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Rip Curl Rail Session

At the Rip Curl Rail Sessions presented by Renault on the 2nd of February 2009, some of the best rail riders in the world will rip the Theatron at Munich’s Olympic Park.

On two ten-meters rails, they will show tricks and moves you normally only spot in snowboard videos. The entrance to this spectacular contest that takes place during the Munich sports trade show ISPO is free. Snow-safety is ensured by a delivery from Austria’s Kitzsteinhorn: 70 cubic meters of snow will be brought from the Salzburg region to Munich.

24 invited pro snowboarders will show their best rail tricks on the impressive ten-meters down rail and the ten-meters flat-down-flat rail that will be erected on the stairs of the Theatron amphitheatre. Under the floodlights of the Theatron and with the legendary buildings of the Olympic Park as an extraordinary backdrop, the spectators will experience riders like the young Icelanders Halldor and Eiki Helgason (ISL). The brothers have taken the snowboard world by storm with their progressive rail sliding and great video parts in movies like Pony Tale” and Notes. They’ll meet the third of the Crans-Montana Champs Open 2007, Rip Curl rider Nils Arvidsson (SWE), and Louif Paradis (CAN), who is known from the Transworld video These days. Gulli Gudmundsson (ISL), Max Legend (CAN), Victor Delerue (FRA) from the Rip Curl team as well, and a surprise guest will complete the list of the seeded riders. The qualification will see starters like Alex Tank (GER) and Peter König (AUT).

The best of the best will show their rail slides and 270s at the finals where they’ll fight for a € 10,000 prize-purse and wild cards for the TTR event Crans-Montana Champs Open from February 4th to 8th 2009 in Switzerland.

After the prize-giving at 10 pm, the party will continue at the Skullcandy ISPO Party at Munich’s Club Ampere/Muffatwerk where DJ Kid Sid will send riders and spectators into raptures.

The Rip Curl Rail Sessions by Renault are part of a series of four events. Les Deux Alpes/FRA, Modena/ITA and Lausanne/SUI were the other locations. These events offered rookie riders the possibility to gain contest experience and to qualify for the Crans-Montana Champs Open. The Munich edition is the last session of the series and a pure pro snowboard contest with a strict invitational character.

Hard Facts:

Where: Theatron, Olympic Park Munich, Germany
When: February 2nd 2009
Entrance: Free!

4.30 pm: Doors open
5.00 – 6.30 pm: Qualifications session
7.00 – 8.30 pm: Main session
9.00 – 9.45 pm: Finals
10.00 pm: Prize-giving

After Show Party

Where: Club Ampere at Muffatwerk (Zellstr. 4, Munich)
When: Monday, February 2nd 2009 at 10 pm
DJ Kid Sid

Seeded riders

1 Helgason Halldor ISL
2 Helgason Eiki ISL
3 Arvidsson Nils SWE
4 Legend Max CAN
5 Delerue Victor FRA
6 Gudmundsson Gulli ISL
7 Paradis Louif USA


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