When: Fri 22nd of February 2008
Where: Defereggen, Austria
Bataleon decided that they wanted to give something back to the kids. So, they concocted the 'Us vs Them' contest series spread throughout 10 different countries. The contest series is focused on the youth of today and in ways how to support young and upcoming talents. The form of support will be a monster one year sponsorship deal with the following companies: bataleon, skullcandy, celsius, nomis and eleven. Boo......ya.......kasha. However, this exclusive deal is reserved only for the winner of the contest series finals in Sweden.
The five best riders from the previous three contests held in Austria, were invited to yet a further event at Rome's backyard park in the Defereggen valley. The young rippers absolutely killed the park and every obstacle that crossed their path. Fs 9's were thrown with a shrug of a shoulder. Even the roof of the topSpot lodge was being bomb dropped at the end of the day. The contest format was quite simple and at the same time brilliant. There was no format! It was a jam session that lasted the whole day, where riders could just ride as much as they wanted and whatever they wanted. Refreshing isn't it? In the end it was shredder Benni Mösl who took the win, qualifying himself for the finals in Sweden. Go Benni! We wish you lot's of luck in the land of blondes and meatballs.