Freeskiers and snowboarders from 14 European nations gathered together in the Advanced Line of the Vans Penken Park and they gave the crowd an experience they will always remember. Penken Battle 2017 will go down in the history of the QParks Tour as an extremely bold freestyle and shredding fiesta!
The Down Tube and Down Rail obstacles in the upper section of the Advanced Line, designed by park designer Oriol Rosell and shaped by his crew, left the riders very satisfied with the obstacles of the competition and gave them freedom to express themselves creatively whilst shredding the slopes. The spectators had the opportunity to see a series bold yet solid moves like the Cab 900 Nosegrab (snowboard) and the Cork 9 (freeski), performed by some of the future’s most promising riders.
Belgian snowboarder Lorenzo Peeters was the overall winner in the Men’s category, winning the top prize as well as valuable points for the WSPL Ranking of the World Snowboard Tour. This was Peeter’s second consecutive win and he is now leading the overall ranking with 200 Tour Points. The Belgian also won the Best Trick award with a Cab 900 Nose in the finals. The Austrian riders Felix Widnig and Moritz Asmuess finished in 2nd and 3rd place respectively. In the Women’s category, Lea Baumschlag from Austria finished in 1st, followed by Djolie Ectors (BEL) and Jenny Gregori (ITA). The Slovenian riders Jan Vogrin and Bono Karlj Kos were in first and second place of the Grom’s category respectively, followed by Nico Winkler from Austria in third.
In the freeski Men’s Category, Johannes Rohrmoser from Austria finished in first place, followed by his fellow-Austrians Manu Gander and Michael Tschallener. Rohrmoser also won the Best Trick with a Switch Left Cork 9 Blunt. Lara Wolf (AUT) impressed with her performance and finished on the top of the podium in the Women’s Category, with Thea Fenwick (GBR) and Lisi Gram (AUT) in 2nd and 3rd. A bunch of three Austrian Groms were the winners of the Grom’s category. Daniel Bacher impressed with a Blindside Surface Switchup and a Leftside Cork 3 and finished in first place, leaving behind the brothers Michl and Elias Wechner in 2nd and 3rd place.