What a show! At splendid conditions the O’Neill Kirschbaum Battle 2012 went off last Sunday in the STANTON PARK in St. Anton/Arlberg with loads of action where the snowboarders demonstrated impressively that they know how to shred a park. In the end there were many happy faces, as prizes in a total value of US$ 10,000 were given away!
Last Sunday it was finally happening: the snowboard contest of the O’Neill Kirschbaum Battle 2012 took place. Besides sunny skies and comfortable temperatures, also the STANTON PARK itself was in perfect shape, paving the way for a successful TTR 3* contest. The judges Marin Mircic and Michael Friessnegg as well as the spectators at the Rendl Beach were able to watch a spectacular show going down in the park where Speaker Rene Nocker and DJ F.o.D. cared for the right words and tunes.
In the category snowboard rookies, the Swiss younggun Corsin Züst was able to win and was obviously impressed by the contest: “the setup was awesome, especially the kickers in various sizes! Of course I come again next year!” At the snowboard girls competition, the decision was made in an all-Austrian race. In the end Klara Dinold from Carinthia emerged victorious ahead of Lisa Veith and Lea Baumschlager. At the eagerly awaited snowboard men competition, the finals went off with a lot of excitement. Eight riders fought for a podium place in the head-to-head battles. In the end the young Tyrolean Bernhard Kraxner succeeded ahead of the two O’Neill team riders Matthias Vogt and André Kuhlmann. Vogt however was still able to win the K2 best trick competition. “I was very surprised by my victory, as the training almost took motivation from me and the competition was very tough. The setup was in a great condition and really fun to ride – a true perfect day!”, says Kraxner.
At the following prize-giving also the snowboarders showed that they know how to celebrate victories – smiling faces on the podium completed this breath-taking freestyle weekend in the STANTON PARK.
Check out the clip and the gallery of the event.