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Kevin BackstrEM Takes His First 4Star Title At Absolut Park Spring Battle


For the eighth time in a row the slogan _Cowboys ride it hard … was carried through the Absolut Park in Flachauwinkl, Austrias longest terrain park. Being a 4 Star TTR contest, the Spring Battle 2010 once again lived up to it s name and convinced crowd as well as judges with an extremely high riding level on the last Easter weekend. Many international pro snowboarders showed up for Absolut Parks 10th anniversary and entered the battle of skills against the locals. The qualifications were scheduled for Thursday, but postponed to Friday due to bad weather. Thursday evening saw spring-like conditions giving way to a moderate blizzard that brought 15 centimetres of freshies and covered the contest set up.It was only thanks to the commitment of Absoluts shape crew that the qualifications could be held on the second contest day, before the sun once again disappeared behind grey clouds. Thus, the super finals were postponed to Saturday.While some party animals were still trying to find their beds, the qualified riders met up early at the summit of the shuttle mountain to do their first warm up runs. Blessed with blue bird sky, they went big to impress the judges. The qualification already saw double corks as well as switch 12s, and the challenging trick level was to be carried to the finals. There, Air&Style rider Werni Stock (AUT) put all his eggs in one basket, showing a switch backside 900 as well as a double backflip at the bottom roller. His excellent performance earned him a third place.