Julia Baumgartner snowboard video

Julia Baumgartner went to Iceland last October to take part in the Outerwear and Streetwear photoshoot for Nikita’s FW12-13 collection.  Joined by fellow team riders Gabby Maiden, Lisa Filzmoser and Ana Rumiha you see the girls shooting the new outerwear on location in Iceland and at Nikita HQ in Reykjavik, all filmed and edited into this behind the scenes montage by Julia Continue reading

Protest cable call 2012 Teaser

For the third time the World Series Wakeboarding and Wakeskating are visiting the Netherlands.
In the weekend of the 25th and 26th of august at Down Under Cableway in Nieuwegein
The best of the best Wakers will battle trying to become World Champion and bring home $ 27.000 worth of prizemoney.
During this event it’s all about extreme sports, summerlounging in our great shoppingstreet and enjoying the tunes of the Feelgood Festival. Continue reading

Sooruz Wake and Country Goes Off in France!

From Toulouse, France (June 26, 2012) — This past weekend marked the 2nd Annual Sooruz Wake and Country at TNG Cable Park in Toulouse, France. The event, organized by Unleashed International Wake Magazine, was one of those feel good events; everyone was feeding off of the great riding from wakeboarders and wakeskaters alike. As the 2nd stop of the 2012 WWA Wake Park World Series, this year the riders had a bit more on the line by earning culminating points toward a season’s overall champion. Click here for rankings!

Dominik Gurhs (GER), Tom Fooshee (USA), and Daniel Grant (THAI) came out on top respectively, but other rides made huge strides in the points race such as: James Windsor (AUS), Nick Davies (GBR), and Nico Von Lerchenfeld (GER).

Stop 3 will be hosted by the brand new Hexagon Wake Park in Benson, North Carolina, USA at the Monster Energy Triple Crown. Make sure to stop by thewwa.com for more information regarding the 2012 WWA Wake Park World Series.

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Penny – a cable wakeboard movie

This is a movie dedicated to cable wakeboarding. Shot at Cables Wake Park Penrith, Sydney, Australia. Riders include Nico von Lerchenfeld, Andy Kolb, Marc Shuster, Daniel Grant, Matty Hasler, Tom Fooshee and many more. This has been one of the funnest projects yet. I’m working hard now to get the film to you ASAP. Check out liquidnfilms.com for more info. Download on 12th of July…

If you like the track you should definitely get a copy of the song from the attached link. Music: Wildlife by The Sound Of The Crowd
iTunes: itunes.apple.com/au/album/wildlife-single/id500044638 Continue reading

GETTING EUROtic

Lipstick Productions first came about in 2011 when Conny Bleicher planned on starting a European girls snowboard movie project to bring together and showcase the best talents in European female snowboarding.   Featuring a  number of Nikita team riders, the girls‘ travels took them to locations in Austria, Finland, Turkey, France and Norway in order to film and when the first teaser dropped, Conny was pretty overwhelmed with the immediate response.  Last September the fruits of their labour was produced; “5 more minutes…please?!”.   The first release saw them win the ‘Coup de Couer’ award at the Snowboard Garden Festival, Grenoble on 15th October 2011 before the Official World Premiere took place at the Weekender Club in Innsbruck on 21st October with subsequent successful premieres in Bratislava, Vienna, London, Zurich, Munich, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Berlin and Prague!

With plenty of humour, the movie not only touched on the unquestionable skills of the riders and the obvious fun of they have riding but also the challenges they faced.   With the achievement of the first ever Lipstick Productions movie, Conny was soon talking about going into a second season with the help of Nikita’s Ana Rumiha as sidekick and Rene Gallo on board as main filmer, editor and film director – the only guy that can handle them all!    In the run up to the second movie ‘EUROtic’, due to drop this autumn, the girls have been releasing a series of podacsts from Austria, Iceland, Macedonia, tripping from Atlantic to the Mediterranean and sessioning Laax.  (See links below).

These girls are true athletes; strong, driven, inspiring and fearless….and they know how to have fun.  In anticipation of the new movie, again sponsored and supported by Nikita, here’s an overview of what’s been happening in the run up to it.

Words by Conny Bleicher.

“We basically started filming 1st of January when the first crew (Ana, Basa and Urska) had already been to Iceland for three weeks to film street.  While the Icelandic crew were struggling with constantly changing weather, the other crew (Julia, Diana, Tini, Lisa and Conny) were making the best of Austrian heavy snow falls which resulted with a few amazing backcountry sessions. We were relieved to close January with almost as much footage as we had at the end of last year’s season, giving us some breathing space to continue the rest of our filming.

Half the girls spent February competing while the other half (Ana, Basa, Julia and Conny) went on the annual trip to a new country.  After last year‘s success in Turkey we decided this one should be in Macedonia.  As it always is with us, this trip was full of unexpected adventures from horse riding, cat boarding to being cut off on the mountain during the big storm.

Straight after Macedonia the pow group separated, half back to Austria and half (Ana and Basa) to Helsinki for some more street action.  Since last year‘s Helsinki trip was quite a fail, this year we were ready to make it as productive as possible.  It didn’t work out 100% as planned but the progress from last year was obvious and we were pretty happy with all the things we learned whilst aware there was still more to work on.

