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Mikkel Bang finishes 1st at the Burton 'High Fives' - NZ

Nixon's Mikkel Bang (NOR) finished 1st and walked away $10,000 richer at the first annual Burton ‘High Fives' snowboarding competition which took place last week at Snow Park NZ in Wanaka, New Zealand.

Mikkel Bang was the clear standout throughout the men's competition as he took the lead right off the bat with his first run score of 91.00 – only to top it on his second run with 95.40 points.

Mikkel's winning run started out with a switch backside 1, front 270, back 5, switch back 12, front 10 double, and a backside rodeo 5 stale over the final hip jump. Head Judge, Mel Simmons, commented, "Mikkel's run had everything, it was tech, it had the spins, and it was totally stomped. It was the complete package".