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In his inimitable smooth style, under glorious spring weather, Nicolas Mueller (SUI) claimed the first-ever Slopestyle title of TTR THREE(3)STAR Snickers Classic & Popcorn Wallride, held at Saas-Fee, Switzerland, 19th-22nd April, 2007.
The last major professional event on the Ticket To Ride (TTR) World Snowboard Tour 06/07, the Snickers Classic & Popcorn Wallride delivered a perfect and worthy ending to the snowboard season. As bikini-clad bodies bronzed in hot sun on the beach-styled Popcorn Plaza at the Saas-Fee Spielboden glacier run, riders went all-out to enjoy the super-fun Slopestyle park designed by local Swiss stars, Frederik Kalbermatten (SUI) & Marco Schwab (SUI). Starting with a cliff-drop, the course included a huge table-jump, a roller-jump, a step-up manual box and snow-box. Two qualification heats of 15 cut into a 12-man Super Final where each finalist received a share of the 10,000USD prize purse. Judges marked riders during the Slopestyle jam sessions based on overall impression through the course.
Hard-pushed to judge the striking line-up of European snowboard talent, it was Nicolas Mueller’s (SUI) creativity, fluidity and variety of tricks that set him apart from his peers. Mueller’s (SUI) stylish runs included a neat 540 off the cliff-drop, a Cab 900 Japan and snow-box jibbing – the only rider to do so.
If you are in Switzerland this coming week-end, you can either choose between popcorn or peanut butter according to your taste!
Volcom will organise the European finals of it’s Peanut Butter and Rail Jam tour in the cool resort of Hoch Ybrig on saturday.
The best 3 riders of each Euro stop of this season are qualified for this event and the winners will win an airfare to the USofA to compete in the US PBRJ champs in Mammoth and try to get a hold of the 30000$ of prize money.
Refresh your mind with our BrOADER TV episode of the PBRJ from Les 7-Laux, France and head straight to Switzerland!
The world’s best Freestyle Snowboard Action will take place in Saas-Fee, from April the 19th to the 22nd 2007!
Saas-Fee has the honor to present one of the last stops of the unique Ticket To Ride (TTR) Snowboard World Tour 06/07. Frederik Kalbermatten and Marco Schwab as hosts and a kick ass party program, the SNICKERS CLASSIC & POPCORN WALLRIDE is going to be the perfect end of season in the Swiss Alps.
This snowboard competition is open to everyone, who likes riding slopestyle and wallrides and wants to compete with smooth operators as Marko Grilc, Marko Grilc, Jonas Emery, Tonton Holland, Friedl Kolar, Steve Gruber, Iker Fernandes, Morgan Le Faucheur, Gian Simmen.
There are still some starting places left!!! Hurry-up, online inscriptions are opened until Wednesday 18th April07 6pm.
Wooo come down dude! There’s no porn on BrOADER (yet)!
Just kidding 😉
Here are some more pics from the Intergirlactik contest!
Enjoy our slideshow from this super cool week-end!
There exists a species of snowboarder that is more associated with the Gods of board sports than other riders. Most of them can recall times when they were skidding down the mountains on their homemade boards. This species is difficult to find today – or maybe it’s just too modest to reveal its true identity and heritage – although it embodies the backbone of the snowboard scene.
Once a year The Longboard Classic gets them crawling out of their holes and banding together. Once a year they do what their code and common sense forbids: hundreds of them drop into a face at the same time!
After a Le Mans-style mass start at the height of 2,408m, riders will hammer their way down 1,001 metres of off-piste to the village of Stuben (1407m).
So, if you have the heart of a shredder and an old school board or a board longer than 170 cm in your garage, you should instantly register !!
April 21, 2007 – Longboard Classic in Stuben, Arlberg
Fee: Euro 45. Includes lift ticket, event shirt, lunch and beverage
Methodmag’s HIGHWAY TO HELL kicks off today in Mayrhofen, Austria’s best snowpark.
Until next saturday (April, 14th), it will be the place to be to experience the hottest spring session and finish of the season in style!
Over 40 international pros – including the likes of Martin Cernik, Arthur Longo, Sani Alibabic, Quentin Robbins, Friedl Kolar, Danny Wheeler, Kalle Ohlson, Jenny Jones, Conny Bleicher or Lisa Filzmoser to name a few – will be shredding the Burton Snowpark, and taking full advantage of the high quality line-up of bands, and DJs present for the Snowbombing, Europe’s biggest mountain music festival.
