Who is the strongest rider in Japan! !! COW DAY Jib Edition Report
The total prize money is ¥ 1,300,000, the largest snowboarding contest in Japan, COW DAY.Japan's strongest rider will be decided in the jump section and the jib section of the 3WAY jib section, which are contested using a huge kicker.Top riders such as last year's jump and jib champion Yuki Kadono also participated this year.The battle to decide the strongest Jiba has begun in the special section of Hakuba 47!
Photo: Kentarou Fuchimoto
March 3, COW DAY, Jib main race.The stage is a special stage made in the base area of Hakuba 25 ski resort.The sections are flat rail to donkey & down rail from the left, double down rail to the center, and flat to down closed rail to the right.As with the jump, the main race will be contested by the riders who have won from the qualifying held on the 47th the day before and the invited riders.Invited riders are Yuki Kadono, the champion who also won the jump division, Seki who continues to try dangerous spots on the street day and night for FLUX MOVIE, and many street trips with overseas riders are recognized not only in Japan but also overseas. There are top riders such as veteran Retsuo Takahashi, Takushi Oishi who gets a bird and gains momentum at Sunday In the Park, and Ryuichi Hekida who recovers from injury and continues to attack the street as a crew.There is no doubt that the riders who have won from the qualifying will be in a heated battle as well as the jumps with only quite high skills.
In the qualifying, the jam session was divided into two heats, A and B.Four riders will be up from each heat, and two plus riders will be able to advance to the final in overalls.The jib section is an all-jam session.It takes concentration and physical strength to win the final because it is a hike up.First of all, in addition to the qualifying A heat, the invited rider Gong and Retsuo, and Takushi, Kaito Jinguji, who remained until the final in the jump category, also won the jib category from the qualifying and remained.Toru Ishiyama, Masato Chiba, Satoshi Endo, Yuto Kobayashi, and Yuki Ito have won the qualifying round in a fierce battle.At dusk, when the sun went down and it began to darken, the riders dropped at the call of MC Hirata "Koin Toss" Takumi.
The one that stood out in the A heat was Satoshi Endo.Anyway, the swelling is outstanding and it does not fall on the landing.Of course, the make-up rate was high, but I was reluctant to decide to remove the double down cleanly with the nose manual and front board.Yuto Kobayashi showed the most exciting slides during this heat.He is currently working at Saitama BRUSH, and his skills have been improved, probably because he faces jib items every day at BRUSH even though it's been a long time since the contest.Around the middle of the heat, Yuto dropped toward the double down rail, where he made a fierce yabatrick from 270in to 270out.The gallery cheers at the moment of makeup.Judges also got excited and decided to advance to the final with just one make-up.In addition to these two, Kaito Jinguji, who manipulated the skillful spin-in and attacked with an aggressive slide, and Retsuo Takahashi, who had an outstanding sense of stability, also decided to pass the final.
B Heat is two invitation riders, Ryuichi Hekida, in addition to the champion, Tomoki.It was contested by Ko Takikawa, Kazuya Saito, Nao Wada, Satoshi Yoneno, Takashi Tamamura, and Ryo Aizawa who pushed to the super final in the jump division, who had won from the qualifying.The difference in style between the jib of the slope styler and the riders who are attacking the street is also interesting.Tomoki and Ryo feel stable even when spinning in, and above all, they recover firmly by landing.The jibbers wear out with BS2in and a board slide with a solid style. It was Yuki Kadono who slipped through the B heat with an overwhelming slip.Last year's winner, Tomoki, has made many difficult moves in the jump category with slipping that does not make you feel tired until the super final.Others who passed the qualifying were Satoshi Yoneno, who showed outstanding ride in the transfer, Ryuichi Hekida, who decided the technique with skillful trick variations, and Ryo Aizawa.And with the overall score, Takushi Oishi from the A heat and Takashi Tamamura from the B heat also advanced to the final.
The final judge system is distributed to riders who have their own coins and make good tricks.Coins are also distributed to the customers who come to see them, and after the session, the customers vote for the riders they like, and the final number of coins earned determines the victory.
First of all, the first final run, dropped by MC call. From the first run, the riders are fiercely aggressive.Suddenly, Shunshi has made a fierce shiv trick of double-down and completely removing the back lip.Entering the final, the riders are full push.If a dangerous trick is decided, the gallery's great cheers will echo.The wall showed 1 out from BS 1 in.Earn coins with a smooth out from the perfect ride.
The sense of stability of the transfer of Shunshi is perfect.Especially, the transfer from the flat rail to the double down is excellent in stability.Yuto Kobayashi, who made a big trick in the qualifying, dropped the make-up rate in the final, but made a hard stomp trick called transfer board slide to 270out on the flat part of the flat down to make the venue excited.Ryo Aizawa made spin-in, spin-out and technical tricks.
If everyone is doing a full push, last year's winner Tomoki isn't silent either.If you think that you are in the flat rail, you can transfer to the double down rail as it is, and then transfer from the flat part to the down rail.The gallery is also very excited about this.The judge also walks up to Tomoki and hands him a coin.Riders who earn coins with a lot of dangerous tricks.In a blink of an eye, the last one that finally came, the last dropped ama aggressively attacked with 1in and made the audience excited at the last minute.
All the coins from the judges were handed over, and the coins held by the gallery were left to win or lose.Take the coin and drop it into each rider's bottle.Who got the victory?
The result is announced, and the number of acquisitions is called from the bottom. It was Satoshi Endo who was called in 3rd place.The remaining two are Yuki Kadono and Satoshi Yoneno. Yuki Kadono was called in second place.At this moment, Shunshi's first victory was decided.The hottest jib contest in the night sky.Japan may only have the opportunity to see such top riders in full push.The tournament that decides the strongest Jiba, next year will be raw and with eyes.
Winner Satoshi Yoneno
"It was a lot of fun and I was happy. At the beginning, I was a little impatient because I could only decide on the subtleties, but I'm glad that I got better and decided on the tricks. It was a very pleasant tournament. . "
Best Trick Flat Rail to Double Down Rail to Down Rail Transfer Yuki Kadono
"I've been making this jib item since the time of construction, and we all made it until midnight. I installed it with the feeling of transfer, the height of the flat rail, and whether or not I could go all the way. However, I was happy that everyone enjoyed sliding on the layout that I was involved in. Also, from the time I was making this, I thought it would be dangerous if I could go from flat to double down to down. I was happy because I was able to make it and it became the best trick as a result. "
Special prize Ryuichi Hekida