The ladies throw down at the Hood River Slider Jam

Ladies shred the Corrugated slider and the kickers

 

Hood River Slider Jam

 

Monday’s competition started off with the women finishing up their last slider hits of the semi final round by taking to the North Kiteboarding Cheesewedge to Corrugated tube.  Easily one of the most technical features ever competed on in women’s kiteboarding, the women rose to the challenge without a hint of hesitation.

 

Karolina Winkowska Hood Jam 2016

 

Sensi Graves put in an absolutely standout performance bringing her up from fourth in the ranking to the leader of the pack with Karolina Winkowska and Colleen Carroll following just behind.  Sensi’s composed execution and technical riding earned her the highest scoring hit of the women’s competition thus far.

 

Sensi Graves Hood River Jam 2016

 

Following the women’s last semi final round of slider hits, they completed the right foot forward kicker and will be continuing on today on the left foot forward kicker.  After the women came off the water the first men’s heat was underway with everyone hitting the right foot forward kicker first.

 

Colleen Carroll Hood Jam 2016

 

Brandon Scheid put in another stellar performance and proved himself to be one of the top guys in the competition and easily a contender for the title after finishing the day off with the highest combined score of the contest.  However, there is still a lot of competition to come and, with guys like Ewan Jaspan trailing him closely behind, anything could still happen.

 

Ewan Jaspan Hood Jam 2016

 

Men’s heat two was still the tightest heat of the competition with Sam Light, Noe Font and Craig Cunningham sitting at the top after all three riders landed clean and well executed double passes of the right foot kicker.

 

Craig Cunningham Hood River Jam 2016

 

In men’s heat three, Christophe Tack maintained his lead by landing a nose grab moby-dick 540 and earning himself a 9.0, the highest scoring trick of the competition thus far.  With the semi-final rounds almost complete, the competition will pick continue today with men’s and women’s left foot forward kicker hits before continuing straight into the final rounds.  There will be a nine man final and a five women final so keep an eye on The Slider Project facebook page for the most up to date event status and happenings.

 

Christophe Tack hood river jam 2016

 

Words – Colleen Carroll

 

 

For the latest updates and images check in frequently with The Slider Project facebook page.

 

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