Germany's snowboarders in snow training

12 September 2013 10:06
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While the summer seems to finally say good bye in Germany, the snowboarders of the national federation have also packed their stuff to prepare themselves for the up-coming season.

Freestyle snowboarding youngsters Andre Hoeflich and Johannes Hoepfl are currently working on some new tricks in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, where also Team Sweden tweaks some runs.

In contrary, the snowboard cross racers have had some more travel time to overcome. It took veteran David Speiser, Konstantin Schad and Paul Berg about some 40 hours to make it to New Zealand.

Based in Wanaka, the trio will stay down under until end of September together with some other teams such as the Swiss, the Aussies with reigning World Champion Alex Pullin and some of the strong US team including 2009 World Championships Bronze medalist Nick Baumgartner and Mr. X-Games Nate Holland.

Next Sunday, the German race boarders will also enter their training camp. Led by 2013 PGS World Champion Isabella Laboeck and hot shot Amelie Kober the team of 15 will stay for a few days in Zermatt to fine-tune its carving technique.