1st place in Polish Freeskiing Open!!!!


Photo: Ben Burnett (www.downdays.eu)

Finally!! After skiing harder than I have ever done in any season, it finally pays off!!
1st place after a long semi-final and final. Oscar Scherlin in 2nd, and James Woods in 3rd.

In the final we had to do 5 tricks, where 4 of them counted. One of the tricks had to be a steeze trick up to 540. I did a long sw cork 540 japan, funky 7, funky 9 , switch 900 mute, and finally a long sw 1080 in the bottom.

Photo: Ben Burnett (www.downdays.eu)

Oscar’s final was a sw 540 japical, sw 900 mute, sw 1080 mute, sw 900 mute and then a sw 720.

BIG AIR (THE NORTH FACE POLISH FREESKIING OPEN)

MEN
1. Steffen Hamre (NOR) – 27,4
2. Oscar Scherlin (SWE) – 27,2
3. James Woods (GBR) – 25,4
4. Szczepan Karpiel (POL) – 25,3
5. Fabian Kronig (SUI) – 24,2
6. Joel Mooser (SUI) – 23,8
7. Pepe Kalensky (CZE) – 23,7
8. Jan Krzysztof (POL) – 23,4
9.Filip Taraba (CZE) – 21,5
10. Andrew Matthew (GBR) – 20,8
11. Jussi Sarinen (FIN) – 19,7
12. Roman Dalecky (CZE) – 19,1

Superstoked right now, pictures will come later on, now I have to pack and go out to party for just a little while. Have to het up at 6.00 AM tomorrow morning. My bus leaves at 6.45 and my flight back to oslo is at 10.15

See you, . Check out http://www.downdays.eu for competition articles and stuff..

Polish Freeskiing Open day1


Me and mr Oscar hiking up to do the second run.

Today it was snowing like nothing I have ever seen. again… and the qualifyers went on with 45 riders on the startlist. Big Air was the obsitcle to get through with good grabs, nice roations and taking the landings to the bottom (Since the jump was a small 15 m step-down). Many of the riders did everything they could to spin much, but few of them did land. Me and Oscar Scherling decided to take it down a few nothces.

We did 7’s and 9’s with grab and jumping far down the landing, instead of hucking a 1080 off the jump and land on the knuckle without a grab.


Me doing a funky 7 during the qualifiers.

Both me and Oscar did move on to the Semi Finals as far as we know. Check out my two runs from the pre-lims, filmed by Crill (Jon’s old filmer). Enjoy!

PFO 2009 BigAir Steffen R Hamre pre-lim runs from Steffen Hamre on Vimeo.

Lillehammer training day 1



Sooo. I am back in Lillehammer again. Had a long drive back there. As you can see I use a lot of skis, because I ski a lot.

Today was day 1 in Hafjell. The park has got an overhauling after the last few weeks snowfall. The railsetup reminds me about xgames. Cause all the rails and boxes are blue, and the kickers are square and well-shaped like in a video-game. The fog came in just after noon and the jumps were impossible to hit. We also got rain freezing on our goggles, which made it impossible to see!

I skipped the top of the park every run to just hit the rails in the bottom. I probably got like 20-30 railruns after lunch, and I am quite saticfied.

Tomorrow is the last day with training before Polish Freeskiing Open in Zakopane (Big Air and railjam) So I better get some good tricks done before that!

I am currently working on my videoblog for this last week or two, and it will come online as soon as possible. I am waiting for a pc-card for editing video yet, so I can capture my footage. But it will be there very soon, and I think it will be allright.

See you around, steffen.


Railday!!

Today me and a friend (Lars) went to Vassfjellet just by Trondheim in Norway to hit the park. The park itself were hopeless. Flat take-offs on the jumps, and the rails did not have any kickers. But I enjoyed the flatbox they had there, and had probably 40-50 hikes on it.

When I got back home I sessioned an hour on the flatrail I got in my own backyard. So I am pretty damn tired right now.

