Stephanie Jagl-Posch

riding and other stuff.


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camping & riding in summer 2013.

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woooooooooooo! riding the fastest snail at jetlake.

last week, roman and myself went on a trip with the goal to ride (wakeboard, wakesurf, riversurf) as much as possible, and i can proudly say that we achieved that goal.

we started on monday and drove straight to jetlake, a lake with a wakeboard cable in feldkirchen an der donau in upper austria. we arrived and were very happy to see that only a few people were there – totally different to the situation that we have on most days at the wakeboard cable in vienna.

we bought tickets and enjoyed ourselves on the lake for some time.

after that, we went over to the camp site (very recommendable, a small & sweet camp site without any hectic), checked in and set up our temporary home there. we had dinner, a radler and went to bed.

on the next day, we decided to go grocery shopping per pedes, which meant covering a distance of 3 kilometers each way. we put our backpacks on and off we went.

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when we came back, we had a short break and then continued our walk to the wakeboard cable (2 km from the camp site). we rode the park some more & afterwards it was time to go home & cook dinner again. and have a radler again.

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day three consisted of wakeboarding once more. in the evening, we went for a delicious pizza in aschach (pizzeria la mamma). after our bellies were full, we did some sight-seeing ūüėČ

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if you dont know how to use the apostrophe correctly, dont use it at all, a wise woman once said.

on day four, we left the camp site and went to fetzysworld in steyregg. we had signed up for a wakesurfing session and had a great time there. we both were able to let go of the rope and find the sweet spot to ride the wave. it’s really a learning process. you have to find the spot, where the wave keeps pushing you forward, and then stay there, which means, some times you will have to go faster and some times you will have to slow down a little. i was even able to do some little curves and still stay in the wave for some time, it went a lot better than last year.

wakesurfing fetzysworld 2013 from Stephanie Posch on Vimeo.

after wakesurfing, we continued our trip towards salzburg. on our quest to find a board for riversurfing, we contacted Max from NU.ART surfstuff, who was kind enough to lend an old board of his to two complete strangers for some days. we visited him in ebensee & loaded the board into our car.

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wein. the well-known capital of austria.

day five started after a night on a “beautiful” camp site in salzburg. actually, the camp site itself IS located in a beautiful place, but the sanitary building was dirty and old. me no likey!

we switched to another camp site and then went to the almwelle, a stationary wave in the almkanal. we surfed for a while until i sadly crushed my toe (which might have been broken a few weeks ago, i don’t know for sure, i smashed it against SOMEBODY’s suitcase and it went all purple for some days) against the rocky bottom of the river. roman continued to surf, i decided to take a break and enjoy the sunshine and the atmosphere.

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life inside our camper van

on day six, we went to a diving shop where i bought neoprene booties. we also acquired a roll of medical tape. roman taped my toes together, i put the neoprene booties on and was ready for some more riversurfing attempts.

riversurfing almwelle 2013 from Stephanie Posch on Vimeo.

it’s a very enjoyable past-time, but a bit intimidating at the same time. i wish we had a riversurfing spot in vienna or st. p√∂lten too, so i could go more often.

and since roman and myself are complete idiots, we decided to buy our own riversurf board. max will order the BIC 5’10 fish hype for us.

buying a board when you don’t have a spot to ride it seems pretty intelligent, right? but of course we are going to use it for practising paddling on our local lakes & rivers as well. and maybe we can use it for wakesurfing also?

on day seven, we wanted to go riversurfing once more, but i felt a little ill, probably had caught a sunstroke the day before, so we decided to let it be and go home.

we returned the surf board to max and then hit the road.

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the famous almwelle.

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corona wakeboard cup 2012 @ the jetlake

 

on july 14th, i competed in the corona wakeboard cup at the jetlake in upper austria. the jetlake is a beautiful lake near linz, which features lots of obstacles, nice people and other attractions like beachvolleyball, trampoline, and lots more.

sadly, the weather was pretty bad. it was cool and rainy the whole day.

i arrived with my mother (my driver and coach for the day ;)) shortly before 8am. i took the chance to warm up and get used to the cable between 8 and 9 am.
afterwards it was time for the riders meeting, where the judges and organizers explained the rules and timetable of the day.

the qualifications started. in the open ladies class, everyone proceeded directly to the finals, because we were only 5 women. this was good, because it took away the stressful part of the qualification run.

the startlist for the first final run.

i really dislike waiting, i am an impatient person. the nearer the open ladies finals came, the more nervous i got. the good thing was
that as soon as i started from the dock, i felt relaxed and confident again.
i completed my first run successfully, landing an ollie tailgrab, a backside surface 360, a frontside ollie 180 aswell as a switch
frontside ollie 180 and an indy grab over the kicker.

i was content with my first run, so i decided that i could risk more in my second run.
i had never before tried to ride an obstacle other than a kicker, but my team mate rené rappl insisted that i should give the funbox a
try… and so i did. what can i say? i rode the damn thing and¬†everything went well! ūüôā
i landed everything in my second run.

i placed 5th. taking into consideration that i haven’t been riding for¬†a long time and that we sadly don’t have any obstacles in vienna at my
homecable except for 2 kickers, i am very, very happy with my performance.

thanks to my team from AWC VIENNA!

now all i wanna do is ride obstacles! ūüėČ

results:

 

overall standings:

national currently 5th:

 

international currently 46th: