INTRODUCTION: The British elimination heats for the European Hotdog Skiing Championships were held in Scotland over the weekend in brilliant conditions.
GV Scene around ski jump in Aviemore, Scotland, U.K.
SV PAN Hot-dog skiing inventor Suzy Chaffee jumping,wearing Scottish national dress.
SV PAN No. 7, Patsy Field jumping, twisting and landing safely.
SV PAN No. 9, Sarah Ferguson jumping.
SV PAN Field somersaulting, falling and regaining feet for second place.
SV Ferguson doing back somersault to win Women's competition.
SV PAN Spectators
SV SLOW MOTION No. 21, Kenny Dickson, doing forward somersaults and eventually regaining feet.
SV PAN No. 25 Andy Ormorod doing spreadeagle jump.
SV SLOW MOTION No. 28, Dave Short, doing forward somersault and falling.
LV PAN Short somersaulting and nearly burying himself.
SV PAN No. 34, Chris Newhouse, doing forward somersaults.
SV PAN No. 20, George McKay, jumping, doing full twists and regaining feet for second place.
SV No. 29, Peter Hankey doing spreadeagles and forward somersaults and falling.
SV PAN SLOW MOTION Hankey doing backward somersaults and landing perfectly to win men's competition.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The final of the European Hotdog Championships will also be at Aviemore on April the ninth. Nineteen competitors took part in saturday's Elimination series, all of them professionals.
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Background: INTRODUCTION: The British elimination heats for the European Hotdog Skiing Championships were held in Scotland over the weekend in brilliant conditions. Hotdog skiing ? It's known by its devotees as freestyle skiing. To others,it's a novel form of attempted self-destruction.
SYNOPSIS: The competition, held on Saturday (19 March), was led off by the American girl who is said to have invented the sport, Suzy Chaffee Appropriately enough, she wore Scottish national dress. The organisers of the event at Aviemore, the Scottish Ski Centre, said the snow was the best for years. That was Patsy Field, and now Sarah Ferguson.
Patsy Field again, somersaulting into second place.
Sarah Ferguson doing the same thing - the lard way - to win the Women's section.
Kenny Dickson. Some of the competitors felt the snow conditions made for rather slow going. At least it was soft -- an important requirement for this sort of sport as Dave Short found out.
Dave Short again, trying hard to bury himself.
Chris Newhouse with a difficult forward somersault - but it was George Mckay's full twist that took second place.
Peter Hankey, another competitor with style, flair and a possible death wish. But determination pays off and this effort won him first place in the men's section.
The final of the European Hotdog Championships will also be held at Aviemore on April the ninth. Nineteen competitors took part in Saturday's Elimination series, all of them professionals.