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Spring Classics Impressions

16:27 18th May 2010 by Uli Köhler @ulikoehler
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Thomas Tramnitz with a Back 9. All photos: Daniel Zangerl.

Thomas Tramnitz with a Back 9. All photos: Daniel Zangerl.

We always ramble about end of season and summer has arrived and whatnot, but judging from the current weather, snow conditions and press releases we are in for an endless winter. You don’t believe me? Well, you either just look out your window or read on about what’s going on up on the Kaunertal Glacier…

Powder. I told you.

Powder. I told you.

On the weekend of May 8 and 9 HOTZONE.TV team manager Lars Oesterle and the up-and-coming riders Georg Huber, Tini Gruber and Thomas Tramnitz set out for the Kaunertal Glacier to check out the snowpark, which was all set for the Spring Classics.

One would expect sunshine and summer camp feeling on a May weekend up on the Kaunertal Glacier. But instead, the riders awaited snowfall and changing weather conditions. Lars Oesterle and the rookie team riders were even more amazed when the Kaunertal Glacier welcomed them with fresh powder on Saturday morning. In the afternoon, some motivated snowboarders fought flat light, snowfall, and the urge to get some more powder sprays in and had a lot of fun in the park, taking advantage of the free coaching sessions with the HOTZONE.TV snowboard pro team riders on the easy-line kickers and jib-line.

Thomas Tramnitz tail-bonking it awy.

Thomas Tramnitz tail-bonking it awy.

The next morning, the sight of a freshly shaped snowpark made everyone look forward to a great riding day. Not only the pipe was shining majestically in the sunlight. Together with some snowboarders who had travelled to the glacier from all directions, the HOTZONE.TV snowboard pro team riders had a great session on the kickers and showed their best 3´s, 7´s and 9´s.  The afternoon was all about shredding the rails. Motivated coaching students made their first boardslides and backside lipslides on the rails and boxes, while the snowfall was getting heavier. At the Kaunertal Glacier, the winter is not over, yet! At least this is what the HOTZONE.TV team riders agreed on when they went back home on Sunday night!

Tini Grubert with a front board over the c-box.

Tini Grubert with a front board over the c-box.

More information on www.springclassics.at

Tini again with a back 5 over the big booter.

Tini again with a back 5 over the big booter.

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