This is the 2019’s Freeski Teaser with McRae Williams as Total Fight Ambassador, see you in El Tarter on April 4-6!
The 15th edition of the Grandvalira Total Fight is here. From march 28 to march 30, El Tarter snowpark will be the epicenter’s of the world’s best freestyle snowboard. Riders of all nations will gather for the occasion in Grandvalira, one of the best ski resorts worldwide.
The renowned El Tarter snowpark will be the place for a creative circuit consisting of a jumps and a jibbing section, which will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Here comes the snowboard schedule:
GRANDVALIRA TOTAL FIGHT SNOWBOARD
19.00h Rider’s Meeting
09.30h-10.30h Warm up
10.45h -12.30h Qualifier Women
12.45h-15.00h Qualifier Men
19.00h Rider’s Meeting
10.00h-11.30h Warm up
12.00h -12.40h Women Finals
13.00h-14.00h Men Finals
16.30h Prize Giving Ceremony at L’Abarset
17.00h-21.00h Total Fight Monster party at L’Abarset
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This is the 2018 Grandvalira Total Fight Snowboard Highlights video with Dylan Thomas, Kaito Hamada, Takeru Otsuka and Lyon Farrell on th podium…
This is the 2018 Grandvalira Total Fight Freeski Highlights video with McRae Williams, Antoine Adelisse, Antti Olilla and Ryan Stevenson on the podium…
Sunday, March 25, 2018. The snowpark of El Tarter has experienced an exciting day of competition with the dispute of the Grandvalira Total Fight snowboarding. Slopestyle event within the World Snowboarding main calendar.
A unique session with the highest level of riging seen in El tarter with 1440’s and triple corks permormed by the riders.
A total of 42 riders, 31 in the men’s category and 11 in the women’s category, have given their best to take the victory. Riders from the USA, Japan, Canada, Russia, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, New Zealand, Italy, Belgium, Andorra and Spain have presented their best tricks in a very versatile slopestyle circuit, consisting of a double tube rail 10 meters, followed by a rail in double tube and “Y” shape, then a module with three possibilities: gap to Donkey Tail or option to Pull Jam or gap to ball option. Next, three kickers followed; the first 21 meters and the last two 18 meters. Allowing riders to perform their best tricks.
Dylan Thomas takes the victory ahead of a great Kaito Hamada
As for the men’s category, the American Dylan Thomas has achieved the best score of the final after making a frontside boardslide 270 in 270 out on the first rail, frontblunt switch 450 out on the second rail, 50/50 frontside 360 tail out in the third module of jibbing and a frontside 1440 melon in the kicker. Result that has served to overcome and stop the unleashed Japanese rider Kaito Hamada who has been very close to victory after making a spectacular round in the jibbing modules. The third position of the podium would also be occupied by the Japanese Takeru Otsuka.
Dylan Thomas, after winning, would comment exultantly: “This is incredible, something wonderful. This morning, my first sensations in the park were not good, I felt tired. But then everything has changed and I have taken enough confidence to face the competition in search of victory. My second round has been very good and it has taken me to the first place. It’s the second time that I’ve come to compete in the Grandvalira Total Fight and I feel very comfortable, I love Andorra and how people treat us. “
Yuka Fujimori wins and Spain’s María Hidalgo takes the podium
She would not disappoint, she would make three very consistent rounds in the final to take the victory, her best round being a switch boardslide to normal, backside 50/50 and ollie tailbonk in the rails, followed by a backside 900 mute in the kicker. Fujimori commented: “I am very happy, it has been a very worked victory and at all times I have felt very comfortable in Andorra. I liked the slopestyle circuit a lot.”
The Canadian Brooke Voigt and an inspired María Hidalgo would accompany her on the podium. The Spanish would rise to the deserved podium after a long period of recovery due to injury: “It was a technical competition because of the speed in which the jumps were reached, the truth is that I did not expect the podium since I come out of a very long injury; A month and a half ago I returned to the snowboard and recently won in a European Cup; but to come here, in a competition of so much international level was a greater challenge. My intention was to have fun and do my best … much better if it’s on the podium!”
