With a brand new video judging system and in time for spring, the European snowboard elite meets again to throw down during the Quiksilver Spring Battle. Having grown constantly since 2003, the Spring Battle in the Absolut Park in Flachauwinkl seems to be the best place for some guaranteed Snowboard Action. Heavyweights such as Marko Grilc, Werner Stock, Seppe Smits and Kevin Backström are some of the riders who will attend the Battle, and this year the elite will compete against the Young Guns. “I have been to the Spring Battle five times already, and each time it was a blast. The rider friendly format, the chalets and spring atmosphere are what keeps me coming back. But what stokes me the most is the great setup”, said Werni Stock, one of the top riders in the line-up. For the first time this year the winner is determined by video-judging. The best one of three runs in the super finals counts and the run will be evaluated on screen in the evening. Another highlight is the mini ramp in the Chillhouse where the skate scene will battle it out in the Cash for Tricks Session. “As the park sponsor we have been impressed by the great atmosphere at the contest in recent years and we are looking forward to launching a new era at the Absolut Park”, said Quiksilver Marketing Manager Armin Weber.
Absolut Park Manager Seppi Harml was also enthusiastic: “As the Manager of the Absolut Park, we are excited about the upgrade of the spring battle. Through the support of our partners, particularly Quiksilver and Snowboarder MBM, we can realize many new ideas. In particular, the video judging and the Skate Contest are two new features, which flash me.” The after party will be rocked by the smashing punk sound from Cashless, and an outstanding DJ set from Teddy O (Tony Hawk Show, Air & Style Innsbruck).