A whole bunch of riders from many different countries competed each other last weekend in Blue Tomato Plan P, Superpark Planai in Austria and a big freestyle party was set off along with a sweet contest line, BBQ, great sounds, bluebird and a cake.
Many riders from different nationalities signed up for the 2nd Q Parks Tour Stop while some of them came all the way from Iceland to ride for the Junior National Team.
Straight outta World Cup, right into Superpark Planai – Alois Lindmoser (AUT) after riding at the snowboard world cup in Aspen/Colorado, marched through qualification without any problems and he also won the best trick category with his Switch Backside Rodeo 9 Indy. He won right before Baldur Vilhelmsson (ISL) and Jeremy Gerritson (NLD).
As for the “Snowboard Women” category, Federica Sola (ITA) won the contest, followed by Tinkara Tanja Valcl(SLO) and Emma Lantos (AUT). Groms were led by Lukas Frischhut (AUT), Kuhar Ozbe (SLO) and Anej Herzenjak (SLO) finished second and third.
In the “Freeski Men” category, Fabian Mühringer (AUT) who is part of the shape crew in Superpark Planai enjoyed a little home advantage and with a Rightside Flat 5 Screaming Seaman he sent it big time and landed on the 3rd place. Fabian was only beaten by Luca Pichler (AUT) and the winner Patrick Schuchter (AUT).
“Freeski Women” category was dominated by Aliah-Delia Eichinger (DEU) were she won in front of Selina Jäger (AUT) and Greta Staudacher (AUT). Freeski Groms category was won by Daniel Bacher (AUT). Matej Svancer (AUT) and Elias Wechner (AUT) were second and third.
Kings of Airtime – The Woosports Airtime Award was handed for the first time in this year’s QParks Tour Stop in Planai were the airtime of all riders was measured, using the mobile tracking device of WOO. In the free ski category winner was Loris Rudigier (AUT) who spent a total of 1:06 minutes flying high while Sergey Sanzhapov (UKR) won the snowboarders’ category by sending it for a total of 26 seconds.
Free BBQ was provided by Blue Tomato in the chill area to all riders but the best part of the event was the birthday cake that was brought into the park to celebrate 15 years QParks and 10 years Superpark Planai.