Central Coast Monster Skate Park Series #2 - South County YMCA Skatepark (Grover Beach) 2017
01/04/2017 - 01/04/2017
Brabant Open - Tilburg 2017
02/04/2017 - 02/04/2017
Vans Park Series National Championships at Brazil 2017
06/04/2017 - 07/04/2017
BULGARIAN SNOWBOARD NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - Pamporovo 2017
28/03/2017 - 31/03/2017
FIS Junior World Championships SS & BA - Špindlerův Mlýn 2017
26/03/2017 - 01/04/2017
Girls On Tour - Mindy Sessarit, Iso-Syöte 2017
TITANS OF MAVERICKS 2017
01/11/2016 - 31/03/2017
Rip Curl European GromSearch - Somo, Spain 2017
01/04/2017 - 02/04/2017
Men's Jack's Pro 2017
31/03/2017 - 02/04/2017
Industry and event happenings
Is there anything better than chilling at the homebase with other shred heads whilst riding a sweet jib line? No? Well, we’re at one then. Some of the Feldberg locals share this attitude and gathered at Seebuck for some nice collective shredding. It was a beautiful day, the girls and boys were highly motivated – so we sent our media crew to capture the session.
One of many QParks snow parks - badenova Snowpark Feldberg, Germany, March 2017.
A decade of freestyle action at Gastein! Obviously, this calls for a celebration - two highlights mark this special occasion – firstly, the Shred Poker will take place at the park this weekend and, secondly, the crew was carrying out a proper shred fest last week after some massive snowfall and the involved reconstruction works. There certainly was no need for cake or champagne – as the expression “shred fest” already indicates, shredding their park was the crew’s main focus! We’d like to take a look back on the Snowpark Gastein’s 10 years of history and check out current setup in the brand-new video.
8th QParks Snowboard Tour Stop, 11/03/2017, SKYLINE SNOWPARK Schilthorn, Schilthorn, Switzerland. One meter of fresh powder was challenging the shapers of the SKYLINE SNOWPARK Schilthorn just before the eighth QParks Tour 2016/17 was about to go down. So they grabbed their shovels and began with the Hercules task of getting the park contest-ready. The effort paid off. On Saturday March 11, 2017 the riders met in the sunny SKYLINE SNOWPARK Schilthorn 2,400 meters above sea level to glorify the imposing backdrop with their best tricks.
Another successfull stop of 2016/17 QParks Tour - Oakley Schilthorn Open, at SKYLINE SNOWPARK Schilthorn, Schilthorn, Switzerland, March 2017.
Quiksilver, Inc. today announced that it has changed its corporate name to Boardriders, Inc. (“Boardriders” and the “Company”).
Kitzbühel is certainly one of the ski resorts with the richest history; it is the birthplace of countless ski racers and home of the world’s most dangerous downhill run. And if that isn’t enough, there are also numerous kilometers of slopes, freeride routes and the Snowpark Kitzbühel waiting to be discovered by all the passionate winter sports enthusiasts. Freeskier Lisi Gram and snowboarder Lea Baumschlager take a closer look at the ski mecca in Tyrol from the perspective of the ever-growing female freestyle scene.
Snowboarder Lea Baumschlager and freeskier Lisi Gram are ready to have fun at Snowpark Kitzbühel, Austria, February 2017.
Jesse Mendes (BRA) and Malia Manuel (HAW) have taken out the 2017 Australian Open of Surfing at Manly in some of the best conditions the event has seen in its history. Manly tuned it on for the second WSL Qualifying Series (QS) 6,000 event of the year with clean 2-to-3 foot waves for finals day.
The 2017 Australian Open of Surfing Finalists Jesse Mendes (BRA) & Malia Manuel (HAW), at Manly Beach, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
The 2017 Tampa Pro is officially a wrap and was definitely one for the history books. The level of skating that went down during the Semi Final and Final rounds was straight up bananas. The results of this contest have a major impact on the 2017 SLS Season. If you missed the live steam on ETN, then you did not get to witness history in the making. We’ll do our best to recap the important highlights below.
Congrats to Louie Lopez on winning the 2017 Tampa Pro and not only getting a straight shot to the 2017 SLS Nike Skateboarding Super Crown World Championship, but also graduating from an SLS Pick to an SLS Pro at his first event! — with Ishod Wair and Louie Lopez. At Skatepark of Tampa, Tampa, Florida, USA.
9th QParks Snowboard Tour Stop, 18/03/2017, badenova Snowpark Feldberg, Feldberg, Germany. The journey continues and takes the QParks Snowboard Tour family to its next destination – Germany. Park designer Jure Gradic and his crew will roll out a nice Jib setup at the badenova Snowpark Feldberg. Reveal your best tricks and take home nice goodies and prize money in a total value of 1,200 €.
