25/02/2013 | by Uli Köhler
We proudly present: the Jib Masters 2013!
The Bohny Masters Feldberg powered by MINI – the very first jib contest in Feldberg’s history – took place last weekend at bluebird and ideal conditions. Newscommers and familiar faces battled for fame and glory and pulled out spectacular tricks. Philipp Scherzinger managed to defend his title in the category Snowboard Men.
While featuring a kicker setup last year, it was decided to hold the event as a pure jib contest this year. Two contest lines with 4 jib obstacles each as well as a sick multi-jib end section were to choose from. The setup offered the riders numerous possibilities to let their creativity run wild – and that’s exactly what they did. They crossed off one trick after the other from the trick list and thus proved one point for sure: the winners may rightly call themselves “Jib Masters 2013”.
This year, the QParks Tour stop at the Feldberg was the stage for two successful title defenses. In the category Snowboard Men, the reigning champion was successful in defending his title against the highly motivated competitors and, at the end of the day, deservedly cashed in the victory together with 450,- cash. The Schwarzwald local Philipp Scherzinger prevailed in both of the final runs in the Snowboard Men category with impressive tricks such as a “Cab 180 gap 50-50” on the double kink rail and a spectacular “fs 3 bong” on the MINI Jib Pole. This year’s Bohny Masters Feldberg powered by MINI was a complete success for the defending champion: “Awesome contest, great snow, amazing setup. As it was a pure jib contest, this victory means a lot more to me, since I usually prefer to rider kickers. I’m really happy that I was able to defend my title!”
The second place went to Fabian Wolfsgruber from Salzburg, who also managed to grab the Best Trick Award with a “halfcap 180 bs 180 indie grab out” on the MINI High Rail. Fabian was quite satisfied with the fact that the fourth QParks Tour Stop was a pure jib contest: “I really like jibbing and I think everybody enjoyed focusing only on jibs for a change. The park was in good shape, the weather was nice and the people were really committed, so you really can’t ask for more!” Germany’s Matt Vogt came in third in the Snowboard Men category.
Battle ROJal winner Daniela Kaindl was superior among the Snowboard Ladies at the Feldberg and carried off the victory. Following the girl from Innsbruck on the winners’ podium were Suma Sonkoy Mamani Bath from Germany and the Dutch Babs Barnhoorn.
The guys from Germany had the Rookies category firmly under control: Raphael Bärmann managed to beat his competitors Jim Kunz and Fabian Knözinger.
RESULTS Snowboard Men
1. Philipp Scherzinger (DE) 2. Fabian Wolfsgruber (AUT) 3. Matt Vogt (DE)
1. Raphael Bärmann (DE) 2. Jim Kunz (DE) 3. Fabian Knözinger (DE)
Snowboard Ladies 1. Daniela Kaindl (AUT) 2. Suma Sonkoy Mamani Bath (DE) 3. Babs Barnhoorn (NL)
Best Trick: Fabian Wolfsgruber – Halfcap 180 BS 180 Indie Grab
HOTTEST SHOT PHOTO CONTEST – Win 2 weeks at the Balicamp
You were on site at the Bohny Masters Feldberg powered by MINI and took some pictures there? Then send us your best shot – of you jibbing, chilling, and partying with your friends, or simply of you hanging out at the contest – to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Hottest Shot”. The pics will be put online on Facebook and the Tour website after each tour stop where you can then vote on them. The pic with the most votes will be proclaimed the stage winner and will automatically take part in the grand voting finale in April 2013. The Hottest Shot from each Tour Stop will additionally win a QParks Protection Package (including TSG helmet, Amplifi protector, Neff Beanie and Pow gloves)!
NEXT STOP SICK TRICK TOUR OPEN presented by KitzSki ruft!
The Sick Trick Tour Open presented by Kitz Ski ruft! is celebrating its 10 th anniversary in and is again part of the QParks Tour. The event is scheduled for the 16 th February, as usual on the Hanglalm at the Snowpark Kitzbühel. The current rankings, tons of photos and videos, as well as all further information on the QParks Tour are available on www.qparkstour.com.