Local rippers and solid snow/skate crew, the Flying Birds, have made the grade and been named the first of 30 total Tängl Quali Team for going up for the three open Main Event places at the Vans Wängl Tängl 2012. The team, consisting of Captain Georgy Huber, a the three time ‘veteran’ at the legendary Wängl Tängl (at the prime old age 17) who cut his rookie status taking 3rd in a team alongside Steve Gruber and Werni Stock in 2010. As captain, he has opted to to go for a youth lineup of Steve Höllwarth (17) and ‘One Foot’ wünderkind, 14 year old, Roli Tshcoder – both in their rookie year.
Nowadays the crew is working to increase their level of riding by taking part or creating their own photo shoots and testing their skills in several competitions. There first appearance as a crew at the Vans Wängl Tängl presented by G-Shock will be their biggest contest outing to date and they will be shredding their home Van Penken Park. Their main passion is still to go up the mountain, riding backcountry and having fun together. During the summer they are all into skateboarding, which fulfills their passion of riding boards with style, technical tricks and fun.
The Flying Birds Crew was founded on spontanious idea of Jonas Schöpf, a enthusastic Photographer, and Mustafa Duran, a gifted Skater, about a year ago. While considering a name for the crew, they came to the conclusion that it should be named “Flying Birds”, because a “Bird” is shown as a Symbol for freedom and independence and therefore it attracts the attention of many young people, corresponding to the Lifestyle and Ideologie of the crew members. Now it was time to find people who are motivated enough to exercise this Trend sports and push themselves in their sport passions. Mustafa and Jonas got in connection with various people in their age and presented their idea. Nearly all of of them were convinced of their vision, were highly motivated and and joined the Crew with full ambition. Our Crew “Flying Birds” is a Joining together of young people who are motivated for snowboarding and skateboarding – and surfing looks like it will be the next logical step…
The Ästhetiker Jury took the photographic and video postings on the Flying Birds facebook page, there recent form at the Hotzone Opening in Hintertux and quite and incredible 2,961 Likes (at the time of writing this profile) which made their selection as the Official Tängl Quali Team #1 all that much easier. Oh, and being local, they promised to buy us a beer….
Face Book Crew Page:
The Flying Birds Crew:
- Jonas Schöpf (moving pictures/photographer)
- Dominik Hollaus (moving pictures/photographer/graphics)
- Thomas Geisler (moving pictures)
- Georg Huber (snowboarder)
- Roland Tschoder (snowboarder)
- Stephan Höllwarth (snowboarder)
- Mustafa Duran (skater)
- Elias Gruber (skater)
Flying Birds Introduction Clip:
Let the birds tweet,
the Flying Birds Crew