23/10/2008 | by Onboard
The world’s best snowboarders, free skiers, FMX pilots and skateboarders will descend upon Zurich September 26 – 28th for the first big snowboard event of the Northern hemisphere contest season – Freestyle.CH. Watch it all go down LIVE on Onboard TV.
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An heavy hitting field of snowboarders like Torstein Horgmo, David Benedek, Andreas Wiig, Scotty Lago, free skiers, FMX petrol heads and skateboarders will all be competing beside the stunning backdrop of Lake Zurich.
Nice spot for a kicker. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi.
This year the organisers have really upped the ante. The Big Air kicker will stretch 8 meters to a whopping 36 meters while the skateboard Half Pipe leaps 60 cm to a soaring 4.6 meters. All meaning the riders are going to be able to go bigger than ever. Expect to see plenty of 1080s thrown down especially from the likes of Horgmo and Crepel.
A qualification contest in all disciplines will be held with half the riders on Friday and the other half on Saturday. This will not only pump up the action on Friday, but will also provide all 76 invited riders with an equal chance at qualifying for the Final on Sunday – and at biting a chunk of the prize money totaling over $110,000.
Andreas Wiig took third last year. Will he improve this time round? Switch backside 900. Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi.
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