2012-03-09 15:53 von Admin
SKATEBOARD TÄNGL TEAM #6 – TEAM BATS – OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION
First time at Wängl Tängl, Martino Cattaneo and Kevin Blaser are young rippers from the WARRIORS skateboards family!
After skating and partying together for the passing years, they are ready to skate hard and have a lot of fun in Mayrhofen!
“This contest is about creativity and fun. That’s why we’ve been very happy to be invited. We will bring some Warriors fun over there ”
“Can’t wait to be there and skate the miniramp with all this good skaters! And looking forward the rock night too! Skate and party, what do you want more?”
2012-03-08 11:40 von Admin
SNOWBOARD TÄNGL TEAM #8 – OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION – OFF THE WALL
Profile "Off The Wall" - Iouri Podladtchikov (C) (CH), Arthur Longo (FRA) & Eric Willet (USA)
Off the Wall by name, off the wall by nature, the 8th Official Tängl Team is packing all star punch and glamor to boot. Starting out with former Wängl Tängl pugilist and Team Off the Wall Captain, Iouri Podladtchikov, fresh off his Burton European Open and World Champion Halfpipe wins, I-Pod is quickly heading to the states to the US Open try and put the TTR World Snowboard Hapfpipe Tour Champion title under his belt before returning to the Vans Wängl Tängl to prove beyond doubt his snowboard skill are far greater than between two walls.
Joining him in Team Off the Wall, is the 2012 TTR Big Air Vice Champion, American Eric Willet, having US Open, Ante Up, Dew Tour Titles plus Gold at Europe X-Games and Silver at X-Games US under his belt not to mention 2nd placing at the O'Neill Evolution just after the new New Year. Eric has exploded on to the snowboard landscape over the past two season, considered by peers to be hands down one of the standouts world wide in the slopestyle format. You want it flat, corked, inverted or reversed, Eric has it all combined with a pop, stomp and style that makes the impossible look not only probable, but logical to boot. Show him a rail, and he will rail back - he simply kills every bump, hump or grind-able feature on the hill - a style which will thrust him into M.V.P territory, and is perfectly suited to the design of the multi-line Vans Penken Park set up.
Finishing up the team is one of Europe's most under rated rider, hailing from Les Deux Alps, France, a gentleman and a scholar, Sir Arthur Longo. Former winner of The Arctic Challenge Quarter Pipe, Pirate Movie Productions main protagonist and all round good guy, Arthur quietly treads where brave men dare not go. No stranger to Austria this season, Arthur spent a month on location in the Valley during filming with PMP during one of the biggest dumps and best conditions seen in Austria for over 20 years (Show du Longo - Click here). An all round rider, his pipe skills all but guarantee to see him destroy the all new design of the Red Bull End Section. Arthur is the quiet killer type, a man of few words and consummate style - he could see as a modern day D'Artagnan...
A team that has it all, and has nothing to prove... they are sure to turn heads and toast a jar of fermented kick arse all over the course...
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2012-03-08 11:31 von Admin
Snowboard Tängl Team #9 - Official Confirmation - Since 1966
Profile "Since 1966" - Tyler Chorlton (C) (UK), Tobi Strauss (GER) &
David Bertschinger Karg (SUI)
Is he Spanish, is he British or is he from planet 'Moustachio' - we are not sure, but what we do know is Captain of Team 1966, Tyler Chorlton, serves it up a serious main course and comes back for desert. His career mantle place boasts the three British Big Air Titles, a second place and Best Tick at the Wängl Tängl - almost the only event he religiously attends each year. He rides with two personal motto's, "All in, no tomorrow... " and "If you're not eating shit, you're not trying hard enough!" Tyler has both the experience, guile, determination and savy to guide his Team 1966 towards the top of the podium. Having been a major pillar in the Pirate Movie Production stables pulling down serious parts year in year out, Tyler has proven a strategist both on and off the mountain, launching 'Slidewayz' his own snowboard store at home in Andorra, and pulling together his own production company, 'What we Want Films'. Firm friends and regular riding partner of the Ästhetiker, Tyler and crew spent a couple of weeks in the valley in insane powder, and even better Après Ski... Flying in from Japan after being a month in powder, he is guaranteed to have the stoke and the legs to put pressure on any of the teams they are matched up against in the head-to-head knockout main event.
Tyler is teaming up with park specialist, rail ripper and backcountry protagonist, Tobi Strauss, who is taking a quick break from filming with Isenseven to test his wares in the Tängl Team Battle format. He is the consummate Dark Horse, hailing from Berchtesgaden, residing in Innsbruck while he combines riding and studying, which would leave most people's head spinning - but Tobi takes that to the park instead. Solid in the midfield with a steady head, an eye for lines and legs of steel, he is renown for breaking out of the back line and kicking goals. Tobi guarantees a little Bavarian skullduggery masked in Tyrolean charm doubling the trouble with a twin brother to boot. He's coming for the title, or for the ladies, or for both... we are not quite sure yet. What we are positive about is that he will have his eye on the ball!
Completing Team 1966, is the big man with the big heart, David Bertschinger, hailing out of Wädenswill on the outskirts of Zurich and coming through the impressive stables of the Hoch Ybig massive. DBK as he is affectionately known, is a park and party killer, all round rider and nice guy to boot. His personality is as big as his riding, pulling down 'Rock Star of the Year' at the Swiss Snowboard Awards in 2010 against stiff competition, DBK is rock solid ready to take it down and blow it up every second of the day - or night - your choice. Pulling down some of the most consistent and all round parts in the Isenseven production, his back door plan is to warm you up at the bar before dropping your pants in the park.
Team 1966 takes contest strategy to a whole new level, their main game plan seems to be to grind the opposition down with late and blurry, rum soaked nights. As Team Captain Tyler points out, "All in, no tomorrow..." At an event like the Wängl Tängl, it is such a cunning, cunning plan... it just might work!
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David Bertschinger Karg:
2012-03-08 11:30 von Admin
SUPER SIZING OF THE VANS PENKEN PARK STARTS TODAY
The annual Super Sizing of the already impeccable VANS Penken Park started today to create the all new design for the 10th Anniversary VANS Wängl Tängl presented by G-Shock contest course for this years head-to-head, 3-man Team Battle. With the usual immense support from the Mayrhofner Bergbahnen, in conjunction with the impeccable shaping skills of Sven Toller and the Q-Parks crew, the Steve Gruber & Wolle Nyvelt designed course guarentees the perfect infrastructure for the Team Battle format ready for the Tängl Quali’s kicking off on Saturday, 17th of March at this years VANS Wängl Tängl.
The 10th Anniversary of the VANS Wängl Tängl is promising to be bigger than Ben Hur with the world’s elite hitting town to throw down in all new design Super Sized VANS Penken Park. The new Tängl Quali element, set to go down over the weekend of the 17th – 18th of March will see three teams make it into the Tängl Team head-to-head, knockout Battle starting on Tuesday the 20th of March, culminating in Quarters through to Super Finals on Wednesday the 21st of March.
The Qualified teams will have their work cut out for them going up against riders of the ilk of defending champion, Steve Gruber and his Team 99, three time consecutive TTR Tour Champions, Peetu Piironenen and his Team Triple Cock, current TTR Halfpipe World, BEO and high possibility of 2012 TTR Halfpipe Champion, Iouri Podladtchikov, who is joined by TTR Big Air Vice Champion, Erik Willet in team Off the Wall, Chris Kröll, who is Captaining the every dangerous The Djudes team, Herbie Thaler lookin for revenge in Team Absolut, Fillippo Kratter in Team The Italian Connection, Tyler Chorlton back from Japan to head up Team Since 1966, and the local rippers Team X-Double headed by Wolle Beer.
The all-new design this year has concentrated on creating a challenging, ultimate riding infrastructure designed to accommodate the 3-man team format and the introduction for the first time of the Tängl Qualification element. The multi-line and multi-option course guarantees options for all levels of riding, providing the line hunters everything from transfers to kickers, rails to stair sets, bonks to rhythm sections… It simply has it all.
Speed will be the competing team’s friend as they drop in towards the G-Shock first feature, which offers a cannon rail transfer and bin bonk on top of the main kicker, designed to set the team up for the next elements and separate the teams in terms of style and skills. Upon landing, teams will have only seconds to group up before choosing to attach the VANS element, or immediately opt to bring the Fiat Feature into play. With a cannon rail and transfer option brought into play, riders have further options in front of them – hitting the Mayrhofen Bergbahen stair set, or immediately turning their attention towards the motocross kicker or rhythm section on the VANS feature.
Those who are looking for the Hail Mary pass and bomb the main line direct from start to finish will be facing the main booter of the VANS feature with the motocross and rhythm sections as options before targeting their line in the always impressive Red Bull End Sections. With hips, inside and outside trannie sections, flat rail inside out side drop, transfer options, wall ride and bonk bin – the main issue Teams will face is which of the plethora of options in front of them they will take.
Tängl Quali Team applications close this Friday, the 9th of March with the Quali element going down over the weekend of the 17th - 18th of March where three teams will move on to face the Tängl Team Main Event head-to-head knock out battle starting on Tuesday the 20th of March, whit 16 teams cut to 8 in the Quarterfinals and Super Finals scheduled to wrap up the Snow Element at this years 10th Anniversary of the VANS Wängl Tängl by 13:00 on Wednesday the 21st of March.
2012-03-06 17:32 von Admin
SKATEBOARD TÄNGL TEAM #5 – TEAM JINETES – OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION
Ibon Marino and Alain Goikoetxea are long time friends, and Vans team mates.
Be prepared for a show, full of creativity and original tricks…
“Going to Wängl Tängl means a lot.
We’ve been skating together many years and finally getting the chance to be part of this unique contest is great.
Both of us are veteran skaters, very motivated to pair up for such a fun event.”