Just 18 years old, Martin Mikyska from Prague was the only one to win the battle against the bad weather at this years 3Star TTR Quiksilver Snowjam. Although Friday was sunnier, his run on Saturday was still flawless, finishing with a Frontside 900 on the kicker at the end of course. Throughout the year, Martin showed excellent form at all competitions in which he took part. He was able to use those experiences throughout the year to dominate the TTR Quiksilver Snowjam.
Martin said: “It was amazing, there were tonnes of amazing tricks , though its too bad the weather was less than ideal. But the atmosphere overall was great like every year at Quiksilver Snowjam. I got first prize thanks to the combination of all the features of the course. I got a really strong half pipe score, a pretty good score on the jib, and one of the best tricks on the kicker. Its one of the most amazing feelings to win. Its hard to find the words. Thank you.” Young Finnish rider Ville Paumola took second place at Spindleruv Mlyn. Third place was seasoned TTR Quiksilver Snowjam rider Thomas Franz from Switzerland. Although there were bad weather conditions, 3,000 spectators came to the slopes at Svaty Petr to witness world class snowboarding. Martin Čern