02/04/2012 | by Uli Köhler
The 12/13 TTR season kicks off with a bang from 28 – 31 March 2012, as the Quiksilver Spring Battle pitches up in the Absolut Park Flachauwinkl once more.
The Quiksilver Spring Battle will to celebrate its 10th anniversary at Absolut Park Flachauwinkl in Austria. The very first 5Star Event of the TTR World Snowboard Tour 2012/2013 is going to go off with an amazing riders list and some of the world’s best snowboarders traveling to Absolut Park Flachauwinkl within the next days. Some of the best international transition skateboarders are going to join in the “Cash for Tricks Sessions” on the mini-ramp and no one less than DJ Dragstar will heat up the party crowd at the Pickle-Night supported by GNU on Thursday, while Radio FM4/Texta DJ Dan is going to play on Friday night’s Video Judging Final Party at Flachau. Snowboarding legend Travis Rice and renowned artist Mike Parillo present their Asymbol Art Show with the Art Of Flight collection during the Quiksilver Spring Battle 2012 in Flachauwinkl.
First 5 Star contest of the TTR World Snowboard Tour 2012/2013
As one of the last events of the winter season 2011/2012 and at the same time the very first 5 Star event of the TTR World Snowboard Tour 2012/13, the Quiksilver Spring Battle 2012 attracts a great number of international riders. The contest is unique for its relaxed atmosphere and a great combination of top riders attending on the high-class setup at the perfectly shaped Absolut Park Flachauwinkl with an innovative Video-Judging System.
International snowboarders competing in Flachauwinkl
Previous year ́s winner Seppe Smits from Belgium has already announced to defend his title grabbing for a great amount of the 50,000 US Dollar prize purse and 850 points for his TTR account, which puts him into a perfect position for the upcoming contest season 2012/2013. Also Marko Grilc from Slovenia who has won the Spring Battle back in 2004 is keen on getting the title, but he will be facing strong opponents as Eric Willet (USA), Air & Style Beijing winner Ulrik Badertscher from Norway and Jamie Nicholls (UK). Switzerland brings Max Buri and Tonton Holland, while Finland sends out a whole army of contest machines: Ville Paumola, Nuutti Niemela, Janne Lipsanen, Markku Koski, Juuso Laivisto and Ville Uotila to Flachauwinkl. The Swedes Kevin Backström, Tor Lundström and Sven Thorgren will also be part of the Spring Battle frontrunners this year to name but a few big names on the startlist.
Austrian and German top snowboarders ahead
The local snowboard stars Clemens Schattschneider, Mathias Weissenbacher, Adrian Krainer, Herbert Thaler and Marc Swoboda have showed off during the season with great results and they will definitely take advantage of riding their home setup at the Absolut Park. Beside the Tyrolian Werni Stock, some strong German riders like Ethan Morgan, Patrick Cinca and Felix Georgii are going to show up for the first 5 Star TTR Bigair Battle of the upcoming season.
Skateboarding ‘Cash for Tricks’“ Sessions on highest level
The mini-ramp of the chillhouse at Absolut Park will be the stage of skateboarding on highest level during the Cash for Tricks Sessions. Big names like Andy Scott, Julien Benoliel, David Martelleur and Philipp Schuster are going to show off with their best transition skills on Wednesday facing some of the best national riders like Oliver Gordon, David Margreiter, Roman Astleitner and many more.
All those, who will not be able to travel to Flachauwinkl for the event, can watch the action on live. The broadcast will take place on Friday, 30th of March at 09.00 p.m.
More infos on: www.absolutpark.com