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Freestyle.CH 2006

Freestyle.CH 2006

As 07’s event prepares to kick off on Friday, we take a look back at Freestyle.Ch 2006 through the lens of Daniel Burrows.


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Freestyle.ch 2006

Freestyle.ch 2006

Zürich is set to be awash with action sport’s finest from 22-24th September as Freestyle.ch 2006 presents it’s 12th annual meeting of world-class stars in freestyle sports.

As Europe’s largest freestyle sports event, Freestyle.ch once more presents a top rated starterlist. The world’s finest riders and X-Game winners in freestyle snowboarding, freeskiing, freestyle motocross (FMX) and skateboarding will compete at the Landiwiese in an attempt to win the coveted freestyle champ and crossover champ titles.

Last year’s one-foot back flip by Canadian rider Marc-André

On the 28-metre high Big Air snow ramp, favourites include Swiss rider Nicolas Müller (Snowboarder of the Year 2005), Mathieu Crepel from France (TTR World Tour Champion 2006), FIS World Cup Champion Antti Autti from Finland and the American X-Games winner Travis Rice. Crossover champ 2005, Ettala Eero of Finland, may also be expected to give them a run for their money. Expect some fierce competition and electrifying tricks from this bunch as they kick-off the winter season in style.

With over $100, 000 in prize-money and an expected crowd of 50,000 visitors, the pressure is certainly on.

In addition to breathtaking contests, Freestyle.ch also houses the Label World trade fair, where over 70 exhibitors will be displaying their latest freestyle products. Visitors from all over Europe are expected to come and cheer on the pros, check out new trends and take part in activities such as the Public Skateboard Contest on the Miniramp.

Advanced tickets are now available at StarTicket and RailAway:

  • Friday day pass: CHF 16
  • Saturday day pass: CHF 29
  • Sunday day pass: CHF 20
  • 3-day pass: CHF 45
  • Tickets can be bought directly at the event for a surcharge of CHF 5

The schedule

Friday, 22 September 2006

  • 18.00 Doors open
  • 19.00 FMX Whip Contest
  • 19.30 Freeski Prequalification
  • 20.30 Movie Premiere
  • 21.00 Skateboard Highest Air Contest
  • 22.00 Snowboard Prequalification
  • 22.45 End of Program
  • Bars and Restaurants open until 24.00

Saturday, 23 September 2006

  • 11.00 Doors open
  • 14.30 Freeski Qualification
  • 16.00 Skateboard Qualification
  • 17.00 FMX Qualification
  • 18.00 Snowboard Qualification
  • 19.30 Movie Premiere
  • 21.00 The Ultimate Crossover Session: Snowboard, Freeski, FMX, Skateboard
  • 23.00 End of Program
  • Bars and Restaurants open until 02.00

Sunday, 24 September 2006

  • 11.00 Doors open
  • 14.00 Freeski Finals
  • 15.00 Skateboard Finals
  • 16.00 FMX Finals
  • 17.00 Snowboard Finals
  • 18.00 Prize-giving freestyle.champs

Further information on freestyle.ch is available at www.freestyle.ch.