Quiksilver & Roxy Radar – the search is on again

Right grommets, its time to get your boots on, strapped in and start shredding in-front of the camera for the opportunity to become part of the Quiksilver/Roxy Team. Quiksilver and Roxy are on the hunt again for the next Mathieu Crepel and Torah Bright and they are aiming their search at 8-14 year olds’ who snowboard or ski. You have till the end of December to upload a video of yourself shredding before the next stage of selection. Below are the full details of the selection process.

This is the second year running of the European Quiksilver and Roxy Radar contest. Last year’s winners Stian Svenden (Norway) and Michael Schärer (Switzerland) won the awesome grand prize of a place on the Quiksilver Team. The 2011 European wide contest process is open to both girls and boys, who snowboard or ski freestyle, and the prize is worth every effort as the winner gets a one-year contract with the Quiksilver/Roxy Team, an invitation to a summer training camp and all finalists get VIP access to the Winter X Games Europe held in Tignes 16th-18th March 2011.

With Brit riders like Jenny Jones at the forefront of the competition circuit its time for us Brits to show the rest of Europe what we’re made of. So if you are between 8 and 14 years of age, you shred and you think you have what it takes to win a freestyle contest then here’s your chance to get this awesome opportunity.

The rookies motivated by this challenge will have to go through three stages of selection:

1) January 2011 – Web Pre-selection

Around 50 of the riders will be chosen on the basis of their uploaded files, photos, videos of their best tricks and a short biog, which must all be uploaded to . Registrations will start in December.

2) February 2011 – European Rounds – ‘Happy Riding Days’

Six European stations are accommodating our ‘Happy Riding Day’ rounds at which the 50 pre-selected candidates will participate. During the Happy Riding Day, the kids must impress the judges and the godfathers of their sport with their tricks but also with their personality. Each one will feature in a video, which will be submitted to an internet vote and also to the stars of Team Quiksilver and Roxy.

This will narrow the selection down to 18 finalists (12 Boys, 6 girls) to challenge for the final of the Quiksilver & Roxy Radar of ski and snowboarding.

3) 16th-18th March 2011 – Final of the Quiksilver & Roxy Radar at the Winter X Games Europe, Tignes.

The final of the Quiksilver & Roxy Radar will run alongside the Winter X Games Europe (16-18 March) in Tignes. The 18 finalists will fight it out at an ultimate jam session under the watchful eyes of Mathieu Crépel, double Snowboard World Champion, Torah Bright, Olympic Snowboard Champion and Candide Thovex, Freeride Ski World Champion, among other high profile riders.

All will be invited to be VIP guests of Quiksilver and Roxy during the Winter X Games Europe along with their chosen coach but only the four winning finalists will receive their trophy from the hands of their idols, and the dream prize of one year’s sponsorship from Team Quiksilver or Roxy, and participation at a summer camp.

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