July 2017, Some of Australia’s best snowboarders got together at the iconic Friday Flats stairs in Thredbo to throw down one of the craziest rail sessions the spot has seen since the previous years Jam. And the crowd didn’t leave disappointed!
Thredbo Resort, with thanks to Burton Snowboards, Banjo Patterson Inn and Thredbo ambassador Jye Kearney hosted the second annual Jye’s Jam on July 27th, 2017. An urban rail comp held at the iconic stair set on Friday Flat. Ten of the best riders in the Southern Hemisphere all handpicked by Jye completed in a one and a half hour jam session.
The concept is for all riders to leave their competitive hunger at home and instead push each other to go bigger and better each hit
With over 200 spectators in attendance, Dj Luke Oz spinning the decks and Jye’s special alcoholic juice, the riders and crowd put on an absolute shred show.
Angus Waddington was a crowd standout, putting down a solid bag of tricks and going for a huge backside gap 450…unfortunately just coming up short. Rocco Rachielle turned things up a notch, putting down an incredible switch backside gap 270.
The entire night showcased how talented and progressive rail riding in Australia has become, with all riders holding down a league of their own. Jye Kearney claimed that……..
……this was hands down the best rail riding I’ve seen with my own eyes
Sam ‘Red Dog’ Neumann took out the event, throwing down a handful of tricks that the crowd had never seen before including the back boardslide tree bash through the left kink. Red Dog was awarded the best overall rider of the night and walked home with $1,500 for his efforts.
Andy James, one of the hottest snowboarders currently on the scene, narrowly missed out on first place, putting on an absolute show for the crowd with an impressive bag of tricks, including a gap switch back-lip, frontboard through the kink, gap back 270 and came so close to switch front boarding the kink! Andy walked away with a $500 Rhythm Snow Sports voucher for best trick of the evening thanks to his perfect gap switch back-lip.
***Results and trick information provided with thanks to Thredbo***