2016 Peyragudes Rookie Fest: VIDEO

A Tour Stop like NO OTHER => The only WRT stop in the Pyrénées, Fr!
The Peyragudes WRT was awesomely presented by ACROBAG WORLD with Marc-André Tarte & Marie Le Bihan.


What went down
January 21-24, 2016 – The ArcroBag Team decided to put on an event which acts as a stepping stone to professional SnowBoardom:
· A cannon box and a jump were built into the course and mimicked into the AcroBag so you could really learn new tricks safely.
· The judging system was based on the biggest competitions asking the riders to choose between Technical & Creative runs.
· The course was progressive and allowed for riders to demonstrate rider creativity.

With 20 riders from 4 countries, the first edition of the Peyragudes World Rookie Tour was a staggering success with an impressive snowpark, good vibes, pro training opportunies, generous rewards and fun side activities.

Here are some links:
– Video from Peyragudes WRT: youtu.be/N-cfEMqev4E
– More pictures from the Peyragudes WRT: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1116840015027114.1073741865.111259598918499&type=3
– Stay up to date with what’s happening with AcroBag: facebook.com/Acrobag-111259598918499/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
– Stay up to date with what’s happening in Peyragudes: facebook.com/stationdepeyragudes/?fref=ts

Slopestyle course:
1. 5m down rail
2. Choice of:
Training on wide AcroBag jump which had a 3m cannon box/pole jam option
10m jump
6m jump (this small jump line had a 3m cannon box/pole jam option to mimic AcroBag)
3. 4m flat rail with (right) banked landing
4. 8m Step Up jump with smaller line option of taking off on the knuckle
5. Choice of:
Creative “S” shaped hip landing with 10m jump option
2 rail options
1.5m pole jam
Up – Flat – Down box

Emotional intelligence seminar with Marc-André Tarte and Joel Gaillard on how to rise above the pressure of your next biggest snowboard competition. We discussed how to mentally prepare yourself to make it in the competitive snowboard world.

After a demanding riding day, we offered the best to our guests => A relaxing thermal spa evening @“BALNÉA” with all sorts of different water therapy options (underwater music, inside/outside pools, roll in the snow and walk around different pools with all temperatures as well as fun water jets/water falls, etc…)

Judging format:
Its time to ride like the pros from Air&Style, freestyle.ch, X Games, etc…. Riders needed to put down one technical run and one style run. The style run was limited to tricks under 540 rotations.

AXA Insurance offered prize money for the competitors – Thank You AXA!
AcroBag put on a progression session “Cash for tricks” where you walked away with money after taking your new AB tricks to the snow!!! All participants received goodies from Völkl Snowboards, Loubsol optics, and SP Gadgets.

All nations under one roof eating together, enjoying each other’s company as well the photoshoots and award ceremonies.

Thank you!
Peyragudes, AcroBag World, RedBull France, all our partners, event volunteers, shredders and coaches.
Thank you for travelling from France, Spain, Netherlands and UK!!!!
See you next year in Peyragudes!


If you dream to become a professional snowboarder then your future starts from Rookie Fest!

Follow the World Rookie Tour online @
Web: http://bit.ly/wrt2016
Facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/worldrookietour
Vimeo channel: www.vimeo.com/channels/worldrookietour

2015.16 World Rookie Tour – Calendar
South America Rookie Fest (SS) . Valle Nevado, Chile 21.23 August 2015 – DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest (SS) . Corvatsch, Swiss . postponed to 17.20 December 2015 – DONE
Iceripper Rookie Fest (HP) . Laax, Swiss 06.09 January 2016 – DONE
World Rookie Fest (SS) . Livigno, Italy 09.14 January 2016 – DONE
Peyragudes Rookie Fest (SS) . Peyragudes, France 21.24 January 2016 – DONE
Transilvania Rookie Fest (SS) . Arena Platos, Romania 05.07 February 2016 – Deleted
Oslo Rookie Fest (SS) . Oslo Vinterpark, Norway 26.28 February 2016 – DONE
Indy Park Rookie Fest (SS) . Nekoma, Japan 27.28 February 2016 – DONE
Trentino Rookie Fest (SS) . Monte Bondone, Italy 02.06 March 2016 – DONE
Bulgarian Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Pamporovo, Bulgaria 15.17 March 2016 – Deleted
Revolution Rookie Fest (SS + HP) . Seven Springs Resort, USA 15.16 March 2016 – DONE
Völkl World Rookie Finals (SS) . Ischgl, Austria 05.10 April 2016 – DONE
World Rookie Shooting . Mottolino Snowpark, Livigno, Italy. 10.13 Aprile 2016 NEW!

Age Groups
WSF rookie events are reserved to Rookies (born from 1st of January 1998 to 31st of December 2000) and Grom (born from 1st of January 2001 and up), both boys and girls. All contests of the World Rookie Tour will generate valuable results for the TTR World Snowboard Tour Ranks and for the World Rookie Rank developed by World Snowboard Federation.

The World Snowboard Federation (WSF) is the international organization exclusively working to develop the sport of snowboarding at all levels. Program areas include: competitions, Para-Snowboard, judge and shapers, education and certification, and snowboard activities for riders of every age. The WSF represents a network of National Snowboard Associations (NSAs) who work together at a worldwide level to promote the development of snowboarding. NSA members can find a source of inspiration and support from the WSF for the activities they are conducting within their nation and by working towards the same goal: progression of snowboarding from the ground up. The WSF collaborates with the TTR Pro Snowboarding, the owner and operator of the TTR World Snowboard Tour and the TTR World Ranking System. Through this collaboration and coordination of events at the TTR World Snowboard Tour, The WSF and the TTR want to create an environment that fosters the development of competitive snowboarding. In February 2012, the WSF and the TTR hosted the inaugural World Snowboarding Championships in Oslo, Norway, an elite level event to be held every four years in alternating cities around the world. Official website: www.worldsnowboardfederation.org.

About TTR Pro Snowboarding & World Snowboard Tour
TTR Pro Snowboarding is a non-profit organization that oversees a professional network of events and athletes. Our objective is to develop and showcase the sport of snowboarding through the World Snowboard Tour, while facilitating a fair and open competition environment that includes innovative judging and ranking systems. We encourage riders to develop from rookies into world-class athletes through a 6 Star level rating system; which will be replaced by a new 4-tiered structure from October 2014. Under the new World Snowboard Tour 2.0, the 4-tiered structure will encompass Elite, International, National, and Regional event levels. Elite events will comprise the WST Pro Series (current working title). The Regional, National, and International levels of the WST 2.0 will make up the WST Qualifying Series (working title).