Just one week from now teams will be arriving in Mayrhofen for the start of the Oakley Jib-Vid 2009. The Jib-Vid crew are heading out this weekend to make sure everything is set for what promises to be the biggest and best Jib-Vid yet. Last week; the final list of 18 teams was announced; however since then there has been a number of changes; meaning that the reserve list teams were contacted, and received the news that they had been hoping for; they were in the Oakley Jib-Vid 2009.
The "Cheeseburgers" team's Tobias Strauss was called away to the US; meaning the super-eager Whitespace Crew of Will Bradshaw, William Tarbet and Jon Addison will be competing instead. This was great news for Will Bradshaw who was lined up to compete in 2008 but was forced to pull out at the last minute with a broken hand.
Mayrhofen locals the Dalikfodda team now replace the Appertrue team who suffered a spate of injuries, Erik Nygard, Andreas Jakobsson and Andreas Wengelin were the first team to apply this year; but will now be replaced by Billy Neilson, Mark Ruparelia and Richard Hookes.
Finally, Lockdown Projects team suffered a setback when Scott McMorris was injured at the weekend riding the huge Vans Penken Park setup at the Wangl Tangl; meaning for the first time ever there will be no Lockdown team; instead standby veterans APO Snowboards take their place with David Englhardt, Florian Hasenauer and Sean Balmer.
Check out Jib-Vid for the updated team list.