Vans Hi Standard Series hits Cairngorm this weekend

Danny McCormick double-tailgrabbing his way to victory at last year’s event. Photo: Ed Blomfield

Charles Bukowski famously said that “style is the answer to everything”. Perhaps, then. he would have enjoyed the Vans Hi Standard Series, landing once again at Cairngorm Mountain this coming weekend.

The format is simple: a big air contest where nothing over a 720 is allowed, so leave the spin-to-win tricks at home. As well as overall prizes, the judges will once again be rewarding standout style wherever they find it. Whether you’re a pre-teen or in your mid-30s, you’ve got the chance of walking away with some cash. Dragon have also stumped up £180 for the day’s best backside 180, while Ride&Slide will be giving away a holiday to the best unsponsored rider.

If the judges throw the horns, you get cash! Photo: Ed Blomfield

Last year’s event was one of the absolute highlights of the season, with Danny McCormick taking the win (and the 180 prize) on a calm, bluebird day. Fingers crossed for more of the same this weekend – see you there!


Event Schedule:

8:30-10:00 Last-minute Registration (CairnGorm Race Office)

10:00-11:00 Kicker practice

11:00-12:30 Kicker session

1:00-1:45 Rail practice

1:45-3:00 Rail session

6:30-7:30 Prize giving and BBQ at Doo Below Bar

8:30 After party at Doo Below Bar




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