22/02/2009 | by Onboard
Marc Swoboda – photo: Lundstrom
Snowboard rail contest in Innsbruck (Tivoli), Austria with local and international snowboard stars live in action
It is the final countdown for the biggest winter-party of the year. The Billabong Air&Style Innsbruck Tirol 09 is ready to drive thousands of visitors crazy again this Saturday. But on Friday, 30.01.09, the Red Bull Warm Up Session will start the show with an unique mix of urban rail contest, international snowboard stars, spectacular tricks, nice music and an extensive party. This is the perfect opportunity for an exciting start into the action-weekend.
Many stars of the local and the international snowboard-scene will be part of the Red Bull Warm Up Session. The Austrians Marc Swoboda and Werni Stock will join the jury, as well as the Canadian Dustin Craven, Kim-Rune Hansen (NOR), Peetu Piiroinen (FIN) and Henning Marthinsen (NOR). Wojetk Pawlusiak (POL), winner of the Red Bull City Shreds 2007 in Hungary, Baszi Takacs, winner of the Carnival Snowboard Session in Rijeka, Philipp Gruber (AUT), Gulli Gudmunsson (ISL), Dimitri Fesenko (RUS), Gerben Verweij (NED), Roman Marti (CH) and Tobi Strauss (GER) have been confirmed as riders so far.
On Friday the area near the Olympic centre at the Tivoli will be transformed into a personal playground for the snowboard stars. The Stubaier Glacier will support the event with more than 100 cubic metres of snow, which will transport to Innsbruck to the location by a truck. With this snow the event-crew will design a real paradise for the rail-cracks, including a straight rail, a double kinked rail, a ledge, a wall ride and a step up step down jump. So it is going to be a great show for the fans, when the athletes start to perform their amazing tricks such as Bluntslides, FS Boardslides, Pretzel Outs and BS Lip Slides. DJ Buzz of the Waxolusionists will also do his best to rock the party.
The kick off for the show will be at 8pm. The riders will compete in three groups. The two winners of each group are part of the super final, starting at 10pm. After the price giving ceremony the party will go on in the near Testa Rossa Bar, where the visitors can go for a shake hands with the stars and let get it hot until the early morning. The winner of the Red Bull Warm Up Session will be awarded with a surf trip for two weeks to the Balicamp. The Blue Tomato Best Trick will be rewarded with 500 Euro.