2015/16 QParks Tour stop at badenova Snowpark Feldberg, Feldberg, Germany, February 2016.
Progression, bluebird, barbecue and brilliant vibes - last Saturday, the fourth Girls Shred Session of the season 2016/17 took place at the badenova Snowpark Feldberg. The day was a guarantee for strong progress and plenty of jib action for the #shredqueens in the Schwarzwald area.
QParks Girls Shred Session #4 - badenova Snowpark Feldberg, Germany, 25th February 2017.
Riders as far as you can see – and this was pretty far on this sunny Saturday at Axamer Lizum. An imposing amount of 99 freestylers battled for goodies and prize money at the Gold & Glory. This is not only a visitors record for the new Golden Roofpark, it also tops the numbers of competitors of the QParks Tour 16/17.
Already the title ‘Superpark’ is quite a big deal, as season after season, it has to live up to its name and convince freeskiers and snowboarders again and again. So for this winter, park designer Pavel Stratil came up with some extraordinary setup ideas and creative combo-lines. His special at the end section is meant to delight all shred heads. Just recently, the Blue Tomato team riders tested the final setup 2017. Has it met their expectations? Let’s find out.
Superpark Planai, Schladming, Austria, February 2017.
Yago Dora and Johanne Defay have taken out the 2017 Maitland and Port Stephens Toyota Pro and Anditi Women’s Pro. The WSL Qualifying Series (QS) 6,000 events run in conjunction with Newcastle Surfest and were completed today in wind affected 3-to-4 foot waves at Merewether Beach.
Event Finalists Jesse Mendes (BRA), Yago Dora (BRA), Johanne Defay (FRA) and Paige Hareb (NZL) upon the Surfest Podium, at Merewether Beach, Newcastle NSW, Australia.
6th QParks Tour Stop, 19/02/2017, Snowpark Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria. Fantastic weather conditions, plenty of young and heavily motivated riders and the perfectly
shaped Snowpark Kitzbühel - that’s all it took last Sunday to guarantee for a top-notch atmosphere at the Sick Trick Tour Open. Good vibes were especially dominating the female rookie squad leaving their older fellows standing.
A Switzerland-wide novum conquered Pizol last weekend: At Shred Poker, the locals showed off some gnarly tricks, to get as many goodies as possible and 500CHF in cash. At the end of the day, it wasn’t the prizes which were in the focus but rather the fun the riders got from shredding together.
QParks' 2017's 1st Shred Poker sessions at Riderpark Pizol, Switzerland / February.
When the Girls Shred Session took place last Saturday in Mayrhofen, the weather gods were certainly pulling all kinds of tricks – dense fog, snowfall and bright sunshine, you name it. The most memorable sight of the day were the smiles on the girls’ faces, though. The fully packed program for girls only included park coaching, photo and film sessions, having lunch together and the Vans Penken Park’s setup was amazing as usual.
2017's Girls Shred Session #3 at Vans Penken Park Mayrhofen, Austria, February 18.
Perfect bluebird weather and massive amounts of white gold underneath the boards – the photo shoot at the Blue Tomato Kings Park started out great and came to an end with plenty of top-notch footage. The Blue Tomato team riders & friends give you an impression of their day at the royal freestyle playground.
The people of the online world is cheering and gleeing as white smoke arises from the chimneys of the QParks Headquarters. It’s the dawn of a new age, which has humankind ecstasiate. The disciples of shred are awaited by a modern, better, mobile-enabled, virtual home. Alright, enough – The relaunch of qparks.com is finished and here’s what the new website is capable of.
Splendid weather, a superb park, skilled riders and stoked locals. On a Sunday in February, not only the pros were on fire, the Golden Roofpark was packed with avid shred heads.
The Golden Roofpark Axamer Lizum, Austria.
On March 11th and 12th 2017, the great Zillertal Välley Rälley hosted by Ride Snowboards final event will go down at the Vans Penken Park in Mayrhofen.
8th QParks Snowboard Tour Stop, 11/03/2017, SKYLINE SNOWPARK Schilthorn, Schilthorn, Switzerland. On its way through the Alps, the QParks Tour is finally arriving in Switzerland. March 11, 2017 will be the day of honor at the SKYLINE SNOWPARK Schilthorn. Those snowboarders who convince the judges with their style on the pink & pretty obstacles will head back home with full pockets.
Girls forming a neat circle, ready for the warm-up – that’s how the Girls Shred Session at the Superpark Planai kicked off last Saturday. Just read on to get an impression of the female snowboarders ripping the park and why they preferred to shred just alongside each other, once in a while.
