The Absolut Park just wouldn’t be the same without its contests. They are a great platform for rookies and pros alike. And to make sure that all snowboarders and freeskiers are sure to get their money’s worth, we will be organizing our traditional Shuttleberg competitions again this year.
Just like any other year, the Jib King will start the contest season at Absolut Park in 2018. Freeskiers and snowboarders, men and women can compete in the slopestyle event and show their skills on the rails and other obstacles at Jib Park. The freeski competition takes place on one of the two contest days, the snowboarding contest on the other day. One thing has changed, though, for 2018 and instead of three, four different categories will be judged:
- Kids (girls & boys up to 12 years)
- Rookies (boys up to 15 years)
- Women (from 13 years)
- Men (from 16 Jahren)
As always, the top-ranked men will continue to the Absolut Park stair set for the finals.
Thanks to a broad selection of obstacles, the Jib Park offers many options to show individual trick-combos. It’s not spin-to-win that counts here, but how creative, stylish, and technical you ride. Next to four trophies many valuable prizes are waiting for the four Jib Queens and Kings.
If you are interested in participating in the Jib King, you can sign up at Chill House on the day of the contest.
At the end of March, international pros from Europe, North America, Australia, and New Zealand meet at Absolut Park for the Spring Battle, where they celebrate their season-end and once again send it at the demanding setup. The contest is a WST Elite Level and an AFP Gold Event with a good amount of prize money, but still, fun and creativity are priority at the relaxed jam session.
The Spring Battle will be a follow cam jam session again in 2018, an innovative format which is super-popular with the athletes. Any registered rider handing in an uncut video in time, showing his or her best run, will be judged. This way, you can film each other for a couple of days and got enough time to step up your trick level.
Some riders will be invited automatically depending on their spot in the WST and AFP ranking. Still, anyone who feels like challenging international contest riders and riding the demanding setup is welcome — the event is open for all, men, women, freeskiers and snowboarders.
More information can be found here shortly before the event.