06/04/2011 | by Uli Köhler
What a coincidence: English ed and photo ed are in Sölden today to shoot a park checkout for next season’s magazine, and QParks sent us this release about the Sölden Freestyle Feast that just wrapped up…
The sixth Freestyle Feast passed off at splendid weather conditions and made more people than ever pilgrim from all directions to the Swatch Snowpark Sölden in order to celebrate our beloved freestyle! Live guitar accompanied by rap sounds of the brilliant speaker Jonel Fricke, an ever shining sun and stylish action on one and two boards were predominating the undisputed, most relaxed scene come-together of the Ötztal valley.
The sixth Freestyle Feast passed of at splendid weather conditions and made more people than ever pilgrim from all directions towards the Swatch Snowpark Sölden in order to celebrate our beloved freestyle! Live guitar accompanied by rap sounds, an evershining sun and stylish action on one and two boards were predominating the undisputed most relaxed scene come-together of the Ötztal valley.
Blue skies, a shaped and shiny Swatch Snowpark, a high riding-level and of course the nightlife of Sölden guaranteed that the sixth Freestyle Feast had enough on offer for everyone, no matter if participant or guest. Around 50 riders spent relaxed and fun lines and if not before, at least at the highlight of the day, the Cash & Goodies for Trix Session, the audience could witness that the Ötztal scene is growing both in number and their skill level!
Cash & Goodies for Trix Sessions
At high noon, 12:00 am, the GOODIES for Trix Session went off on the medium kicker and the rainbow box. Around 50 highly motivated riders gave everything they could, no wonder, as they could win cool stuff by Moreboards, Oakley and Nitro such as bindings, jackets and much more! After an hour all goodies had been distributed but you could feel that the riders just went hot by then. So it was high time to open the CASH for Trix Session at 1:00 pm!
Pure Freestyle Entertainment
A good portion of the great atmosphere was spurred by the hot beats of DJ Backspin out of the special gondola DJ set and for the whole event, the mouth of German speaker Jonel Fricke was wide open with witty comments to the riders, their tricks and everything else around the contest. Even after the sessions were over, at 3:00 pm, his toungue was loose as ever and so he gave a special music performance together with the Australian Oozmond Lockett, who has already a fame status in Sölden as all-round-entertainer. He rocked his guitar while Jonel dropped some accompanying verses.
Good Vibes All Around
“Parkdaddy” Rudi Wyhlidal has once again provided not only a fabulous setup with his crew, but also made sure that the event was presented in its best colors through his camera lenses: “This year there was something special about the feast. For sure there were more freestylers than before joining the party and showing their tricks in the park. Not only locals, but also shredders from surrounding regions came and took their own photographers with them, which made it not easy to get the best shots before the others The atmosphere was always perfect and friendly – good vibes all around for sure”.
Altogether we’ve seen another splendid Freestyle Feast in the Swatch Snowpark Sölden and we are already looking forward to next year!