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Arthur Longo wins the First Annual Volcom Kitzsteinhorn Banked Slalom

The first annual Volcom Kitzsteinhorn Banked Slalom is a wrap up and what a blast it was.. Unfortunately we had to postpone race day from Saturday May 3rd to Sunday May 4th, due to heavy snowfall and fog on the Saturday but the big crew of riders, cotton dealers and media that defied the tropical-intensity rainfall in the valley and still went up on the glacier were not complaining, as they were greeted with up to knee-deep blower pow from 2500m altitude and higher.. Then, come nighttime, as is always the case at Volcom events, our preparation for game day is not exactly Olympic. We rented a 12th century castle and invited our metal Friends in Liquid Steel from Innsbruck to come play for us.. With free beer flowing all night and classic rock tunes blaring until late wee hours it was a given that certain racers would be hurting the following morning.

According to local folklore, a participant of the corrupt 5-Ring Sochi-Circus and his entourage shut down the local adult-entertainment establishment at 4am as part of their pre-race stretch and warm up routine.

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Sunday, we awoke to cloudy skies and fog but up on the glacier, the sun was slowly but surely burning away the fog. Registration was done by 9:00am and we got more than 130 racers up on the hill. Those with early start numbers were cursing their fate, but soon enough, it was bluebird and as good as it gets. For those not in the race, they were ripping February-quality pow just next to the course. Local hero Björn Hartweger held on to the lead for ages, until some guy with a backpack asked to get an earlier start number so he wouldn't miss his flight. Mr Backpack held the lead all up until the 3rd to last person to drop in for the day.. Who that was you'll find out by reading this until the end.
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Terje SNowskate Hip

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Can you go as big on a hip (Going big at Hips nightclub does NOT count) on your snowboard as Terje does on his snowskate? PS! No bindings.

Liquid Steel 2

Liquid Steel at Kaprun Castle - Volcom parties you don't want to miss.

crowd surf to bar
Clearly the crowd liked what they heard, so when the Liquid Steel singer said he needed a beer, the fans were quick to accommodate his wish"

Pervs
Rookie thinking he can teach an old dog new tricks. Yes it is ok to stare at girls in bars, especially those that serve beer

End section
Here's a view of the final third of the course.. Our course was gnarly and technical and claiming many victims, particularly the "Mausefalle" section that was fenced off.

racesuit
Wearing a racesuit makes you ride so fast that even seasoned paparazzi like Vernon Deck can't catch you sharply on film

150kilos of anger
Here's our good friend and chief Arlberg cotton pusher Max Alber caught on film merely a split hundreth of a second before lacerating the final bank of the course

Epic food
Amazing grinds all day, served by the Kitz Snowboard club volunteers.. Thank you very much guys

Levi Schnaps
Volcom rider Levi Luggen from Wallis goes for the almost compulsory pre drop-in schnaps shot.

Tonton-bottle
Tonton Holland needed more than just one shot

Iker on course
Representing the Basque's country's finest, Iker confidently slid into 4th place.. Here he is shown doing a textbook toe-edge turn.. All base & no edge.

One of hardest turns
This bank, or berm if you prefer claimed a lot of victims too

MOntafon Sveti
Here's our Gargellen organizer friend, working his way through the Mausefall.. Thanks for all your help Sveti, Michael and Enol

Setup overview
Classic tunes, free beer and food AND snowboarding with your best friends… It doesn't get much better than that

Terje 2nd turn
Here's the Man, the Myth & the legend making the hard look oh-so easy. Where others fall over and eat shit due to bumps, holes, ice and cracks, it is as if a choppy ocean turns glassy just as Terje drops in. Perfect posture and gliding into 1st place WITH his backpack on, until nearly the very end of the race.. Bio food WORKS kids.

Arthur en route
Here's Arthur Longo a few banks away from victory.. Note the high line skiers.. 2 banked event entries & 2 victories?!? Maybe you should put this Olympic thing to rest and just do Banked events from now on?

Champflying the flag
Champ flying the flag: Not only did he win, he also helped with rigging down.. True champ

TOp3girls
Congrats to our female winners, 2 of them from Montafon, wow.

Top4minusTerje
The fastest men of the day, Arthur (Terje missing, had to catch a flight) local hero Björn Hartweger and Iker Fernandez

Top3 juniors
Top 3 Junior division, they may be young but they sure were fast

Hoerl and Terje
Big thanks to these 2 guys for making the 1st Kitz Banked slalom what it is. One day you'll be the Mayor of Kaprun Christian

Active hotel view
This is only one of at least 101 reasons WHY you have to stay at Active Hotel Leitner if in Kaprun

Thanks to the Montafon Banked crew for coming over and giving pointers construction and shaping and Nitro Snowboards for co-sponsoring the event as well as all volunteers, media, helpers and last but not least riders for coming to the race, in spite of a highly dubious weather forecast.

Big ups to Kitzsteinhorn mountain aka Christian Hörl, Lippi, Ali Z and the Kitz shaping team.. None of this would have been possible without you. Let's make it even better next year.
And a very special thanks to Rosmarie, Andreas and the entire team at our partner Hotel Active by Leitner.

Thanks also to Nitro Snowboards for the support!

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See you all next year.

