Photos: Lorenz Holder
“The Banana Skate killed it in China. Best board!”-Jakob
“My Banana Skate rules.”-Jakob
Hey Jakob what do you think about Lib Tech Skate Banana Snowboard technology?
The board works so good for me its so much fun to ride.
Do u think it helped you win the Red Bull Nanshan Open?
What next for your travels/Contests?
Going to Romania on a helitrip with Martin Cernik. Try my banana skate in the pow.
By: Red Bull Nanshan Open
Beijing, China – It was full-out action here in The Nokia Nanshan Mellow Park as the top eleven rider’s from yesterday’s qualifier converged for combat. The park was fresh, the riders were stoked and the crowd was larger than ever before. Jakob Wilhelmson of Sweden took first on the podium of the 6th Red Bull Nanshan Open, earning himself his first Swatch TTR result of the season, and 700 Ranking Points.
Aside from a small amount of wind in the morning, the weather was great with blue skies and a spring-like temperature. The riders had a tough time in the Finals due to the conditions, causing an upset and knocking out our top pick for first, Freddy Austbo (NOR), in the first round.
It came down to four riders in the super finals where the wind was a little lighter and the competition was tight. Returning rider Jakob Wilhelmson (SWE) hit both big kickers in his first run with smooth 7’s and 5’s, going big and standing out for the judges. It was so close! No one could have predicted Marc Swoboda (AUT) would be the runner up. Marc’s run consisted of a BS 7 Japan and a FS 5. Third went to Atsuchi Ishikawa from Japan who was killing it all weekend. A returning to the Nanshan Open, Atsuchi took it to the park with huge switch FS 7’s and 9’s. So stoked to have our Asian brother on the podium! Jake Koia (NZE) followed in fourth position representing the southern hemisphere.
Three-time DMC Champion DJ Wordy was on the snow all day spinning his tunes for the crowd and getting the onlookers stoked. So much more excitement followed with a live punk show by national punk treasures SKO and Recycle on the Gibson stage. Free Red Bull flowed like water and good times were had by all. Thanks to everyone who came from near and far for the event and high fives to everyone who helped out.
The 6th Red Bull Nanshan Open is brought to you in part by Quiksilver and Gibson guitars. For more information on The 6th Red Bull Nanshan Open, please visit www.mellowparks.cn.
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Top Ten Results for 6th Red Bull Nanshan Open
1. Jakob Wilhelmson SWE Quiksilver, Lib Tech
2. Marc Swoboda AUT Red Bull, Nitro
3. Atsushi Ishikawa JPN Quiksilver, Nitro
4. Jacob Koia NZE Oakley, Endeavor
5. Morgan Le Faucher FRA Burton, Volcom
6. Peter Koenig AUT Red Bull, Forum
7. Patrik Huber AUT Nitro, Electric
8. Andreas Monsberger AUT K2, Vans, Smith
9. Frederik Austbo NOR Quiksilver, 32
10. Kalle Ohlson SWE Vans, Bataleon