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Red Bull Drive by Tour

RIDE is one of the main sponsors from the Red Bull Drive by Tour this year. The Tour wil start this Staurday in Vienna with pro RIDErs Darrel Matthes and Nico Droz taking part as members of the Drive by Crew!

Here’s the tour lowdown:

Six Pro snowboarders go on a road trip from Vienna to Belgrade in search of the most exotic urban snowboard spots – from 11 to 26 November the Red Bull drive by crew will be roaming some Eastern Europe countries to indulge in a massive shooting. There are still some blanks on the maps of some parts of this continent to mark undiscovered virgin spots that have never been snowboarded nor photographed before. So the eastern European countries immediately come to mind and will become the centre of attention.

Black limos with dark windows in which a handful of snowboard pros – Dmitriy Fesenko (RUS), Roman Marti (CH), Darrel Mathes (USA), Nico Droz (FR), Hans Ahlund (SWE), Louie Vito (USA) – are going to get ready for the next drive by shooting. The mission is clear: scout the most unusual virgin urban locations and jib and rip them the best you can. To find out the secret spots a local ripper in each city will guide his international snowboard fellows to the best locations in his home town.

In 2005, the city of Prague saw the kick-off of the tour, and Amsterdam was the last stop. In between the crew went to conquer the urban kingdoms of Austria, Switzerland and Germany. This year however, their GPS will guide them eastwards. Kicking off in Vienna the tour will lead them from Bratislava (SKV) to Brno (CZE) and on to the Polish town of Katonice near Krakow. Searching, scouting and road tripping the crew will hit Timisoara in western Romania as the next location. Final destination of this year’s drive by tour will be the capital of Serbia, Belgrade.

Thanks to an integrated cooling system in a trailer the road trip is independent of the prevailing conditions at each spot. Whether the sun is shining or it is raining or snowing – the trailer is always filled with enough white stuff to prepare in-run and landing.

Don’t miss the drive by session in your neighbourhood coming up this November!


  • 10-12th November 2006: Wien / Österreich
  • 12-15th November 2006: Bratislava /Slowakei
  • 15-17th November 2006: Brno / Tschechien
  • 17-20th November 2006: Krakau / Polen
  • 20-23rd November 2006: Timisoara / Rumänien
  • 23-26th November 2006: Belgrad / Serbien


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