The contest format is all about fun with a fearsome twist: Friday The Thirteenth will see obstacle sessions with On-The-Spot cash prizes. Saturday will see riders taking on the trident-shaped HIGHWAY TO HELL line for yet more cash handouts, plus €2k prize money for the top 3 overall riders.
Intergirlactik is over and looking back it has been a great event!
It was our first contest partnership and we were stocked to see how the girls were going big – back 7s on the 15m gap for Claudia – on the perfectly shaped HO5 Snowpark.
The weather was nice, the vibes super good and it was also cool to be able to check out and test 07/08 boards from Allian, Forum, Roxy, Gnu, Lib Tech as well as Beyond bindings. Oh yeah, and the friendly drunk swiss from the Pinard crew were there, hunting down Serge…
Can’t wait for next year!! In the meanwhile check out our video of the finals!
1st – Claudia Fliri (AUT)
2nd – Vicci Miller (UK)
3rd – Lisa Filzmoser (AUT)
What a wonderful day for the INTERGIRLACTIK‘s qualifications!!
Sunshine, good snow, warm temperatures and girls in bikini 😉
The HO5 park was specially shaped for the event with a line composed of rails, table 1, table 2 and rails again to finish the run. Girls had fun all day long and judges a hard time to give tickets for the finals….
Are qualified for tomorrow’s final :
1st heat :
H.PAUMOLA (FIN) roxy
2nd heat :
A.LAUKKANEN (FIN) roxy wear
3rd heat :
+ 2 other girls during a final heat
Special thanks to our “Roxy” reporter Mélanie L.
After a small pause, the “Intercrew” celebrates its great return in Chamrousse on April 7th . The small “Iséroise” ski resort opens its doors to freestylers for a session which promises to be epic.
Invited by the pro riders from Wise Ride, Brynild Vulin and Bruno Rivoire, ten teams will confront each other during the weekend.
The main French crew such as Advita, Bouchkail, Ho5, Denjo, Audience 33 will show up to compete as well as European teams such as the Thermos from Switzerland, the Spanish of Snowpark division or the English of Skyrockets.
Location : Flachauwinkl (AUT)
Date : March 31 to April 1 2007
The official 3 Star TTR contest had to be postponed from Saturday to Sunday. The reason was the bad sight which made it impossible to clear “the biggest Spring Battle Jam Kicker ever” without any risk.
Sunday, April the 1st :
The setup for the Absolut Park Spring Battle 07 consisted of a fat booter with massive airtime bigger than any other Spring Battle kicker before. At the end of the course on the right they had a 6 m Tree Bonk, a Wallride in the middle and a small Corner on the left – the riders had to face a choice.
Last week-end, BrOADER was in Lyon (Fr) for the Chosen Invitational “Lord Of Steel “.
First, Big Up to Jo, the organizer, for the amount of work his crew put up to prepare this in-town contest! The jib area was filled with modules (C-rail, straight rails, box, trash car…), but the launching zone was maybe not high enough to get sufficient speed and the riders found it hard to express their skills. At that game Lucas Bennachio played well and won the pro contest.
The other bad thing was that during the pro finals, the jib zone was reserved for the “official” film company. So we had a hard time filming some good footage. Anyway we got some good shots during the demo session and in the crowd we enjoyed the good vibes, the punk & bling bling attitudes of a couple of dutch riders, the beers, the yellow, the black…
Here is the 19th episode of BrOADER TV!!
At www.snowbroader.eu, we are proud to officially support the Intergirlactik contest which will take place in les 7 Laux, France, from April 6th till 8th. We will be reporting live on location to deliver you a full coverage of this great international women snowboard event!
A stop of the TTR Women’s Tour as a 3-star event, Intergirlactik will gather together the best women riders in the Freestyle Area of Les 7 Laux shaped by h.o.5. park and voted 2006 Best French Snowpark.
The list of confirmed riders is impressive and guarantees a hell of a show down: Conny Bleicher, 2007 ONEILL PRO SLOPESTYLE 3rd rank, Basa Stevulova, 2007 EU CHICKEN JAM BEST TRICK, Lisa Filzmoser, 2007 ONEILL EVOLUTION 2nd rank, Rita Comi, IT 2007 ONEILL PRO SLOPESTYLE WINNER, Julia Baumgartner, AUT 2007 PINKY JAM WINNER and many more!
More than a snowboard competition, the event is a festival about feminine alternative culture…A lot of different happenings will go on around the main TTR Intergirlactik Comp…
This coming week-end (March 31st, and April 1st) Central Camps present the the first edition of their last event the Goodie Lady Billabong Session.