Official Results

Name:
Arthur Longo
Terje Haakonsen
Björn hartweger
Iker Fernandez
Alexander Fischer
Hartweger Michi
Philipp Pfaffenberger
Martin liebmann
Michael Lippitsch
Martin Schlaeffer
Martin Heeres
Olivier Gitler
Alois Lindmoser
pachner lukas
Sveti Gargelle
Matthieu Perez
David Reinthaler
Alexander Standteiner
Christoph Lind
Simon Holzknecht
Julian Maschl
David Pickl
Tonton Holland
Remesperger Dave
Lukas Paral
Csillag David
René Nocker
Christian Buchacher
lessacher philipp
Enol Barrigon Montes
Tobi Leyendecker
Bernd Marl
Jan Prokes
Morena Makar
Günther Maier
Klara Denold
David kallunder
Lionel Jenner
Josef Christian Huemer
Tadej Valentan
geiger
Jebrane Desigaud
Florian Jauernig
Lukas Hofer
WIll Graham
Christoph Muellauer
Tassilo Hager
Arne Strate
Oren Tanzer
Peter Radacher
Huber Dominik
Sabrina Tschofen
Timo Kaverman
Thomas Hladky
Florian Woerndl
Ulrich Huber
Alexander Forstmann
pavel piarovic
Annika Bell
Katharina Neussner
Michael Matt
Simon Pircher
Michiel Schell
Christian Gigi Scheidl
Constantin Gasser
Thoas Forgber
Levi Luggen
Andreas Kroh
BJarne Bergsager
Johannes Skreber
Max Alber
Glen Ironside
Felix Schett
Maxi Januszewski
Matzi Schwab
Thomas Feurstein
Wolfgang Kofler
Rebecca Wallner
Robert Hollnak
Constanze Culen
Franziska Lipfert
Riegler martin
Tanja Willers
hardy Tunnissen
Jenny Farrah
Flo Corzelius
PJ-Fluofun
Gabriela Duskova
Jens Hennefarth
Stefanie Zanetti
Stephanie zauser
Joonas Reijonen
Gerwin Andreas
Stefan Brenner
Thomas Thurnher
Jakub Pubal
Pavel Hodonický
Mehdi Sekhal
Sascha Lucas
Lena Ramsauer
Lisa Wollein
Severin Ebner
maximilian Watz
Time:
0.5998
1.0152
1.0236
1.0304
1.0374
1.0379
1.0382
1.0403
1.0415
1.0446
1.0452
1.0487
1.0495
1.0501
1.0506
1.0514
1.0533
1.0584
1.0597
1.0603
1.0607
1.0675
1.0743
1.0821
1.0906
1.0908
1.0948
1.0964
1.1016
1.1067
1.1124
1.113
1.1167
1.1169
1.1194
1.1209
1.1216
1.1277
1.1289
1.1298
1.1345
1.1347
1.1353
1.1355
1.1368
1.1368
1.1373
1.1424
1.1427
1.1438
1.1446
1.1452
1.1474
1.1492
1.1511
1.1517
1.1551
1.1554
1.1615
1.1627
1.1644
1.1721
1.1769
1.178
1.1787
1.1827
1.183
1.1877
1.2020
1.2149
1.2170
1.2212
1.2247
1.2334
1.2381
1.2386
1.2394
1.2453
1.2508
1.2527
1.2527
1.2553
1.2609
1.2636
1.2740
1.2753
1.2776
1.3011
1.3019
1.3138
1.3329
1.3518
1.3709
1.3806
1.3817
1.3854
1.4225
1.424
1.4916
1.5066
1.5716
2.0869
2.1114

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Daan van der Linden 2017 European Skater of the Year
It's been one crazy year for Daan van der Linden and to top it all of he was awarded with not only 'Video Part of the Year' for his part in Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening , but he was also crowned 'European Skater of the Year' for the SECOND year in a row at the Bright European Skateboard Awards in Berlin, Germany! Let's take a brief look at what Daan has accomplished in the past year below. After last years announcement that Daan was crowned 2015's 'European Skater of the Year' we added him to the global skate team, Vans and Anti-Hero also followed suit. To recap his 2015 we put together 'Volcom Presents: Real Life Happening - Daan van der Linden' which was a compilation of all his best clips of the year. Daan Backside Noseblunt on the July issue of Thrasher, came with a FREE poster and sticker too! Photo: Keppens Prior to the release of our latest full length video Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening , Daan landed himself on the cover of Thrasher Magazine's July issue with a NBD noseblunt in San Francisco that ended his part in the video. Daan making it look way too easy on this cobblestone tight tranny transfer in Chinatown, NYC Photo: Saari Many were amazed at Daan's part in Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening , Vans and Anti-Hero also put Daan on their global teams which led to more trips and footage. After Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening's release in Los Angeles, we took Daan on the road for the premiere tour from SF to NYC and around the world. Check out the afternoon we spent in NYC the day before the New York City premiere! In his Thrasher interview, Daan was asked which trip he enjoyed the most while filming for Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening . His response was the one we went on to Australia & New Zealand with Thrasher to visit our friend Lee Ralph. With a heavy crew and great spots, Thrasher filmer P-Stone had to make 3 edits with all the footage, not to mention that New Zealand also had an entire section in Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening . Speaking of excess footage, we can't forget Daan's 'Over Stokes' and footage in the Euro Stokes edit too! In July we headed back to NYC for the Volcom X Anti Hero collection video that turned into Thrasher Magazine's The Vickie Report In August Anti Hero surprised Daan in Copenhagen by turning him PRO. Thrasher Magazine's P-Stone was along for the ride to capture it all. Lastly, Daan hopped in the van with us in Austin, Texas to head out to Sound on Sound Music Festival. After Kyle Walker won Skater of the Year he met up with us in San Francisco for the party and is currently back in Australia with Kyle Walker on his Skater of the Year trip! Two SOTY's in the same year on the same team!