29/03/2012 | by Tom Copsey
The Wängl is ON! Check the video of what went down on the event’s first day of riding. Team shredding? Ëëëöh!
First place qualifiers at yesterday’s 10th Anniversary Vans Wängl Tängl Presented by G-Shock in Mayrhofen are Austrian bad boys “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.” Peter Sandner, Florian Trattner & Stephan Wimmer took their 3 tickets to Tangl and cashed them in for the overall best team performance of the day, including best performance by an individual rider. Their cleanest run included backside 720’s clean and stylish frontside 360’s and overall coordination in the way they rode through the course.
The winds blew a few clouds through the valley, which kept the course in good condition with the help of the park crew who meticulously maintained each obstacle throughout the day.
Clever linguists, and stylish riders the “Cunning Stunts” Paul Dreher, Patrick Held & Philipp Frötscher qualified in second place, with SPN Crew coming in third. The final team to join the invited Pro’s in the Tängl Team Contest will be Switzerland’s Natural Born Chillaz.
Standout moments from the day included the team manager’s team (You are Fired!) of Sani Alibabic, Gary Greenshields & Jon Weaver getting more than just Instagram likes, with a frontside 720 from Gary and Sani showing his pipe skills with a Crippler in the Red Bull End Section.
The youngest team of the day was the “The Boarder Boys”. Ranging from 10-16 years old, Tobi Grünwald, Daniel Kopp & Max Grünwald didn’t qualify, but they still turned heads with their style.
Riders are celebrating at the Red Bull Brandwagon Street Concert with Wax Wreckaz and Disco Dogs Live.
For more info on the teams check out www.wangltangl.com