2019 Indy Park Rookie Fest: online the report!

Another edition of Indy Park Rookie Fest concluded in the best way possible! From the 9th to the 10th of March Nekoma Hoshino resort welcomed many Japanese young guns who showed once again an incredible riding level.

The first place of the rookie girls category went to Ryo Kimura who impressed the spectators with her run: a Cab 5 Mute Grab, a F7 , a Box Section for Board Slide, a 50/50, a Board Slide, a down rail section Front 50/50 a Front 180 Out !!

The rookie boy winner was, instead, Ryoma Kimata (last season’s winner of Indy Park Rookie Fest) thanks his run formed by: a BWC 10, a FWC 10 Melon Grab, a Canon to Spine Board Slide Pretzel 270 Out, a triple step down rail section C27, a Board Slide 45 Out, a Gap Rail Section C1 in 50/50 Tail Slide and a B270 Board Slide.

In the grom girl category Chihiro Edamatsu arrived third and Suzuha Maeda second. Moreover, the third and second place of the grom boys category went to Taiga Hasegawa and Rikuto Watanabe.

The winners of 2019 Indy Park Rookie Fest are qualified for the legendary World Rookie Finals and the best rookies were also awarded with prestigious prices offered by Level Gloves and Union Bidings and Nekoma Hoshino Resort.


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Photo credits by Nekoma Hoshino Resort

2019 Indy Park Rookie Fest is ready to start!

The Nekoma resort in Japan is ready to host another edition of the Indy Park Rookie Fest. From the 9 th  to the 10th of March the best under 18 Japanese snowboarders will gather at the Indy Park Jam to win a qualification spot for the world famous World Rookie Finals in Kitzsteinhorn – Zell am See-Kaprun.

Indy Park Jam’s origins date back to 2002 when the Salt Lake City halfpipe Olympian Michiyo Hashimoto decided to retire and to found a snowboard camp for young riders. Four years later, in the camp started to take place easy entry contests and then organizers also introduced Jam sessions and changed the name of park into Indy Park Jam.

Many Japanese top shredders such as Yuki Kadono, Miyabi Onitsuka, Reira Iwabuchi, the 2018 Oslo X-Games youngest Gold medalist Kokomo Murase and Takeru Otsuka started their carrier at the Indy Park Jam.

Save the date and don’t miss this incredible event!