Philip Schwan wins the 2017 World Rookie Rail Jam by Skipass

The second edition of the World Rookie Rail Jam by Skipass came to an end and also this year the Rookies and the Groms were welcomed by the warm Italian temperature at Skipass tradeshow in Modena. The participants had the opportunity to compete on the best urban rail set up in Europe, designed and built by the shapers of F-Tech company based in South Tyrol.

This year the massive structure was completely reshaped and consisted of a pyramid bank with a gallery, in the middle, and a C Rail, at the top of the structure. Here the riders were able to express their style and their creativity with spectacular tricks and combos.

It was a great contest that saw 33 Rookies from 6 different Nations showed their best in oder to be qualified for the 2018 World Rookie Finals in Kitzsteinhorn at Zell am See- Kaprun! But it was the Swiss Philip Schwan who took the first place with his Gap  Fs  270 in 270 out. On the podium also Cedric Neff (SUI) ranked second and Nick Puenter (SUI) ranked third both with impressive run and style.

Alex Lotorto (ITA) won the first place in the Grom’s category with an impressive Gap Bs 270 in. Second Adams Gabriel William George (GBR) and third Benni Fridbjomsson (ISL).

However being part of the World Rookie Tour also means to get to know new cultures and so did the Rookies, who visited the Casa Enzo Ferrari Museum in Maranello Modena and took a look to the beautiful old vintage cars and new cars. The last day they also had fun together in the Le Gobbe skatepark and in the evening they couldn’t resist to the delicious Italian pizza.

The tour goes on. Have a look at the World Rookie Tour events agenda below and see the closest event to you! Next stop will be in Corvatsch from the 14th to the 17th December 2017: all the information to join the upcoming WRT event in Engadina, Switzerland, will be available soon.

Download the ranking of the 2017 World Rookie Rail Jam by Skipass  here.

2017.18 World Rookie Tour – Provisional Calendar

NZ Rookie Fest. Cardrona, New Zealand. October 05-08, 2017. Halfpipe and Slopestyle DONE
World Rookie Rail Jam. Modena, Italy. October 26-28, 2017. Urban Rail Jam DONE
Corvatsch Rookie Fest. Corvatsch, Swiss. December 13-17, 2017. Slopestyle
Deejay Xmasters World Rookie Fest. Livigno, Italy. January 20-25, 2018. Slopestyle
Bulgarian Rookie Fest. Pamporovo-Mechi Cal, Bulgaria. January 26-28, 2018. Halfpipe and Slopestyle
USASA Grom Fest. Keystone, USA. February 10, 2018. Slopestyle
Valle d’Aosta Rookie Fest. Pila, Italy. February 21-25, 2018. Slopestyle
USASA Grom Fest. Breckenridge, USA. February 25, 2018. Halfpipe
Indy Park Rookie Fest. Nekoma, Japan. March 03-04, 2018. Slopestyle
Oslo Rookie Fest. Oslo, Norway. (to be confirmed)
Mammoth Rev Tour Rookie Fest. Mammoth Mountain, California. March 15-16, 2018. Halfpipe and Slopestyle
World Rookie Finals. Kitzsteinhorn, Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria. April 10-15, 2018. Halfpipe and Slopestyle

More event in North America, Europe and Asia will be announced soon!

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World Rookie Rail Jam by Skipass – 26.28 oct

The black Yeti will be back in Modena (Italy) for the second edition of the World Rookie Rail Jam by Skipass! It will take place during the largest italian Tourism and Winter Sports Fair at ModenaFiere, from the 26th to the 28th October 2017.

It’s a urban trail jam contest, on an high quality rail set up, where 32 rookies and groms can compete and show their best. The first 3 winners in each category will be qualified for the 2018 World Rookie Finals in Kitzsteinhorn at Zell am See-Kaprun! The rookie and the grom winners will be awarded with all-inclusive tickets for the World Rookie Finals in Kitzsteinhorn at Zell am See-Kaprun and for the new 2018 event “Valle d’Aosta Rookie Fest”.

The contest will take place on the 27th.
On the 28th the top 5 riders of the World Rookie Rail Jam will have the chance to compete at the Rail Pro Skipass with a prize money pool of 5.000€. The other participants will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful city of Modena and have fun at Le Gobbe skatepark.

Skeleton Program:
26th arrival day in Modena and social activity to be defined
27th World Rookie Rail Jam competition day (training, quali and finals)
28th Skipass Rail Pro competition day (for top 5 rookie/grom only) and skate session at Modena Skatepark.

For info, registraions and bookings:

Important: the event is reserved to WSF NSA rookie team only and a limited number of free accomodation is available.

So save the date and see you in Modena!