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Alex Hall takes victory at Grandvalira Total Fight freeski

Grandvalira welcomed April with the grand finale of the 13th Grandvalira Total Fight freeski at El Tarter snowpark in Andorra. Total Fight Slopestyle event, gold category of the AFP World Tour.

The technical team of Grandvalira prepared a Slopestyle circuit composed of 6 modules, in this order: first, a transfer to rail with Double Kink and Brighton. The second, a multi options container with Wallride, Rail Gap to Step Up – Step down and railing. The third one, Gap to rail with option of Quarter Butter Box and Rail Donkey Tail in descent. The fourth, a 21 m flat kicker. The fifth, one kicker of 18 m flat. The sixth and final, another 18 m flat kicker.

On Friday we had an exciting qualifying session by riders from the following countries: USA, Finland, Sweden, France, Holland, Switzerland, Argentina, Mexico, Spain and Andorra. The top 10 riders who went to the final were Noah Wallace, Henrik Harlaut, Robby Franco, Carlitos Aguareles, Aleksi Patja, Antoine Adelisse, Antti Ollila, Alex Hall, Quinn Wolferman and McRae Williams -McRae with the highest score in the qualifying session.

On Saturday, the day didn’t start in the best way; in the free practice local idol, Carlitos Aguareles, hit hard his right leg in the second feature and could not ride the final. So at the end would be 9 riders who would make 3 runs in search of the best score to be crowned as winners of Grandvalira Total Fight 2017.

In the first round of the final, American McRae Williams and Frenchman Antoine Adelisse scored the best and seemed to be the favorites for the final victory, followed closely by the Swedish Henrik Harlaut. The surprise of the final would arrive in the second run: the Swiss Alex Hall, after making a very loose first run, would complete in his second attempt the best score of the day with a stratospheric round composed by a Backside Switch-Up Pretzel 270 Off on first rail, Backside 270 back 180 on second rail/container, Switch 270 Pretzel 630 on third rail, Switch Leftside Double-Cork 1080 Japan Grab jump 1, Switch Rightside Double-Cork 900 Safety Grab jump 2 and Leftside Double-cork 1260 Seatbelt Grab final jump. The audience that filled the stands went crazy with the performance of the Swiss rider.

In the third run of the final, Henrik Harlaut – winner of the X Games 2017, would improve his final score but would not be enough to take a podium spot. In this way, the final victoryi would be for Hall, second Williams, third Adelisse and fourth Harlaut.

After victory, Alex Hall commented:

“I’m super happy. I suffered a little bit by the weather this morning, the speed was the same for all of us and in the end the day was opened and I could do what I had in mind. I loved the rails as well as the jumping section was amazing. No doubt, Grandvalira has done a very good job. ”

The podium and awards ceremony would be held at the renowned L’Abarset ápres ski, as well as the end of the party with the Monster Total Fight Party and the live performance of the Nasty Bass music group until late at night, where it would start to cook what will be the Grandvalira Total Fight of 2018.


1 HALL Alex SUI                     21.33     95.33     88.66
2 WILLIAMS McRae USA             94.33     41.33     37.33
3 ADELISSE Antoine FRA             93.00     29.66     90.33
4 HARLAUT Henrik SWE             89.33     90.66     92.33
5 WALLACE Noah USA             91.66     30.33     89.66
6 OLLILA Antti FIN                 88.33     87.33     33.33
7 FRANCO Robby MEX             83.33     35.33     77.00
8 WOLFERMAN Quinn USA          68.33     57.00     42.00
9 PATJA Aleksi FIN                 20.33     49.66     26.66
10 AGUARELES Carlitos AND         DNS
11 VIRKKI Miika FIN                Q1 78.66
12 MAHARAVO Vince FRA             Q2 73.33
13 MCELMON Ryan USA             Q2 70.33
14 GILLON Robin NED             Q1 68.33
15 RINTAMAA Eetu FIN             Q2 65.33
16 RAICH Peter USA                 Q1 64.33
17 PARERA Alex ESP                 Q1 60.66
18 MICELI Nate USA                 Q2 59.66
19 FERNANDES Guilleaume AND     Q2 54.66
20 LAUER Joe USA                 Q1 49.33
21 KURAY Ivan ARG                 Q1 41.33
22 LAUGIER Hugo FRA             Q2 40.33
23 GARRIDO Raul ESP             Q2 32.66
24 FOURCADE Leo FRA             Q2 30.66
25 ASCHER Levi USA                 Q1 17.00

On the next page we publish the final results of the Grandvalira Total Fight freeski 2017.

