Vans Wängl Tängl 2012 presented by G-Shock March 17-24


The 2012 Vans Wängl Tängl launches an all new open qualification format to create the heaviest gathering of shred crews on the continent at the notorious Vans Penken Park, customised for the event with the Red Bull End Section by  Ästhetikers Steve Gruber and Wolle Nyvelt.  

Previously the event has been "invite only" and the new format will open the event up to create a level playing field for the best crews in Europe to show up and gain notoriety at this legendary event.

Three person teams can register on a first come first served basis beginning the 1st of December 2011.  The full details of registration and qualification will be available at in the coming weeks.

The Main Mountain Event – The Tängl Team Tango!

The 16-team, head-to-head, knockout format Tängl Team main event is the highlight of the mountain based snowboard contest. Taking inspiration from our surfing brethren, no team is eliminated in the first round giving everyone a second chance to go for the 15,000 Euro (21,000 USD) total prize pool.

The event is and always will be, designed by riders for riders incorporating the unique "one team, one score" judging system.


Skating will take a new direction with a new location for 2012. Think concrete. More information to come soon.  


Previous musical talent has included Millencolin, Masta Ace, Edo G, Danny Breaks, Big Shug, Texta, S.K. Invitational, Akrobatik, Mr Lif, Waxolutionists and DJ Phekt. More information about 2012 acts will follow soon.


Stay tuned for upcoming information about the art component to this one of a kind event.

Thanks to the Sponsors:

Vans, G-Shock, Red Bull and Mayrhofner Bergbahnen





About Vans

In 1966, the Van Doren Rubber Company opened up for business in California. Within a few years, the whole skate culture adopted Vans shoe as their favourite brand and today Vans still represents a look that epitomizes the Southern California lifestyle.

With more than 40 years of history – and now offering a complete range of footwear, apparel, accessories, snowboard boots & outerwear and Pro-Tec protective equipment – Vans has risen to become a worldwide dominant force in the action sports industry and the genuine brand of choice for the contemporary lifestyle consumer.