Hochkönig Style ChampionJIB´s took place over the weekend despite terrible visibility. Rails replaced kickers so that people could see what they were up to, where Clemens Millauer took top honours for the lads, and Lisa Veith shared the girls' win with Kathrin Gappmayer. Here's the organisers' wrapup of what went down.

Jib ahoy at Blue Tomato Kings Park Hochkönig on March 9th 2013. Due to a break

in the weather, we saw sick rail action instead of massive airtime. Numerous

riders defied the conditions and showed us exciting battles on the rail-line.

Weather doesn´t matter – the participants of the Hochkönig Style Championships agreed

with this motto. In order to run a fair contest for everyone without risking injuries, the

decision was made to switch the contest setup from the kicker-line to the jib-line in the

upper park section.

No sooner said than done: the riders repaid the spectators with spectacular tricks on an 8m

downrail, an 8m straightrail and an 8m riffelpipe. Speaker Felix Prankl and the Red Bull

Brandtruck took care of mellow beats and top-notch entertainment in the chill area. Kathrin

Gappmayer, winner in the snowboard girl’s category on the contest: “I was actually

practicing and looking forward to the kickers of the Blue Tomato Kings Park Hochkönig, but

it was the best decision to run the contest on the jib line. And in the end, it was still enough

to take home the victory!"

In the snowboard men category, it was Austrian rider Clemens Millauer who showed the

best jib performance with a 270 on - 270 off on the downrail and a Cab 180 - 50-50 - 360 off

at the straightrail, and therefore took first place. His compatriots Michl Graf and Fabian

Wolfsgruber came in second and third. Young blood snowboarder Felix Reicher, also

from Austria, was able to impress the judges the most with his run. Maximilian Deutinger

and Moritz Kaufmann took second and third place.

By showing the same performance, both Kathrin Gappmayer and Lisa Veith were

crowned champions in the snowboard girls’ ranking ahead of Sabina Pintar who came in

third. “Without any pre-arrangements, we both did the same tricks in our runs, thus I am

really stoked to share the first place with Lisa," Kathrin Gappmayer said.