New Kids on the Block – Nokia’s ‘Reputation in the Making’

Nokia has just released their behind-the-scenes film of the Nokia Rookie Award contest held at the Burton US Open back in March. Nicely put together, the edit offers an insight into the world of rookie riders during the comp and how insanely good some of the kids are.

This year Ayumu Hirano from Japan and the U.S ‘s Airelle Gold walked away with the title of male /female ‘Breakthrough Talent’ at this year’s event, each earning themselves the $5000 prize and a Nokia Lumia 800, based on their TTR ranking and scores, how progressive their riding was and how far they’d come through the comp.

The Burton US Open has a long history of launching some of the most famous names in snowboarding so no doubt we’ll be hearing lots more from these guys in the future.









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