Japanese Kunitake and Canadian Blouin Conquer the Grandvalira Total Fight Snowboard

Kunitake, 15 years old, has surprised all his rivals
Blouin, has ratified his favorite role in this edition

Sunday, March 26, 2017. Grandvalira

The Grandvalira Andorran ski resort has become the epicenter of freestyle snowboarding this weekend with the arrival of the 13th edition of Grandvalira Total Fight, a maximum category event within the World Snowboard Tour circuit.

Riders from the United States, Canada, Japan, Chile, Russia, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, France, Poland, the Netherlands, Spain and Andorra have presented their credentials to fight for victory in El Tarter Slopestyle, Andorra. Alongside the men’s competition, for the first time has been disputed the women’s competition.

On Sunday, March 26, it has risen with a sunny day and has welcomed Grandvalira Total Fight in unbeatable climatic conditions, clear sky and ideal temperature to keep the modules in perfect condition; also thanks to the exquisite work of the shapers of Grandvalira and that has been applauded by the riders.

The technical team of Grandvalira prepared a Slopestyle circuit composed of 6 modules, in this order: the first, a transfer to Rails Double Kink and Brighton. The second, multi options container with Wallride, Rail Gap to Step Up Step down and railing. The third one, Gap to rail with option of Quarter Butter Box and Rail Donkey Tail in descent. The fourth, a 21 meter flat kicker. The fifth, one of 18 meters flat. The sixth and final, another 18 meter flat kicker.

After the free practice, the females would open the competition and where in the qualifying session they would fight to sneak among the 4 best that would happen to the grand finale. With the two qualifying rounds remaining, the best score in this session would be for the Dutch Cheryl Maas, with a very complete second round. They would accompany it to the grand finale and by this order of classification: the Japanese Yuka Fujimori, the Canadians Brooke Voigt and Laurie Blouin.

In the men’s qualifying session, in group 1, the Norwegian Bendik Gjerdalen, the American Eric Willet and the Japanese Ruki Tobita will be in the final. In Group 2, in this order, the American Nikolas Baden – with a first demolishing round, the Japanese Keita Inamura, Hiroaki Kunitake and Kaito Hamada, as well as the American Brandon Davis, would pass to the final.

There would not be his day Canadian Tyler Nicholson, silver medalist in the X Games of Aspen 2017.

With the finals, the moment of truth would come, where victory would be played. Three rounds for each rider looking for the best score. In women, Laurie Blouin recovered her best form and in the third round she would get the maximum score of the final after making a round composed by a bs lipside – 50/50 tailgrab – bs 50/50 – bs 180 melon – cab double cork 900 – Fs 720. She was accompanied on the podium by her compatriot Brooke Voigt, Yuka Fujimori and in fourth position, Cheryl Maas.

After the victory, the Canadian Laurie Blouin commented: “It has been incredible, the day has risen perfect and I have done my best to square my tricks. The circuit was fun, allowing different options. I’m very happy. ”

In the men’s final, the 15-year-old Japanese Hiroaki Kunitake would surprise all his opponents with a massive first round, composed by a Noseblunt 270 out – boardslide to fs 360 down – 50/50 fs 180 up – cab 270 to fakie Down – cab double cork 900 – fs double cork 1080 – bs double cork 1080. He would follow him on the podium, Eric Willet, Keita Inamura and Nikolas Baden.

Kunitake commented after winning in this edition of Grandvalira Total Fight: “I’m happy, the circuit I liked a lot and I’m delighted how Grandvalira has taken care of us all the weekend.”

The Grandvalira Total Fight distributed prizes in a staggered way, a total of $ 60,000: $ 30,000 for the top eight men and $ 30,000 for the top eight women.

Being habitual, the Grandvalira Total Fight has its àpres ski in the popular L’Abarset; on Saturday night came the Monster Total Fight Party with the live performance of the Crappy Tuesdays, punching the best Indie and Electro Pop music from the factory Nasty Mondays.

The 13th edition of the Grandvalira Total Fight in snowboard left the whole audience as well as the large number of spectators who watched the Live Video of the competition on Facebook Grandvalira. Since tomorrow, the Grandvalira Total Fight team is already working on the 2018 edition.

Credit Photos: Miguel Rubio

¡El japonés Kunitake y la canadiense Blouin conquistan el Grandvalira Total Fight Snowboard 2017!

Snowpark El Tarter, Grandvalira (Andorra)

Kunitake, de 15 años de edad, ha sorprendido a todos sus rivales
Blouin, ha ratificado su papel de favorita en esta edición

domingo, 26 de marzo 2017. Grandvalira

La estación andorrana de Grandvalira se ha convertido este fin de semana en el epicentro mundial del freestyle en snowboard con la llegada de la 13º edición del Grandvalira Total Fight, evento categoría máxima dentro del circuito referente World Snowboard Tour.

