FIRST-EVER SLOPESTYLE KITEBOARDING CONTEST KICKS OFF IN THE GEORGE
Drawing world class competitors from around the world, the third annual Ro Sham Throwdown got underway today in Hood River.
Hood river, Oregon, USA - Tuesday, July 17: Yesterday marked the official kickoff of Ro Sham Throwdown, a major international pro-am kiteboarding competition - one of the most action-packed and highly anticipated showdowns in the industry. Running from July 16 to 21, this third annual event will showcase the mind-blowing talents of the world's best kiteboarders, while giving up-and-comers a chance to prove their worth amongst the heavyweights.
Thirty-five men and eight women from Antigua, australia, England, Scotlaand, the U.S., and Uruguay will battle it out throughout the week at the first ever slopestyle kiteboarding competition.
Presented by The Slider Project, which created the event's floating open-to-the-public terrain park, Ro Sham Throwdown will be staged at the world-renewed Sandbar (just off of I-84, exit 63) In hood River - The birthplace of kiteboarding - where judges, spectators and the media will watch the captivating action up close.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS*
Mon. July16:12p.m. Wrm Up/ Freeriding
Tues. July 17: 10 a.m. Women's Division.
Weds. July 18: 10 a.m. Men's Qualifers/12p.m. Women's Finals (if necessary)
Thurs. July 19: 10 a.m. Men's Semifinals.
Fri. July 20: 10 a.m. Men's Finals
Sat. July 21: 11 a.m. Wakeskate / 12 p.m. Freeriding
*= schedule subject to change due to wind conditions
VIDEO OF THE DAY - DAY 1
LAST YEAR'S ROUND UP VIDEO
Presented by The Slider Project, the 2012 Ro Sham Throwdown is sponsored by Liquid Force/ Second Wind Sports, North Kiteboarding, Slingshot, Best Kiteboarding, Smith Optics, and additional support from Andrew's Pizza.
For more information please visit: www.SliderProject.com
To watch all the videos:www.kiteworld.tv/prime-cuts/the-ro-sham-throwdown-2012/
To read the reports: