Like every good video, this here starts with a guy pissing behind a van. The guy in this case is Hannes Zösmayr; among his friends also known as ‘Zösi’. Zösi is a total weirdo, but in a good sense. For example, he once was part of a photoshoot featuring a bunch a naked dudes that were posing around in some bar. You couldn’t see their willies, but if you ask me, the whole thing is still pretty weird. He’s really a great guy, Zösi, and he’s also on the rookie team of Völkl Snowboards, which is also the actual reason why Jan sacrificed his weekend to drive to the German ski resort Oberammergau where he met up up with the Zösenmeister to shoot this little product video for Völkl’s Squad Prime deck with Horror Shock Absorber technology. The plan was to spend the day with him, try to not kill him, but test the board in every conceivable extraordinaire sketchy situation. Like, jumping against trees; jumping against ski lifts; dashing down garange roofs; just all this cool stuff you want to do with a board with a Horror Shock Absorber, y’know?
Well, they didn’t do anything of this. Zösi, the old crackpot, was on paracetamol—he smashed up his knee the day before—and the most dangerous spots in the ski area of Oberammergau were occupied by some rail jam event (I think it was called the Blue Bull Jam). Anyway, fact is: at the end of the day Zösi was the guy who had won the goddamn rail jam and simultaneously nobody knew why. Mr. Fruit Loop put it like this: ‘Well, dickheads, I was the one who rode the least shitty, get used to it.’
Apart from that little story, Jan was behind him the entire day filming footage you either just watched or are about to watch. Yes, it was indeed a fun Saturday in Oberammergau and we really dig Zösi for being one moustached oddball and also Philipp Szecheny for helping us out filming this loco.
Oh and yeah, right, in regards to the Völkl Squad Prime: great board, really. The thing is made of a special high-density hardwood that absorbs the forces that occur during a landing and it also protects the woodcore from tiny cracks and that means in short the rat is strong and poppy as fuck. Get the ultimate dose of Horror Shock Absorber details with only one click.
Thanks again to Zösi and Philipp and Tobi and Michi. And if you think Zösi is solely a jester and only a mediocre snowboarder let me tell you one thing: Shutup. The guy rips and won this rail jam thing including a fucked up paracetamol knee. Buy him a beer if you see him the next time in Innsbruck.