There are no words to describe the last few days on the hill on the Crap Sogn Gion. We had a little private film session going on the last ten days. A crew with plus or minus ten people were filming rails, hip and jumps in Laax. The weather was for sure a challenge but the bad weather couldn’t stop us snowboarding. My favorite obstacle was the gap jump with the quarter pipe. The kicker was in a perfect shape and I enjoyed every single second flying over it. Yesterday I stomped my first fs 1080. I had this trick in mind since a long time and now I am happy I landed it at my home resort Laax. I really want to thanks the hole Laax crew and a special thanks to all the shapers, to the photograph Philipp Ruggli and to Blume Pictures! I won’t forget this good times and vibes on the mountain!
Enjoy the pictures!!
In an artikel some weeks ago I was talking all ready about the spring session in Laax.
Now the little edit came out! I hope you enjoy some action!
As well I got a little interview on Transworld Snowboarding, check the following link:
HEAD JIB FACTORY BY ALEX TANK & ARNETTE
April 30th, 2013
Could there be a better ending for the winter season than hanging out with all your friends having a sick session, BBQ and a DJ for the perfect sound? That´s exactly what happened on April 16th and 17th at Oberjoch in Germany, where the fourth Head Jib Factory by Alex Tank & Arnette went down. 20 invited riders from all over the world came to the Allgäu to ride the brand new setup which was the biggest one the Jib Factory has seen so far. As always, the goal was to get creative and to have as much fun as possible. To make that even easier, a new accommodation was chosen, all riders stayed in a typical Bavarian hut right next to the setup. So everybody could start and finish his session whenever he wanted and ride home on his snowboard. Some heavy tricks have been thrown down; naming them all would take way too much time, so you better check out the official Jib Factory edit. On both days the riders played the “Game of Out” on the Arnette granite ledge. As we knew from previous years, this takes some time because almost every rider was able to do every trick – hence we decided to turn it into a team competition. Every team had two riders and could decide by themselves who had to do the trick. At the end only team Innsbruck (Raffael Kossmann and Tobi Hartmuth) and Team Mustachio (Eirik Nesse and Kas Lemmens) have been left. After playing for more than two hours they decided for a tie and split the prize money of 500 €. Kas Lemmens was the most outstanding rider for sure, not only that he always was the first rider hitting the setup and the last one to leave, he also landed pretty much everything he tried. So it was no surprise that he was voted Best Rider Overall and cashed out 1000€ on top of the team event. The decision for Best Trick was way harder because Eirik and Kas stomped some really hard tricks. At the end Kas Lemmens BS 270 Hardway to Fakie at the stair set got the most votes. Boom, another 500 € for Kas. To finish things off, the Atagge Highest Ollie contest took place. Everybody could join this session, no matter if filmer, shaper, DJ… At the end the host Alex Tank himself took home the wander trophy with a winning height of 95 centimeters. We had two awesome days at Oberjoch, thanks to all people involved. Hope to see you all again next year! Head Snowboards
After a great spring time with some sunny weather days and as well with some fresh snowy days the season in LAAX is finished.
I am a really lucky girl and can go up to the mountain for some more days to do a private shooting. For sure I am really looking forward to spend some more days on the hill. The conditions are still perfect. Here are some pictures which I took while shooting at the pleasure spring session.
Today it was so warm that I had to visit the lake. I wasn’t the only one at the alpine maldives- beach.
This photo is almost three years old. Still I really like them in a combination.
A photo shows just a really short moment, but for this moment you have to work hard…..
… the weather needs to be good, the snow conditions have to be perfect, the photographer has to get the shot at the right moment and the rider need to show his trick perfectly.