Bispingen Summer Feast Recap

Uli Köhler Uli Köhler
All photos: Till Reinken
All photos: Till Reinken

From 26 July to 1 August 2010 the annual Summer Feast went down in Bispingen’s Snow Dome up in Northern Germany. And if I may say so according to the pictures the event kicked ass big time.

70 keen riders from Germany, Denmark, Poland and Austria had shown up for a week of beats, parties, and of course park riding at its best. The shapers around locals Till Reinken, Jonel Fricke and Benny Urban made sure the park was in mint condition throughout the entire week. The event was packed with numerous events like freestyle sessions, an outdoor jib park, highest ollie contests (Kane Holz’ 1.45 meter jump being the highest), barbecues, beergarden action, skate sessions, Nitro and Vee-Doo board tests, and too many more to list them all.

SO much fun.
SO much fun.

Contest highlights included the Red Bull Waterslide Contest with a subsequent party that lasted until late in the night, the Drinx 4 Trix Rail Jam, and of course the big Summer Feast Finals on the weekend:

About 50 riders competed for gold in the categories Snowboard Men (16+), Snowboard Youth (until 15 years), Snowboard Girls and some other weird disciplines involving long white tees and poles to hold on to. The judges definitely had a hard task, because the riding level was off the hook, especially – as one would think – on the rails and boxes. After a 90 minute jam session the judges selected the riders that advanced to the finals.

In the finals the best „Kicker Run“ and the best „Jib Run“ out of three runs counted. In the category Snowboard Youth the two shred pals Jan Mauritz and Tjark Fritsch scored first and second place, with Benedikt Wagnitz coming in a close third. In the Snowboard Men category it was a close call. Simon Houlind from Denmark finally won the competition with stylish fs boardslides tailbonk out and technical fs bluntslides 270 out.

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Getting ready for whatever.

In the evening the winners and runners-up were awarded with Pro Shape Boards from Santa Cruz and other nifty caboodle, for example day tickets for the new AREA 47 in the Ötztal valley, new back protectors from Booster and tickets for Sölden. In best Bispingen fashion the final party at the Dorfwirt lasted until the wee hours of the morning and continued on the camp site where all campers celebrated until sunrise.

To quote from the extensive press release: “What a week! Every day was a highlight itself. The setup was great and thanks to the shape crew always in top condition. So big thanks to the organizers, the shapecrew and the sponsors who made this gathering possible! But no worries the next event is soon to come! On the 25./26.09.2010 ist party time again when the legendary Fall Weekend will be held in the SNOW DOME Bispingen for the second time. See you there!”

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Sunset shredding - so sick!

Results

Snowboard Youth

1. Jan Mauritz
2. Tjark Fritsch
3. Benedikt Wagnitz

Snowboard Girls

1. Sonkey Mamani Bath
2. Pia Gärtner
3. Laura Kunz

Snowboard Men

1. Simon Houlind
2. Marlon Boeger
3. Henry Wehr

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