I am working on a videoblog which will be posted here and on Downdays.EU the upcoming week! It will be a blog section on Downdays with all the videos from the US trip, and following videoposts. There will also be other well known faces in there, with their own videoblog.

Regular blog-posts will still be on http://www.steffenhamre.com, but as mentioned; the videos will be put to downdays and linked from here.

Watch out for videoblog this week, in a few days! Also, I am going to Poland this thursday for Polish Freeskiing Open. Read all about it here and on Downdays. It will be videoblog from there with interviews and action!!

A lot to come in the future, stay tuned! Save http://www.steffenhamre.com as your homepage or favourite in your web-browser!

PEace, Steffen

Video-edit from AFO 2009 with my training run

Hi, what up ladies and gents. I am currently working on a videoblog that will come up on http://www.downdays.eu in a week or two! Watch out.

Until then, you should check out Unity Production’s edit from the AFO 2009. I am wearing yellow clothes and have the first run. The run was from my training. Check it oooout!

–>CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO<–

Steffen, peace.

AFO 2009 photos and trip back home..


So! Sorry for the lack of pictures from the competition down in Austrian. Obviously my internet line was terrible, and photos was impossible to upload. But, since I am such I nice guy, and since some photographers was so nice to give me some shots to upload online, I’m gonna go ahead and do that!

My semifinal runs wasn’t optimal! That’s one thing! And all the waiting and nervousness didn’t make it any better either! My first one was a fuck-up on the down rail (supposed to be a k-fed which I had done ALL week every time!!), and then a frontside 450 out of the box (not that good), and then a semi-good left 900 mute to switch right 900 mute/stiffy.

My 2nd. run was kind of better, but still not as I wanted it to be. Frontside switch-up on the down rail ( Still I wanted to do a k-fed, but fucked up) So I had to revert and do a blind 630 out off the box. Then a slightly better left 900 mute grab to switch right 900 mute with a little tweak. The judges placed me FAR down on the result-list. Which is strange, cause my run was technical as far as I know. there was several skiers placing MUCH better that me with NO unatural spins and reverts.

But I am not going to brag about my sucky result in the AFO 2009. Sick skiing and good feeling was words to describe this event well. This week I am going to work on my unatural and competition runs, and make a videoblog to put up! saaay, watch out! Check out all the action from the contest on Downdays!

I actually got a smooth run filmed by heli in the competition, and maybe you’ll see it in some videos from the comp.

Switch right 900 on the last large kicker. Getting the mutegrab.

Switch right 900 mute, shot from a helicopter by Tommy Bauser

Yesterday, Saturday was a long day for me. 14 hours from the second I hopped on the train in Mayrhofen, Austria, till I got in bed in Lillehammer, Norway. at 00.30 AM.

Now I need to do some serious sponsorship work the next few days, cause travelling costs a lot of money, and not winning doesn’t really help. Hehe. Since I’m paying me trips myself, I really need a sponsor to help me out so I can compete in the rest of the competitions I want to do;

Polish Freeskiing Open, Poland
CHamps Open, Switzerland
Nippon Freeskiing Open, Japan
European Freeskiing Open, Switzerland

and a few more…

So I got tons with work to do, so see you in a flash.. Before you even know! And watch out for a video-post!

Steffen, peace

Austrian Freeski Open at www.Skier.no

Check out my travel diaries to the Norwegian skier site, http://www.skier.no !!

There is also a picture of the last money-booter. So that you actually can see that it IS a lot of hangtime on it.

Today was training all day, and my legs are SO sore after banging as many practice runs as possible. I got my competition run like 7-8 times today, which I was very satisfied with. Hopefully I get to do them tomorrow as well. Now I need to rest up for the semi’s and the final’s tomorrow.

I got to shred a little rails outside the course today as well with Hampus Ohlin, which was superfun!! Stoked.

Also check out http://www.downdays.eu for more action from the comp (Videos) and skier.no for articles from the action down here!

See you!”