Last weekend Westendorf once more became the unofficial snowboard capital of Austria. The official Austrian snowboard freestyle championships ended successfully with great performances.
Pushed by the dream of becoming Austrian master, the riders showed breath-taking and spectacular tricks in the Boarders Playground in Westendorf. With perfect weather conditions, international and local riders presented a great show to the spectators.
Last year’s winner Herby Thaler from Styria was unbeatable again. He showed three perfect runs and so became Austrian slopestyle champion ahead of Piotr Janosz from Poland. Chris Kröll and Michi Stanschitz from Austria tied for third place. The tyrolean Julia Baumgartner won the women’s ranking ahead of Diana Sadlowski from Poland and Evi Van Damme from the Netherlands. After the superpipe title Julia also won the slopestyle title and therefore is the overall winner in the Austrian Masters women’s ranking. Clemens Schattschneider became, as in the week before in the superpipe, best rookie. With both victories he won the overall rookie title. On account of his performances he can declare himself as Austria’s biggest snowboard freestyle talent. Adrian Krainer got second and Mathias Weissenbacher became third in the slopestyle rookie ranking. Rudi Kröll from Zillertal won the combination of pipe and park in the Austrian Master pro ranking. The n.asa, the Ästhetiker and the guys from Boardplay want to thank everybody for showing up.
See you next year at the SHRED DOWN AUSTRIAN MASTERS 2011!