(Thursday 26th July, 2007): Australia’s biggest ever “Game Show style snowboarding competition isready to ignite the slopes of Perisher Blue, NSW on Saturday 1st September, 2007.Featuring four huge tower structures, a scaffold in ramp, concert style lighting, pyrotechnics, concretetopped jam rail ledge, the world’s longest rail and most importantly, the world’s best snowboarders, TheBoost Mobile SNOSHO Presented by Samsung will provide a spectacle unlike anything seen in Australiansnowboarding history.
Formerly known as the Boost Mobile ‘King of the Rail’, the high-flying event boasts $36,000 in cash andprizes along with a who’s who of world snowboarding.Boost Mobile’s Event Director, Anthony Torr, said Boost Mobile is committed to providing the premieresnowboarding event of the 2007 season. We are also stoked to have Samsung as our presenting sponsorfor the event.
“The Boost Mobile SNOSHO presented by Samsung will see the best snowboarders from both Australiaand the world ripping into what is arguably the best and biggest Australasian snowboarding event in2007. The infrastructure, the event format and of course the riders will mean that on the evening ofSeptember 1st you’ve got to be on Perisher Blue’s Front Valley…It isn’t getting any better than this!Jenny Goodridge, Marketing Manager Samsung Mobile said “we are excited to be part of this actionpacked event.
Leading the charge in the explosive tournament will be Australia’s hottest snowboarding talents includingBoost Mobile team riders Max Cookes, Mitch Allan and Jye Kearney.
The SNOSHO will open with a wildcard qualification round on Friday 31st August. The top three ridersfrom this event will walk away with a spot in Saturday’s main event and a shot at the cash and prizes.Meanwhile, Saturday’s format kicks off with the winner-takes-all Boost Mobile ‘King of the Rail’. This isan official Guinness World Record where riders attempt to slide the farthest down an 80 metre rail. Thecurrent record is held by Shay Paxton, who in 2005 set the inaugural record with a 36.63 metre slide.As well as the title of ‘King of the Rail’ and bragging rights for the year the winner will receive $10,000large!
The action continues on Saturday with a 30-minute jam session utilising a 27-stair set with two ledgesand two handrails, known as the Allphones Jam Rail, and a 60-foot tabletop for the Samsung Big Air. All25 riders will hit the snow as many times as they can during the session. The top two scores from eachrider are combined, with the top six riders progressing through to compete in the Boost Mobile SNOSHOfinal.
The Boost Mobile SNOSHO final consists of a “Game Show style format with riders having to performtricks randomly selected from a game show style wheel. The six qualifying riders face off against eachother in a contest where each rider aims to successfully complete five tricks from the wheel. Eachsuccessful trick earns a letter, spelling the word B-O-O-S-T across his chest. The first rider to do so winsthe event!
Wildcard registration is open to the public at www.boostsnosho.com.au from the 1st August, 2007 orregister on qualifying day, that’s Friday 31st August at Perisher!The Boost Mobile SNOSHO Presented by Samsung is proudly supported by SnowboardingMagazine, Sound Surgeon, Burton, Perisher Blue, Allphones and The Hot Hits.
Check the action unravel on www.boostsnosho.com.au or myspace.com/boostmobileprepaid.