Results Werni Stock Invitational 2021:
Zillertal local Werni Stock held the “Werni Stock Invitational” on Friday and many international riders followed his call. They all enjoyed the first Big Air session of the season and impressed with difficult tricks executed with much style. Kyle Mack (USA) convinced the judges most and received the “Best Overall Rider” award: “I have known about Werni’s session for years and to be finally able to compete in it and actually win best overall was sick!” Moritz Amsüss (AUT) showed the best trick of the day – a backside 1620 – and grabbed the „Best Trick“ award therewith. Sebbe de Buck’s flawless style on his board earned the Belgium rider the „Best Style“ trophy. Annika Morgan impressed in the women’s field, while Kuba Hrones (CZE) got voted „Best Rookie“. Werni was over the moon: It has been the best Opening ever! I am more than happy with the Invitational, perfect weather, perfect park, motivated riders and great vibes!”
More than 20 kids joined the „Kids Shred“ and got coached by former Air & Style winner Marko Grilc, Ästhetiker veteran Steve Gruber and Wolle Beer. Photographer Markus „Fischi“ Fischer was documenting the action and provided each kid with a personal Pleasure-Mag cover-shot. The whole gang invaded the pump track course in Finkenberg after riding with the guides from Bikeguide.Tirol. The young shredders demonstrated they are not only pushing on the board but also on two wheels.
The SANE!Snowboarding crew hosted the “Cash for Tricks” session on selected rails and features at Betterpark Playground on Saturday. One more day the weather played along, and spirits were high when riders tried to outdo their competitors. Some pocket money was up for grabs for most creative, stylish, or difficult tricks. Among the riders joining was also Olympic medalist Stale Sandbech from Norway who was showing off his skill set on the quarterpipe during the session and impressed everyone watching.