Jan Michaelis Wins Ã¢Â€ÂœShred Down Austrian MasterÃ¢Â€Â
Stefan Falkeis Austrian Champion
Last weekend some of the best European snowboarders gathered at InnsbruckÃ¢Â€Â™s Superpipe up at Seegrube, to fight for the crown at the Shred Down Austrian Masters.
Olympic competitor and A.R.C. member Jan Michaelis from Germany seemed to have a strong weekend: He won the BEST TRICK category on Saturday during the jam session with a extremely high and stylish Cab 10. During the Sunday finals he won both the Ã¢Â€ÂœLegendÃ¢Â€Â™s CategoryÃ¢Â€Â as well as the overall ranking.
Rider: Jan MichaelisÃ‚Â Ã‚Â Photo:Ã‚Â Boardplay.com
His A.R.C. team mate Stefan Falkeis ended up 4th in the finals, but could take home the Ã¢Â€ÂœAustrian Halfpipe ChampionÃ¢Â€Â as being the best Austrian.
The event is a combination of the Shred Down Austrian Masters Superpipe competition (TTR 3* event) in Innsbruck (Nordpark) and the Shred Down Austrian Masters Slopestyle competition (TTR 3* event) in Westendorf where the best 3 men, best 3 girls and best 3 rookies of every Austria Cup tour stop fight it out for the title of the Austrian Slopestyle Champion. The slopestyle competition will take place from 5 March to 7 March in Westendorf.
Rider: Stefan Falkeis Ã‚Â Photo:Ã‚Â Michael Obex
Beautiful weather, good vibes and sick performance of the riders turned the Shred Down Austrian Masters Superpipe Competition into an unforgettable event both for riders and spectators.