(via Red Bull) - Markus Keller Ma calls home to the Red Bull Jibmunks and 85 snowboarders and snowboarders. World Champion, Olympic Champion and leisure freestylers have fun in a slightly jazzed-piste in Grindelwald First with tricks and jumps beyond the contest routine. Winner of the day is Tonton Holland. Iouri Podladtchikov won the Professional category.
In the sport of snowboarding reign massive snow parks and pipes. But last Saturday occupy the jib-knight a track section in Grindelwald First and show what snowboarding once and basically still is: "From what is there to make the best", as host Mark "Ma" Keller said. Red Bull Jibmunks called the occasion. The play, which offer the 85 participants has something out Underground: A rampaging horde takes off from any runway vault, jumping over piles of timber and slithers through a horn sled. The road into the valley may not be enough to jibbers complicated: there's a hook, yet there is a flip. And everyone seems to run it with energy charge. For no sooner they are down, they are already up and want to back down.
Trick Master Ma basement can not join in injury-half, but the number of participants is impressive even without him. 60 recreational freestyle split with 16 pros, the course, such as Iouri Podladtchikov or the Frenchman Arthur Longo. These extremely vivid legends, such as Gian Simmen, or Tonton Holland come from Leysin. The youngest participants are not even half as old as the great veterans and all with the same pleasure in the matter.
Legends beat the pros
Some spin flips on the two hills shortly after takeoff, while others discover the new moguls. Also popular are excellent in the air and the plastic pipe lying on the back horn sled as a support for slides and grinds. Rino Wenger, a local hero finds: "In contrast to the normal slopestyle competitions, is this really a runway and the style is more important." Untranslatable he continues: "! It Fägt extremely easy to drive here," Iouri Podladtchikov confesses: "I'm going down with a huge heart palpitations." This is partly because Iouri - not the only one - even apart from the relatively small jumps to amazing flights. On the other hand, the slope is just too far away from the familiar to seasoned professionals.
Tonton Holland has seen a lot in the meanwhile 26 years when he is off the board. "Here I go, I'm usually with my friends. On the score, I think not. "That does not keep the Romand against the Legends Jam and to win the championship.
The winner of the Professional category ends up behind another legend called PI Pascal Imhof (Grindelwald) at No. 3 overall, and is called Iouri Podladtchikov. His word of the day: "Thank you, Ma!"
Red Bull Trick it with Ma: the next generation
While at the Red Bull Jibmunks the art of runway tricks is celebrated, the day before it goes to the basics, more tips and inspiration for a day of fattening cellar for Riders by 13 to 18 years. The Jib Clinic begins with a small surprise, because there are six young women and a young man just looking to expand their repertoire of tricks runway. The group blends as gorgeous as it rotates. Leonie from Thun says: "I see more stuff on the runway, and what trick you can do there. The tricks I just need to exercise more "is clear. The next generation of the jib-Knight will not be long in coming.
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