Longboard Classic 2016 – Report and Gallery

The Longboard Classic returned to Stuben, Austria this past weekend for the 17th time, bringing together riders from all walks of snowboarding together for a celebration of the sport’s roots.

Frequently billed as ‘The Woodstock of Snowboarding’, the Longboard Classic is an event steeped in radness, and encourages riders to pull out their longboards or vintage snowboards as well as their most garish retro outerwear for an epic chinese downhill style race.

Sadly due to whiteout conditions, the races this year had to be moved from the usual off-piste top to bottom run to a little further down the mountain, although thankfully this did nothing to dampen the positive vibes of all of the riders.

The event was open to everyone: young or old, male or female and it was sick to see kids as young as 5 chilling alongside dudes who have been cruising on snowboards for over two decades.

Scroll on to see some images from the 17th Longboard Classic and here’s to next year!

All photos by Sam Oetiker

Checking out the test centre
There was a snowboard museum on site displaying some awesome vintage and rare snowboards - a collectors wet dream!
The old-school decks and throwback outerwear was out in full force!
Tobi from Mervin showing us a few of next year's Lib and GNU decks
Powerful outerwear combos
Cheers fellas!
The lift up to the to the start line – unfortunately whiteout conditions meant the races would take place on the piste this year
Fresh snow on the trees - in April!
Riders gathering at the start line for the first of the race categories to kick off
Look at that Checker Pig deck! So rad.
These ladies killed it!
The Elho Freestyle jackets were out in full force…
Muck Muller manning the megaphone
What a crew! Such a good turnout for the 17th Longboard Classic. Ready, set GO!
Powerful get-up right here!
No better time for some live rock music than just before a snowboard race... This guy killed it.
The race to the start line in the men's longboard category.
Who said snowboard competition was only about jumping, spinning and flipping?
Is that an original Regis Rolland Apocalypse Surf snowboard? So sick.
More incredible boards and outerwear
My eyes, my eyes!
Quite a collection of radness for the old-school category
And they're off!
Old school ladies getting at it
Sick to see the kids getting involved
The packed out event tent just before prize giving
Paul Gruber, the founder of the Longboard Classic
Muck and the legendary Titus Dittmann
The women's longboard podium
The men's longboard podium
The women's 'no-school' podium
The men's 'no-school' podium
The women's old-school podium
The men's 'old-school' podium
Special award for this Swedish legend! He's been coming to the Longboard Classic for the past 17 years
And these guys came from Brazil and Hawaii respectively. How's that for dedication!


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