24/05/2011 | by Blue Tomato
Sun. No wind. Perfect kickers. Shaped pipe. New obstacles. Crazy vibe. These are some of the things that made our day. It was just awesome. The best riders of the overall ranking battled for the Quiksilver Wir Schanzen Crown. A lot of action was seen on both kickers of the Pro Line with two tables (17m and 15m), 15m big Hip and not to forget about Red Bull Best Trick Session on the Canon Box.
Wir Schanzen Riders collected points for the overall ranking threw the whole winter. Only the best eight riders of each category were invited. And also four Wildcards have been given away in the Men’s category.
The Betterpark Hintertux was waiting with a perfectly shaped set-up where all the invited riders have done their best. That was the best event of the Quiksilver Wir Schanzen tour. Beside sick performance from riders, Jonathan Weaver as speaker and the DJ took care for a great vibe.
First Snowboard Kids showed their skills on Medium Kickers and a Jib line. Geiger Christian was just killing it and no one was able to steal the Crown from him. After the kids, Snowboard Ladies Jam Sessions was on. Battle between Diana Sadlowski and Christina Gruber was on fire. But Christina managed to take the Crown in her hands.
Around one o’clock in the afternoon the Snowboard Men Jam Session was on. Two big kickers in line and after this 15 meters big Hip followed. Dudes ripped the Finals. The Betterpark Hintertux saw some really sick tricks. From double back flips to double front flips, double corks, some really japan grabs and all possible turns. Matthias Vogt had his day and he left Hintertux with the Crown and 1000 € in his pockect. Pretty cool, ha?
After all this awesomeness the Red Bull Best Trick Session was on. The riders once again showed up and for the last time went into the battle for the Red Bull Ipod Touch. And Matthias Vogt threw some sick moves on Canon Box. Switch front flip of the Canon and he walked away with brand new Ipod Touch.
But enough about the event. Betterpark Hintertux was in perfect shape. I have never seen such a perfectly shaped pipe there. That was a surprise. All the kickers were like always in good shape. And they have placed new obstacles. Now park set-up can really satisfy all the needs that snowboarder has.
- 2x Kicker 15m and 17m
- 15m Hip
- 120m Super Pipe
- 2x Kicker 10m
- Flat Down box 12m
- Rainbow box 9m
- C-Box 9m
- Down Rail 9m
- 2x Kicker 6m
- Butter Box 4m