As you can imagine the event is 100% for girls which doesn’t mean dudes don’t have to go to check out the action and the party scene!
The event will be held on the perfect Central park of Thyon. Saturday will be dedicated to the slopestyle contest and sunday an open photoshoot session will be organised.
Definitly good vibes, sunshine and laid back riding can be expected for this unique session!
Straight out from les 2 Alpes, Arthur Longo is the new hot shot from the french snowboard scene.
Arthur has had an amazing contest season winning the O’Neill Pro Freestyle in Avoriaz, scoring big in the O’Neill Evolution in Davos, flying high at the Artic Challenge and finishing -only- second at the Billabong Jr Pro in Leysin!
And that’s a season for Arthur during which – in his own words – he didn’t push it to hard!
That’s right, Arthur is concentrating on finishing school this year but is completly pumped up already for next year when he plans to push it to the next level!
Check out our video with Arthur shot during the Billabong Jr Pro and get to know this super talented rider. Oh, I almost forgot, Arthur also plans to improve his English so in the meanwhile it’s your turn to improve your French…
On a super creative park including either a three-kicker line to a step-up bowl or a banked slalom rail line followed by a half-cradle, a corner and two rails, the 30 finalists battled their way to the top. Some sick riding!
At the end of the day local hero and Aesthetiker spiritual leader, Steven Gruber won the contest with an impressive and most stylish run: Cab 720, switch backside 540, backside 720 and a super smooth move in the Taco. The strongest oppostion came from scandinavian riders Jaakko Ruha from Finland and swede Kalle Ohlson who finished second and third respectively with strong runs.
As always the spirit was great during the whole 4 days of contest and the set up really allowed the riders to show their skills and creativity.
Keep da spirit!
We told you he was our favorite! Xavier de le Rue continues his incredible season and adds another trophy to his collection with his first place at the O’Neill Xtreme Verbier 2007.
The frenchman nailed some impressive runs with dedicated lines and fluid turns, ponctuated by big cliff jumps. After a disappointing 5th place last year, Xavier enjoys his triumph this time around!
The men’s podium is completed by Verbier old timer Serge Cornillard from France and swiss freeriding legend Cyril Neri.
If you missed out on the action, storm to freecaster for highlights and Xavier’s victory run!
Perfect spring conditions prevailed at Park City as the Slopestyle contest of the 3rd Annual Roxy Chicken Jam became the deciding TTR point-earning event for the women’s Champion title. With one of the most talented rider line-ups of the season, the best-of-4-runs jam session culminated in a 15-woman Final that proved a close-cut challenge for judges to call. After tough deliberation, Slopestyle victory finally went to accomplished rider Tara Dakides (USA) who delivered amongst her best runs a backflip over the kicker, backside rodeo to a clean backside 720, ending with a boardslide-to-fakie on the flat down flat. Jamie Anderson’s (USA) fluidity and impressive rail maneuvers throughout the course earned a second place finish, and take her back to the TTR World Nr 2 spot.
But it was Torah Bright’s clean mix of cab 540s and cab 720s that earned her a 3rd place podium result – and win enough TTR points to extend her Nr 1 lead over last season’s Tour winner, Cheryl Maas (NED) – and secure the 2nd Women’s TTR World Snowboard Tour Champion 06/07 crown.
Bright (AUS) joins recently crowned male Shaun White (USA) as the TTR World Tour Champions 06/07.
Don’t miss out on the Xtreme de Verbier which is scheduled for tomorrow, sunday.
Held on the mythical Bec des Rosses, the 12th edition of the Xtreme is the final event of the the first European Freeride Tour which featured two qualifications events in Austria and in France. Tomorrow winner of these qualifications and invited riders will show their class and knowledge of the mountain and try to impress the judges. Among the riders attending the Xtreme are 2 times winner Cyril Neri, Jules Reymond, Alex Coudray, and our favorite Xavier de le Rue.
Don’t miss out on this incredible event which you can check out tomorrow live on freecaster.
Last weekend, the best snowboard rookies from Austria, Germany and Switzerland met during the Finale Grande of the Snowpark Tour 007 in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.
Patrik Huber (AUT) was crowned the “most impressive rider” and Anais Cettou (SUI) took the girls’ victory.
The shapers set up a kicker line with two kickers and a quarterpipe. At the in-run, riders could choose between two rails. The additional box line offered four different slide boxes. The 70 riders were also delighted by the nice weather and the fact that the participation in the event and accommodation were free.