2013-02-10 14:24 von Admin
Team Profile - The Transformers - Max Buri and Brage Richenberg
Hailing out of the Transform Gloves stables, Team The Transformers are an eclectic mix or Swiss and Norwegen super rippers. Fresh off an impressive performance at the O'Neill Evolution and Brage coming off a Top 10 finish on the TTR World Snowboard Tour, these boys are ready to tear things apart...
Although from different ends of Europe, The Transformers create a young, upcoming, yet almost frighteningly imposing combination. It's hard to tell their riding apart, except to say it's completely different while being completely the same - both are super tech stomping style masters - STSSM's for short. If that sounds like some sort of next generation weapons system... don't worry. It is.
Max has a super tech, inverted style and seems to land everything like a cat, while holding down a feather like style. Most people miss what he's just done because he's just made it look too easy. You almost always have to replay it in his head. Brage rides everything, and almost anything he does comes without an angry poke or tweak it it somewhere - just to remind you who's actually driving this junk show. As icing on the cake, he stomps like a monster crewing on afterbang desert.
2013-02-10 10:18 von Admin
Team Profile - The A-Team - Herbi Thaler and Michi Stanschitz
"Imagine David and Goliath would be friends and would fight their battles together. Exactly this is what you get when Stani and Herby ride together as one strong force at the Winter Mäsh. Watch out for gamewinning rail moves from Michi "Stani" Stanschitz and the ultra pop that comes with Herby Thaler." Friedl Kolar, Ästhetiker Rider Manager
Affectionately called the 'Beasts from the East', The A-Team coming out of the Absolut Park in Flachauwinkl have been terrorizing team events for several years, taking out the Mayrhofen based Ästhetiker Wängl Tängl once and placing top 3 with their three man Team Absolut. They have spear headed a friendly and healthy competition between East and West, Salzbergerland v Tirol for several years now.
The pairing of Herbie and Michi is almost perfect for a Team Format event. Herbie is the big tweak, stomp master while Michi is one of the smoothest spinners out there, and both know their riding almost like it was the back of their hand. Expect it big, expect it stomped...
2013-02-09 18:10 von Admin
Team Profiles - The Homies - TonTon Holland and Jules Reymond
Hailing out of the Romandie in Southern Switzerland, The Homies bring in a French HipHop vibe with the experience and style of a very good, aged, vintage port, and the slick skills of a plate oysters, lemon and olive oil. TonTon Holland, a true gentleman of the sport, has been to more Ästhetiker events than most Ästhetiker's themselves, and Jules Reymond boasts some of the best Absinthe Film video Parts they have had....
Team Homies - TonTon Holland and Jules Reymond
One of the most recognized crews across Europe, The Homies have been putting it together and putting it on the ground for years now, producing a sublime French Connection across the Southern Swiss Alps and well into France.
If there was any proof that age is simply in the head, TonTon, for shits and giggles, landed all four 10′s in a relaxed training run recently at home. He told us by phone, “Dammit, I’m going to be the first rider to do a switch b/s 10 at the age of 40!”… Knowing TonTon’s determination and love of snowboarding, we can only wonder if he will go 12! Will he do it here? We don't know. We do know that good snow in the Southern Alps means he's been in training...
Teaming up with the cheeky dark horse of Jules Reymond, they have a spark in their forward line not many teams will boast. Absent from the contest scene for a couple of years while on filming duties with Absinthe, Jules’s command of the unexpected, his propensity to surprise, and his ability to pull off the impossible – all the while with an infectious grin broadly across his face – regularly leaves the defense bamboozled with his Ronaldo like footwork and subtle skills. There is no doubt with Jules Reymond, you are going to learn to expect the unexpected with daring and bravado… and a polite shake of the hand. Jules’s personality is infectious, which is translated into his riding style. Smoke and mirrors, tastefully counterpointed the stomp and thump… He would scare most people if he just could get that smile off his face!
TonTon Holland- Mini Bio
35 Years Old
Biggest Snowboarding Successes:
MVP Faboulous Tournament, Flaine
Volcom, Ifound, Now bindings, Levitation Prooject, Axis Boutique, Demonium
Working on my house
Jules Reymond - Mini Bio
28 Years Old
Biggest Snowboarding Successes:
Video Parts in Absinthe Films
2013-02-09 15:06 von Admin
Team Profile - theDjudes - Chris Kröll and Mario Wanger
Djudes by name, Djudes by nature, and these Djudes are going to be on top of their game having been the guinea pigs on the first night test session in the freshly finished contest line in the Nightpark, Hinterglemm. A little extra training - too right - that's what we mean by experience.
Hailing out of the Zillertal, Austria, and one of the first Winter MÄSH Teams that we want to present to you is probably one of the hottest teams coming to the event. With the combination of a mountain of contest experience combined with killer video parts between them, they could be the smart man's bet for your money on them winning this years first issue of the Ästhetiker Winter MÄSH presented by G-Shock.
Founding members of The Djudes crew, Chris 'CK' Kröll and Mario Wanger are both riding for G-Shock are some of the best all-round snowboarders out there on the circus. Both guys are amazing skaters and you can see the skate influence in there riding styles. While CK loves to jump every kicker to the K-Point Mario´s spin skills are enviable. Both boys don´t care to much about riding regular contests although CK has a long, impressive, contest history. Most of their riding time they spent together in the backcountry filming for theDJUDES Project with their private filmer, Julian Pintarelli. Mario describes CK as the crazy dude always up for the party and the biggest air. CK says that he loves to ride with Mario due to his endless motivation and his pure love and termination to what he is doing. The team format always seems to get the best out of both of them...
2013-02-09 13:26 von Admin
Team Profile - Rookie Fest - Ole Christian Hagen and Anders Suua
Considering the level of riding that has been put on the ground at the World Rookie Tour events in the past couple of years, it was not too difficult to offer a direct qualification spot to the winning rider at this year's WRT in Livigno, Italy. If you wanted some young guns, it's a damn fine place to start. Christian Haller, Roope Tonteri, Gjermund Bratten and Mathias Wiessenbacher being previous winners.
And if you have any concerns the Rookies are up to the task, maybe think again. Ole Christian took out the World Rookie Fest event with a winning run of Cab 7 to Switch b/s 9 to f/s 1080 to back 9...! Not a bad days work! The direct qualification made him the Captain of Team Rookie, with the difficult task of choosing his riding partner and team mate. He's came back to us with a compatriot from Norway, Anders Suua - who by the way, is even younger!