All photos by Roland Haschka / Copyright QParks
Fantastic weather conditions, plenty of young and heavily motivated riders and the perfectly shaped Snowpark Kitzbühel – that’s all it took last Sunday to guarantee for a top-notch atmosphere at the Sick Trick Tour Open. Especially the Austrian freeskiers were in great mood – once again, they managed to score the top places at a tour stop.
At first, things didn’t work out as smoothly as expected, though. The weather gods were not on the side of Lisi Obermoser and her organization team, so the contest had to be postponed from Saturday to Sunday, which offered bluebird weather and generally great conditions. Park designer Franz Lechner presented a first grade setup, consisting of the industry rail line and the kicker line. On the first one, the riders were judged on their performance on the 8m flat rail and the 8m down donkeyout rail, whereas, on the kicker line they had to show off their skills on three differently sized jumps.
For their sickest moves, the riders had the chance to bag a cash prize and goodies by Blue Tomato, Element3, the Segway Station Kitzbühel, as well as QParks, AMPLIFI and Pinetime Clothing, worth a total of 2.500€. The following participants managed to grab these cool prizes:
Austrian Freeskiers were on Fire
Apart from the amazing prizes, the freeskiers were also competing for important points for the QParks Freeski Tour, the ÖSV Freeski-Cup, the TSV Freeski-Regional Cup and the Austria Cup. Maximilian Noppeney secured himself the first place in the category Men Over 18 and was followed by his fellow countrymen Fabian Kettner (2nd) and Peter Tschallener (3rd). What’s more, Fabian Kettner also bagged the best trick award. Deservedly so – he pulled off a stylish 270 On Pretzel Out on the industry line.
At the Men U18 competition the three Austrians Mani Lerchbaumer (1st), David Wolf (2nd) and Mathias Voithofer (3rd) climbed the podium’s top spots.
In the Women’s ranking the Freeski-Austria rider Lisi Gram came in first and was also followed by two fellow Austrians, namely Selina Jäger on second and Tamara Schmid on third place.
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