Words & Photos: Christoph Deik
What a weekend it was! It was the first time that this event, organized by Winterberg’s local snowboard shop „Stylefish“, went down and it was a full success for everyone involved. Boards, beers, BBQ, good vibes and a fresh park set-up made all participants even more stoked than expected and therefore longing for a repetition next season. The initial thought was just to make a small test-event with the brands that the shop has in its portfolio, but due to the cancellation of the traditional „Shops First Try“ event in Austria, it turned into a mix of final customer-and dealer-event, where you could test material of the current season AND of the next season, which gave this event a pretty unique character. So more brands showed up and a bunch of dealers from central Germany found their way to Neuastenberg in the Sauerland region in western Germany, which is well-known and extremely popular for its versatile park. The set-up is extremely jib-focused, equipped with obstacles for all levels and is obviously shaped with creativity, love and passion. Plus it has its own lift and one lap takes around three minutes, so you can get like 20 runs in within an hour, which is extremely dope, as well as exhausting. The reps of the brands were stoked about the park, the whole weekend and especially about the fact to see more snowboarders than skiers every time they looked towards the chairlift. Looking forward to next year!