13/04/2007 | by Blue Tomato
So the Forum crew headed down to Alpe di Siusi last weekend – to check the how the Italians are ripping. And no contest would be a contest without at least one Dutsch kid, and this one was no exception either: Tamor Roos rocked up and collected the jackpot of the day: a brand new Forum board plus some goodies. Well; not to get too much ahead of the actual Alpe di Siusi Snakessions, here’s how it looked before we got into deciding who the winner would be…
The weather was fantastic; with blue skies and non-stop sunshine. This meant no good news to the park though as it got super soft, super fast. But we all did our best of shaping it and managed to still have a fun day under the southern sun. Especially the kids who had the opportunity to ride with – according to himself: European at heart- Mr. Stevie Bell.
The day started with the kids hitting all the obstacles in their on phase but because the park was pretty big, it was kinda hard to keep the group shredding together. So after lunch all the riders and the Forum posse with Stevie, Jon and Joonas as the front men – hit the park in a true jam session style; everyone going up and coming down together while throwing sick tricks after another. I think everyone can agree that it was the perfect ending for a great contest.
After the celebrations of the winners were done, “Terje” Weaver, Joonas and Stevie build a sweet step up hip and threw backflips of it, like never before. The Italians (and the Dutsch of course) were in the spirits (cause of the good riding and possibly cause of the amounts of Monte Negro –a local herb liquor- consumed, to ermm, help digest the BBQ) and cheering the guys to go even bigger. No doubt that the show they gave was primetime material!
Oh; and the multitalented pro rider that Stevie is, he even guided his board onto a speed track on the slope and blasted the result of 84,– km/hour (89, — according to Stevie…hmm!). Could this be the new direction of snowboarding? You decide…
Big thanks to Stevie, Fakie, Magda, Alessandro, Massimo, Alex, Eli… and everyone else in the King Laurin park – it was a blast!