04/05/2010 | by Tom Copsey
On Saturday morning we drove to Mayrhofen – right into the heart of the Snowbombing festival, as hundreds of hungover people in the streets clearly proved. We headed straight up to the Vans Penken Park where we met the 2010 Junk & Funk crew.
The Junk&Funk is a fun-and laid-back session and always a great way to end the season. Due to the success of the Snowbombing activities over the entire week, only a small number of riders showed up in time for the jam session, but as it was an open contest, more riders joined in as the day went on. For starters, locals, seasonaires and the pros Danny Larsen and Tobi Strauss hit the downbox to show their tricks, after which they took the corner of the park’s infamous end section apart. The Onboard crew had the hard job of handing out cash for any trick that was remotely sick. Luckily, with some free Vans waffles, drinks, and music from the DJs ‘Discodogs’ things weren’t too bad at all, and even if you did not want to cash in you still had a good time.
Highlight of the day was a highest air on the hand-made Junkometer! The riders gave their best, and Alexander Peter Church eventually jumped over an unbelievable 2.20 meters. This earned him top spot, a hundred Euros, and lots of goodies from Vans and Onboard.
After the event everyone head down to the Scotland Yard pub to celebrate life, the end of the season, and a great day on the hill! Don’t miss your chance to take part in next year’s season ender, earn some money, and party it away with the Vans and Onboard crews!