All Photos by Roland Haschka / courtesy of QParks
Girls forming a neat circle, ready for the warm-up – that’s how the Girls Shred Session at the Superpark Planai kicked off last Saturday. Just read on to get an impression of the twintip ladies ripping the park and why they preferred to shred just alongside each other, once in a while.
ShredˈnˈChill among themselves
On February 11, girls from the Schladming-Dachstein region, Germany, Hungary and the Netherlands were gathering at the Superpark Planai for the Girls Shred Session. Their main focus was shredding the park to bits and improving their skills. They were supported by the Blue Tomato team rider Regina Rathgeb as coach. Under her professional guidance, the girls were taking plenty of smooth runs through the park, enjoying the relaxed atmosphere and the perfect bluebird weather.
Usually, there are quite few girls riding the park and those who do, are pretty advanced already. That’s why it’s very special to have so many girls at the park at once, especially those who just started getting into freestyle – Rebecca Heinrich
She certainly knows what she’s talking about – she’s shaper at the Superpark Planai and, therefore, was able to experience a totally exceptional day at “her” park.
Progression Captured by the SpotOn-Kamera
For the collective lunch by Blue tomato, all the jibberinas and jolly jumpers were meeting up at the chill area, chatting about their highlights of the day so far. Christina Katefidis took part for the first time. “I just thought, I’d give it a shot and it definitely paid off. There’s loads of cool obstacles, so everybody’s guaranteed to find their favorite. Plus, the coaches’ tips were really helpful,” Christina, who was really stoked on her progress, says. While the girls were pulling off loads of new moves, you could hear the cameras humming in the background. It wasn’t only the QParks Media crew who was capturing the girls ripping the park, though. The park’s own video system also played a major part in producing the above featured Freeski clip. Thanks to the SpotOn App the participants had the chance to have their best runs captured and to download their personal edit afterwards.
A Perfect Evening with Blue Tomato
At the end of the session, each of the girls received a goodie bag, packed with various cool goodies, by Blue Tomato. Afterwards, it was time for a little get-together at the shop in Schladming, where the ladies came to the conclusion of the day: Girls tend to have different fears than boys and they’ve got different ways in approaching new tricks. This is why girls only coaching sessions are so important!
Sounds like a good thing, doesn’t it? Just visit Facebook, Instagram and www.girlsshredsessions.com for information on the upcoming dates. And don’t forget to check out the best pics of the day at the Superpark Planai on the Parkwebsite, Facebook and Instagram.