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Bergisel dresses up for the Billabong Air & Style 09

12:43 12th November 2009 by Anna Langer
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Only four weeks more to go for the Snowboard event of the year: on 05.12.2009 the Bergisel Stadium will become one more time the mecca of all avid snowboard fans. The best snowboarders of the world will meet at the Billabong Air & Style 09/II fighting for the Ring of Glory. Names like Travis Rice, Peetu Piiroinen, Antti Autti, Mikkel Bang or Pat Moore are the answer to the question about the sportive value of this happening. This time the musical entertainment is provided by the headliner The Hives and the Rap band from Berlin/ Germany K.I.Z.. 12.500 fans will be on site. All that are interested in being part should buy a ticket as soon as possible. The presale is going strong and a sold out Bergisel Stadium is just a matter of time.

Construction works for the new setup have started

Already since last week construction works are going on in the Bergisel Stadium. For the event in December there are two periods: from 04.11. till 10.11.09 and starting from 27.11. until 05.12. In the first phase the revision of the stadium lift, so there are no possibilities for visiting right now. Further because of the separation of the construction work the setup can be installed to the finished jumping facility. Tons of steel and snow are getting formed until 05.12.2009 in order to make the Swatch TTR 6star event happen and to put the level of snowboarding higher. With a total length of about 150 meters the setup is gigantic. 220 tons of steel are needed. A complex rope construction takes care that the inrun and the kicker are not damaging the landing hill because of their weight. Besides a faultless construction one more important issue is the snow. Right now the production is going on in Schmierntal, 1400 meters above sea level. The company Wintertechnik supports the Air & Style Company and provides the needed machinery. Until today 500 m³ are produced.
All important facts at a glance:
· Steel frame: 220 tons · Start height: 50m above level zero (of stadion)
· Artificial snow: 1.500m³ · Length inrun: ca. 75 meters
· Slope Inrun: till 42° · Breadth landing: 18 meters
· Breadth Inrun: 8 meters · Drop Hight Kicker: 17 meters
· Total length: ca. 150 meters · Gap: ca. 9,5 meters
· Height landing: 15 meters · Time of assembly: ca.12 days
· Width jump: 30 meters · Cables: 15.000 meters for electricity, video, audio
· Time of disassembly: ca. 4 days · Electricity need: 1 Mega Watt
· Sound system: 75.000 Watt · Staff for assembly: 120
· Fences and barriers: 1.300 meters · Staff for event day: 600
· Aluminium traverse: 20 tons · Staff disassembly: 160

Starting field:

1. Peetu Piiroinen (FIN)
2. Antti Autti (FIN)
3. Risto Mattila (FIN)
4. Werner Stock (AUT)
5. Seb Toutant (CAN)
6. Chas Guldemond (USA)
7. Gigi Rüf (AUT)
8. Travis Rice (USA)
9. Torstein Horgmo (NOR)
10. Tim Humphreys (USA)
11. Elias Elhardt (GER)
12. Mikkel Bang (NOR)
13. Pat Moore (USA)
14. Andreas Wiig (NOR)
15. Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI)
16. Eero Ettala (FIN)

  1. Erica Wease

    Bin schon seit l

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