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Freestyle Zurich

Snowboarder in Action
Beware! Snowboarders, free style skiers, motocross riders, skate boarders and many other cool people are gonna flood Zurich this weekend during the annual free style event: freestyle.ch. On Zurich's Landiwiese right next to the Lake, a huge jump was built and will be covered with snow for the snowboarders and free skiers who participate in the big air competition.

Actually, some of worlds best athletes are gonna participate in this great mix between show, spectacle and competition. In the snowboarding competition, for example, there will be Iouri Podlatchikov (Suisse) and Sage Kotsenburg (USA) amongst others. Starting on Friday with the preliminaries, the athletes compete for the title of the best (and coolest) freestyler in their respective category. There is also a category called "crossover" where athletes from the different sports compete against each other and the audience chooses the best athletes.

However cool and spectacular the jumps and stunts performed by the riders, there is definitely more to freestyle.ch than freestyle sports. The competitions are completed with a series of onsite concerts and parties. Also, there are several so called "active zones" where you can try your hand at some free style sports.

If you are around and have some spare time you should stop by. After all, you only get a chance to see some real snowboard action in Zurich once a year!

Tickets can be found on the freestyle.ch website. Let's ride!



Picture by HAUK MEDIEN ARCHIV / Alexander Hauk / www.alexanderhauk.de  / pixelio.de


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