Any chick with a head for freestyle riding will no doubt have heard of The Diamond Girls Crew. An all-female shaper team based out of Snowpark Obergurgl; The Diamond Girls are redefining the status quo. The archetypal shaper is a scruffy dude who has a phobia of showers, but these chicks are breaking the mould and still consistently producing one of the hottest parks in the Tyrol.
Headed up by Park Designer Lana Behla the crew are boardsliding their way to equality. The girls are responsible for the build-up, maintenance and daily reshape of the two parks at Obergurgl, plus the Funcross and the Audi Quattro Funslope. Despite the full work load, the girls can often be found razzing through their parks and throwing down. The ultimate job for a park rat is a shaper, and the girls use their riding skills to make sure they’re creating a park with a reputation that spans far and wide. No doubt the Diamond Girls have inspired a wave of female riders to start getting into freestyle, and we’re stoked to see the next Anna Gasser come out of Obergurgl.
“Headed up by Park Designer Lana Behla the crew are boardsliding their way to equality”
How does being a shaper girl differ from other crews? For Lana the answer is clear: “Not any different than for men! We work as hard as all other crews, no matter whether it’s a male crew, a mixed crew or in our case an all-female crew. We simply do what needs to be done.” Maybe there is one difference… “We probably just look better on the mountain.”
If you’re as obsessed with the Diamond Girls as we are, you’ll want to follow them on Instagram to see what they’re up to day-to-day. You can find more info on Snowpark Obergurgl on their website here.