Bluebird skies, a perfect park setup, and plenty of opportunities to wet your whistle - once again the Onboard crew went through the trouble to report from the Moreboards Stubai Premiere at Stubai Glacier in Austria.
From October 18th to 20th 2013 the international snowboard community gathered in the 'Stubaital' for the third and last big Austrian glacier opening in 2013. Snow conditions were fantastic, as was the park, which boasts of a pro kicker line up to Sochi Olympics standards, a medium kicker line with five jumps in a row, and plenty jib features in different sizes. The test area aka "Brandsaloon" was packed all days as plenty of riders wanted to give the latest shred gear a go.
And activity-wise things kicked off on Friday with the Skullcandy Trick Sessions and were followed by Salomon rider Jed Anderson cruising the park with fans and friends. Throughout the day, we spotted tons of national and international pros like Eric Beauchemin, Ozzy Henning, Len Roald Joergensen, Denis Leontyev, Elias Elhardt, Jamie Nicholls, and Ethan Morgan. And when night fell people either stormed the party venue 'Freizeitzentrum' in Neustift to watch German gangsta rap act Haftbefehl or brought out their dance moves at the slightly disturbing 'Battle of Trash' party in the legendary Dorf Pub.
Next page: What went down on Saturday...
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On Saturday, riders gathered in the park for the Nike Rail Session, a 3000 euro prize money jam session. Twenty riders, among them host Ethan Morgan, Eric Beauchemin, Jesse Augustinus, Andrej Marincic, Michael Schatz and many more enjoyed the creative container features. In the session format with the riders as judges, Ozzy Henning (USA) was most impressive and took the victory, while Sebi Müller (GER) and Len Jorgensen (NOR) took second and third place. Also on Saturday, 15 girls had a great time at the Nikita Girls Camp. Later that night, the question was once again wether to send it at the Freizeitzentrum with Cyberpunkers and the Drunken Masters or chill in the Dorf Pub to the reggae beats of Sentinel Sound and Invasion Sound.
Next page: Hangovers on Sunday...
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Despite our hangover, we went up on the mountain again on Sunday to watch people throw down during the adidas Jersey Jam and the DC Jib Garden battle next to the test area. Denis Leontyev (RUS) took the victory in the latter as no one could match his repertoire of technical trickery.
The MOREBOARDS Stubai Premiere 2013 was amazing – apparently never before have so many snowboarders attended the event. It is therefore well advised to mark the dates for next year's event: 17 to 19 October 2014!
By the way: The Stubai snow park season will continue! The park will be shaped the entire preseason and keep offering highlights like five medium kickers in line or the park base container obstacles. All information about the park is available at www.stubai-zoo.com.