Ending March, the whole crew took a week off to get ready for our first park shoot in the French Pyrenees.  We were supposed to have an exclusive park shoot but due to bad snow conditions and a few misunderstandings we ended up on a mountain with absolutely nothing to do.  We soon came up with a new plan and decided to make the best of it.  We packed our snowboards and headed to Hossegor for the first surf of the year.  We literally drove for three hours just to catch few waves and head straight back to Andorra, where we heard the snow conditions were much better.  Since rain seemed to follow us, Andorra was no exception and after a day cruising the rainy mountain we decided to go to Barcelona and end this trip as real tourists.  We came back with no real snowboard shots but full of different impressions, laughing at ourselves as to how the kilometers we clocked up in a brand new rental car, never knowing where we’d end up the following day.

Next up we heard Austria was due more powder, perfect to get further shots and enjoy the relaxed glacier spring sessions. Some of us will keep riding througout the summer, others will change their snowboards for surf and skateboards.  No matter what the girls decide to do, it will be shown in our upcoming movie so it’s as much a surprise for us as it is for everybody else.  Not everything is planned, that’s why it’s even more fun.”

All the action to date has been captured in a series of LIPTRIP episodes, a new feature of the project and an exclusive insight into the European girls snowboard scene, with off camera moments and some B-footage.  The film’s teaser is due out any day now and the full movie is due to premiere at the Snowboard Garden Festival in Grenoble from 11th – 13th October; watch out for a series of premieres to follow and subsequent online launch.  Stay tuned!!

Making sure you don’t miss the action so far, here’s ALL Liptrip Episodes:

#1 – Filmed at the girls‘ home mountain in Austria, featuring Julia Baumgartner, Lisa Filzmoser, Conny Bleicher, Tini Gruber and Diana Sadlowski –

#2 – Eastern girls Ana Rumiha, Basa Stevulova and Urska Pribosic spent January in Iceland –

#3 – At Popova Shapka, Macedonia chasing powder in the Balkan Revelstoke!  Featuring Ana Rumiha, Basa Stevulova, Julia Baumgartner and Conny Bleicher –

#4 – Titled ROADTRIPPING, it was supposed to be an exclusive Lipstick Park shooting in the Pyrenees and ended up as a roadtrip from the Atlantic to Mediterranean and back! – featuring Ana Rumiha, Basa Stevulova, Urska Pribosic, Diana Sadlowski, Suray Fernandez and Conny Bleicher –

#5 – Featuring Sina Candrian, Ursina Haller & Isabel Derungs shredding the park in Laax and relaxing in the spa –

#6 – For the simple pleasure of watching slams caught on camera through the season –

Linz port / Sport/ Wakeboard/ Red Bull Wake of Steel

Wakeboard elite turn cargo ship into battleship on Danube!

 

Austrian hero Dominik Hernler pushed Thai wonderkid Daniel Grant to the limit at the inaugural Red Bull Wake of Steel in Linz’s Danube port. Grant secured the title and a brand new Suzuki Swift in a thrilling climax, thanks to an immaculate final run.

 

LINZ (AUT) – Close to 5000 spectators brought a unique atmosphere to the sun-baked Linz harbour, while 16 top wakeboarders invited to take part in the Red Bull Wake of Steel hit absolute top form. Ten of the 16 starters rode their way into the head-to-head stages, with the winners of the knock-out ties then facing off in a grand final. Taking to their boards for the final were no less than local wakeboard hero Dominik Hernler, three-time Thai world champion Daniel Grant and German trio Dominik Gührs, Nico von Lerchenfeld and Frédéric von Osten. In the end it was Dominik Hernler and Daniel Grant who battled it out over the final. The rider with British descent put in a perfect performance that Hernler countered with no lack of style. A backroll 360 and a series of tricks on the rails saw the Austrian boarder delight the crowd. The charismatic Carinthian eventually missed out on a win by just 0.66 points.

 

Hernler had the following to say about performing in front of the Austrian fans: “The atmosphere in Linz was unbelievable. The unique obstacle exceeded my expectations and the other riders were definitely impressed. I am totally happy with second place. I wanted to win for sure but it was not to be this time. I hope that the Red Bull Wake of Steel will now become a permanent fixture on the international wakeboard scene.”

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After taking in the action-packed event, the entertainment continued as the spectators made their way to the Red Bull Brandwagen, where artists like Lylit,
Chrisfader, S.K. Invitational , Texta, Kayo&Phekt, Hinterland, Average (Die Au), Andi & Alex helped the crowd get their grooves on.

 

 

Result: 1.Daniel Grant (THA) 81,33 points, 2. Dominik Hernler (AUT) 80,66 points, 3. Fédéric von Osten (GER) 70,67, 4. Dominik Gührs (GER) 70,33, 5. Nico von Lerchenfeld (GER) 61,67.

 

Pictures: Philipp Schuster/Red Bull Contentpool, Marcel Lämmerhirt/Red Bull Contentpool, Erwin Polanc/Red Bull Contentpool