Exclusive Gallery: 2019 Sudden Rush Banked Slalom

The increasingly hard to leave resort of Laax, played host for the The 5th edition of the Sudden Rush Banked Slalom. 9 weeks of course building, 400 competitors of all ages, an incredible Tidal Art Show, lot’s of Swiss beer and p60 park laps made for an incredible event. Here is a selection of images that shows what went down.

Drones eye view of the course. Photo: Ruggli
MC Henry Jackson replace his mic with a boost of speed. Photo: Matt Mchattie
Classic Max Plötzeneder races past Nico Müller. Photo: Matt Mchattie
Homies Severin Van der Meer and Max Buri. Photo: Matt Mchattie
Darius Heristchian refueling after his run. Photo: Tom Kingsnorth
One of the contest founders Terje Haakonsen sliding into 1st place.
Terje Haakonsen stoked with 1st place. Photo: Sam Oetiker
Kevin Backstrom and Danny Larsen discussing the finer points of life. Photo: Matt Mchattie
Volcom’s Jan prokes, stoked after winning the Grand Master title. Photo: Tom Kingsnorth
Some of Scoph’s recent work at the Tidal Art Show, showing at The Riders Hotel. Photo: Matt Mchattie
Japan’s Yuka Fujimori on her way to a 3rd place finish in the pro womens superfinal. Nico Muller earning himself a 7th place finish. Photo: Matt Mchattie
Dinner for two. Photo: Matt Mchattie
Sex Sells, says Laax’s head shaping legend, Luca Kuppelwieser. Photo: Tom Kingsnorth
Nico Muller earning himself a 7th place finish and keeping his sponsors happy at the same time. Photo: Matt Mchattie
Arty business going down at the Tidal Art Show. Photo: Matt Mchattie
Max Plötzeneder keeping it OG. Photo: Tom Kingsnorth
Nico Müller with some last minute course prep. Photo: Tom Kingsnorth
Danny Larsen admiring his handiwork at Tidal. Photo: Matt Mchattie
All smiles for Markus Keller, Olivier Gittler, Arthur Longo and Sani Alibabic. Photo: Tom Kingsnorth

Super Masters Men (50+)

1 Bauer Peter
2 Meyenberg Andy
3 Herger Ruedi

Grand Masters Men (45 – 49)
1 Prokes Jan
2 Kroepfli Urs
3 Scherrer Thomas

Masters Women ( 40+)
1 Imhof Murielle
2 Keller Katharina
3 Tscharner Martina

Masters Men (40 – 44)
1 Neiger Reto
2 Brechbühl Raymond
3 Gmür Ivo

Pro Women (from 18)
1 Sillieres Chloe
2 Staib-Glaus Ariane
3 Fujimori Yuka

Pro Men (from 18)
1 Haakonsen Terje
2 Dellaire Felix
3 Longo Arthur

Open Women (18 – 39)
1 Casutt Tiziana
2 Langenegger Lia
3 Juchli Joelle

Open Men (18 – 39)
1 Birri David
2 Oester Andreas
3 Nadig Renato

To see a full set of results click here. and here