08/03/2011 | by Danny Burrows
There’s always a bunch of awesome stuff going on at the Wängl Tängl: from killer skateboarding on the incredible mini ramp, to bands and DJs that’ll rock your socks off, to art shows and poetry that’ll tickle your creative place. But first and foremost is snowboarding, and these boys sure know how to put together an innovative contest.
By snowboarders, for snowboarders is a cliche but it rings true for this event. It’s all about putting down the most creative, progressive snowboarding down in the most creative, progressive park setups the crew can dream up. Hell, the event format and schedule is pretty much determined by the riders themselves.
Once again the contest will be a Team Challenge ‘Gäng Jäm’. Several teams have already signed up, amongst them last years winning team ‘Absolut’ with Herby Thaler, Michi Stanschitz and Fips Gruber, team ‘UK’ with Nelson Pratt, Billy Morgan and Andy Nudds, team ‘Zillertal’ with Werni Stock, Peter Koenig and Georg Huber, team ‘Italy’ with Marco Grigis and Stefano Munari, the team around Jamie Nicholls and Tylor Chorlton as well as the Ä-teams with Steve Gruber, Wolle Nyvelt, Friedl Kolar, Chris and Rudi Kroell
The ‘Shred Down Austrian Masters’ held in Innsbruck and Westendorf will be the last chance to qualify for the Waengl Taengl 2011. By reviewing the riding at both the Halfpipe and Slopestyle events, an Ä jury will define the last direct qualifiers to be part of the ‘Waengl Taengl Gang Jam’.
More after the jump.