Profile “Since 1966″ - Tyler Chorlton (C) (UK), Tobi Strauss (GER) &
David Bertschinger Karg (SUI)
Is he Spanish, is he British or is he from planet ‘Moustachio’ – we are not sure, but what we do know is Captain of Team 1966, Tyler Chorlton, serves it up a serious main course and comes back for desert. His career mantle place boasts the three British Big Air Titles, a second place and Best Tick at the Wängl Tängl – almost the only event he religiously attends each year. He rides with two personal motto’s, “All in, no tomorrow… ” and “If you’re not eating shit, you’re not trying hard enough!” Tyler has both the experience, guile, determination and savy to guide his Team 1966 towards the top of the podium. Having been a major pillar in the Pirate Movie Production stables pulling down serious parts year in year out, Tyler has proven a strategist both on and off the mountain, launching ‘Slidewayz’ his own snowboard store at home in Andorra, and pulling together his own production company, ‘What we Want Films’. Firm friends and regular riding partner of the Ästhetiker, Tyler and crew spent a couple of weeks in the valley in insane powder, and even better Après Ski… Flying in from Japan after being a month in powder, he is guaranteed to have the stoke and the legs to put pressure on any of the teams they are matched up against in the head-to-head knockout main event.
Tyler is teaming up with park specialist, rail ripper and backcountry protagonist, Tobi Strauss, who is taking a quick break from filming with Isenseven to test his wares in the Tängl Team Battle format. He is the consummate Dark Horse, hailing from Berchtesgaden, residing in Innsbruck while he combines riding and studying, which would leave most people’s head spinning – but Tobi takes that to the park instead. Solid in the midfield with a steady head, an eye for lines and legs of steel, he is renown for breaking out of the back line and kicking goals. Tobi guarantees a little Bavarian skullduggery masked in Tyrolean charm doubling the trouble with a twin brother to boot. He’s coming for the title, or for the ladies, or for both… we are not quite sure yet. What we are positive about is that he will have his eye on the ball!
Completing Team 1966, is the big man with the big heart, David Bertschinger, hailing out of Wädenswill on the outskirts of Zurich and coming through the impressive stables of the Hoch Ybig massive. DBK as he is affectionately known, is a park and party killer, all round rider and nice guy to boot. His personality is as big as his riding, pulling down ’Rock Star of the Year’ at the Swiss Snowboard Awards in 2010 against stiff competition, DBK is rock solid ready to take it down and blow it up every second of the day – or night – your choice. Pulling down some of the most consistent and all round parts in the Isenseven production, his back door plan is to warm you up at the bar before dropping your pants in the park.
Team 1966 takes contest strategy to a whole new level, their main game plan seems to be to grind the opposition down with late and blurry, rum soaked nights. As Team Captain Tyler points out, “All in, no tomorrow…” At an event like the Wängl Tängl, it is such a cunning, cunning plan… it just might work!
David Bertschinger Karg: