It took us a couple of days to get our brains back in play mode and finalise this post/video on the Billabong Jr Pro.
The past week in Leysin was great: high standard of riding by the future stars of the worldwide snowboard scene – when the wind was not blowing too hard – and a very festive and laid back atmosphere.

Props to Billabong for putting up this true rookie competition and giving the kids the best conditions to express their talent.
The finals which were scheduled on saturday had to be postponed to sunday because of strong winds. Sadly it was still blowing on sunday morning so the organisers and the riders took the best decision which was to keep the results from the semi-final runs to crown the winners.

Franck April from Canada and Marie Hucal from the USof A (high fiiive!) are the Billabong Jr Pro World Champions!
The Tristan Picot award went to french ripper Valérian Ducourtil who impressed the judges with his smooth pipe runs and technical rail shredding. Valérien will receive unique media exposure in the pan European snowboard magazine METHOD MAG.