3. 2. 2015
Of the many skiers competing, it was a 100% Swiss podium with Luca Schuler, Kai Mahler, and Fabian Bösch taking first, second, and third respectively. Luca’s mastery of big tricks combined with his huge amplitude pushed his score to the top. His tricks included: a triple cork 1080 safety, double cork bio 1260 safety, and a bio 720 Bow & Arrow. Stoked on his performance, Luca explained, “It feels fantastic to win. Last year I was second and this year I’m first, so it really can’t be better. The jump was perfect and I got to try two doubles… man, it was awesome.”
Photo: © David Malacrida
Luca Schuler's winning run included Triple cork 1080 safety, Double cork bio 1260 safety and Bio 7 Bow & Arrow; Photo: © Klaus Polzer
Snowboarders went huge during the entire contest, confirming their rightful place in the line-up. Continuing his big air domination from the days before, Swede Sven Thorgren stomped massive technical tricks with style, including a cab 1260 roastbeef shifty shifty, backside rodeo 540 nosegrab, and a frontside triple cork 1440, a personal first. Looking back on his win, Sven was stoked: “It feels so crazy to win today. It was also my first time landing my frontside triple and I’m just super pumped.” In second was fellow Swede, Tor Lundström with Belgian rider Seppe Smits rounding out the podium, who landed a clean Backside Triple 1440 nose grab, a personal first.
Photo: © Klaus Polzer
Sven Thorgren's winning run included Frontside Triple Cork 1440 (personal first), Cab 1260 Roastbeef Shifty Shifty and Backside; Photo: © David Malacrida
Winter seasson is drawing to an end but don't worry, next up is the Suzuki Nine Knights MTB on 31st of August to the 5th of September 2015 in Mottolino, Livigno. Stay tuned!
Cover Photo: © Klaus Polzer