Vans is kicking off 2016 with the return of the Vans
Hi-Standard Series, an international contest series inviting snowboarders to showcase pure style in a thrilling jam format. Touring across the US, Canada, China, Korea and France, the Vans Hi-Standard Series will feature an original big air format where riders are judged by individual style only, with no rotations over 720 allowed.
Starting on January 16th at Mount St-Louis, Ontario Canada, riders will compete in a unique exhibition of style and creativity. The Hi-Standard Series will award over $60K in cash prizes and challenge riders to push their imaginations with innovative tricks. The “Van Doren Rail Best Trick” offers cash on the spot for the most inventive maneuvers. Vans will also reward and name an MVP, a Most Improved Rider and a Worst Bail for each stop of the tour. With no rotation over 720 allowed, only the most creative competitors will be considered for the billing.
Open to snowboarders of all ages and skill levels, this jam format series allows riders to take as many runs as they like and showcase their style and creativity. The contest judges along with members of the Vans pro snowboard team will hand out $5 bills to competitors who successfully land stylish tricks. All successful tricks will be paid until the allotted prize amount per age category is reached.
The prize purse per tour stop is $2,500 CAD. Each event will be capped at 90 riders and participants will be grouped into three categories: ages 15 and under, ages 16+ and ages 30+. Competitors are encouraged to pre-register online two weeks before each event. All the details can be found at vans.com/histandardseries
Additionally, Vans will present a House of Vans workshop, inviting spectators and family members to customize their own pair of Vans alongside invited artist SOY from Toronto.
Visit vans.com/histandardseries for more details.
A live, behind the scenes feed of the event(s) will be viewable on Vans’ global Snapchat account: vans_66.
8:30 am – 10 am Registration
9:30 am – 10:30 amFree practice for all categories
10:30 – 11:15 am Paid session – 15 years and under and 30 +
11:30 – 12:15 pm Paid session – 16 years and up
12:15 pm – 1 pm Lunch and course maintenance
1:15 pm – 2 pm Paid session – 15 years and under
2: 15 pm – 3 pm Paid session – 16 years and up
3: 15 pm – 4 pm Van Doren Rail Best Trick contest
4: 15 pmAwards ceremony