TTR5* Flachauwinkl, Austria 2012
18-31 March 12, Flachauwinkl - Kleinarl, Austria
The Quiksilver Spring Battle is going down in the Absolut Park Flachauwinkl for the 10th time in a row. So it is just the right time to upgrade the event to the 5 star level.
The Quiksilver Spring Battle is going down in the Absolut Park Flachauwinkl for the 10th time in a row.
Some of the world´s best snowboarders will gather from 18th until 31st of March 2012 at Absolut Park Flachauwinkl to celebrate the 10th anniversary of one of the most traditional Austrian snowboard events.
In 2012, the Quiksilver Spring Battle will be upgraded to 5 Star TTR level. On top of the 50.000 US dollar prize purse, the riders can already collect up to 850 valuable TTR Big Air Tour Ranking points for the upcoming season in order to cinch a convenient ranking position for the TTR World Tour Ranking 2012/2013.
The Absolut Park is one of Europe’s biggest and best known parks. The highly motivated and skilled shape crew led by Christoph Walchhofer and Hans Weiss is pushing limits every year and guarantees amazing obstacles year by year.
Last year the video judging show was introduced as world premier in snowboarding. Riders, medias and spectators were super stoked on the show presented by Jon Weaver and Henry Jackson. For 2012 the whole event crew is super motivated for making the 10th Spring Battle an even greater highlight.
The first Spring Battle was taking place in 2003 and was won by Ästhtetiker rider Andreas „Mone“ Monsberger. 2004 Burton’s Slovenian super star Marco Grilc was the man followed by the Austrian rider legend Steve Gruber in 2005. Sweden’s Martin Sandberg won in 2006, the finish contest killer Ville Uotila in 2007, the German pirate Lars Österle in 2008, Finland’s Jakko Ruha in 2009, swedish young gun Kevin Backström in 2010 and the belgium super star Seppe Smits in 2011. Phips Gruber was the first Austrian to stomp a double cork in a competition in 2009. The Quiksilver Spring Battle 2011 was the first major TTR title for Seppe Smits and since 2011 Quiksilver is head sponsor of the event.