Congrats Colleen! - Overall Winner Triple-S 2013
The 2013 Triple S Invitational just wrapped up. This year saw some big changes at SSS. The new format was introduced changing the event from a brodown jam format to heats with a scoring system and a panel of judges. This turned up the pressure on the competitors, who now had to not only throw bangers but throw them consistently. In sliders the riders had two runs through the park, taking a score from your best hit on each feature. Tom and Craig rode together in heat #3, along with Aaron Hadlow, Andre Philipp, Rick Jensen, BCS, Chad Worrall, Davey Blair and Joby Cook. Only three riders would advance through and unfortunately Tom and Craig were just slightly edged out of the finals by Hadlow (5x World Champ), Chad Worrall (pro cable rider) and BCS (local legend).
Mens slicks was going to be another tough heat for Tom and Craig with some really strong riders in heat #3. 8 tricks, 4 get scored and only 3 people would be advancing into the finals. With some major tricks going down from everyone it was super close but Craig managed to make his way through and into the finals. Respect!
On the womens side of the event, it was total domination by North Kiteboarding rider Colleen Carroll! She was riding super strong and made it through to the finals in every discipline! And she didn't slow down their either! She's worked really hard the last few years and it's paid off with a full sweep of the Triple S podiums! 1'st place in sliders, slicks and surf! Way to go Colleen!
Some other big changes came about at Triple S this year! The new NKB rooftop slider and NKB shotgun rails are a staple of the park! North Kiteboarding is not only keen on growing the team with Colleen, Tom and Craig but also putting dollars into making sure there is world class features to push it on!
Fresh edit from North Team Riders Colleen Carroll and Craig Cunningham in Florida!
Quick trip to Florida with Colleen Carroll and Craig Cunningham!
Craig Cunningham, welcome to the team!
I'm very excited to be an International Team member of the largest brand in the industry now, North Kiteboarding! North Kiteboarding continues to push the sport in every direction and have recently made a major statement by collaborating with Ronix to produce a kiteboarding specific boot to go along with the Gambler board! I'm super stoked to be riding/promoting this setup along with the Vegas for 2013 and to work with North Kiteboarding for the upcoming year on a lot of different projects! Really couldn't be more happy to be part of NKB and everything they stand for… TRUE KITEBOARDING! Thanks again for everything! Let's blow it up for 2013!!!