Good times in Kotelnica, Białka Tatrzańska for the 2015 Polish stop of the Volcom Peanut Butter & Rail Jam competition! It was the best jibbing session this year, with all elements coming together for a successful event: beautiful weather, huge attendance of riders, nice set up and pumped up audience for hyping up riders!
Like last year, a strong group of snowboarders from Slovakia made the trip to Poland to shred the fun setup that the resort put together.
After registration we started the main course and jibbers rocked out the spot. Park Pirates crew prepared perfect spot, containing obstacles in 3 different skills level. Starting from simple thick rail for youngest, most popular transfer section to deadly hard king 20 meters long!!! Good vibes were supplied by Red Bull with music played all day and powered up with energy drinks. People were stoked when we fired up BBQ with free sausages and peanut butter sandwiches!
The competition started with the Girls division, great way to start as they were all in form and soon there were going for the transfer and landed the first tricks in there. The battle was fierce but in the end, Basia Sekudewicz landed at the first place, with style and solid tricks! Second place was given to Tinka Doppova from Slovakia. Same result as last year – congratulations Tinka!! Her skills are well known and she didn’t disappoint the audience!! Anna Lalik finished in third.
In 15 and under division the competition was also heavy! The youngest did some nice tricks on the basic rail. It was rad to see how rookies are talented and how good they might become in the future. It was tight battle but the best impression and scores went to Maksymilian Strąg, winning this category! Janek Jaromin took the second place like last year; he is the smallest one but very talented snowboarder! On the third step was Maciek Mróz.
In the 16-21 division, the level went up and guys took it kind of serious, landing bangers all the time with cab to board, nosepresses, lipslides! It is always a very crowded group, with high performance! They shredded all obstacles but the most popular was the transfer line. Marcin Kilar finished at the top spot, landing all tricks with perfect style. Behind him were Kacper Bobowski and Bartłomiej Bratko , giving the audience also some nice action to watch.
At the end the Open division was the cherry on the pie, some madness occured! Over 40 riders gathered to destroy the setup. It was as always the most impressive and rad moment of the event. The level was super high from the start, with the top Polish park&street shredders like Jakub Szkaradek, Wojtek Wojtyla, our Volcom team rider Maciek Długosz, Nikodem Franczak and a heavy crew of our neighbors from Slovakia!
All obstacles got destroyed, ripping down the long kink transfer section from all directions, rotations, long slides and solid riding from the beginning to the end… Judges decided that this year number one will be Kacper Gruszka for his undisputed smooth style, with bangers on each line, well deserved!
Last year winner Julo Petrik, our super nice friend from Slovakia, took the second place. Long and high flights with rotations on the kink were his tricks of the day!
Michał Wróblewski took the third place, with his technical features. He was riding on all lines showing his smooth moves and style. Big congratulations to everybody!
At the end we run our contest best trick powered by Union Bindings! All riders had 20 minutes for landing the best trick on transfer section during Union Jibbing Special Prize. The best man that took pair of Team Bindings was Jakub Szkaradek!
There were a lot of prizes for riders including cash money in open, boards from Nitro and nice goods as well ! It was perfect day full of good snowboarding and chilling time ! We are waiting for PBRJ 2016 !!
At the end, we’d like to send big thanks to all people who help us to run this event, to Park Pirates for the set up and photos, Kotelnica Ski Resort, Red Bull crew for music and energy during the event, KTT Productions for event edit and our partners: Skateshop.pl, GoPro, Skullcandy, for extra prizes and official sponsors Nitro Snowboards & Union Bindings, for all the extra prizes!
1. Marcin Kilar
2. Kacper Bobowski
3. Bartłomiej Bratko
4. Łukasz Hornik
5. Artur Ortman
1. Maksymilian Strąg
2. Janek Jaromir
3. Maciek Mróz
4. Michał Tadel
5. Filip Kamiński
1. Basia Sekudewicz
2. Tina Doppova
3. Anna Lalik
4. Małgorzata Śniegórska
5. Katarzyna Chowaniec