100 riders from six countries joined the Stubai Jam as the third stop of the Quiksilver Wir Schanzen on March 13th to ring in the Spring Sessions at the Moreboards Stubai Zoo. A mixture of sun, wind, perfect setup, relaxed atmosphere and not to forget the snowboard and ski action made a brilliant day on the Stubai Glacier.
Already at the accreditation in the morning there was a big run on the starting tickets. Because of the many people willing to join the contest the starting field of 80 riders was extended to 100. As the riders had arrived at the Moreboards Stubai Zoo, a perfectly shaped setup waited for them with three kickers in line, rails, boxes and other jib obstacles.
In the beginning strong wind made it impossible to open the kickerline. The safety of the riders goes first and so the girls´ and kids´ contest took place on the jib-line. Nevertheless the boys and girls really stepped on it and showed a high level. Especially the ski kids´ category was highly competitive. In the end it was Lucas Mangold (GER) to stand on top of the podium. In the category of snowboard kids Andre Höflich (GER) had a smile all over his face. The freeski girl Sabrina Cakmakli (GER) and the snowboard girl Diana Sadlowski (POL) triumphed.
Just in time for the Men´s contest the wind died away and the kickerline was ready for top class ski and snowboard tricks. The spectators could watch an extremely high riding level and the judges had the most difficult jobs of all on this day. In the end Yannic Lerjen (CH) could convince the judges and could celebrate his victory in the ski category. Patrick Wörle (AUT) showed the best style and the coolest tricks in the snowboard category and could win the contest.
But the riders were nowhere near tired and showed challenging tricks on the Transfer Kicker at the Red Bull Best Trick Session. With his Switch 720 Japan Mike Hauser (AUT) could take home the Red Bull IPod Touch. The snowboarder Christoph Weberhofer (AUT) is becoming a specialist in Red Bull Trick Sessions and after his victories at the first two tour stops he could also win this session on the Stubai Glacier.
The riders and spectators enjoyed a fantastic day in relaxed atmosphere, with cool sound and tasty hamburgers. In the afternoon the glacier parking area counted 100 smiling faces minimum who met again in the evening to celebrate the legendary Stubai Jam Afterparty at the Blue Chip in Innsbruck. The beats of DJ Em and the Swiss Clast Sound made the people madly enthusiastic and so they danced, drank and partied all the night long. A decent icing on the cake of the Stubai Jam!