Nick Adams wins his 5th National Title!

Nick Adams, Syndicate’s longtime Australian frontman, recieved on of the most valued titles in the southern hemisphere, the Australian National title. With the 2021 Moomba Masters and 2020 Australian Nationals cancelled due to Covid19 shutdown, record crowds lined the shorelines of the Open finals.

Adams describes the experience, “It had just been that one event that’s eluded me for a few years. It had also been a long 24 months, with last year’s Nationals being canceled. Even though I was coming back from an injury, I was skiing the best I ever had on my Syndicate PRO prior. It was one that I didn’t want to miss and have to wait another 12 months to try and capture.”

Nick has now won an astounding 5 National Titles.

“This one is much more valued to me personally than the other 4 combined. “

After a score of [email protected] (39 off) in the final, Nick was tied for 1st place with young-gun Jack Christie. This triggered a sudden-death run-off for the title, with both skiers starting off the dock at 11.25m (38′ off). Having been an hour since their last passes, this would be a true ice-cold start.

Winning the coin toss, Christie elected to go first, running 38’off and scoring [email protected] (39.5′ off). Nick also ran his cold 38’off opener, and after a fantastic start at 10.75m, rounded the 3 ball, to secure the win and 5th National Slalom Title.

“I had every intention to run it, it was a great start, but once I went around the 3, the emotions just took over.” 

Nick and Jack all smiles after their runoff for the title

In recent years, Nick had worked hard to coach Jack’s skiing. Both being on the Syndicate Pro Team, it was an extra sweet and emotionally charged ending taking gold and silver. In addition, Nationals being hosted at both Nick & Jack’s home-state provided friends and family the opportunity to witness the epic dual.

Tom Ryan took 4th at the 2021 Australian National Championships

All in all, Syndicate skiers made up 3 of the top 4 spots, with Tom Ryan finishing in 4th place. Congratulations to all of the skiers, to now 5-time champ Nick Adams, Jack Christie and Tom Ryan for representing Australia and the Syndicate proudly!

Ride what Nick is on, the 2021 Syndicate PRO (Mark II)
2021 Syndicate Omega (Mark I)

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