The first ever Burton Rail Days competition gave pro riders a chance to show off their jibbing skills in Japan for a chance at a $15,000 first place prize. Seventeen riders including Ethan Deiss, Dylan Alito, Zak Hale, Stevie Bell, Alex Andrews and Jamie Nicholls took the stage at the Roppongi Hills Arena in Tokyo.
“With Burton Rail Days, we wanted to bring a legitimate exhibition of urban riding to the center of Tokyo,” said Greg Dacyshyn, Chief Creative Officer at Burton Snowboards. “Roppongi Hills Arena is an iconic destination in Tokyo, and seeing this urban center transformed into a full winter festival with music, kids snowboard lessons and a world-class rail competition was incredible. It was a next-level event and everyone from the riders to the crowd had an amazing time.”
Here are the final standings:
1. Jamie Nicholls (GBR) NIKE 6.0 – $15,000
2. Dylan Alito (USA) VOLCOM – $8,000
3. Ethan Deiss (USA) BURTON – $4,000
4. Shoma Takao (JPN) FORUM – $2,000