German Team Tour On Sunday August 19th 2007 pretty much the whole SESSIONS German Team met in Senftenberg/Germany to celebrate their SESSIONS Element Tour. On board were snowboarder Benny Deeg, skiers Sebi Geiger and Dani Schiessl, Teammanager and FMX Pro marC Fischer and Andi Höra, Sessions Brand Manager. As Special Guest and Sessions friend, FMX Star Busty Wolter was on board plus rookie racer Patrick Hofer. For great shots of the trip, Hannes Ortmann, part of the Ortmaniacs photo crew, came on Board.
The plan was to have a week fully packed with action. Snowboarding and Skiing at the indoor slopes, Wakeboarding, and Moto Cross riding. Everything started in the first night when the crew spotted open gates at the pool by the apartment. So night pool parties and a lot of other gnarly stuff went on every night.
The Snowtropolis indoor slope was very well prepared for the week because they had the Ride Inside Camp going on at the same time. Lots of rails, boxes and even a small kicker were on hand, ready for the ripping. Within a few minutes everybody could see why the boys are on the SESSIONS team. They just killed every single obstacle. The 2nd day was wakeboarding day. Here, resident old-timer Andi Höra killed it with super sick tricks and some gnarly flips over the kicker. He ruled the day.
Despite sore limbs from the previous day’s wakeboarding, the crew turned up Thursday for MX day. A good move, as it became the highlight of the tour, hosted by SESSIONS Team Manager marC Fischer. After a short riding introduction on the Suzukis for everybody, Dani Schiessl was the first rider out on a pretty rough sand track. After a small crash in one of the wet spots everything was fine. By the end of the day everybody learned to get around the track. Of course this was the day of marc Fischer and Busty Wolter. They demonstrated their skills and just killed it in the deep sand corners. On the morning of the last day, everybody did one more little photo shoot on the rails before leaving Eastern Germany with a bag full of good memories about the fun of that week. A big thank you goes out to Red Bull for all the energy, Suzuki for the MX Bikes and Fox for the MX Clothing, as well as the Snowtropolis and neighbors for keeping so gentle.
BOZUNG Interview in TWS Go grab the newest Transworld Snowboarding and check out the Nate Bozung interview. There are some great quotes in there and Nate is on point. Nice work, homie! Keep doing your thing!
Menno Goes Down Under After four weeks in New Zealand, SESSIONS rider Menno LaBruyere is still stoked on his trip. "Every day I make some cool experiences," he reports. Since his arrival, he’s been joined by friend, photographer and accomplice Phillipp "Basket" Zimmermann and another friend, Boeni. He squeezed in riding in as far-flung Kiwi spots as Cardrona and Snowpark. Besides that, he put in an undercover performance on behalf of Auckland University for Technology at the NZ Unigames, taking 7th in slopestyle with a cab 270 frontside to downrail, blindside lip to downrail and a frontside tail on the kicker. Just over halfway into his trip, Menno is committed to finishing strong. "Couple of days ago I met some super cool Japanese who teached me the most important Japanese sentence: Ki schue ste ho schi-i des ka? Which means do you want to kiss me?" Sounds like he’s having a fantastic time. Keep it up, Menno!
Dolf Strong in FIS SESSIONS Dutch rider Dolf Van De Wal, who finished last year with an overall 3rd, recently came in 11th at an FIS HP World Series contest. The finish, just outside the top 10 was nonetheless a strong start for the season. Van De Wal’s result might well have been stronger, except for a few minor mistakes which will no doubt be corrected by the time the season swings into full gear. Keep an eye out for Dolf at the FIS Big Air Tour October 7th in Rotterdam.
Tim Humphries SESSIONS snowboarder Tim Humphries hit it big at the Burton New Zealand Open this year. He be taking some greenbacks back...