Higher, longer and way more stylish – these are the attributes for the world elite wakeboarders, who will crown the World Champions at Feldkirchen, Upper Austria, at the end of July 2006. Summer, sun and sport – a lot of action and music!
After two terrific international events at the jetlake in Feldkirchen – the European Championships 2004 and last years "ONE Wakeboard OPEN'05 presented by NOKIA" – the jetlake rocked the boat with headlines all over Europe, Australia and America. Never before cable wakeboarding had been presented that professionally and covered that huge. Feldkirchen at the Danube became a big center of the Wakeboarding World. This summer, this will be outdone with the ONE Wakeboard World Championships 2006 presented by NOKIA, July 26th – 30th 2006.
The committed and enthusiastic organizers are sure that the 4th IWSF Cable Wakeboard World Championships will give a signal in the wakeboard scene. It will be the most spectacular and most successful Cable Wakeboard World Championships ever seen, setting a high level for the following years.
* 30,000 visitors expected from July 26th – 30th 2006
* more than 160 riders from over 20 nations
* about 150 media representatives from TV, radio, online and print
* VIPs from sports, politics and society
* 5 days and 4 evenings of wakeboard action with side-events and music program
* spectacular supporting program with freestyle shows, firework, live concerts…
* Boat Jam Session with international Pro Rider behind the new Mastercraft X2
jetlake news for 2006
The necessary infrastructure work for holding the WCH has been carried out at the jetlake area in Feldkirchen since fall 2005. The area around the cable-site has been restructured completely. A new design of the waterside with terraces along the contest line accelerates the visitors' heartbeats. Right behind this spot a new beach volleyball ground with tribune has been built and also the lodging station is bustled at the very latest.
From the sportive point of view the jetlake lift has been modern anyway. Nevertheless it once more got boosted 1.5 meters. Now, the height of the recirculation cable meets 9.7 meters. Thus the wakeboarders' jumps will be even higher and even more spectacular. Rotations up to 1080 degrees around the vertical body axis are expected. Elements in the water – so called obstacles – like kicker, slider and fun box, which are used for "sliding" or as an additional pad, have been constructed over the last years and are ready for use now.
More than 150 riders perform for the medals
Athletes from all over the world are excited about this future event. Bernhard Hinterberger from Germany, triple world champion and serial champion of Feldkirchen, is prepared to defend his title. Also the Austrian wakeboard team powered by ONE and NOKIA are in good spirits. The ultimate season training session in April took place in wonderful Orlando and was conducted by star coach Mike Ferraro.
World Champions Plaza – the right location for the Side Events
The center point of the program is the World Champions Plaza, the whole area located directly next to the sportive holding site of the World Championship 2006, the "jetlake" in Feldkirchen. At this place the pulse of the wakeboard world is beating from July 26th – 30th 2006.
International guests from sports, politics and media together with the spectators will experience an exciting mix of music live acts and DJs, extreme trend sports performances like FMX, BMX or skateboard shows and vivacious family-suitable programs like breakdance, capoeira and footbag.
The first side event high spot will already be thee opening ceremony on Wednesday, July 26th 2006. By the time the particular standard-bearers represent their country, the lake will shine resplendent in the colorful firework appertaining to the trick fountains in the background. Friday and Saturday evening jetlake will be boiling: the stage, directly located at the area, is opening for international live acts and a true music festival will be rocking the visitors.
Having a good time with the action loaded program – whether as a spectator during the competitions as a party-guest at the Plaza or directly at the events as competitor. Enjoying the event – that's the aim of the ONE Wakeboard World Championships 2006 presented by NOKIA team.
More information, updates and program: www.wakeboard.ag.