Moreboards Stubai Premiere

Anna Langer
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The Brandsaloon - photo: Maria Wendl-Söldner

The MOREBOARDS Stubai Premiere at the Stubai glacier has set new standards in matters of openings. Inventions like a pipeline or shred sessions with Nicola Thost promise an auspicious season in the snowpark of Stubai glacier. Well-tried stuff, like the Stubai Jam will stay an element of the attractions in the Zoo of course.

Just in time for the start, the sun welcomed all visitors of the opening at Stubai glacier on Friday afternoon. Great snow conditions and a really good prepared park made sure that all snowboarders and freeskiers got their money’s worth.
The leading brands of the board sport scene in the Brandsaloon were really good frequented right from the beginning. Everyone had the possibility to put the latest stuff of the coming season from Burton, Ride, DC, Salomon, Nitro, Flow, Oakley, Academy and others on the acid test. There was also a lot to see at the fashion shows of Roxy, O’Neill, Nikita, Skullcandy as well as of Burton and DC.

Park overview  - photo: Stephan Eigner
Park overview - photo: Stephan Eigner

What was supposed to be a warm up party on Friday night developed pretty fast into partying like there was no tomorrow. Besides watching the latest movies, the audience was fired up by the DJ crew from Innsbruck, the Wax Wreckaz.
In the matter of weather, Saturday was even better than Friday. At an almost clear blue sky the 5ive Skateshop from Kempten won the Volcom Shop Battle. At the Skullcandy Trick Session all those, who really impressed the judges with their tricks, were winners.

The leisure center, Freizeitzentrum Neustift, was bursting at the seams as expected on Saturday night. The guests of the Quiksessions Party even had two floors to celebrate unreservedly.

Volcom Shop Battle - photo: Stefan Eigner
Volcom Shop Battle - photo: Stefan Eigner

Sunday also appeared at its best. According to the principle “who can party, can also board”, the Brandsaloon was able to arouse even more interest among the visitors. This even caused waiting times every now and then at some brands.
All that remains to say: We are already looking forward to a second edition of the MOREBOARDS Stubai Premiere!

The park itself was totally rebuilt this year and is at the disposal of all jibbers and stylers with its unique location and the fantastic mountain backdrop. Besides the well-know box and rail variations it also contains kickerlines. Anything a freestyler’s heart desires.
Thanks to the support of the new co-sponsor Quiksilver, the Stuabi Zoo comes up with some new attractions. One of them is called “pipeline”. Even though there is no petroleum flowing in it, it is still advisable to wear the appropriate protective equipment. Since the line consists of four industrial pipes, it is best suitable for jibbing.

Tricksession - photo: Stefan Eigner
Tricksession - photo: Stefan Eigner

Another new highlight of the season is the shred session with Nicola Thost, the first Olympic champion in the halfpipe. 30 participants at the most, from 15 to 30 years, get the possibility to improve their skills and tricks in Stubai Zoo from April 9th to 11th 2010. Besides the riding part with the pro riders, fun and team feeling are the most important part. That’s a principle, the Zoo tries to fulfil over the whole season.
Registration at: stubai-zoo.com
The Stubai Jam, as a part of Wir Schanzen presented by Quiksilver already made its mark as an European top event at the last season. It is once again going to attract top-class riders to the Stubai glacier, the biggest glacier skiing region of Austria, only 45 minutes from Innsbruck, at March 13th 2010.
The new website stubai-zoo.com is going to be a linchpin for the Zoo during the whole season. You won’t only get the latest news, videos and pictures of the park, but also further topics that deal with board sport.

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