11/09/2008 | by Onboard
Horgmo, mid-frontside 10 on the biggest contest kicker seen to date. Photo: Jake McBride.
STYLEWARS 2008 Presented by Oakley
August 24 – 28
Falls Creek, Australia
It’s back. The event that brought you insane shred-action from Australia nearly one year ago (remember Torstein Horgmo launching numerous perfect spins over a 50m (150ft) kicker) is again just over one week away from launch.
While all you cats are up North enjoying summer and burning the crap out of your sensitive white-winter skin, the season Down Under has been a cracker. Maybe the best season in about 8 years and Falls Creek resort is getting prepared for the annual onslaught of snowboarding mayhem.
Stylewars 2008, is again sticking to its roots – it’s a lifestyle comp that will continue its tradition with nearly a full week of snowboarding, parties, live music and chillin.
Jonas Carlsson. Photo: Johnny McCormack.
“We have been swamped by amazing riders for this years event because of Torstein Horgmo’s riding last year, because of that riders from around the world want to come down here and take this title off him.” Event organiser Rich Hegarty said.
This years event is stacked full of 40 incredible riders from around the globe including Travis Rice (USA), Mikkel Bang (NOR), Torstein Horgmo (NOR), Sebastian Toutant (CAN), Chas Guldemond (USA), Sani Alibabic (AUT), Antti Autti (FIN) and many, many more. Plus Southern Hemisphere shredders like Jake Koia (NZ), Robbie Walker (AUS) and Ryan Tiene (AUS).
The heavy-hitting field gets to enjoy a full week of chilling, music and snowboarding a private purpose built contest parks that is possibly the best in the world during August. With enough snow this year to build 3 kickers like last year, the crew at Stylewars and Falls Creek resort have been busy coming up with unique and flowing park features for the event.
Will Jackways. Photo: Johnny McCormack.
Stylewars is all about the session and the lifestyle of snowboarding and music, which naturally mix. “The lifestyles of snowboarders and the that of the musicians are pretty similar so putting them together in the same place on the same terms in a social lifestyle atmosphere is pretty natural.” Richard Hegarty said.
Confirmed music acts are:
Scribe (NZ), Bliss&Eso(AUS), Katalyst(AUS) Featuring RUCL.
Stylewars continues to be an invite only slopestyle event with a 4-star Swatch TTR World tour rating.
Check out the full invite list, music acts and park design at www.stylewars.com.au
And you’ll be able to get full up-to-the-minute coverage right here on Onboardsnowboarding.com, so stay tuned.