Lifestyles Sport Big Air Inspires Top Performance
Snowboard star Aaron Jamieson has reclaimed his title as the undisputed champion of the LifeStyles Sport Big Air Competition held in Queenstown this week. As a wildcard entrant and previous winner of the event, Jamieson was always expected to do well.
According to LifeStyles Sport Big Air Judge Ste’en Webster, Aaron Jamieson had much stiffer competition this year as the whole pack had taken a step up to a greater level of skill and performance. “Many of the winning tricks were on par with last year but there were a greater number of competitors doing more of them.”
The anticipated clash between snowboard rivals Jamieson and Deni Bevan did not take place as Bevan pulled out with injuries before the final. However Jamieson wowed a huge crowd with a dazzling display of twist and spins on Coronet Peak including an impressive Switch Rodeo 540 manoeuvre. Junior snowboarder and young rising star Anthony Lefflaar was hot on Aaron’s heals over the jump and took out second place from a field of 30 competitors.
The snowboarders weren’t the only stars on the mountain as top New Zealand skiers also vied for attention in the ski division of the LifeStyles Sport Big Air. Top honours went to Andrew Gowans of Nelson who jumped an impressive double front flip to win his first big Air competition.
While there were no finalist in the women’s ski division the female snowboarders made and impressive showing. The clear winner was Juliane Bray of Wanaka with a knock out Stale Fish.
Ansell and their popular condom range LifeStyles Sport are presented$1000 cash to male and female winners in the ski and snowboard divisions. They also received automatic entry into a Rip Curl Big Air event in Australia with accommodation included. The runners up in the snowboard category were delighted with their funky thermographic LifeStyles Sport snowboards (valued at $1500). Second place getters in the Free Skier category received skis and bindings of similar value.
Ansell Product Manager, Krystyna Scher says, “We are thrilled to be associated with such an exciting event and even more delighted with the response of Queenstown Winter Festival goers to our message of fun and safe sex. With so many seasonal workers, tourist and celebrities in town for a good time we have been pleased to offer lots of thrills and protection at the same time. In the last three days our Ansell promo team have issued over 20,000 LifeStyles Sport condoms and the response has overwhelming positive.