The Aesthetiker Jam – Waengl Taengl will be kicking off in Mayrhofen from 1st to 8th of March, 2008.
Combining snowboarding, a skate contest, art exhibitions, concerts and parties, it's set to be a busy week. The Aestheikers are already working hard building a unique snowpark with plenty of challenging obstacles in the Vans-Penken-Park. At the Aesthetiker Jam – Waengl Taengl contest, the best freestyle snowboarders will be in with a chance to win $50,000 in prize money. A tough challenge in such a demanding snowpark at the end of the contest season!
The Aesthetiker Jam – Waengl Taengl it is about defining the most creative and versatile boardrider. The format of the contest demands decisiveness and creativity – not the deliverance of a rehearsed run of tricks. The judges want riders to use every obstacle and two entirely different runs have to be performed.
With a park setup consisting of unique obstacles such as the Red Bull Endsection which features the ‘Cradle’ (an open bowl to ride through) and the ‘Taco’ (a curved wallride), the Waengl Taengl is the ultimate ‘rider’ event, giving the pros a unique environment to show their skills and creativity as riders. $50000 prize money is up for grabs for the finalists, plus a brand new Suzuki RM-Z-250 motocross bike for the winner!
The Aesthetiker Jam – Waengl Taengl is the last 5-Star event on the Swatch-TTR world tour, so along with the prize money, this is also one of the last chances to gather valuable TTR world ranking points and a share of the $250,000 TTR prize purse.
The riders list is close to completion with riders from 20 nations confirmed: veterans such as Martin Cernik, Peter Stroem, Wolle Nyvelt, Danny Wheeler, Tonton Holland and Stefan Gimpl will have a hard session. The ‘spinning squad’ of young Scandinavians Jaakko Ruha, Wille Uotila and Kalle Ohlsen can’t wait to unwrap their bag of tricks. The French crew led by Jean-Jacques Roux and Arthur Longo are coming to show what’s going down in the French territory. Alongside invited riders, more rippers will get a starting spot with wildcards earned at other events, like the 17-year-old Thomas Klocker who recently gathered one at the Groms Open. Qualification is between Wednesday 5th and Friday 7th of March, followed by the finals on Saturday 8th of March.
European street artists will bring their visual refinement to the party, coupled with live music, parties and gigs. For the full schedule, head to the Aesthetiker Jam - Waengl Taengl website.