Girls Shred Session #2 - Superpark Planai, Austria, February 2017.
5th QParks Tour Stop, 11/02/2017, Snowpark Turracher Höhe, Turracher Höhe, Austria. A snowpark of the highest order, top-notch riders, only the weather didn’t play along too well – still, the participants of this year’s QParks Tour Stop at the Turracher Höhe proved themselves as proper Nock’n’Rockers. Despite the cloudy weather they came up with plenty of gnarly runs.
Nock'N'Rock tour stop of 2016/17 QParks Snowboard Tour, at Snowpark Turracher Höhe, Turracher Höhe, Austria, February 2017.
Last year almost 60 shred queens lived it up at the Girls Shred Session at Vans Penken Park. How many will show up this year? There are several good reasons for a little road trip through Zillertal valley on February 18, 2017: professional freeski and snowboard coaching sessions with the pros themselves, photos and videos from the QParks media crew, the goodie raffle, free snacks & drinks and the “time of your life” or at least of this winter! All important information is summarized in detail for you below.
7th QParks Snowboard Tour Stop, 25/02/2017, Golden Roofpark Axamer Lizum, Axamer Lizum /Austria. New QPark, new QParks Tour Stop! The Golden Roofpark Axamer Lizum has become THE freestyle hotspot for enthusiastic riders around Innsbruck this winter. In February, a proper park warming will be hosted by the QParks Snowboard Tour, as their next Stop leads straight into the Golden Roofpark. At the Gold & Glory, riders can look forward to a mint contest setup and up to 1,200€ prize money.
The Golden Roofpark Axamer Lizum, Austria, where Gold & Glory tour stop of QParks Snowboard Tour 2016/17 will take place on February 25.
6th QParks Snowboard Tour Stop, 18/02/2017, Snowpark Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel /Austria. Here we go again! The Sick Trick Tour Open are back and traditionally, they take place at the Hanglalm in Kitzbühel on February 18, 2017. An epic setup, freshly shaped and ready to shred is waiting for you at the Snowpark Kitzbühel. So grab your boards and make this contest a SICK one!
Snowpark Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel /Austria is a home to the Sick Trick Tour Open 2017, the 6th stop of QParks Snowboard Tour 2016/17.
The Black Yeti travels all around the world during the winter: from Chile to Australia, from Greece to Scandinavia, from the Alps to Japan. Rookies from more that 20 countries battles through the season to conquer their spot to the most exclusive youth snowboard event on planet Earth: the World Rookie Finals at Kitzsteinhorn – Kaprun, Zell am See. In February 2017, the Rookie Fest returns to Oslo for a weekend packed with snowboard in Oslo Winterpark. Riders will be able to compete in halfpipe, and the winners will be awarded with tickets to ride the World Rooke Final 2017.
4th QParks Snowboard Tour Stop, 28/01/2017, Superpark Planai, Schladming /Austria. Last Saturday, all the systems were set to freestyle mode in the Schladming-Dachstein region when the 4th QParks Tour Stop took place at the Superpark Planai in the form of the Blue Tomato Plan P. Park designer Pavel Stratil and his shape crew put a maximum of effort into keeping the contest line in mint condition. Also the weather was on the snowboarders’ and the visitors’ side with plenty of sunshine and comfortable temperatures. Everything just came together – perfect conditions for some mind-bending shred-action!
4th QParks Snowboard Tour Stop - Blue Tomato Plan P, at Superpark Planai, Schladming /Austria, January 2017.
5th QParks Snowboard Tour Stop, 11/02/2017, Snowpark Turracher Höhe, Turracher Höhe /Austria. When shred-heads from all across Europe are gathering at the Snowpark Turracher Höhe which becomes the host of the fifth QParks Snowboard Tour Stop, you know that this year’s Nock’n’Rock is on!
Snowpark Turracher Höhe, Austria, home of Nock'n'Rock tour stop #5 of 2016/17 QParks Snowboard Tour Stop.
What does it take to bring snowboarders and skiers together? What does an ukulele sound when played by an Eastern Tyrolean? Is it possible to throw a sitting shaper off a rail with a well-targeted spray? We give you the answers to fundamental questions like these in our new report about the shapers of Snowpark Schöneben.
Snowpark Schöneben, Italy.
Just in time for the 3rd stage of the Zillertal Välley Rälley hosted by Ride Snowboards, the Zillertal Arena/Gerlos showed off with bluebird, perfect snow conditions and a weekend full of sunshine and great vibes.
Zillertal Välley Rälley hosted by Ride Snowboards - stop #3 at Snowpark Gerlos - Zillertal Arena, Austria, January 2017.