Shops 1st Try 2023 Day 1 Recap
Shops 1st Try is back after a forced 3 years Covid hiatus and it’s great to see it back. The show’s grown for this year with a new car park added for extra brands. Loads of snow and blue skies greeted testers.
Shops 1st Try 2023, Welcome back!
Extended parking lot for this year
32 crew. Dale Taylor & Bas Janson from the Euro crew and Brand Director Brian Cook over from the States
Amplid. Peter Bauer with their Souly Grail. 1 of 4 boards in their Centrifugal line. 3D Crust Buster nose and Antiphase tech, which is now being licensed by Nitro
Amplifi's BC backpack, shown by EU Distro Jens Hartmann
Arbor's new Pat Moore pro model the Candle. EU Distro Jens Hartmann.
Bataleon's Dennis Dusseldorp showing their 20 Year Anniversary. Every single top and bottom graphic since the start.
Blue Tomato's Raphi & Bjorn Betterman from Kanoa Trading
Bringing a touch of France (Swiss) to Alpbach with Serge Dupraz's cheese & wine Apéro
CAPITA & UNION UK Sales Rep Will Radula-Scott with new EMEA General Manager Claudio Distasi
Curator's Tassilo & Shops 1st Try's Capten
Dragon - EU Brand Manager Sam Nelson with the NFX Mag
Easy. Choppy Water's Michael Rink with the Easy Peak, their best selling model
FIX Seneca binding with UK distro Tom Beaton
Goodboard's Michi with their Pez. Freeride carve beast
Kemper owner Jib Hunt & Centrano (EU Distro)'s Michael Juhl with the Apex board
Method Mag's Chriso & Will. Ollie Plumley from Brethren & Shred Sleds. Chris Kyte founder of Brethren. Method's Agat & Dragon's Sam Nelson.
Mia Brookes watch party
Never Summer's Valhalla, a triple cambered directional freeride shame with UK distro Tom Beaton.
Nidecker boys. Thiery Kuntz & Xavier N all smiles, but daren't show those pearly whites
POWSTORE owner Peter Tadych
Rome. All Ways Down
Rome. The good sir, Mr Matthew Stillman of Vermont, Virgina showing Rene's pro model for next winter. The Renegade.
Spring Break co-founder and now CAPITA & UNION ecomm manager Maxwell Carl Scott. No goggles & full send!
TSA's Shannon & Jez Sladen with Low Pressure Studio's Cleay Perham in the middle
TSA's Shannon & RedBulletin's Mark Bishop
UK crew - UK's Burton champs Dan Chricton, Lizzie Holloway and The Reason Mag's Ian Sansom
XION's Freeride Vest with CEO Bjorn Clausen