Press release 2006-03-30The perfect jump is taking shapeNext week it is time for the second edition of Jon Olsson Invitational. The jump is already sarting to take shape and the riders are arriving in the beginning of next week. The line-up is the best ever seen in Europe and the expectations are high.To Jon Olsson, one of the world´s best newschool skiers, it is of great importance to make an arena of high standards. This coming week he will spend several hours shaping the jump and to his help he has reknown shaper David Ny. The goal is to creat the biggest and the best jump ever. More than 15.000 cubic meters of snow will form the gigantic jump.All together 28 riders are invited to Are. TJ Schiller, Sammy Carlson, Simon Dumont, Corey Vanular and last year´s winner Josh Bibby are some of the favourites. Sweden´s Jacob Wester and Jon himself are two other strong podium candidates. Jon has been working hard lately on a new trick that he calls the Kangaroo Flip. The trick is comparable to a double flat spin 540. On Friday night April the 7:th a session is held at 6 pm that will give the audience an idea of what the great final on Saturday can be like. There will for sure be a hard battle for glory and the impressive prize purse of 20.000 US dollars.Program Jon Olsson Invitational 2006:Monday 22.00-02.00 Welcomeparty for all riders and Monday Club at Tott HotellWednesday 14.00-18.00 Infocenter at town square12.00-14.00 Telia Session with all riders in BräckeThursday 09.00-12.00 and 14.00-17.00 Press Office openTott Hotell14.00-18.00 Infocenter at town square22.00 Red Bull x-fighers the worlds greatest FMX contest at Tott cinemaFriday 09.00-12.00 Press Office open at Tott Hotell and 17.00-20.00 in the Olympia arena14.00-18.00 Infocenter at town square16.00-16.30 Meet the riders in the Telia shop18.00 Session in the Olympia arena22.00-02.00 Party at ByggetSaturday 14.00-18.00 Infocenter at town square16.00-17.00 Poster signing with all riders at town square17.00-21.00 Press Office open in the Olympia arena19.00 Finals Jon Olsson Invitational in the Olympia arena 22.00-02.00 Final Party at ByggetMore info: http://www.jonolssoninvitational.com
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