Shred Down Austrian Masters 2012

The Austrian Snowboard Halfpipe Masters are determined! With wonderful weather on Nordkette Innsbruck Jocki Koeffler won the title of the ‚Shred Down Austrian Master 2012’ halfpipe champion!

Holding true to the motto „never change a winning team“ the co-operation between the independent Austrian Snowboard Association n.asa, the famous snowboard crew Ästhetiker and the guys from Boardplay continues. These three famous institutions of the local snowboard community are presenting the event for the fourth time. The Shred Down Austrian Masters stands out amongst the crowd of snowboard contests because of the range of starters, the set up and the side events.

Based on two legendary contests, the ‘Shred Down’ and the ‘Austrian Masters’, one extraordinary event was developed three years ago.
The halfpipe event of the SDAM 2012 could not have been better! The Pipe was hard to ride because of the warm temperatures however the riders delivered a fantastic show! Many senior riders were present and especially Jocki Koeffler with his routine was able to give a great performance! He showed impressive runs and especially his last one with a FS 900, BS 540 and FS 720 combination convinced the judges. This run not only gave him the title of the ‘Shred Down Austrian Masters 2012’halfpipe in the men category but also due to his age the title of the ‘Shred Down Austrian Masters 2012 halfpipe legend’. On second place was Manuel Bernert from Tirol and on third Christoph Weber-

Thoresen from Germany. Known riders like Steve Gruber, Paul Burger or Wolle Nyvelt were also competing and especially Max Ploetzeneder was able to deliver a run like he did back in the days.

Max Kraljkos from Slovenia won in the rookie category and the ‘Shred Down Austrian Master 2012’ halfpipe rookie is Alois Lindmoser. The best woman was Helen Nadig from Switzerland followed by Carmen Waldner and Sandy Gecek. The ‘Shred Down Austrian Master 2012’ halfpipe rookie woman is Birgit Rofner from Tirol.

Very promising is the SDAM Slopestyle Contest in the Boarders Playground in Westendorf next weekend, 9th to 11th March! A high level of riding can be expected not only as it is the final of the Austria Cup Tour. Riders like Herby Thaler or the local shred head Simon Pircher are keen on taking over Matthias Weissenbachers Slopestyle title. The Shred Down Party in the Alpenrosensaal in Westendorf on 10th March with ‘Featurcast’ behind the turntables is a special celebration nobody should miss!

Wildcards are up for grabs at the SDAM 2012 for the upcoming freestyle snowboard events in Austria in March 2012, known as the ‘Austrian Spring’. For the Vans Wängl Tängl in Mayrhofen from 17th to 24th March an Ästhetiker Jury will be on site in Innsbruck and Westendorf to select a SDAM Team to take part in the Wängl Tängl qualifications. For the ‘Spring Battle’ in Flachauwinkl from 28th to 31st March one wildcard is given to the Overall Winner Halfpipe/Slopestyle and one to the Winner Slopestyle. Additionally the best Rookies, born ‘96 and younger, are scouted and the 3 ‘most impressive Austrian rookies’ are invited to the Red Bull UpSpring in Oberstdorf from 13th to 18th March 2012.

Author: silvia