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Booter gets NW SnowSports Gear Review

Full Tilt has turned the ski boot world upside down with its innovative three-piece design, which is growing insanely fast in the freeride and freestyle markets. They own the first three-piece design which has garnered a cult-like following for comfort, performance and warmth. The flex of these boots is crazy, the cable system makes getting in and out a breeze, and it’s so light you won’t believe you’re wearing a ski boot. The Booter is Full Tilt’s freestyle boot for skiers with wider feet or those who prefer a little more room in the toe. And the price of this one is just right.

Check out SnowSports NW for the complete gear review

Incredible Night Session

K2 Europe TM Dani Schiessl got the chance to help building a kicker during the week in Ruhpolding, Germany and he did a great job! The jump had about 20m and was really poppy with a steep landing. After the ski resort closed we got a reshape of the landing, some light baloons which are usally used for road works and they even started the lift just for us 6 riders.

So, big thanks to the Rupolding Lift crew and props to eva for doing a sick 900 and to 14 year old lucas mangold for his massive corks and flatspins!

Thanks for the pics dani!

Lucas cork 7
Lucas cork 7
Nico´s cork 9 shifty
Nico´s cork 9 shifty
Eva with a 360
Eva with a 360
Paddy Graham in the middle of dub 10
Paddy Graham in the middle of dub 10
Mike Hauser with a cork 7
Mike Hauser with a cork 7

Tom & Tom go off at freestyle.ch

The second day of freestyle.ch was the the qualification day for FT Riders Thomas the Train and T-Wall himself. The guys where packed into a jam with ones of the toughest rider fields of any qualification.

At 15.00 the live TV cameras turned their attention to the massive ramp. The 45 minute qualification saw tricks from double cork 1260s (Bene Mayr) to super stylish flat spin 540 bow and arrows. The crowd cheered on as the riders swapped positions with each jump, but in the end it was Tom Wallisch who came through with the most points going into the finals. Starting with his style he stomped a perfect flat 540 guitar grab, followed by a double cork 1080 mute to nose, landed with super style. Thomas Hlawitschka showed some clean rodeo 5s and a sweet sw misty 9 which brought him a lot of points from the judges. Sadly he got beaten by Jon in the last qualification round and ended up on 5th place, but i´m sure the Train will blow it´s steam even higher in Berlin.

After a long and wild partynight the whole crew took the bus back to the arena for the finals. The Level was incredible and Tom showed a Rodeo 5 for style and a forward double cork 10. Sadly he couldn´t convice the judges and missed the superfinal. Anyways, 5th place at a rider field like that is pretty impressive and promising for Berlin.

Congrats to the two Toms!!!!

Here is the Final Ranking:

1. Sammy Carlson

2. Elias Ambuhl

3. Andreas Hatveit

4. Jon Olsson

Tom Wallisch

Fredtjof Fredricsson

Lolo Favre

TJ Schiller

Thanks to Roman Lachner for the nice pictures and to downdays.eu for being awesome! check the full event coverage on www.downdays.eu

Thomas the Train Hlawitschka
Thomas “the Train” Hlawitschka