Words & Photos: Jock Morrissey
KFC threw a rail jam in the middle of the Snowtunes musical festival over the weekend. For its second consecutive year, this invite-only rail contest is making plenty of noise within the Australian snowboarding industry. With a hefty prize pool of $20,000 and unlimited buckets of the Colonel's secret recipe, the night saw plenty of heavy hitters battle it out in front a hyped up crowd. This year's field was stacked with local rippers and some of the world’s most talented snowboarders including Darcy Sharpe and Anthon Bosch. Designed and built by legendary park builder Charles Beckinsale, this year's course featured four distinct rails. The two setup rails included a kink and a down rail which then followed into a flat-down and high flat rail.
We're in the process of bringing you a full recap video of what went down at this year's jam. In the meantime, check out the full results and photos below...
1st Place - Darcy Sharpe
2nd Place - Andy James
3rd Place - Josh Anderson
Andy James with a switchback lip through the kink rail
Darcy Sharpe with an inward 270 to back 270, 270 out
1st Place - Tess Coady
2nd Place - Crystal Legoffe
3rd Place - Haruna Suica
Andy James showed the crowd why he's one of the best rail riders in Australia.
Tess Coady was on a rampage all night and claimed 1st place in the women's division.
Sophie Austin showed up with her unpredictable and impressive bag of tricks.
This years winner Darcy Sharpe terrorized everything in his path with unhinged style and creativity.
Local legend Jye Kearney locks one in.