Sat, 25 Sept | Glasgow Wake Park

Backyard Bonanza

We’re super excited to have you all through for our first competition in a while! This event is open to all abilities ranging from beginner to advanced, with categories suited to everyone! Keep an eye out on our socials and check out the details below for more information.
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Backyard Bonanza

Time & Location

25 Sept, 09:00 – 17:00
Glasgow Wake Park, 75 N Canal Bank St, Glasgow G4 9XP, UK

About the event

General Info:

Each comp run will consist of three laps with unlimited falls. If you fall, you must continue in the direction you are going. The categories below are dependant on numbers so please let us know you are coming as soon as you can so that we can make sure that your category runs. 5 minute practice sets will run from 9am until 12pm on the day. Phone, email or text to book practice sets. We advise booking a session earlier in the week to get a feel for the new setup!

Fresh sandwiches and cupcakes offered by Debi from DMYC! Banging music and great patter on the mic brought to you by our very own Alan feat. special guests.

Categories

Junior Competition:

  • Grom's Open (Under 14s)
  • Under 18's Rookie
  • Under 18's Intermediate
  • Under 18's Advanced

Adult Competition:

  • Women's Rookie
  • Men's Rookie
  • Women's Intermediate
  • Men's Intermediate
  • Women's Open
  • Men's Open
  • Master's Open (over 30)

More about our categories:

First of all: when in doubt, go for the higher category! We, as coaches, know how easy it is to underestimate yourself, but if you're even slightly on the fence about what category you should be in - choose the trickier one! After all, this is just about having fun and seeing what everyone's been working on. Us coaches are very proud of the work you've put in and we want you to show off as much as you can - you deserve it!

Secondly: on a similar note, as much as we bang on about consistency and keeping hits clean, we still love to see you send it. If you want to chuck something that you haven't landed yet, please go for it! Your best bet is to leave it for your last run so that you can keep a clean run up until then. Best send/best trick will be noted, and there'll be a prize up for grabs!

Tips for your comp run:

Plan your run: judges love to see a little thought put into what lines you take in your comp run. 

When possible, try to hit the next feature with whatever foot forward you landed with after the previous feature: this makes for a much cleaner and more satisfying run - and shows the judges that you really put the thought in! 

Try to hit all of the features within your ability.  If you want to fit a big ol' tantrum in after a steazy front board, consider cutting across the cable from the rail to the kickers. If its a spin, maybe keep to the same side (e.g. hit the rail on the right, and then the kicker on the right). Hitting all the features within your ability shows the judges your full range.

Rookie: If you have been riding for under a year and are having fun cutting about and just enjoying being on the water, this one's for you! Beginner level tricks: simple surface spins (up to 360), ollies, and basic obstacle hits. 

Judges Expect: All round stoke! We want to see plenty waving, ollie 180s, a wee bit of switch riding, and smooth hits if you're hitting the kicker. We want to see everything you can do on a board, so take some time to show off!

Intermediate: For the riders throwing the cool stuff but still working on getting their hits consistent. We wanna see spins on rails, holding boardslides along rails, and some real tweaked out grabs and 180's off of the kickers. Riders are permitted one spin above a 180 (capped at 360), or one basic invert off the kickers. No air tricks allowed in intermediates.

Judges expect: We're looking for clean hits in this category. The rail hits in this can be fairly simple, but we want to see some precision involved. If you're spinning onto the box, try to hold that boardslide when you land, it'll do your score wonders if you can show your control over the board. Ollies over obstacle safetys, simple but pressed out boardslides, and floaty grabs off the kickers are definitely going to make the judges happy!

Open: The floor is yours! Mobes, corked 1080s, double petes, tripple backflips: If you think you can land it - throw it!! 

Judges expect: Style, consistency, clean hits, and did I mention, STYLE? We'd love to see as much variety as you can offer. A mix of spins, flips, flips with spins, regs and switch, backside and frontside - even if it's only one of these things that you take the time to consider, the judges will notice :) 

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