We had the pleasure to run another Volcom WITP skateboard contest in Innsbruck in the new WUB skatehall. We wanted to run a WITP at this skate paradise since it opened its doors past December.
After a Friday night late session, we arrived the next morning just in time for starting the registration. The first kids were already training their lines and were really stoked to see the WUB hall in its new Volcom dress. More and more participants showed up. They arrived from all over Austria and showed the WITP crew how much skate talent Austria has. Luckily the WUB hall has all kinds of obstacles to please every skateboarder.
At 1.pm we started the contest with the 14 and Under category. Kids went wild like our slogan announced it during the two qualifying heats. It’s always good to see that so many kids prefer rocking on a skateboard than sitting behind the computer.
After the kids we saw the category 15and Over. Believe me, it was bangers after bangers! As usual we divided the park in 3 sections! In every section we saw massive tricks, which not only stoked the audience but the judges as well who had to keep their attention up to judge every landed tricks. A highlight was a massive frontside alley oop fs grab from out of this planet. But to make yourself an idea, just watch the clip.
After this we honestly saw pro skateboarding on a local contest. It was time for the open division to shred the course. The spectators had their mouths wide open, because every rider tried to give their best. We saw massive moves at the stair set, big jumps on the ramps in section 3, we saw technical highlights at the curb line, just to name a few. My personal favorite trick was a perfect mutant cab 3 from Ante down the stair set. I even can’t describe how extraterrestrial it was! BIG ups!
Once again we witnessed another unforgettable contest, which was confirmed from the WUB crew as well. Cause they approved us their compliment mentioning that the final from the Open Divison was the sickest final ever seen in the WUB hall.
BIG THX to the WUB crew, the WITP crew (Holger Mertn, Alex, Pfeffer, Simpert Hafenmeier, Heiko Jäger, Bene Schlosser, Lars Oesterle, Mark Lorch) and all those who made this event as glories at it was. Many thanks goes to our partners from the industry as well: VANS, BURN energy drinks and go-shred.com.
Stay on board and see you next year!!!