1st Place - Florian Model, Arne Klaas, Christoph Schwarz (GER). "The winning crew of the Burn Snowpark Rally 2011 Snowboard Finals has accomplished the final mission ‘contrasts’ in a very creative way. Their photo has an awesome layout with beautiful lines that support the contrasts really well. We also like that they didn’t change the photo to black and white but kept the shades of blue in the contrasty background. Furthermore this crew even used the obstacle - which is actually a kicker - in a creative way. And the rider comes with great style!"
Last weekend marked the end of a long winter of Snowpark Rally missions as the finals got underway in Leogang. Check out the results.
All the winners of the 3 previous missions had been invited for one last shot at the big time, and as the sun set on another fine edition of creative amateur shred snapping, the German crew of shooter Florian Model, Arne Klaas and rider Christoph Schwarz were rewarded for their efforts by ending up on top of the pile.
Judged by well-respected photo dude and all-round nice guy, Lorenz Holder, it was a tough one to call but Florian’s shot just edged out the church jumping Polish team and the pole jamming Swiss. Stay tuned for the full breakdown of the weekend’s action, along with a video, later this week. In the meantime, enjoy the shots and prep yourself for next season’s edition.
2nd Place - Adam Chrabaszcz, Michal Gren, Marek Kaczkowski (POL). "It was a lengthy discussion about the final ranking and this photo missed the top position only by a few points. The shot comes with a really great spot and sick riding! And the crew found an interesting interpretation of the final mission ‘contrasts’. We really like their approach, however we think it could have been elaborated more clearly. Furthermore, the image layout could have been improved. But overall it’s definitely an awesome photo!"
3rd Place - Carlo Schmid, David Kurth, Felix Höckel (SUI). "The 3rd ranked crew has chosen a very creative spot and the action is great, too. However, framing and layout could have been done a little bit better. And we think this crew took a rather easy way to fulfill the mission topic ‘contrasts’ by changing the photo to a black and white version. But in this case, it didn’t improve the overall impression of the shot."