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Judges of the QParks Tour - Info, Facts & Tipps
10.12.2018

Our judges and speakers play an essential role in our QParks Tour. Without judges there’s no contest. It’s as simple as that. However, without our pro-judges and speakers from the community we couldn’t realize our contests and they wouldn’t be as legendary as they are. Find out more about the guys behind the judging sheets and get helpful first-hand tips right here. 

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Julius Schneider

  • Judging since: 2012
  • Snowboard or Freeski: Freeski
  • Riding since: Skiing since 1994, Freeskiing since 2005
  • Home resort: Nordkette, Stubai
  • Insta: juliusschneider91
  • Shred music: Auditorium-Mos def; Understand-Spiritz; Verses-Wu Tang
  • Besides snow activities: Enduro mountain biking, hiking
  • How did you get involved in freestyle: I’ve seen a video and I wanted to try it out too.
  • Biggest Achievement in sports: A double-sided shot in the downdays magazine and a double 10 at the first try
  • Best trip: Seiser Alm 2018
  • Worst trip: -
  • Jump, Jib or Pow: Jumps
  • Being a judge, how do you prepare yourself for a contest: I inspect the setup and watch the practice session
  • Your tip for tour riders: Try to make it look stylish and easy (steezy)

Sebastian Färber

  • Judging since: 2009
  • Snowboard or Freeski: Freeski
  • Riding since: early 90ies
  • Home resort: Nordkette Innsbruck
  • Insta: @bastifaerber
  • Shred music: sounds of nature ;)
  • Besides snow activities: climbing, mountain biking
  • Your no go in the park: sitting on the knuckle or even worse, in the landing
  • How did you get involved in freestyle: snowboarding friends
  • Biggest Achievement in sports: IF3 awards for „Film of the Year 2013“ and „Best Cinematography 2013“ with freeski-crew.com
  • Best trip: Kashmir, India
  • Worst trip: Schnalstal – arrived there, slept the night in the parking lot, next morning the resort was closed due to heavy winds
  • Jump, Jib or Pow: Pow!
  • Being a judge, how do you prepare yourself for a contest: I always try to stay informed on the latest tricks by closely following top level contests. On contest day, I ride the course a bit to get a feeling for it and I always try to watch the riders’ practice runs so I get a good idea of what’s going down in the contest.
  • Your tip for tour riders: Stay calm, plan your runs and most important – have fun!
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Flo Geyer

  • Judging since: 2010 (always judged when I was injured)
  • Snowboard or Freeski: Freeski
  • Riding since: 2006
  • Home resort: Nordkette
  • Insta: www.instagram.com/flogeyer
  • Shred music: no music during the shred!
  • Besides snow activities: Biking, soccer, wakeboarding
  • Your no go in the park: having to stop between obstacles, people sitting in the run
  • How did you get involved in freestyle: Until I was 16 I was doing ski racing, but I always felt comfortable in the park and in pow à I stopped racing and started right away with freeskiing.
  • Biggest achievement in sports: two world cup participations, Winner in the QParks Tour overall ranking and lots of other first places 
  • Best trip: Park (Park City / USA), Pow (East Tyrol), Urban (Perm / Russia)
  • Worst trip: Pow trip to the Italian-Slovenian border, it snowed for two days, but the ski area was closed because there was too much snow, then there were two days of rain and all the Pow was gone…
  • Jump, Jib or Pow: All three
  • Being a judge, how do you prepare yourself for a contest: As I rode contests for 12 years by myself, there’s not much preparation. But watching the training session is definitely important for a judge.
  • Your tip for tour riders: no Reverts :D and a clean landing
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