10/05/2010 | by Tom Copsey
Sometimes it is striking how much the images that come with an announcement resemble what will happen at the actual event they promote. You don’t know what I am talking about? Check these two pics of the “Last Run, Last Hit” contest in Flumserberg/Switzerland.
That’s what I call ‘sticking to the plan’! But all jokes aside, judging from their report the event must have been a banger:
The “Last Run, Last Hit!” thing went down at Flumserberg on Saturday, April 10, and it was a TTR 1Star event. The organisers of the event – the “Hillrippers Crüe” – made sure the day in the Real Park by Atomic was a perfect end to a great season. Riders came from all over Switzerland to celebrate and give their best in the three different disciplines “Big Air Style Masters”, “Rail Masters” and “Highest Ollie”.
“The Style Masters” proved who really is a stylish shred. Top honours went to the older riders: Marc Furrer came in 4th, Pascal Pfiffner third, Gian Gadient missed top spot by one point, and Dominic “Kojak” Eggenberger took home victory with his legendary clean Switch BS 540 and a BS 180s. The trophy for the best trick went to Maurice Gilliand for his BS 180 double shifty. He scored an unbelievable 29 out of 30 points. If you look that trick up in a dictionary you might find a picture of him.
The “Rail Masters” took place in the end section of the park. It included rails, boxes, dancefloor bonks, a quarter and a hip. It was the locals Dennis Good and Pitsch Ambühl that shared the top spot in this category.
The “highest ollie”, a contest not much unlike our infamous Junk&Funk Junkometer was a big surprise: Up until a pile of six boards pretty much everyone was still in the game, but it were only last year’s winner Pascal ‘Pop’ Pfiffner and Crüe homie Mike Steinmann who had the technique to olllie that high. Eventually Mike jumped over eight boards and secured the prestigious win in this category.
And just when all the shred action was over the sun came out and helped turn the end of the day into a beer and bratwurst fest…