commence. Local rider Tom Coe dominated the slopestyle set-up with runs that included a k-fed (frontside switch-up, blind 270 out), smooth 450 on 270 out on the box and a 270 onto the rail.

In the 17-24 categories, Tom Coe took 1st for the skiers and Nathan (Nibs) Allbury for the boarders. Other notable riders were Jack Albrow for the best style and Dave McCarthy for best trick with his cab 5 double grab.

After the first round of prize giving came the air bag session. The evening was divided into 3 sessions allowing the riders plenty of time to hone their spins, flips and try something new with the relative safety of the air bag. Meanwhile the party atmosphere transferred from the slope to the bar where the ‘Farmer’s cocktails’ flowed late into the night.

With many tired heads and bleary eyes, Sunday kicked off to a slightly later than advertised start, opening with the Rail Jam. Spot prizes were given to the riders that could throw down the best tricks on a single line of obstacles.

The eagerly awaited event of the weekend was the Big Air. Again local riders took control and were going massive off the home kicker despite the increasing gusts of wind. Jack Nicholson impressed the judges with flat 5 Japans, Tyler Harding with cork 7’s and cork 9’s. But again it was Tom Coe that excelled with a series of massive cork 7 nose and switch 7 high mutes giving him the overall Big Air title.

Andy Nudds from Halifax dominated the boarders and took the overall title for the snowboarders.

The weekend had been another huge success, as one of the judges commented, “As the event got underway and I was handed my judging sheets I was once again astounded by the strength of the British ski community”.

A massive thanks goes out to all the ‘Jam Makers’, without whom the event just couldn’t happen, also the continued support of our very generous sponsors.

Snowfit, Revolutionz, Westbeach and UK Tall Tees to name a few.

Results can be found below.

 

 

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