03/05/2011 | by Tom Copsey
Last weekend the Sick Trick Tour made its final stop with the Sick Trick Tour Open at the DC Snowpark Kitzbühel. At mainly great weather conditions the boys and girls showed once again their talent at this 8th QParks Tour stop. In the end the podium was occupied by well-known faces but also some surprises.
Massive runs at the snowboard competition
On Saturday the Sick Trick Tour Snowboard Open was kicked off. The starting field was impressive and included the who-is-who of the national snowboard scene. Thus a spectacular contest was guaranteed. Again the DC Snowpark Kitzbühel was in perfect shape and also the weather conditions couldn’t have been any better – all ingredients for a fantastic freestyle feast were served.
And already during the qualifications, the riding level was incredibly high, where you didn’t have a chance to make it to the finals without perfectly sticked tricks. In the end 11 men and 6 girls outperformed all others and made it to the finals, where then the riding level was pushed even higher again. Whereas the rider pulled off 720s during the qualifications, the spectators were now able to enjoy stylish 900s. Finally Martin Hohlrieder from Wildschönau ranked first just before young style master Simon Pircher from Westendorf. Ranking number 3 went to the Innsbruck-bound German Jonel Fricke. But also the girls demonstrated some great runs. Especially Kathrin Wegscheider from Wildschönau impressed the judges with perfect trick combinations at the kicker line and was able to take the victory before Klara Dinold ranking second and Amber Scheucker from Australia ranking third. Best rookie was Freestyle-School-Schladming-youngster Mark Schumy.
Perfect finish for a great weekend
After so much action, the riders and event organizers celebrated the end of such an eventful weekend at the prize giving and later at the traditional BBQ at the restaurant Sunnseit.
QParks Tour Riders Voting
Also for the 8th QParks Tour Stop some riders registered online to collect more votes on their profile. But not only to get the most voted rider of the tour but also to win a trip to the Balicamp. At this tour stop Johanna Daum made the right vote and won a high quality TSG QParks helmet. At the end of the tour, all voters have the chance to win a trip to the Balicamp including flight, accommodation and surf guiding – it definitely pays to take part!
The whole team of the Sick Trick Tour would like to give a big THANK YOU to all the riders, sponsors, partners, friends and supporters for the perfect cooperation at the event and is already looking forward to the Sick Trick Tour 2012 in Kitzbühel.