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Suzuki ‘Wir Schanzen’ Contest Tour

SUZUKI Wir Schanzen 2008
A contest-series has grown up!

More breathtaking and spectacular than ever: The Wir Schanzen 2008 takes off for its fourth season. For the very first time, SUZUKI is a part of the tour as title-sponsor. The Japanese automotive group continues its successful concept of supporting extreme sports events.
Initially invented as a platform for newcomers and rookies, the tour has advanced a lot within the last few years and additionally gains in importance and attracts public interest this season due to the fact that it belongs to the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour.

Among the top-talented youngbloods from the Alps-region, the organisers invite boardsport-athletes from all over the world to the Alps to collect Wir Schanzen- as well as TTR-points and to win up to 20.000 US-Dollar of price money, SUZUKI FMX bikes and surftrips.

The series is supported by Quiksilver as far as possible, who also cares for the appropriate sound and atmosphere on several tour stops with its in-house talent factory Quiksessions. Also Red Bull and Rossignol support Wir Schanzen 2008 according to their possibilities.

This year’s tour kick-off will be the “A-Man Slopestyle” in Bolsterlang on February, 2nd. In cooperation with the Hörnerbahn a Wir Schanzen tour stop will be held in Bolsterlang this season for the first time. The contest-setup and the relaxed atmosphere, which the A-Man competitions are known for, form the base for this amazing event. The price giving and the following afterparty take place at the Kaminwerk in Memmingen.

On February, 16th the Wir Schanzen continues at Crystal Ground – Snowpark Kleinwalsertal. The “Iron Night” has evolved into a veritable crowd puller and cult-contest with over 3.000 spectators, who euphoric acclaim the high riding-level very euphoric. The park-setup will be specially modified for the event, which – according to experience – forces the riders to creative and stylish actions.
The obligatory best-trick-contest as well as the notorious FUNK-afterparty at club Sweetlife in Riezlern tops off this SUZUKI Wir Schanzen highlight.

At the “Night on Snow” on 1st of March in Pfronten ski- & snowboardaction meets top-class entertainment. FMX-/Skidooshows as well as several liveacts are going to provide a hilarious atmosphere. The contest-action is not going to miss out, too. The preparations at Schneestern parks & more are already running to design the compound in an innovative and challenging way.

On March 22nd the tour stops at the Fellhorn to celebrate the meanwhile legendary “O’Neill Barbecue”. Heavy rail-action, live music and a juicy steak is everything that counts. The three (3) Star TTR Event is going to be a veritable sportive highlight and a cosy event anyway. The 10.000 Dollar price money also attract riders as well as spectators to the Fellhorn. You can be looking forward to the organiser’s special ideas for the event…

The final competition of the tour will take place at our friends from Tirol, where the “Stubai Jam” is going to spin its way over the Stubai glacier. Born last year as an emergency solution out of the lack of snow, the contest was an absolute success and of course a reasonable enrichment for the series. This was the first & major step towards becoming an European series and a repetition of the event is already settled.

The scene knows how to party and therefore the big and famous WST-Final-Party takes place on 18th of April at the Parktheater in Kempten. Here also the award ceremony and the premiere of the tourvideo will be celebrated.

For more information on the contest mode, videos etc. from last year as well as additional details click HERE.

SUZUKI Wir Schanzen Tour 2008 – tour stops:
1. A-Man Slopestyle, Bolsterlang, 02.02.08 one (1) Star Event
2. Iron Night, Kleinwalsertal, 16.02.08 two (2) Star Event
3. Night on Snow, Pfronten, 01.03.08 two (2) Star Event
4. The O’Neill Barbecue, Oberstdorf, 22.03.08 three (3) Star Event
5. Stubai Jam, Stubaier Gletscher, 05.04.08 one (1) Star Event
6. Abschlussparty, Parktheater Kempten, 18.04.08


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