Oscar Scherlin wins New School Pick Nick 2008

March 23rd, 2008

An enthusiastic audience, a perfect setup, and some of the world`s best freeskiers made for an incredible competition at the third annual Suzuki New School Picknick on Saturday, March 22nd. Everyone lucky enough to be in Zauchensee that evening, saw an impressive performance from all the invited riders. Winner is Sweden`s shootingstar - HEAD Team member Oscar Scherlin.

Saturday, March 22nd saw the best twin-tip riders in the world gathered in the Worldcup Arena Zauchensee to separate the champions from the pretenders in Austria's most important big-air competition, the Suzuki New School Picknick. The kicker had a spectacular three-meter takeoff, and launched riders to jumps up to seven meters high and more than 20 meters in length. But such is the norm for the elite of the elite, and the setup promised the enthusiastic audience the best freestyle show that Zauchensee has seen. The unbelievable airtime of this jump gave the riders the possibility to make some of the most technical and stylish tricks possible.

HEAD Freeskier Oscar Scherlin gave the crowd the performance of a lifetime. After riding solid on top through the qualification and semifinal rounds, he won the superfinals with a clean and stylish switch 1080 mutegrab. After the Red Bull Playstreets he dominated the second big freeski - event in a row.

Roy Kittler from Germany broke through the phallanx of scandinavian riders being on top and got second. Henrik Harlaut from Sweden got third, Kalle Leinonen from Finnland ended up fourth. The best Austrian competitor was Martin Misof on the seventh place.

Source: http://www.freeride.eu