Freestyle.ch 2013 set to take over Zurich

Comments by Kelli Lynn Hargrove/

The 2013 Freestyle.ch Zurich is coming in hot, preparing to take over Zurich September 21 and 22, for the 19th time. Bringing the 50 top riders from around the world to battle it out for bragging rights— and a prize purse to boot, the Freestyle.ch boasts a roster that includes epic talents like Iouri Podladtchikov, Stale Sandbech, and Sina Candrian.

Dates and details provided in the press release, below:

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A rider going big at the 2012 Freestyle.ch

It’s time for freestyle action. It’s time for freestyle.ch Zurich 2013. Once again and for the 19th time in a row on September 21 and 22, 2013 the freestylers will fly over the Landiwiese. 100.000 US$ prize purse, prestigious titles and a great atmosphere will bring 50 top riders from all over the world to Zurich. Their performances will attract about 30.000 visitors to join the freestyle spectacle in the disciplines snowboard and freeski big air, freestyle motocross and mountain bike dirt jump. Live concerts, signing-sessions and activities in the label world, on the Swissmilk skate plaza and the LAAX urban stairset will top off the breath-taking action.

Creative style, progressive tricks and Crossover

World champion, younker, daredevil, air acrobat, board artist, performer on two wheels with or without motor – however they are called or which titles they’ve earned, these are the heroes of the air, the ones who will put us in another world. These are the freestylers, who will wow the crowd at freestyle.ch 2013. The lightness and aesthetic of freestyle are the characterizing elements of Saturday’s style sessions, which will be guaranteed by a top-class starting field, including the two ladies Sina Candrian and Virginie Faivre.

The crossover session on Saturday at 6pm will be a challenge for the public, the organizers and the riders. All of them are involved. This unique show contest offers a competition across four different disciplines, which are snowboard and freeski big air, FMX and MTB dirt jump. At the end there will be one winner, the crossover.champ. This champion will be chosen by no one else as by the enthusiastic crowd.

Swiss local riders such as Iouri Podladtchikov (2009, Snowboard) and Elias Ambühl (2012, Freeski) could already win the title. But the freestyle.ch audience isn’t too patriotic and not fixed on snow disciplines. In 2011 the crowd crowned as crossover.champ Vince Byron, a BMX rider from Australia, in 2010 US boy Tom Wallisch (freeski) and in 2008 the Brazilian skateboarder Sandro Dias for their extremely smart performances.

Also the 2013 starting field of Sunday’s contest day is international. 2012 freestyle.champ Dany Torres (ESP) and Henrik Harlaut (SWE) want to repeat their successes of the previous year(s) in FMX and freeski. Fancied for the top of the podium in mountain bike dirt jump is the leader of the world ranking list Sam Pilgrim from UK. Sebastien Toutant (CAN), Werner Stock (AUT) and Stale Sandbech (NOR) are representing a high-level trio for progressive tricks on the snowboarding big air. And never forget the Swiss local heroes such as Iouri Podladtchikov, Christian Haller and Pat Burgener.

Tickets

The run to get a True Fan Ticket including a give-away was tremendous, it’s already sold-out. There are still other tickets available for freestyle.ch Zurich 2013 and the parties. Go to www.freestyle.ch/tickets or to a Starticket booking office, www.starticket.ch .