Riders provenientes de Estados Unidos, Canadá, Japón, Chile, Rusia, Noruega, Finlandia, Suecia, Austria, Suiza, Francia, Polonia, Holanda, España y Andorra han presentado sus credenciales para luchar por la victoria en el Slopestyle de El Tarter, Andorra. Cabe destacar que, junto la competición masculina, por primera vez se ha disputado la competición femenina.

El domingo, 26 de marzo, se ha levantado con un un día soleado y ha dado la bienvenida al Grandvalira Total Fight en condiciones climáticas inmejorables, cielo despejado y temperatura ideal para mantener los módulos en perfecto estado; también gracias al exquisito trabajo de los shapers de Grandvalira y que ha sido aplaudido por los riders participantes.

El equipo técnico de Grandvalira preparó un circuito de Slopestyle compuesto por 6 módulos, por este orden: el primero, un transfer a Rails Doble Kink y Brighton. El segundo, container multi opciones con Wallride, Rail Gap a Step Up Step down y pasamano. El tercero, Gap a rail con opción de Quarter Butter Box y Rail Donkey Tail en bajada. El cuarto, un kicker de 21 metros de plano. El quinto, uno de 18 metros de plano. El sexto y último, otro kicker de 18 metros de plano.

Tras los entrenos libres, las féminas abrirían la competición y donde en la sesión de clasificación lucharían para colarse entre las 4 mejores que pasarían a la gran final. Disputadas las dos mangas clasificatorias, la mejor puntuación en esta sesión sería para la holandesa Cheryl Maas, con una segunda manga muy completa. La acompañarían a la gran final y por este orden de clasificación: la japonesa Yuka Fujimori y las canadienses Brooke Voigt y Laurie Blouin.

En la sesión de clasificación masculina, en el grupo 1 pasarían a la final, por este orden, el noruego Bendik Gjerdalen, el americano Eric Willet y el japonés Ruki Tobita. En el grupo 2, por este orden, pasarían a la final el americano Nikolas Baden -con una primera manga demoledora, los japoneses Keita Inamura, Hiroaki Kunitake y Kaito Hamada, así como el americano Brandon Davis.

No tendría su día el canadiense Tyler Nicholson, medalla de plata en los X Games de Aspen 2017, así como tampoco pasarían a la final los españoles Pau Bartolo y Pablo Marzelouski, ni el andorrano Xavier Rodríguez.

Con las finales, llegaría el momento de la verdad, donde se jugarían la victoria. Tres mangas para cada rider en busca de la mejor puntuación. En mujeres, Laurie Blouin recuperó su mejor forma y en la tercera ronda conseguiría la máxima puntuación de la final tras realizar una ronda compuesta por un bs lipslide – 50/50 tailgrab – bs 50/50 – bs 180 melon – cab double cork 900 – fs 720. La acompañarían en el podio su compatriota Brooke Voigt, Yuka Fujimori y en cuarta posición, Cheryl Maas.

Tras la victoria, la canadiense Laurie Blouin comentaba: “Ha sido increíble, el día se ha levantado perfecto y he dado lo mejor de mí para cuadrar mis trucos. El circuito era muy divertido, permitiendo diferentes opciones. Me voy muy contenta de Grandvalira.”

En la final masculina, el japonés de 15 años de edad, Hiroaki Kunitake sorprendería a todos sus rivales con una primera ronda descomunal, compuesta por un Noseblunt 270 out – boardslide to fs 360 down – 50/50 fs 180 up – cab 270 to fakie down – cab double cork 900 – fs double cork 1080 – bs double cork 1080. Le seguiría en el podio, Eric Willet, Keita Inamura y Nikolas Baden.

Kunitake comentaba tras vencer en esta edición del Grandvalira Total Fight: “Estoy feliz, el circuito me ha gustado mucho y estoy encantado de cómo nos ha cuidado Grandvalira durante todo el fin de semana.”

Antes de las finales, se interrumpió la competición para rendir homenaje a Israel Planas, pionero del snowboard en la península ibérica y que nos dejó recientemente.

El Grandvalira Total Fight repartió en premios, de forma escalonada, un total de 60.000 dólares: 30.000 dólares para los 8 primeros clasificados en hombres y 30.000 dólares para las 8 primeras clasificadas en mujeres.

Siendo habitual, el Grandvalira Total Fight tiene su àpres ski en el popular L’Abarset; el sábado noche llegó la Monster Total Fight Party con la actuación en directo de los Crappy Tuesdays, pinchando la mejor música Indie y Electro Pop proveniente de la factoría Nasty Mondays.

La 13º edición del Grandvalira Total Fight en snowboard dejó a todo el público asistente, así como también a la gran cantidad de espectadores que vieron el Live Video de la competición en el Facebook de Grandvalira, un gran sabor de boca. Desde mañana, el equipo del Grandvalira Total Fight ya trabaja en la edición del 2018.

Crédito fotos: Miguel Rubio