Trip to Åre.

On Sunday the 19th Michiel Rotgans, Bob van Unnik and I left to Åre Sweden. There were a few problems before taking off. But we were on time. We flew on Trondheim, Norway. It was a good and pleasant flight. From there we took the shuttle bus. We arrived in Åre, the town looked great and pretty big. We decided to go snowboarding on the streets. Bob was stoked and got a shot in 4 tries. I didn’t ride. The next day we got a whole day on the mountain. So we got some time to get in the park, which was pretty big and nice shaped. We did the big kicker which was in my last post. We made some sick photo’s on that one! It was getting dark and we decided to go down and have a good dinner meal. We went in bed early that night because we had a full day of really nice things for the next day. We woke up that  day and it was good weather. Little bit sun and good temperature. We had a good day of exploring Åre without our snowboards. We had the real scandinavia feeling. We had a good dinner. Bob and I had found some good spots which we wanted to hit that night. The next moring we did a spot that I found. The sun came out really early so that was really nice. We got the shots and went for another lap to the park but it was so busy we decided to go to our apartment, chill in the sauna and pack our bags. We got a taxi back to the airport. We checked in and took off back to Holland. It was the best trip I have ever had. Thanks to Michiel Rotgans and Bob van Unnik for the awesome time!

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Going to Åre!

In 9 days I will leave the flatlands, and go to Åre with Bob van Unnik and Michiel Rotgans. To do some shooting for the Taste Snowboardmagazine. Never bin to Scandinavia, so it’s gonna be a really nice trip and a new experience. I found some pictures of the park that make me very stoked to go there. A nice big kicker, Good looking rails and some funny features. Can’t wait to shred in Sweden. I am gonna enjoy it!

 

ISPO Munich 2012

This weekend I went to the ISPO in Munich. It was my first time to go there but definitely not the last time. I really had a good time out there.

There also was a little railjam, I did compete but didn’t get in the final. I was pretty stoked about my riding. I had some sick tricks laid down.

This was the F1 race car at the gopro booth. SICK!!

Pictures Les 2 Alpes

Tacky Ten Tricks

Here is a video of me doing 10 Tricks at Snowworld Zoetermeer.

http://www.tacky.nl/snowboard/video/?id=215537

EC Les 2 Alpes

Last Thursday I left for a Europecup in Les 2 Alpes. We flew for Rotterdam to Grenoble. It was a short flight and almost an empty plane. Martinus was waiting for us at Grenoble to drive us to Les 2 Alpes. We took a touristic route which was pretty skechty but cool aswell. After 2 hours we arrived at the hotel. The rookie team was already there for one day. They trained the whole day. Some guys were pretty stoked about the shape of the pipe. So woke up the next morning and it was windy and snowing! So we went up just to do some shredding. First problem we got in was the lift got stuck for 1,5 hour. We got out the first lift and got in the second. We got stuck for another hour. When we got at the park there was so much snow. I left after one run. It snowed so much in one day, like 50 cm. We got up the next morning and it stopped snowing. The lifts didn’t open till 10:30, so we got a small lift up and we were riding powder like crazy. When the lift opened we got up to the pipe but they canceled the first contest, so we could train the whole day. Did some good airs and FS 5’s. I liked the pipe very much. Good shape, big and pretty long. The next day the contest was on. First run I did felt so good. Second run I did my contest run, stomped it first try. I was so stoked to land that because I didn’t ride pipe for the last 2 months. My quali runs were clean, that got me up in to 14th place. Just 1.3 points out of the final. Pretty stoked about my result. Next day the slopestyle contest was going loose. First there was a box than 3 kickers and than you could choose a rainbow rail or a pyramid. It was the first time I did hit the course, it felt good. My run was FS tailslide to fakie, Cab 5 mute, BS 3 indy, FS 7 Tailgrab and BS tailslide 270 out. That got me into the finals. Jesper Kicken got in the final on 3th position. In the finals I felt on the first box 2 times unfortunately with a FS blunt 270 270 out. Which got me in 12th place. Jesper got 11th. After the final we packed our bags and drove home!

 

 

Burton Big Air Jam

Saturday was the Burton air jam in De Uithof, Den Haag. There was a good kicker, good people and good speed so the event was on.

The qualies were a jam format, which is pretty cool. I landed al my tricks as soon as possible to do some fun stuff. Like rodeo’s and stuff.

I was in the final, you had 3 runs best one counts. I landed a FS 720 double tailgrab who got me into first place. STOKED.

 

Thursday on my way to Les 2 Alpes to get my points to go to the WC in Jasna!

O’neill Evolution semi final and final

Rocco and Dimi got through to the semi’s. Rocco fell down in the training really bad. But he was still riding the semi’s. Big up to Rocco for his 20th place.

And to Dimi, he got 37th. Nice job guys. The night after that the finals were on, the opened the big kicker. 26m table, steep inrun and a short transition.

Seppe threw down the Cab 1440, which was good for a 3th place. Eric Willet got second. Mark did the most awesome run possible, starting of with a backside 12 double cork to cab hardway 270 gap on the down flat down. He won 40.000 US dollars.

 

I had the most awesome powder week thats possible. So much snow it was unbelievable.

O’Neill Evolution update

A big heavy hitter, lots of snow and good people are the ingredients for the O’neill Evolution. Yesterday I had qualies, it was snowing the whole day. So the big kicker was closed. So it was on to the small kicker, which was pretty big aswell. You can easily spin 10’s on it if you go big. So first run I did Fs 720 double tailgrab and Stalefish to back board gap. It gave me 36 points. After al first runs I was 11th so i needed to step up my game. So I did a fs 1080 Tailgrab. Really big but just couldn’t  land it. So I didn’t get in the top 10 which I needed to get in the next round.

For now I am gonna ride pow pow for the rest of the week!! PEACE OUT