Wir Schanzen Tour: More than 100 participants at Kleinwalsertal
Last weekend sun screen and sun glasses have been used intensely: the contest day could not have been better: In the morning the clouds cleared away and gave the stage to the blue sky and the sun.
The super creative setup that had been shaped in many working hours was ready to be shred by the riders. All of them did their best as there were not only prizes from differents brands, but also the much sought-after Wir Schanzen points. Many visitors came and discovered highly motivated snowboarders and freeskiers who got the best from themselves on this gorgeous day.
The kids broke the first ground and with their three runs they already set the bar very high. Snowboarder Tjark Fritsch (GER) and freeskier Tobias Müller (GER) earned perfect scores on the boxes, rails and other obstacles. Afterwards it was up to the girls to show their creativity and skills. Nadine Härtinger (GER) could fully convince the judges with her tricks and so she could rake in Wir Schanzen points, cool prizes and TTR World Snowboard Tour points.
For Sabrina Cakmakli (GER) it was also worth to come to the Crystal Ground as in the end she could smile from top of the freeski-podium. In the afternoon the participants of the Men´s category really stepped on it. Snowboarders and freeskiers starkly raised the riding level. In the finals Sebastian Geiger (GER) was the winner of the freeskiers, Marco Rinke (GER) could make it in the snowboard category. International TTR points and phat prizes waited for him just like a Wildcard for the AM contest Ride Shakedown in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
In the following Red Bull Best Trick Session the participants showed the judges what they are made of. After some laps the win of Alex Beer (GER) with his fs tailbluntslide bs 270 out was a done deal. On the special obstacle Johannes Rief (AUT) and Vincent Frey (GER) could also impress the judges. They shared the first rank in the skiing category as they showed a nearly identical 270 on to slide to 630 off. The award ceremony completed a perfect day in the Crystal Ground.
In two weeks, on March 5th 2011, the Wir Schanzen will move to the beautiful „Ländle“ Vorarlberg to shred the NovaPark at the Sajas Park Games.
Roope and Jamie took home a nice chunk of the $125,000 USD prize purse, in addition to securing their spots to compete in the 2012 World Snowboarding Championships taking place in Oslo, Norway in February 2012.
First a fourth-place finish in Spain and now a championship victory - Rocco van Straten is a name that will not be forgotten. This wakeboarder turned snowboarder has proven that he should not be underestimated at big air events.
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