29/03/2012 | by Tom Copsey
One of the best contests on planet will celebrate its 10-year anniversary from 17-25 March 2012 in Mayrhofen, and they’ve just announced some more of the sick shredders who’ll be taking part. Check it…
The snow and skate team final confirmations are live on www.wangltangl.com. The roster includes some of the world’s best snowboarders and skateboarders. World Snowboarding Champion Iouri Podladtchikov will lead the Vans Off The Wall team through the Vans Penken Park. On the skate side (which is always as much of a draw as the snow one) Nassim Guammaz, Sam Partaix, Phil Zwijsen and Kris Vile will be just a few of the dudes sessioning the mini ramp for the 10,000 Euro prize.
SNOW – VWT Snowboard Crew Battle
Official Confirmation #8 – Team Off the Wall
Off the Wall by name, off the wall by nature, the 8th official Tängl Team is packing all star punch and glamour to boot. The Off the Wall Team Captain, Iouri Podladtchikov, is fresh off his Burton European Open and World Champion Halfpipe wins.
Joining him in Team Off the Wall, is 2012 TTR Big Air Vice Champion, American Eric Willet. Eric has exploded on to the snowboard landscape over the past two seasons, and is considered by his peers to be hands down one of the standouts world wide in the slopestyle format. Eric has US Open, Ante Up and Dew Tour Titles to his name, plus Gold at Europe X-Games and Silver at X-Games US under his belt. You want it flat, corked, inverted or reversed, Eric has it all, combined with a pop, stomp and style that makes the impossible look not only probable, but logical to boot. He slays every bump, hump or grind-able feature on the hill – a style which will thrust him into M.V.P territory, and is perfectly suited to the design of the multi-line Vans Penken Park set up.
Finishing up the team is one of Europe’s under cover stars hailing from Les Deux Alps, France. He’s a gentleman and a scholar, Arthur Longo. Former champion of The Arctic Challenge Quarter Pipe, Pirate Movie Productions main protagonist and all-round good guy, Arthur quietly treads where brave men dare not go. Arthur spent a month on location in the Austrian valley this season, filming with PMP during one of the biggest dumps and best conditions seen in Austria for over 20 years (check ‘Show du Longo). An all round rider, his pipe skills all but guarantee to see him destroy the all new design of the Red Bull End Section. Arthur is the quiet killer type, a man of few words and consummate style.
This team is one to watch at the upcoming 10th Anniversary of the Vans Wängl Tängl.
Additional Vans team riders attending the event will be Markus Keller, Wolle Nyvelt, Kalle Ohlson, Charlotte Van Gils, Cheryl Maas and Aimee Fuller. For more team info, check out www.wangltangl.com