28/03/2009 | by Onboard
The enthusiastic start of 2008: run shredder run! Photo: Kone Heigl
Snowboard legends unleashed! 10 years of Longboard Classic.
April 18, 2009 – 10th Longboard Classic / Stuben am Arlberg
Numerous snowboard legends have applied for the 10th anniversary of the Longboard Classic in Stuben: Chuck Barfoot, owner of the correspondent snow-surf- and skate firm and one of the 4 founding fathers of snowboarding. Terry Kidwell, the „Godfather of Freestyle“, 4 times Freestyle World Champion and legendary Sims team rider as well as Shawn Farmer, the freeride legend who showed us in the late 80ies what it is like being a local in Alaska. Terry and Shawn are also going to get the crowd rocking with their band Hunk of Metal, which is probably the most legendary snowboard band in the world: Terry Kidwell (guitar), Shawn Farmer (vocals), Bob Klein (drums), Scotty Milburn (bass), Jeff Hackett (lead guitar & vocals). But that is not all: It will be the ultimate class reunion. Three generations of snowboard heroes from the fields industry, riders and media will celebrate ten years of Longboard Classic together!
The Tahoe Legends – photo: Chris Wellhausen
The Longboard Classic race will go down 1,001 altitude difference off-piste as usual from the Albona Grat (2,408m) in a Le Mans mass start to Stuben Village (1,407m), whereas there will be 3 categories (old school, boys and girls) for the results. But 6 more special awards like youngest rider, oldest rider, Soulmen,… Because the credo is not to be first but to meet legends and friends, find new ones and to have fun snowboarding with like-minded people.
Naturally, longboards and freeride equipment from various companies can be tested at the event.
To make registration as easy as possible on the actual day of the race, we recommend that you register via the homepage in advance. The provisional list of participants is published on the website and can be sorted by post code, city or name so you can easily create car pools. So, what are you waiting for?! – Get your friends together and join the 10th anniversary of the Longboard Classic together with numerous snowboard legends!
Find info about the program, accommodation, photos and movies as well as the rankings from the last ten years under longboardclassic.com
On the run
Event: Longboard Classic
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2009
Location: Stuben/Arlberg (Austria)
Format: Le Mans mass start – Top to bottom snowboard – longboard race
Classification: Old school, girls, boys, oldest board, soulmaster and more.
On stage: „Hunk of Metal“(USA) & „Roots Rockers Soundsystem“(GER)
Fee: Euro 50 (including day ticket, event shirt, lunch and beverage)
Number of spectators: None! – Everyone will take part!!
Credo: The Longboard Classic is for soul surfers, longboarders, off-piste enthusiasts and snowboard legends from all over the world, to go riding with friends to have fun and to celebrate the spirit of snowboarding together.