October 12, 2012
NEW SWEDELAND VS THE WORLD FREERIDE QUALIFIERS
[youtube="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4Tjz2e6raA"] The Chill Series and Temple Basin Big Mountain FWQ competitions with Tove Kockum and Neil Williman Tove turned up frothing this season in New Zealand and podiumed the first two Big Mountain competitions at the club fields (both 2* Freeride World Qualifier events) before heading to Wanaka and taking 4th at NZ Open just behind Janina Kuzma, NZ's own Freeride World Tour top performer. Fresh off a win at the World Heli Challenge Extreme Day Neil ended up judging the Chill Series, but then crashed out 2nd run at Temple after sitting 4th from his first run. Tove has just been picked up by Planks Clothing and surely will pick up more sponsors before the 12-13 European winter, get in quick if you want her on your product! Thanks to Riley Bathurst and Liam Hall for the footage, as well as Nat Segal and Steve Popovich for the extra shots.