EU
Christmas delivery guaranteed before December 20th at midnight

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.

©Fluofun

©Fluofun

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.
-jp

Terje SNowskate Hip

©Vernon Deck

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!

nitro-logo

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

Recent News + Video

Snow
Volcom Welcomes Hailey Langland to Global Snow Team
Hailey Langland has been making a name for herself since she started snowboarding at age five. She exists in changing time zones, her passport stamped with groomer laps, take-offs and landings. She's got a front three that floats for days and radiates a style that's beyond her years. She grew up paddling into waves and pushing down streets in beachside San Clemente, CA. She first made turns at Bear Mountain and now calls Mammoth’s Main Park home, both proving grounds for sovereign snowboarders. She's fluid and explosive. She has a method that turns heads. It's the kind of kick-out that can't be learned. It's built-in from birth, harkening the past that's built for the future. We can't be more excited to welcome Hailey to the Volcom Family. She brings an impressive past, a promising future, and an unmatched personality which radiates passion and perseverance. While she joins us now, she has always been destined to the Stone. It was only a matter of time for the stars to align, and that time is now. Hailey Langland. Photo: Mike Pham // @phamuel "I'm psyched to be joining the Volcom Family! It's a dream come true to be part of a family that's much bigger than just snowboarding. I can't wait to see where this journey takes me." Hailey’s collection of heavy medals is already plush, though she’s truly just getting started. She landed a first-ever cab double ten in the 2017 X Games and earned her first Aspen gold. See? Just getting started. She’s logged time on podiums around the world. Slopestyle? Check. Big Air? Check. Three years in a row, she’s won the Drink Water Rat Race—a banked slalom where just getting to the bottom is a victory. And Hailey’s been the fastest. Three times. She’s the future of women’s slopestyle, yet her ease and authority with which she puts down tricks stretches far beyond contest boundaries. She’s the future of women’s snowboarding. Scratch that. She’s the future of snowboarding. Hailey wearing the Taylor Jacket (available in 3 colorways). Photo: Vernon Deck // @vernondeck Hailey's energy and style are pure Volcom. I’m super hyped on what she brings to the program. She's got full approval from the team. It's on!!!" -Remy Stratton, SVP Global Skate & Snow Hailey is serious about style and truly loves to ride. It's visible in every turn she makes, every slash, and every air she attempts. It's not fabricated. It's natural. Established at a very young age. At only seventeen, she's both a beacon to snowboarding's roots and a flare to the future, lighting up what's possible when talent, grit, and creativity are fused together. She says, "I cannot stress it enough how much style matters. We're all becoming robots out there, it's driving me freakin' nuts." Hailey on a recent trip in Saas'Fee, a resort village in the Swiss Alps. She has been True To This since she first stood sideways, but now, with the nourishment of the Stone, she can further feed her freedom of expression, and we are so stoked to welcome her to the family.
Skate
Skate and fashion: introducing Leila Afghan's photoshoot in London with skatebaorder @queeen_eevee
Leila once again captures the Volcom vibe in the streets of one of the most influencial capitals, London. @queeen_eve highlights some of our winter jackets and iconic Ozzie Wright's printed t shirts in her own style Check out her interview: Your favourite spot to skate? SouthBank - There's always something different going on Where was the first place you skated? Mile End Skate park. I remember passing the skate park and bare wanted to skate so my dad got me one of them Argos decks and I went with him and taught myself. Where is the last place you skated? Bay 66. But I didnt really skate it because on the way I tried bombing some fat steep hill and ate the most shit, that's the same day  broke my leg. How many bones have you broken? I broke like 3 bones in my leg but I cant remember which ones. Tell us about your injury... I dont remember how I broke them because I was drunk. I ended up going to a friends house and sleeping it off but in the morning it was soooo swollen. I couldnt move it so was time for hospital. Best thing about skating... You can have fun without having to pay for anything Worst thing about skating... There's nothing really bad about skating except when guards try and stop you from skating a spot and when it rains.  
