When: 13 December 2008
Where: Kaprun, Austria.
As you’ll have gathered already, unfortunately the Roxy Chicken Jam in Kaprun, one of only two 6 Star TTR women’s events in Europe, had to be cancelled due to high winds in the park. Though calling it off sucked, it was for sure the right call as the riders’ safety is paramount, followed by the need to make sure the event showcases the snowboarding at the level it can be rather than a lottery with sub-standard shreddery.
Nevertheless, the Onboard crew would like to throw out big Shakas to Tina Birbaum and Stine Brun-Kjeldaas at Roxy for putting on the show and, also, for throwing one of the funnest parties in recent (fuzzy) memory. The inaugural Chicken Jam Masquerade ball in Kaprun’s castle saw all and sundry don masks and throw shapes till the early morn, and the night before saw the epic yet impromptu art of Strip Bowling being introduced to the bemusement of the locals. Fortunately we have no shots of that (Marc-Andre Tarte lost, though). But we do have plenty from the mask party. Enjoy.
Basa Stevulova rocking the Onboard socks.
Kari Opsal Maeland, Kjersti Buaas and Raewyn Reid getting the food in.
Tania Detomas and Lisa Wiik.
Kjersti Buaas and Kari Opsal Maeland took the ‘mask’ theme quite literally.
Onboard’s Thomas and the Buaas.
All de girls dem big up, big up.
Laura ‘Bezza’ Berry and Boris ‘The Blade’ Benedek.
Volcom’s Josie Clyde and Lisa Filzmoser.
Event organiser Tina Birbaum and Brummie chatterbox Tim Warwood get the Best Mask contest going.
And Onboard’s German ed Mel won! That champagne didn’t last long.
Aimee Fuller and Silje Norendal.
MBM’s Jenni and Spare’s Anke.
Gerti Ring, Tina Birbaum and Mattias Hoffman.
Julia Baumgartner and Vicci Miller.
Great angle for double chins…
Laura Berry and Henry Jackson.
Juliet Elliot and Mille.
Aimee, Silje, Roxy’s Stine Brun-Kjeldaas and Jasmine.
Tina and Cheryl.
Thea’s mask was an ode to Kjersti. Kjersti was stoked.