They came, saw and stepped on it!At the Big Final of the Quiksilver Wir Schanzen 2010 with bright sunshine in the perfectly shaped Betterpark Hintertux 49 Freeskiers and Snowboarders showed why it was them who qualified for this final. It really was Freestyle Action on the highest stage.
For many riders the Big Final of the Quiksilver Wir Schanzen 2010 was the last contest of the season, but the smiling faces at the accreditation already showed that there was a lot of motivation left to step on it one more time.
The organizers chose the Jam-Session Modus so the riders could make as many runs as a preset time period allowed. And it was the right decision: the riders pushed each other from run to run to a top class riding level.
The Kids and Girls went first on the Medium Kickers and Jib Line. Mini but mighty! The Kids made everybody sit up. In the end it was Lucas Mangold (GER) to win the skiing category and Christian Geiger (AUT) took the snowboard victory. The rookies have been awarded with summer season tickets for the Hintertux Glacier worth more than 500 Euro each. For 222 days the Betterpark Hintertux as the only summer snowpark of Central Europe will now be second home.
And the supposedly weaker sex showed that girls as well do not shrink from challenging tricks. Local heroine Christina Gruber (AUT) nailed down the victory in the snowboard category with the best action in this class and could take home two tickets for the Taubertal Festival. At her second contest the ski girl Lisa Zimmermann (GER) astonished spectators as well as judges with her 720s and one 1080. She too could hold two Festival tickets of Red Bull in her hands – on top of the podium.
The big showdown came in the superfinals of the Men. The riders could not get enough and the tricks became faster, higher and further from run to run. With double flips and his smooth style Christian Beri (SUI) could convince the judges. In the snowboard category it was Matthias Vogt (AUT) who won with creativity, challenging tricks and a lot of style. Both champions took home a cheque worth 1000 Euros from the title sponsor Quiksilver.
At the last Red Bull Best Trick Session of this year’s tour the challenge was to overcome an Up-Box with a Gap. Again Matthias Vogt (AUT) wrapped this session up with a switch 50-50 Backflip out. Raphael Schweiger (AUT) showed the best skiing trick and took home the Red Bull IPod Touch. For those who cannot get enough of kickers, boxes and co. in the summer, the Betterpark Hintertux is THE place to be. The snowpark is open from April to December – Superpipe included!
The Afterparty at the Kleine Tenne in Lanersbach topped off the Big Final of the Quiksilver Wir Schanzen 2010. The winners and the successful ending of the tour were celebrated adequately to the dance music of the Drunken Masters.
All in all it was an absolutely felicitous and worthy final of the Quiksilver Wir Schanzen 2010. A big “Thank You!” goes to the sponsors, to the Hintertux Glacier and the Tux-Finkenberg Tourism, to the crew and of course to all the motivated riders of all tour stops, without you the Wir Schanzen would not exist.
See you next season!
Oh and by the way – as always there is a cool video made by RebelTV for those who could not come to the Hintertux Glacier. All those who want to upload their own movies and take part the video contest can do so until midnight May 02nd on www.rebel.tv and cream off awesome prizes. Who does not want to win IPods, Quiksilver Stuff or even Allgäu-Gletschercards?
1. Matthias Vogt AUT
2. Patrick Cinca GER
3. Piotr Janosz POL
1. Christian Beri SUI
2. Flo Geyer GER
3. Mike Hauser AUT
1. Christina Gruber AUT
2. Diana Sadlowski POL
3. Nadine Härtinger GER
1. Lisa Zimmermann GER
2. Sarah Neuhauser AUT
3. Christl Radulowiz AUT
1. Christian Geiger AUT
2. Andre Höflich GER
3. Tobias Michel GER
1. Lucas Mangold GER
2. Sebastian Scheck GER
3. Eric Schwabl AUT