18/05/2010 | by Snowbroader
The Horsefeathers crew were denied on Iran, so their crew hit up the urban terrain way closer to home. Check out this sick jibbing from Tadej Valentan, Killian Wiget, Ville Uotila, Darek Bergmann and Tomas Tuzar as they cruise spots in the Czech Republic.
“‘Shit happens’ could also be the title of this obscure mission into the depths of Iran. Well, almost. As the plans to visit this country which very few associate with snowboarding were coming to the final stage, all involved were more and more excited. And then half of the crew did not get visa. Shit.
Riders ready, video crew ready, photographer ready. After brainstorming through numerous alternative plans a consensus was reached: lets explore unridden and overlooked parts of the Czech Republic, a country where snowboarding is strong and parks can be found even in the smallest resorts still hides many options which many would not even consider rideable, droppable, jibable, grindable, or whatever else. Initially, as the snow cover cumulated and heaps of powder covered the whole country a grand plan with road gaps, castle drops and freeride shots was put into place. And then the rain came. Shit.
Everyone lined up: Tadej Valentan from Slovenia, Killian Wiget from Switzerland, Ville Uotila from Finland, Darek Bergmann and Tomas Tuzar from Czech Republic plus David our photographer and Vit with Peterson with all the video gear. An alternate plan was produced and a new mission was out there – to ride what no one has ridden before even if all the powder has turned into a sucky, heavy blanket. Not an impossible feat, but definitely a project needing a lot of effort and energy on all sides. The crew started their search for unique spots in a mountainous region called Ore Mountains sitting on the border of Czech Republic and Germany. Numerous spots were found and hit including old uranium factory, a historical lime kiln and a wind power plant. After several days of discovering the unlikely the course was set east towards the biggest Czech resort called Spindleruv Mlyn. There the exploration of stairs, balconies and other mountain city landmarks continued.”