SuddenRush Banked Slalom Laax 2022
From March 4-6, 2022, the popular Banked Snowboard Race – The SuddenRush Banked Slalom took place in Laax once again.
Over 300 riders celebrated the intergenerational spectacle, where all like-minded people celebrate the most original discipline of snowboarding, the Banked Slalom. Exactly this mixture has been the event since the beginning! No matter what age, what gender, whether big, small, famous, young, experienced, oldie but goldie or race king, weekend cruiser, Olympic champion or park shredder, pipe rider or boardercross fan – the SuddenRush Laax is open to everyone!
For the 7th edition the masters and pro rider had to master the challenging course with 23 banks. While Laax local Sina Candrian (SUI) won the womens category, the US pro Josh Dirksen took first place and meant “It’s my first time at the Banked Slalom in Laax. A smooth and wellbuilt course. Fun but also intimidating. Awesome day and great organization!”
Open day at Saturday
The sun was shining, and the stoke-level was high. Over 100 women and men from the “Open” categories (aged 18-39) were dropping into the course with the goal to master it as best as possible. Laax locals Tiziana Cassutt and Renato Nadig took the win. Right after that, the top riders of all categories were meeting once more for the “Fastest Race” to determine the fastest rider. Pro-snowboarders Chloe David (SUI) and Elias Elhardt (GER) – common with the LAAX Banked event and already winners in former editions – claimed the titles for them. .
The little ones impress – fast-paced in reverse
The kids were in the spotlight on the third and final day of the SuddenRush Banked Slalom. In three different age groups 70 boys and girls took over the course and impressed everyone watching. The youngest rider dropping in was 4-years old Wincent Rembiewski, who got lots of applause for his courage. The final highlight of this year’s edition was traditionally the Fakie Race, where riders enter the course “backwards”, switch. Sounds easy, but isn’t easy. Kids, juniors, pro riders and amateurs, they were all lining up for the last race of the weekend. Luca Kuppelwieser, Head of Snowparks Laax, locked in the fastest time making fakie-riding look like the easiest thing in the world.
The event wrapped up with the last prize-giving of the weekend up on Crap Sogn Gion surrounded by a beautiful panorama. Happy kids, smiling parents and a stoked crowd of banked riders gathered to celebrate the end of a great weekend and to watch former pro riders Peter Bauer, Fabien Rohrer and Max Plötzeneder handing out the handmade trophies to the proud boys and girls. The SuddenRush Banked Slalom Laax stands for fun, friendship, open-mindedness – it’s all about enjoying time together on the mountain on the one board which means the world to all participants.
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