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Nz Open – Worth The Trip


written by Kaz WillmerMonday August 10 – Open launch party – Skyline GondolaWhat a venue, what a party to launch the 2009/10 Burton Global Open Series. Imagine 500 people, transported 790 metres up a gondola, partying to sick tunes and a 220degree panoramic view of the glittering lights of Queenstown – and thats what we got. Above us the stars were shimmering, and below us Queenstown looked like a glowing toy town, while around us were some of the greatest snowboarders on the planet. Once the drinks started flowing and the elegant Skyline Gondola building filled up, Sunshine Soundsystem started treating our ears to some of their musical dub and DnB delights. Anyone whod been in Queenstown long enough wouldve seen SSS pack out Subculture and even shake the grounds at last weeks Parklife Invitational Rail Jam in central town, but for the Burton NZ Open they did not fail to convert everyone to their sounds.By midnight, after mingling with riders, pleny of sweaty dancing, and a head full of