Mayrhofen, Tyrol, Austria – March 14th 2012: On Saturday, March 17 the Vans Wängl Tängl 2012 presented by G-Shock will kick off it’s 10th Anniversary celebrations with a week long Snowboard, Skateboard, Music and Art ‘Contest-ival’ in Mayrhofen, Tyrol / Austria. An impressive cross section of the World’s elite professional snowboarders including current TTR World Snowboard Tour Halfpipe Champion, Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI), three time consecutive TTR Tour Champion, Peetu Piiroinen (FIN), and current TTR Vice Big Air Champion, Eric Willett (USA), will clash with local stars such as Rudi and Chris Kroell, Mario Wanger and Peter Koenig in the super sized Vans Penken Park in a unique ‘Crew Battle’ format guaranteeing the highest calibre of snow park riding. The Skate element continues the ‘Crew Battle’ format with internationaly renown skaters including Nassim Guammaz, Sam Partaix, Andy Scott and Phil Zwijsen all boasting serious skills and ready to raise the roof in the Mega-Mini-Ramp. The music line up at the Wängl 10gl features the best FM4 DJ´s, in addition to the Wax Wreckaz and Disco Dogs rocking the decks while free open-air concerts are headlined by Hip Hop stars M.O.P, Roots Manuva and breaking international rock bands Seether and Those Furious Flames. The Vans Looking Sideways art show features work by a stand line up board culture artists including Ed Templeton, Tim Karpinski, French, Danny Larson additionally bringing great minds like Blaise Rosenthal, Corey Smith, Danny Wainwright and Tristan Huber to Mayrhofen.

SNOW – VWT Snowboard Crew Battle

The 10th Anniversary of the VANS Wängl Tängl promises to be bigger than ever. With the usual support from the Mayrhofner Bergbahnen in conjunction the Ästhetiker, the Vans Penken Park has been supersized and extended with the infamous Red Bull End Section. The new look set up provides the perfect infrastructure Tängl Quali’s kicking off on Saturday, 17th of March. The new Tängl Quali element, set to go down over the weekend of the 17th – 18th of March will see three teams make it into the head-to-head, knockout Tängl Team Battle starting on Tuesday the 20th of March, culminating in Quarters
through to Super Finals on Wednesday the 21st of March. The Qualified teams will have their work cut out for them going up against riders of the ilk of defending champions, Team 99, three time consecutive TTR Tour Champion, Peetu Piironenen and his team Triple Cork, current TTR Halfpipe World, Burton European Open winner and 2012 TTR Halfpipe Champion, Iouri Podladtchikov, who is joined by TTR Big Air Vice Champion, Erik Willett and Arthur Longo in team Off the Wall.

SKATE – VWT Skateboard Crew Battle

The Wängl Tängl skate event has always taken its own path, with two-man teams battling it out on the Mega-Mini-Ramp situated in downtown Mayrhofen. Confirmed teams include veterans and legends Oliver Gordon and Michi Nadler as Team Jaeger, Team Hobo formed by Dominik Dietrich and Vans team
rider Sam Partaix, The Hobnobs rocking with Manhead and Andy Scott, Team Inadaptados featuring Manuel Alvarez and David Sanchez, Team Jinetes is made up of Ibon Marino and Alain Goikoetxea, Team Bats is Martino Cattaneo & Kevin Blaser from the Warriors skate family, Nassim Guanez and Daan Vanderlinden are The Dutchy’s, Phil Zwijsen and Micky Iglesias are Team Zwimi and Team Incognito is Kris Vile and Jake Collins.

ART – Vans Looking Sideways Art Show

A next level art show hosted by Vans Looking Sideways will feature the work of some of the best international artists. Blaise Rosenthal, Ed Templeton, Danny Larsen, Schoph Schophield, Danny Wainwright and many more great talents out of the boardsports scene who will be showcasing their work
at the Europahaus open to the public from Wednesday through Friday at the Vans Wängl Tängl 2012 presented by G-Shock. More info on www.wearelookingsideways.com and www.wangltangl.com.

MUSIC – VWT Lineup 2012

This year, the world’s greatest gathering of crews, clans and tribes is going to step up again, this time in the music line up! Seven days of board sports activity will be followed by seven nights of musical highlights with all musical tastes catered for. From the March 17th on, Mayrhofen will be packed with nightly parties featuring DJ´s and free open-air concerts from international music headliners including M.O.P, Seether, Roots Manuva, Those Furious Flames, Black Twang, Ill Mindz and many more. Check the music on the Wängl Tängl YouTube Channel.

The complete lineup is available on www.wangltangl.com.

Vans Wängl Tängl Holiday Packages 2012

Holiday packages are available for all those who would like to get involved in the Vans Wängl Tängl 2012 presented by G-Shock from March 17th to 24th 2012 in Mayrhofen. No matter, if you want to be in for the entire week or just show up for three days, if you are coming alone, by twos or with all your
homies, from 215,- Euros per person on, the all-round carefree package is available including accommodation, lift ticket and party ticket for three days. From 325,- or 399,- Euro you have the entire week in the bag. Info and bookings on www.wangltangl.com.

Sponsors: Vans, Red Bull, G-Shock, Fiat, Mayrhofner Bergbahnen