Preparations are under way for a massiveweekend at Snowpark near Wanaka on New Zealand’s South Island as a fieldof famous international snowboarders and skiers ready themselves forQuiksilver’s King of the Park half-pipe competition presented bySamsung, taking place this Sunday, September 3, 2006.
The P.I.G. style elimination has attracted a stellar line-up of 45entrants, including the likes of Marrku Koski (FIN), Mathieu Crepel(FRA), Martin Cernik (CZE), Roxy teamrider Torah Bright (AUS), MaxCookes (AUS) plus local New Zealand riders Jacob Koia, Will and JahHarris, Jo Mackenzie and Stef Zeestraten. Snow fans are invited to geton up the mountain and be a part of what is sure to be an awesomeweekend!
The action begins late Saturday afternoon with the ‘Samsung K5 MP3 RailKing’ taking place near Snowpark’s Woolshed bar and restaurant. $500bucks first place prize is up for grabs along with some serious Samsungand Quiksilver booty.
Sunday’s action begins after midday with a Big Air competition, followedby the “King of the Park” half-pipe and quarter pipe jam sessions. Thefinal P.I.G run elimination to decide the 2006 “King of the Park” willtake place at night with the terrain park lit up by lights on Sundayevening.
DJ’s, music and giveaways by Quiksilver and Samsung will take place bothdays. And there will be a free BBQ, open to the public and competitorson Sunday afternoon. It’s all about fun and good times at the bestterrain park in the world!
Presenting sponsor Samsung will be unveiling a new Samsung K5 MP3 playerwith in-built speaker, as well as the new Quiksilver & Roxy branded MP3range. The eventual “King of the Park” will (try to) walk away with anawesome Samsung 82cm LCDTV and Samsung Home Theatre System.
“Samsung are excited to once again team up with Quiksilver for this hugeevent. It’s a perfect opportunity for Samsung to showcase our latestcutting-edge and feature-packed products; while fans are taking in allthe action on the mountain,” said Kurt Jovais, Samsung General ManagerCorporate Marketing.
Park conditions have been ‘epic according to Sam Lee, Snowpark’s ownerand facilitator, with many photographers and filmers making the most ofsunny conditions. Riders have been going big off a massive new step-upjump and a recently completed kicker, that measures approximately 30meters across.
For a full schedule and other information about Snowpark and invitedriders, go to: http://au.quiksilver.com/www/site9/KingOfThePark06/index.html
Quiksilver’s King of the Park is proudly supported by the good folk atSamsung and the cool folk at Snowpark.