23/10/2009 | by Tom Copsey
We just received an email off Elias Elhardt about his experience at Freestyle.CH, here it is:
I just got back from intense weekend in Zürich, that left a thousand impressions in my head.
First of all I was really stoked to be invited to the freestyle.ch again, as I think it’s one of the most fun contests of the year. Strong riders and good friends all around, a big crowd, good kicker, warm temperatures and very good parties every day! I had qualification on friday. I was really happy that I could land the bs 1080 double cork, a trick I learned just a day before riding in Hintertux. With this trick as a technical and a bs five japan as a style trick I was stoked to win the qualification and that I could ride on saturday and sunday again.
Saturday we did the crossover session, a big show where the different riders (Snowboarder, Freeskier, FMXer and Skateboarder) defend their sport. The crowd decides who wins by chearing after the trick. That was pretty fun, especially when we, the snowboard team rode the kicker all at the same time…rapidfire style. The crowd loves it and it’s quite exciting to ride as well. Thanks to Juri Podlatschikow, better call him I-Pod so the spelling is right, the snowboard team got the title in the end.
On sunday, the final day, I was pretty tired already. I felt the partys of friday and saturday and that I was riding since a while without a break. Anyways, I tried my best and I was happy I could land some tricks. In the end I didn’t make it in the superfinals and ended up 5th place.
After such a good Weekend, with many friends and a super good time on the board, guess what was on on Sunday night…..yes, partytime !!!
And the story goes on in a week or so at freestyle.berlin. see you there. I understand better now, why they compare riders to super heros in those events. ☺
Here is a link to couple tricks and few pictures