On Saturday, February 2019, 2, ELECTRIC ALL FLAT CASH JAM 23 (AFCJ) was held at a special venue in Maiko Snow Resort, Niigata Prefecture.Held every year in the Yuzawa / Minami Uonuma area, the sacred place of the freestyle park, this event is one of the gateways to becoming a powerful Jiba.This year too, a special park was opened to satisfy the slippers, and it was very exciting.Let me tell you the pattern immediately.
Earn ELECTRIC CASH with full style!
ELECTRIC, which has super cool riders who lead the freestyle scene, holds AFCJ every year to liven up the Japanese jib scene.The rules for this event are very simple.Anyone who likes snowboarding, professional or amateur, can participate and have a jam session at the special jib park created for this day.Show your style to the judges and how much ELECTRIC CASH money you can collect for this event !? The number of CASH collected will determine the game.
The course direction is handled by SNOWCASE DESIGN, which is responsible for the park scene in this area, and produces everything from layout design to creation.The layout has a theme that suits the times every year, and last year it created a "hybrid park that fuses terrain and jib" to disseminate a new culture and attracted a lot of attention.What kind of park concept is this year? I asked Mr. Tamura of SNOWCASE DESIGN.
"This year's AFCJ has returned to its original intentions, focusing on the original concept of this event, the jib, and designed it so that the participating jibers can simply compete with the jib. The sections are long flat down rails, high rails, and so on. You can choose XNUMX items from the approach, double down rail, big bellows to down rail, and a wall is installed at the end. If you go straight into the item, everyone, including kids, women, beginners, etc. will enjoy it. In addition, intermediate / advanced users can carefully calculate the width between items so that they can find their own line creatively, and even if they are out, they will not hit the items, and advanced users can also transfer. We set the items tightly with the possibility of down feathers in mind. All the participants can return to their original intentions and simply concentrate on the jib. Still, the concept is such that creative lines can be drawn out. "
Old-fashioned jib battle.A park layout that changes the theme every year and constantly upgrades so that participants will not get bored.Behind the scenes of this event, digger crews and organizers with a great deal of enthusiasm gather to liven up the AFCJ.On the same day, there was a jib contest COWDAY held for the first time in Osaka, and there was concern about the number of participants, but on the day of the event, about 80 proud jibers from all over the country gathered, and the bottom is 11 years old. A 53-year-old person had entered the top.
45 minutes hot jam session
The qualifying session is divided into 2 heats for men and 1 heat for women and kids, for a total of 3 heats, each with a 45-minute jam session.The worried weather betrayed the forecast perfectly, and this year I was blessed with the best conditions to show occasional sunny days.For ELECTRIC riders Ryoki Ogawa and Masato Toda, who are in charge of the judges, and SNOWCASE DESIGN and FREERUN, the participants showed their style to the fullest and held a heated jib session.
It is a jib scene that raises the level year by year, but the level of amateurs is also quite high.Not only high-speed spin-in and out, but also transfer to the bellows to down rail and full front removal with long flat down, a lot of riding is mixed from technical tricks to smoky silver style.Think creatively about the line, and each insist on their individuality.Judges hand over CASH to the participants who show off their outstanding slips.
In addition to entry-free, this event is full of services where free curry is also served!The curry after concentrating on slipping and hiking many times is the best, and the participants' faces clearly convey the fulfillment.
In the afternoon, a 6-minute jam session started with a total of 18 people, including the top 20 people from each heat who won the qualifying jam.In the final, not only the level of tricks but also the voltage of the venue will jump further.Finalists with professional-level skills, style and creativity.Hike as much as time allows and appeal to the judges while concentrating on each riding. Each participant earns CASH, and some participants keep hitting one item anyway, while others hit items evenly.In particular, long flat down and double down were difficult items to pull out, but it was easy to put out a style, and it was an impression that many people earned CASH here.
After 20 minutes in a blink of an eye, it was Okamoto Fumiya who got the most CASH in the Men's category.In addition, 11-year-old Yuta Watanabe won a splendid victory in the Women's & Kid's category with her skill, and the two will be given the right to participate in the SNOW BANK main race in Yoyogi.Winners will get ELECTRIC and NIXON luxury products, and after the event, participate in a photo session by a professional photographer. (The best PHOTO during this session will be published in the February issue of FREERUN (released on January 2th) next year, so please look forward to it!)
Due to the overlap of the schedule with COWDAY, this AFCJ has advanced to the final with a new face that is different from the participants so far.From this event, which can be said to be the gateway to amateurs, I hope that Jiba will be active in the world in the future, and I hope that new faces will be gathered next year.
Check out this highlight movie as well!
Men's & Women's & Kid's TOTAL
1st Okamoto Fumiya
2nd Horiike Souta
3rd Iwai Kanato
4th Nakatsuka Show
5th Takamori Himari
6th Otomo Shinnosuke
Women's & Kid's
1st Watanabe Yuta
ELECTRIC ALL FLAT CASH JAM 2019
OTHER PHOTO gallery