Last weekend the Landiwiese in Zürich was the spot where all freestyle fans gathered when Teamrider Halldor Helgason won the snowboard competition!
On Friday night the weekend got started with the Riders Welcome Night at Sihl City! A great party; people were relaxed, the riders were motivated and Mambo Kurt and Drifter&Mortenson brought some sweet beats! But theres no rest for the wicked, the next morning we got up early because at 11am freestyle.ch 2011 kicked off with a bang!
Till 1pm the labelarea was the main interest of the crowd. There was a lot of action at the Blue Tomato tent! We entertained with great goodies and the fwheel of fortune was spinning all day long!
Around 1pm the qualis started and it was time for the riders show if they had what it takes to win the freestyle.ch 2011! The Blue Tomato Teamriders Tobi Grünwald and Max Grünwald were on site shredding up the various skateramps!
As the sun started setting you could hear the sweet sound of Lil Jon busting out a wicked live performing! Thanks to open-air Frauenfeld, because he knew how to motivate the crowd for the big Crossoversession!
At 10pm the real party got started at Härterei, the biggest party of the weekend and it was definately worth a visit! On two floors the DJs were heating up the air and the crowd was dancing all night long till the morning came!
From the snowboarders it was Blue Tomato Teamrider Halldor Helgason who dominated! He inspired the crowd and the judges with a Frontside Double Cork 1080! This trick you land almost blind which is why it´s so difficult, but Halldor carried it out with near perfect execution and had enough style to become the freestyle.ch winner of 2011!! On second place was Seppe Smits and third Ståle Sandbech.
In Freeski the swiss ruled the ramp! Elias Ambühl won the Freeski contest after placing second for two consecutive years, and directly behind him in second place this year was the 16 year old Kai Mahler!
In the FMX and the Skate disciplines the role models quickly took the lead! FMX legend, spanish Dany Torres won! Tom Pagès placed second and Petr Pilat third!
In skateboarding it was Canadian Pierre-Luc Gagnon who won, as expected! Rony Gomes took second place and Adam Taylor third!
Honestly, it was an amazing weekend with a lot of action and a lot of partying! However the planning for the freestyle.ch goes on and the date for 2012 is already set to 23. and 24. September! And Blue Tomato will be there for sure!
So see you there!