I am really sad about the news I heard about the freestyle.ch today! My heart is bleeding! They couldn’t find enough sponsors to run the event this year. Since I am little I love this event. Back in my childhood days I was visiting the event as a guest to watch all my heroes go crazy over the jump and at the last few years I could be a part of the show- and I was mad stoked hitting the jump at the Landiwiese in Zurich!!
It was not just one single competition it was a festival included skateboarding, freeski, snowboarding, bmx and fmx! Of course the parties were wild and crazy, but it was a big get together event before the winter started! I’ll miss the event so much this September!
I really hope the organization finds another good sponsor to run the event again next year- PLEASE!!
8 riders from eastern Europe to California! Laax and I organized a little film and photo session in Laax during the last week! It is not easy to pick only eight riders- because there are many talented riders out there. In the end Kelly Clark, Spencer O’Brien, Queralt Castalet, Kjersti Buaas, Chanelle Sladics, Klaudia Medlowa, Elena Könz, Joelle JJ Juchli and Ursina Haller made it to my home resort! The main point about our session was to bring back the cool friendship between the pipe and slopestyle riders- it was all about fun and shredding together! The weather wasn’t really on our side- and we had a lot of down days- but our down day weren’t bad and we made the best out of it! As you can see on the pics we went to go to the Spa at the Park Hotel in Flims- we were working on our muscle tan a bit and enjoyed the wonderful spa.
In those two days, when the weather was good we were absolutely killing it in front of the camera lenses! In the beginning of the week Klaudia, Kjersti and Elena were shredding the kickers in the P60 park. In the middle of the week we had bad weather and we mostly enjoyed hanging together and have some ladies talk!
On Wednesday 16 lokal kids joined us for a day. The new generation of snowboarding met the oldies! The kids were really stoked to get in touch with their heroes and the snowboard pros liked to have so many motivated and talented kids around them. In the evening every one was looking back to an amazing day!
On Saturday morning we went up at 5.30 to celebrate the sun rise! The pipe was in a good shape and our pipe riders, Kelly Clark, Queralt Castalet and Ursina Haller were showing some high airs! Even Elena Könz and I tried to get back into the pipe! It came out pretty good- Elena showed us some amazing backside airs and I enjoyed to hit my frontside wall! Kelly and Queralt couldn’t stop riding and ended up jumping over each other (planed not by accident)!!
On Saturday evening we were all super hyped how the week turned out! I really hope I can organize this session again…
The little edit we were filming for will be out this fall!! Again thanks to Laax, to Anke from the Pleasure Magazine,our Photographers Philipp Ruggli, Mariell Vikkisk, Aaron Schwarz and film maker Blume Pictures and to all the riders which made this week unforgettable!
These are some shots about our morning session at 9Queens! It was such a great atmosphere to ride against the sun rise! I will never forget the amazing friendship I made this week- especially Kaya Turski!
This was one of the best weeks so far this season. The best few freeskiers and snowboarders were shredding together the castle at the 9 Queens event in Fiss-Laids, Austria. The event couldn’t be better organized as it was- the queens got their own dirndel-costume and there own castle made out of snow! We all were living our dream in this week- I haven’t been seeing so many girls smiling 24 hours a day! I would like to say thanks to Nico and his whole crew from Nine Queens! After this week I really know why I love snowboarding so much! Let this good flow continue…
This is a shot from the early morning session we had on Wednesday! This shot took my friend Elena Könz- thank you!!
Again it was show time in Vail, every pro rider come together for the last big freestyle event in Colorado for the US Open. The US Open is the oldest snowboard event…
I had a really easy run in the qualification and made it trough to the finals! Stoked and very happy about this success. In the finals on Friday every rider put down a solid run- the rider level was again amazing!! Congrats to all shredders out there!! I was a little bit unlucky and got hurt on my second run (in total we had 3 runs in the final)- i went way to fast over the last jump and exploded in the landing. With some pain all over my body, I could lend my 3rd run but it was not enough to snake on the podium and I ended on the 6th place!
I am now all ready on my way back home- for one night- then of to Czech for the last World Cup for this season!