Diamonds Are Forever

The Obergurgl Diamond Girls Crew are Shaping the Future...

Since 2015 the queens have reigned supreme in Obergurgl, the Diamond Girls shaper crew have been serving steaming hot park set ups led by designer Lana Behla. Obergurgl-Hochgurgl is affectionately known as ‘The Diamond of the Alps’ so what better name for their all-girl shaper crew than the Diamond Girls.

They’re the only all-female shaper crew in Europe, and quite possibly the world- a responsibility they don’t take lightly. Like with most things, the girls have had to work hard to prove themselves, and they’ve been consistently underestimated. But when you’re showing time and time again that you’ve got the sauce with just how creative you can be with your features and how well-made your park is people soon shake off their doubt and start getting stoked to get a few hot laps in the park.

The Diamond Girls putting it down in their park.

This year, for the first time ever, the Audi Nines will host a separate event for the ladies, and who better to build the set up than the Diamond Girls? After listening to the feedback of the riders last year, the Audi Nines team have decided to run 2 events simultaneously and have the female athletes riding their own specific course, hosted in Obergurgl. Building such a huge scale set up and having to shape it to absolute perfection is a massive challenge to undertake, but we have zero doubt that the girls will absolutely smash it. We’re amped to see what the Diamond Girls can bring to the table when they’re on the global stage, they’re gonna be putting themselves to the test, but they for sure have the minerals to pull off a world class event.

The crew itself is a melting pot of different backgrounds, and there’s a mixture of nationalities, ages and experience. Some of the girls have earned their stripes working in shaper crews before, and others came to the table as rookies super green behind the ears, but they’ve made it clear that’s not important, as long as everyone is on the same page, has a kick ass attitude  and willing to put a proper shift in to make sure they’re keeping up their reputation of being the boss ass ladies of Obergurgl.

Photo: Patrick Steiner

Having an all-female crew is rad for so many reasons, and the Diamond Girls said that they’ve seen a real influx of gnarly little female rippers over the past few seasons who see them as role models. It’s cool that those younger chicks have these ladies to look up to, and who knows maybe a couple of future members of the crew have been inspired by them already. Lana also dropped us a little nugget and told us that having a chick posse means that unlike some shaper crews, they don’t all smell like sweaty ass after a reshape, which is always a bonus.

If you want to peep what the girls are up to, hop over the Diamond Girls Instagram and give them a follow. Or if you’ve got serious heart eyes for the girls like we do, you can go one better and apply to join their Diamond Girls gang here. We’re stoked to see what the girls pull out of the bag for the Audi Nines, and how they’re gonna keep blazing trails as badass ladies in the industry.

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