These days it seems to be pretty clear that Red Bull is organizing some super sick competitions and events, the Red Bull Playstreets comp is no different. Playstreets is a slopestyle event that takes place right in the heart of the city. The event aims to bring skiing right to the people and it delivered on that goal.
The course is placed in the middle of a street in Bad Gastein, Austria. It was filled with people coming out to enjoy both the competitors stomping tricks and the party atmosphere alike. As the contest got under way it was standing room only and the energy could be felt in the air.
The content is set up so that each competitor had to make his way through the head to head rounds in order to qualify for the match final. The course consisted of four features; a step down, gap jump, hip, and a rail to bring them to the finish corral.
Oscar Scherlin stood out from the others as the day progressed. Scherlin was consistent all day stomping his runs that included a switch nine mute, five forty mute, safety seven, and a solid rail to finish things up. Oscar won bragging rights and the keys to a brand new Suzuki Vitara. For more pictures and video check out Red Bull Playstreets site.
Unique contests like this one are a blast to watch and they are super good for the sport of skiing. They definitely help push it in a positive direction by bringing something fresh to keep the stoke.
Tags: Red Bull
Posted by Derek on Thursday, February 21st, 2008 in Snow.