After finishing up a sick week with the big boys, I picked up the Smalls squad on Friday in good old Innsbrooklyn, just to return to Arlberg straight. The resort of Damüls is hosting the "Austrian Rookie Challenge" this weekend, so Hannes Handle (16) and Tim-Kevin Ravnjak (12) joined in together with our homie from Forum, Jesse Augustinus (13). Think back, do you remember what you spent your time with when you were twelve years old? For sure one-foot airs on the big park booter and all-the-way switch nosepresses on long ass rails weren't part of the schedule!! You think the big name pros and moneyload movie productions out there are next level? come over here, watch those kids ride, and you'll know what's up!!
So it´s been dumping for the past three days nonstop at Seegrube, just above the Burton European headquarters here in Innsbruck, Austria - and after Sani Alibabic had passed by the office after shredding twice in a row, to tell us what an incredible day he had lapping treeruns, I decided to shoulder my camera bag and head up the hill with him today, to make sure he's getting some work done while having fun. It was one of those days when opening the f-stop pack for 20 seconds has the same effect as pouring a glass of water over your gear! I tried to keep my lenses clean, Sani tried not to drown in all that snow! If the expression armpit-deep doesn't exist yet, it does since today. And it's still puking! Just check the picture evidence.
It´s been a while! Good meeting You at the BEO in Laax, Switzerland. We've seen busy times, shredding and shooting some of the epic pow in Switzerland, opening a new Stash Park in Flachauwinkl, Austria, and helping pulling strings at the Burton European Open.
So that's it, we're back home after a sick week of shooting. After our last session in Mora, we drove to Falun (and almost ran over two gigantic elks on the way!!) to spend our last night at Ludwinch's parents' holiday home, some miles outside of town. The sickest place ever! Lena and Per woke us up in the morning with an ill breakfast ready on the table, thanks a lot for taking care of us so well! Killer times in Sweden. We'll be back!