All photos by Brendan Beckett and Metro
Video by Thirty Six Thirty
Robbie Walker wins 3rd Annual Battle At Baw Baw presented by Forum Snowboards.
Mt Baw Baw, Victoria – 30 of Australia’s best and up and coming snowboarders arrived at Mt Baw Baw to shred the new stair feature and compete in the 2009 Battle at Baw Baw.
The contest had a great atmosphere and riders didn’t hold back on the new feature which consisted of a flat box down on one side a centre rail and a down flat down box. Benny Willick from Victoria threw some heel-catch back flip to front board, Matt Galina killed the centre rail with a inward back 270 board slide, 270 out and Iver Lynne rode consistently all day and earned a special mention form the judges.
When the contest wrapped, first place in the open event was taken out by Robbie Walker who’s consistency and technical tricks across all features including all 270’s on and a no comply board slide down the centre rail secured the win. In close second was last years winner and Forum’s own Mitch Williams who destroyed every feature with his smooth as butter style and solid bag of tricks. Third place was taken out Chris DeCampo who threw down consistently all day including a front blunt pop around lip slide, to 270.
The Juniors provided some amazing riding with the 14 entries battling it out in a 30 minute jam.
First place went to Andrew Roth, second was Jack Carlin followed by Will Hargreaves in 3rd. Other Juniors ripping on the day were Henry Gosper, Daniel Kline, John Mongan and Declan Vogel-Paul.
1st Robbie Walker (K2, Billabong, Von Zipper) $1000
2nd Mitch Williams (Forum, Special Blend, Anon) $500
3rd Chris Decampo (Burton, Von Zipper) $250