This contest has definitely gained cult status and meanwhile takes place for the sixth time at Crystal Ground in Riezlern, Kleinwalsertal. Like in the previous years, the Iron Night will again attract riders from many different countries. Since its inauguration, the contest has been a meeting from riders for riders, where the highly motivated participants always give their best in an exciting competition. Being a Swatch TTR two (2) Star Event, the winners in the categories snowboard men and snowboard girls will even take home up to 200 world ranking points.
Traditionally, the Crystal Ground is going to be redesigned especially for the Iron Night and a challenging, spectacular setup will be created. The team of park managers around Florian Geiger has been planning the setup for a long time and one may of course be looking forward to the outcome. A top class setup will be waiting for the participants, on which they will show all their skills. But details will not be revealed here.
For the first time in its history, the Iron Night 2009 already starts on Friday, February 13th. In the afternoon the riders have the possibility to get familiar with the setup and in the evening the Playboard Party presented by Skullcandy will take place at the M&M Bar, Riezlern as a warm-up for the contest on Saturday.
On Saturday morning things will be coming to a head. At the kids contest, the young blood will be granted the chance to present themselves on the “big stage”. The kids meanwhile ride on a very high level and one may be looking forward to a thrilling and exciting contest.
The speakers Christian Bachmann and Toby Hammer will accompany the action on the setup throughout the whole day and provide a matching atmosphere in and around the snowpark.
In the afternoon the participants will start off and outgun each other with harder and harder tricks. In the evening the snowpark will be turned into glistening flood light for the finals and super finals. Here, the riders will empirically show their best moves and provide a breathtaking show.
According to the tradition of the Iron Night, there will again be a best-trick contest subsequent to the regular competition at which the Crystal Ground annually turns into a veritable boiling pot. A massive, multifunctional obstacle will be created for the Red Bull Best Trick, where every rider will find his personal challenge. The obstacle will consist of a huge upbox, a picknick table as well as a gap-to-downbox combo and various other spectacular features.
The “Funk Food” after show party subsequent to the contest is also a fix part of every year’s Iron Night. This time there will be two totally different areas, which will not only differ in the choice of music, but also in the decoration. In area one it is all about the motto “Fluffy White Pink”. DJ Smart and DJ Crypt aka The Famous Deck Team will perform their unique show and raise heckles on the dance floor. The VJ Team “Onkel Tuca Visuals” will care for a freaky optic, musically accompanied by DJ Karel.
In area two Dieter Funk himself and DJ Enne will rock the wheels of steel and celebrate the motto “We feed your ears”. The evening is going to be a musically explosive and danceable mixture from different, south European-inspired sounds.
All latest information, registration forms as well as last year’s pictures and videos can be found at www.suzuki-wirschanzen.de. A preview on the Iron Night and all information on the Crystal Ground are offered on the website www.crystalground.com.
The upcoming events of the Suzuki Wir Schanzen 2009 presented by Quiksilver:
14.02.2009 Iron Night Kleinwalsertal (AUT) / Swatch TTR two (2) Star Event
14.03.2009 Big Bäng Bolsterläng Bolsterlang (GER) / Swatch TTR one (1) Star Event
04.04.2009 Night on Snow Kempten City (GER) / Swatch TTR two (2) Star Event
17.04.2009 End-of-tour party Kempten, Parktheater