The 5th stop of QParks Tour took place within a beautiful Black Forest-region and presented sick contest action and smooth tunes from the speakers. badenova Masters was a real freestyle spectacle for both participants and visitors although due to freezing snow showers, the contest line was reduced to 2 hits instead of 5.
For the 1st hit, freeskiers and snowboarders had to choose between a Down Rail (6m) and aFlat Down Box (6m). Snowboarders kicked it into the contest line right away. In the ladies’category Caroline Höckel (CH) striked a 50/50 to Front side Board slide on the Down Rail and made the 1st place, followed by Anna Cordes (GER) and Romy van Vreden (NL) In the men’s category, Fynn Koenen (GER) got the highest score with a Cab 180 50/50 Backside 360. Shaper Benjamin Bartmann (GER) and Casper Holtzapfel (NL) made the second and third place.
In the Freeski Women category, Greta Staudacher (AUT) won the first place, and Victoria Ressel (AUT) won the second place. Clemens Grill (GER) won in the category Freeski Men with a Swap Blind 270 out, followed by David Ressler (AUT) and Leon Ernhofer (AUT).
In the women’s groms category of snowboarders, Romy van Vreden (NL) impressed the judges with her style and progression. Demy Janssen (NL) won the second and BentheDuijzings (NL) won the third place.
In the men’s category, Kyro Zonneveld (NL) won the first place, followed by his shred buddies JarnoDuijzings (NL) and Lars Laeven (NL). Noah Ressel (AUT) won the groms’ category of freeskiers with a sick Switch on Blindside 270 out, followed by Noel Walser (AUT) and Florian Pale (AUT).
In general, the dutch team was the strongest one with nine riders in total on the podium. Their coach Andrea Bednas explained „We’re spending most of the year in the snow domes, so we can practice the whole year!“
The badenova Masters are over but the QParks Tour have more events coming up within the next days.