Winter is about to get ready - and so is the Absoult Park in Flachauwinkel, Austria! Here are some of the new features for the season 08/09
The 08/09 winter will see the Absolut Park crew initiate a freestyle snowboard and free ski school that will be headed up by snowboard legend and Ästhetiker founder member Bernd Egger. Right from the first day students will learn new skills in the parks at Flachauwinkl. The coaches and instructors are sponsored snowboarders including Herby Thaler, Phips Gruber and Michael Stanschitz
Absolut Park Contests 2009
Jib King: January 2nd – 3rd Burton AM Tour:January 24th Pop´n´Drop:February 13th – 14th Absolut Park Spring Battle (4star TTR):April 3rd-5th
The Absolut Park is awesome! The Absolut Park is one of the longest terrain parks of Europe with kickers, jibs and rails expertly placed over the 1.5 km long run. It contains 4 sections that can be ridden in one line and all obstacles will be shaped daily to keep them in prime condition. Make sure you bring your sunblock as the Absolut Park faces the sun all day long.
Park Set Up
Kickerline Right at the drop in is a Wave Box then two jumps with tables from approximately 5 to 20 meters that are positioned in a row. As soon as the snow conditions permit it the Jam Kicker and the Medium Kicker Line will be created.
Railcombo A 20m Transformer Box, A-frame Box, Jib Kicker, 2x4m Kinked Rail, Classic 6m Flatrail, 8m and a 12m Handrail, a Rainbow Rail and a Wall Ride that’s 5 meters high and 10 meters across. During the season some new easy boxes and mail box rails will be added to this line.
Halfpipe The pipe has 4 meter high walls and is 100 meters long. Its South facing meaning both sides will ride the same.
Jibline The easy park is designed like a Skate Park. All the rails and boxes are integrated into the tabletop jumps like ledges. At the end of the park there is a Curved Box, Curved Rail, a jump and 2x4 meters Spine Wall Ride.
Chill House The Chill House has proved its worth: It’s a modern, alpine style Chill-Out-Area, Flat Screens, 70sqm bouldering wall with a skate mini ramp. You can also find a service and locker room where you can securely store your stuff.
General things about the Shuttleberg Flachauwinkl-Kleinarl Besides the Absolut Park, the Shuttleberg Flachauwinkl-Kleinarl offers a number of other attractions: Speedskiing, Race and Carving course, 6 comfortable cable shuttles and many typical mountain restaurants. In the backcountry riders can find a lot of powder, cliffs and wind lips which are regularly filmed by the Pirates, Absinthe, the Gypsies and other national and international movie crews.