Photos by Josh Knox
Burton have announced that one of the UK’s freshest indoor comps will be returning this year and adding some new stops to the tour. The Burton Scrap Metal will be visiting Tamworth, Braehead and Milton Keynes, bringing with it some of the coolest obstacles you’re likely to ride on these fair shores.
The aim of the Scrap Metal is to encourage creative snowboarding by putting the riders in front of obstacles that are not your common-or-garden jibs and rails. Taking inspiration from parks like Bear Mtn and Park City over in the States (not to mention Channel 4’s Scrapheap Challenge!) we can expect to see some cutting edge features made out of cars, gas pipes, fridges and whatever else catches the shapers’ eyes down at the local junkyard.
The competition itself will be a slopestyle format, with a jam session to qualify and two-run final at each of the venues to sort out the winners. Rude Chalets, Analog, Gravis, R.E.D and Anon Optics will be handing out the prizes so you can be sure they’ll be banging.
Dates for the Scrap Metal Tour are:
Tamworth Snowdome 4th October
Braehead SNO!zone 11th October
Milton Keynes SNO!zone 31st October