Product
LONDON PHOTOGRAPHER LEILA AFGHAN IN NYC WITH SKATE GIRLS BRIANA AND YASMEEN
We were fortunate enough to sit with the 3 coolest chicks we know and ask them about everything skate. If you don’t know them already, you will. London based photographer (@leilaafghan), New York skater and model Briana King (@brianaking_) and Brooklyn babe Yasmeen Wilkerson (@yaz.so.mean) strutted their stuff in front of the camera and gave us some insight into their world. Leila, what's your favorite type of photography style and atmosphere to shoot? LEILA: I like weird and surreal - I shoot digital and film, but prefer the dreamy effect with film. When did you start taking skate pics and what took you there? LEILA: I started in fashion styling and photography, but am now progressing and combining documentary style, hence, taking pictures of me and my friends. Where is your favorite spot to shoot skate? LEILA: New York. Favorite spot to skate? YASMEEN: My favorite spot to skate is something new I've been fucking with called Delancey spot or BOCA LES spot. Its a walkway near the Willy B Bridge in Manhattan with a cement block, benches, curbs and other diy stuff. BRIANA: Coleman skate park. Where is the first place you skated? YASMEEN: The first place I skated was an empty parking lot by my house. I was too intimidated to skate in the open as I do now, and I barely knew how to push so I would take my board out there and try to ollie and get comfortable. BRIANA: Out front of the apartment. Where was the last place you skated? YASMEEN: LES skate park is the last place I skated. BRIANA: Blue Park Brooklyn. How many bones have you broken? BRIANA: 1 ankle. I attempted to ollie over 4 decks in front of a four stair, rolled my ankle, broke it, and couldn't trick or treat that night with my newly broken ankle. YASMEEN: My wrist (Smith fracture). Best thing about skating? YASMEEN: Best thing about skating is everything about it. The little lessons it gives you in humility, confidence, and persistence. Skateboarding taught me that strength isn't always physical. BRIANA: The homies! If I didn't skateboard I would be a lonely bub in NYC. And the worst thing about skating? BRIANA: There is no worst thing. YASMEEN: The fuck boys. ALL PHOTOS BY LEILA AFGHAN
Music
Burger Records' Sean & Lee on believing in yourself enough to put ThisFirst
Burger Records’ founders Lee Rikard and Sean Bohrman take us back to the early days of the label through the trials and tribulations that have made them one of the fastest growing labels in the world. It may not be easy to build your own dream world, but it definitely beats working at a job that makes you miserable. Be inspired to believe in yourself. Be sure to check out the Volcom X Burger Records collection!
Events
The Volcom Graw Cut is over
  We lent a Graw Jump ramp to ABS Lyon and to BUD Rouen for a whole month. People could take it from the shop, go for a session in town, film their best tricks, make a little Insta clip and get a chance to win one year of free Volcom Chinos ! Christian Vankelst, Volcom skate EU team manager and Paolo from Graw Jump were the juries and they were looking for the most creative clip out there. Congratulations to Enzo from ABS Lyon & to Romain from BUD Rouen ! ENZO > Check out the video here < ROMAIN > Check out the video here < If you want to see more check #VolcomBudRouen or #VolcomABSLyon on Instagram. Curious about the ramps ? Check http://www.grawjumpramps.com/ Cheers!
Events
Volcom X Burger Records party at Helder Supply Co
  To celebrate this launch, we hosted a party in Biarritz with our friends from Helder Supply Co. Free beer, DJ set from Musique d’Apéritif, a buttons making station and a live of Iguana Death Cult (from Holland). Everything was settle to have a wonderful time in your company. The products will stay in store at Helder Supply Co until the 10th of December. Go check it out ! You can play the custom Volcom guitar or listen to some Burger Records vinyles all day long !! Cheers :) Volcom X Burger Records Launch with Helder Supply Co, in Biarritz Live Musique and fresh beers to celebrate the launch of the Volcom X Burger Records Collection The collection is looking rad ! Meuh The psyché Volcom X Burger Records cow Choose your Burger Records vinyle you want to listen to or play the guitar if you fell like to.  Everyone is ready ... Iguana Death Cult, all the way from Holand !  Musique d'Apéritif with a good garage set Yann helping you with your DIY badges Packed room for the start of the gig !  Thanks everyone for the good time !