This past week Summit County, Colorado welcomed the North American Snowkite Tour (NAST) with sunshine and wind. Kiters from around the country flocked into town in hopes of placing well in a weekend full of races. Anton Rainold and Colorado Kite Force have an excellent reputation for holding some of the best racing on snow, and this year was no different. The Fleet race is a compilation of 3 races. A points system is used to determine the standings of the racers over the 3 races. Heats are run in Pro Ski, Pro Snowboard, Pro Women's, Amateur Ski, and Amateur Snowboard.
It was business as usual once again for the TS riders of Team BEST on the fourth stop of the NAST. In a weekend of light racing conditions, where every extra ounce of power made the difference, winning competitors in Ski, Snowboard and Men's and Women's categories experienced how the low wind power and aerodynamic advantage of the 15m and 17m TS kites from BEST delivers race winning performance.
It was Tyler Brown, Jacob Buzianis, and Jen Milton who secured the top positions in the pro classes for Best Kiteboarding. Tyler and Jacob pulled ahead on the 17m TS while Jen held a comfortable lead on the 15m TS. 'The competition was great in all three races, but working as a team to share course information and having the new TS proved to be the proper winning ingredients. (Buzianis)'
This season the TS is proving to be all but unbeatable in the snow with the 15m and 17m TS kites in particular becoming the kites that set the standard for performance and ease of use. The NAST moves on to the final stop next in Utah for the legendary 5th annual SuperFly Open taking place at Skyline, Utah on February 17-19th, 2012.
Results for the Dillon Snowkite Open
Men's Pro Ski
1st Tyler Brown, Lake Tahoe, CA Best
2nd Jon McCabe, Summit, CO Ozone
3rd Chris Nester, Utah F-One
Men's Pro Board
1st Jacob Buzianis, Utah Best
2nd Anton Rainold, Summit,CO Ozone
3rd Billy Bordy, Utah North
Women's Pro Board/Ski
1st Jen Milton, MT/AK Best
2nd Cheryl Begin, Summit, CO Ozone
3rd Eugenia Gueorguieva, CA RRD
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