FINAL RESULTS MEN
1º Dylan Thomas (EE.UU.) 88.00 95.33 30.00
2º Kaito Hamada (Japón) 20.00 93.00 85.33
3º Takeru Otsuka (Japón) 83.33 91.66 30.00
1ª Yuka Fujimori (Japón) 90.66 91.66 69.66
2ª Brooke Voigt (Canadá) 84.00 88.66 79.33
3ª María Hidalgo (España) 65.00 87.00 80.33
Saturday, March 24, 2018. The 14th edition of the Grandvalira Total Fight freeski crowned the American McRae Williams after the first position achieved in the qualifying session on Friday. The adverse weather conditions did not allow to make the final on Saturday and the result in the qualifiers gave the final result in El Tarter snowpark, Gold category event within the AFP World Tour circuit.
On Friday’s qualifying day, the 23 participating riders searched for the final pass after performing their best tricks in a slopestyle circuit that stood out for the multiple possibilities offered to perform the most varied tricks, combining a jibbing and jumps zones.
The riders faced a circuit that consisted of a rail in double tube of 10 meters and in descent, followed by a rail in double tube and form “Y”, then a module with three possibilities: gap to Donkey Tail or option to Pull Jam or gap to ball option. Next, three kickers followed; the first 21 meters and the last two 18 meters.
The American McRae Williams got the best score of the qualifying session after two very consistent rounds, in the second obtaining the best score of the day after making a round consisting of a right 270 in 270 out in the first rail, switch left 450 in disaster in the second rail, left cork 5 nosetap in the ball, switch right dub 1080 safety in the first jump, switch left dub 1260 mute in the second jump and left cork 1080 tail in the third jump. He would be accompanied on the podium by Frenchman Antoine Adelisse and Finnish Antti Olilla.
Williams, after winning the 14th Grandvalira Total Fight, commented:
“Yesterday in the qualifying session the rounds came out super well and I was happy for it. Today the weather conditions were not optimal to compete, the snow did not allow us to arrive with speed in the jumps, it could be dangerous. So it has been decided that the results of yesterday are the definitive and I am very happy to win once again the Grandvalira Total Fight. Andorra is one of my favourite places, I always try to compete and I consider it my second home.”
The awards ceremony was held at l’Abarset, a renowned après-ski venue where music and the end of the party took main stage with the musical group Nasty Mondays, offering a mix of styles and creations as diverse as Rock, Pop, Indie, Garage or Electro Rock.
GRANDVALIRA TOTAL FIGHT FREESKI 2018, RESULTS
Rank Bib Name Country Sponsor Run1 Run2 Total
1 2 WILLIAMS McRae USA Rockstar 87.33 93.00 93.00
2 3 ADELISSE Antoine FRA Picture 89.66 38.33 89.66
3 6 OLILLA Antti FIN Faction 25.00 83.66 83.66
4 8 STEVENSON Ryan USA Under Armour 53.66 82.00 82.00
5 31 KANGAS Jona FIN Voelkl 71.00 81.33 81.33
6 15 SWADBURG Ethan USA RMU 50.00 81.00 81.00
7 13 LAUGIER Hugo FRA Les2Alps 20.00 80.33 80.33
8 7 RAICH Peter USA Voelkl 78.33 29.66 78.33
9 16 MACELMOND Ryan USA Monster 76.33 49.33 76.33
10 14 RYAN Tim USA Voelkl 30.00 74.00 74.00
11 27 KAIFOS William NOR Skistar Trysil 67.33 48.66 67.33
12 24 FERNANDEZ Guilleaume AND Slik 61.66 57.66 61.66
13 17 CARSON Cal USA Aishnu 49.00 60.00 60.00
14 29 GILLON Robin NED Caffe Latesso 31.33 57.33 57.33
15 30 KURAY Ivan ARG Armada 17.33 51.00 51.00
16 12 MAHARAVO Vince FRA Oakley 46.33 21.00 46.33
17 20 MICELI Nate USA Monster 35.00 23.66 35.00
18 4 WALLACE Noah USA Bio-One 32.66 29.33 32.66
19 26 THOMAS Richard USA Line 21.00 30.00 30.00
20 25 PODMILSAK Troy USA Swix 27.33 10.66 27.33
21 5 PATJA Aleksi FIN Ruka 22.66 5.33 22.66
22 21 KOFORD Rodney Alex USA PRT-I 19.00 15.33 19.00
19 LAUER Joseph USA Roxa DNS