News & News Archiv 19/20
SFT Short Clip No 7
The video premiere of Elias Elhardt's movie CONTRADICTION was a special treat last winter! And this year the companies will once again bring some more unforgettable add-ons to the SHOPS 1st TRY. The 25 Years of Method Mag Birthday Party could well become legendary, but beyond that our lips are sealed at this point.
Have you already checked the program for this year so that you don't miss anything?
SFT Short Clip No 8
As you know, everything at the SFT is designed to make it easier for you, as a snowboard retailer, to make your purchasing decisions! An important part of this is knowing what you have tested after the event. You will naturally receive a report of products you tested sent to you after SFT, but there is another feature that you could use: after testing you can quickly and easily evaluate the product. By doing this you’ll be able to jog your memory when you're back home again! When giving back your test product, just tell the brand that you want to give a feedback.
Have you already discovered the possibility of product evaluation at SHOPS 1st TRY and did you know that it will be sent to you after the event?
SFT Short Clip No 4
The Highlight Exhibition Dinner at the Congress Center Alpbach is obligatory for every dealer who comes to SHOPS 1st TRY - and best of all, it happens on both evenings: Sunday and Monday! If you stay for three das, we recommend to join both evenings! A bunch of outerwear and accessories brands that are not in the outdoor area, will be at the evening’s exhibition together with the brands you saw already during the day, to show you their product highlights for the coming season. And, of course, there will be enough time to chat with other retailers or the brands about the experiences of the day! You can also help yourself to the delicious buffet and have one or two cold drinks! Plus you should definitely not miss the party afterwards, either.
Don't you think that SHOPS 1st TRY has everything you need for an EPIC EVENING?
SFT Short Clip No 5
This is only available at SHOPS 1st TRY! You get the possibility of taking laps with pros or other top riders, in a relaxed way, to talk shop with them and maybe even to pick up a riding tip or two. Last year, Shred Buddies like Steve Gruber, Werni Stock, Wolle Nyvelt, Alek Ostreng, JP Solberg, Freddy Kalbermatten, Nicola Thost, JF Pelchat, Joni Makkinen, Mark Carter and even "the living legend" Brian Iguchi were there to ride with you!
Who are you going to shred with this year?
SFT Short Clip No 6
Sure, the focus of the SHOPS 1st TRY is on riding and testing, but also off-hill fun isn’t neglected. Side events like printing T-shirts, games of skill, quizzes and the like are numerous! And almost every participant takes home a prize! Just walk through the Congress Center and the test area with your eyes and ears open, and join in!
Which sick prize will you be bagging this year?
SFT Short Clip No 3
See it first, try it first, buy it first, sell it first! The exhibiting brands don’t just show you new shapes and new designs – at SHOPS 1st TRY you are able to test the latest trends right away. An advantage which, if you have the right nose, should also pay off at the checkout! Last year it was Powsurfers that were the object of desire for resourceful buyers.
What will the brands come up with for 2020/21?
SFT Short Clip No 2
This clip concentrates on the traditional RETAILERS CHOICE DESIGN AWARD, presented by boardsport SOURCE. Definitely one of the highlights of Sunday evening at the Exhibition Dinner at the Congress Center in Alpbach!
Can Never Summer defend its title?!
SFT Short Clip No 1
In order to make sure the time till SHOPS 1st TRY 2020 flies by swiftly, we will be dropping a short, fresh video clip online every week! The clips will remind you of the highlights and special moments from last year's event, and will increase your anticipation for the upcoming trip to Alpbachtal! We begin with some impressions from the Test Area! A big "Thank you" goes out to the sharp eye of Andreas Monsberger from MonEpic Productions, who captured the good times at the SFT 2019.
Do you also still have such glowing memories of your test rides?
SHOPS 1st TRY 2020 FROM 19-21 JANUARY!
The date for this year's SHOPS 1st TRY is set! From January 19 to 21, 2020, the 11th SHOPS 1ST TRY will once again take place in the Alpbachtal (AUT). For international dealers and companies the timing is once again ideal, since there are only four days between SHOPS 1ST TRY and ISPO. You can kill two birds with one flight, and spend the intervening four days visiting contacts in the area – or just go riding!
BRANDS! REGISTER NOW!
The concept and registration documents for the SHOPS 1ST TRY 2020 are ready and can be requested by the companies, if you haven't already received it!
More than 90 brands are waiting for you!
For the upcoming SHOPS 1ST TRY, 91 brands have already confirmed their attendance. And as experience has shown, no doubt even more will have been added by the beginning of January. To stay up to date, you'd better swing by this website from time to time! Click here for the current brand list!
Shop Registration open from October 28, 4pm
On the 28th of October at 4pm the registration for the 11th SHOPS 1ST TRY will open! Snowboard retailers who have not received any invitation by snail mail before this date, please send an email with your postal address to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will check your credentials and then send your invitation and login code by post!
But don‘t wait too long to register for SHOPS 1ST TRY! The spots for free lift tickets and free dinners are limited!
SHOPS 1st TRY Facebook Group!
Yes, we know - Instagram is the new Facebook! Nevertheless, we will rely on the good old Facebook Group to keep you up to date with the latest SHOPS 1ST TRY topics. New brands, programme updates, hot news from the exhibitors and much more can be found there! If you haven't already joined the group, then it's about time you did! Click here!