An even bigger Big Air, even more ‘air time’ and even more in store on Friday! Visitors are in for big installation and program changes at freestyle.ch 2008, as the world’s biggest and best snowboarders, free skiers, FMX pilots and skateboarders step up to the challenge from September 26 – 28 at Zurich’s Landiwiese. Tickets can be purchased at StarTicket.ch.
What’s tried and true never changes at freestyle.ch: a top starter field of snowboarders, free skiers, FMX pilots and skateboarders competing before the stunning backdrop of Lake Zurich. But when it comes to cutting edge changes, this event is on the mark like no other – constantly evolving to bring visitors the biggest and best trends in freestyle sports, sounds and labels.
Bigger ramps, awesome features This year’s ramps will literally be larger than life! The Big Air snow ramp will stretch 8 meters to a whopping 36 meters while the skateboard Half Pipe leaps 60 cm to a soaring 4.6 meters. For riders, this means more «air time», more secure landings and, of course, more chances to make those magical airs. For audiences, this means even more dazzling, daredevil tricks.
This year’s new contest mode will ensure double the fun: 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 seizing a portion of the prize money totaling over $110,000.
New trends at Label World The energy of change always permeates freestyle.ch’s cherished institution – Label World – and its sea of over 80 exhibitors displaying the latest trends, developments and products in freestyle sports. When visitors to freestyle.ch 2008 aren’t marveling at all the mind-bending tricks and airs skyrocketing from the big ramps, they can continue to gape at the latest wonders in hardware, clothing and gadgets.
Great offers for early birds and families Advance tickets to freestyle.ch 2008 are available at StarTicket and RailAway. Through August 31st, early birds can not only grab themselves a discounted 3-day pass, they can also secure themselves a ticket which can be exchanged at freestyle.ch for a voucher to the shop, Beach Mountain, in Zurich. Parents with up to four kids in tow can also take advantage of the new family ticket (2 adults/max. 4 kids).
Program freestyle.ch 2008
Thursday, September 25
19:00 Pre Opening Party in the Seebad Enge
Friday, September 26
18:00 Doors open 19:00 Qualification FMX 19:30 Qualification skateboard 20:00 Qualification freeski 21:00 Concert Nokia Trends Lab 21:45 Xbox 360 Big Screen Gaming 22:00 Qualification snowboard 23:00 End of program Event sound DJ Ujo Label World open till 23:00 Bars and Restaurants open till 24:00 23:00 Afterburner Party in the Rohstofflager Club
Saturday, September 27
11:00 Doors open 14:00 Qualification skateboard 15:00 Qualification freeski 16:30 Qualification FMX 17:00 Concert freestyle.band 18:00 Qualification snowboard 19:30 Concert Nokia Trends Lab 21:15 Xbox 360 Big Screen Gaming 21:30 The Ultimate Crossover Session: snowboard, freeski, FMX, skateboard 23:00 End of program Event sound DJ Ujo Label World open till 23:00 Bars and Restaurants open till 02:00 23:00 Afterburner Party in the Rohstofflager Club
Sunday, September 28 11:00 Doors open 11:30 Milch movie presentation 14:00 Finals skateboard 14:30 Finals freeski 15:30 Finals FMX 16:00 Final snowboard 17:00 Superfinals: snowboard, freeski, FMX, skateboard 18:00 Prize-giving freestyle.champs Event sound DJ Ujo Label World open till 19:00 Bars and Restaurants open till 19:00
Subject to change