26/11/2013 | by Tom Copsey
Once more over 50 snowboard legends from the US, Japan and Europe have applied for the 11th Longboard Classic in Stuben – the biggest old school snowboard event in Europe. Among them Tom Sims, one of the 4 founding fathers of snowboarding, Terry Kidwell, the ‘Godfather of Freestyle’, 4 time Freestyle World Champion and legendary Sims team rider, Shawn Farmer, a legendary lunatic with a penchant for rapping, and Taro Tamai the surf and freeride legend from Japan.
Three generations of snowboard heroes from the fields industry, riders and media will celebrate the eleventh Longboard Classic together! This year the focus will be especially on the kids who will be taught the real spirit of snowboarding by the elder ones – away from the promoted spin to win and rail battle contests.
And check out the Bands! Main act Darby and Joan will definitely rock the stage with their dynamic Indie/ Alternative Rock style supported by the LBC Allstars featuring Shawn Farmer (Vocals), Terry Kidwell (Guitar), Bob Klein (Drums), Paul Gruber (Guitar) & LBC friends.
As usual, the Longboard Classic race will start at the Albona Grat (2,408m). After a Le Mans mass start they will go down 1,001m off-piste to Stuben Village (1,407m) in 4 different categories (Kids under 14, Old School, Boys und Girls).
The credo, like always, is not to be first but to meet friends, find new ones and to have fun snowboarding with like-minded people.
Of course, longboards and freeride equipment from selected firms can be tested.
To make registration as easy as possible on the actual day of the race, we recommend that you register via the homepage in advance. The provisional list of participants is published on www.longboardclassic.com and can be sorted by post code, city or name so you can easily create car pools.
Get your friends together and join the “Woodstock of Snowboarding”, the Longboard Classic with numerous snowboard legends!
Find info about the program, accommodation, photos and movies as well as the Hall of Fame from the last ten years under: www.longboardclassic.com
Event: Longboard Classic
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2010
Location: Stuben am Arlberg (Austria)
Format: Le Mans mass start – top to bottom snowboard – longboard race
Classification: Kids under 14, Old School, Girls, Boys, Oldest Board, Soulmaster and more
On stage: Darby & Joan (A) & „LBC Allstars (US/A/D/CH)
Fee: Euros 50 (incl. day ticket, event shirt, lunch and beverage)
Number of spectators: None! – Everyone will take part!!
Credo: The Longboard Classic is the Woodstock of Snowboarding for soulsurfers, longboarders, off-piste enthusiasts and snowboard legends from all over the world, to go riding with friends, to have fun and celebrate the spirit of snowboarding together.