FIAT Nine Knights 2013: Mid-Week Highlights

Sep 5, 2013 at 7:57
Sep 5, 2013
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The awesome Freeride Section at the FIAT Nine Knights has now been thoroughly tested, after most of the riders' focus at the start of the week was directed towards progressing tricks on the super-kicker. The athletes charged the eight obstacles from top to bottom and during the sunset hip session some of them boosted to possible record heights.
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So far the trick-trio of Wrobel, Godziek and Gulevich have been rousing the most cheers from fellow athletes and the media. With a tuck-no-hander on the intimidating Smith Canon, Tobi Wrobel once again proved that the Nine Knights playground is like his second home! Szymon Godziek has easily been the trick-meister of the event so far, with Gully's massive airs almost projected him into orbit.

The heli-day has definitely been the FIAT Nine Knights highlight so far. During the two 90 minute long sessions, with bright sun and no wind, the photographers and film crews inside the Flying Bulls helicopter had ideal conditions for exceptional footage of the entire course.

It's not just the riders that have been pushing each other to progress. The invited professional photographers are relentlessly chasing the best shot to win the Killer Loop photo contest at the end of the week. Some photographers spared no efforts, like Markus Greber (GER) who even dug holes alongside the course to get the best angles for his pictures.

Saturday sees the riders showcase their skills to everybody at the Public Contest Day. After being awarded wildcards, a few extra riders like Tomas Zejda (CZE), Linus Sjöholm (SWE) and Bienvenido Aguado (ESP) will join the Nine Knights to compete here in Livigno. It will be one hell of a spectacle, so grab your bike and get up to Mottolino Fun Mountain for a great contest weekend...and the legendary after-party!

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60 Comments

  • + 24
 First Full Sus Double flip by Godziek? Not to mention the flip bar tuck and flip bar whip. Next level!
  • + 14
 smoothest double ive ever seen..
  • + 72
 andreu double flipped his cowan ds in like 2008 man where have you been?
  • + 5
 sh!t was crazy. he landed perfectly on both wheels. I was holding my breath that whole video
  • + 10
 Haha obviously under a rock
  • + 1
 I want to see a flat flip on a big bike
  • + 3
 Homies be grasping at straws for world's firsts
  • + 3
 does flat flip = flat spin? If so, Robbie Bourdon, NWD. One of the best shots in mountain biking history.
  • + 1
 No big goofball wheels were used in the making of this contest.
  • + 4
 Somebody talking about doubleflip here? Bizet doing it on full downhill bike!
www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4sMF857c-sI
  • + 1
 sorry if its a stupid question but when does the nine knights slopestyle begins Smile
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  • + 12
 I'm just waiting for a fiat 500 to shred the course, it's could fit on the kickers
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  • + 3
 I hate to say it this way, but the style here seems so "moto". I f*ckin' love it. So much burl & so many gnarly FMX moves. Does M&M do this? M&M needs to do this. The shit he'd bring to Nine Knights would be so f*ckin' killer. And Messere, I'll bet any one of you mother suckers Messere would knock the tip right off that big black boner behind that hip.
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  • + 6
 Not a fan of their cars but they make a quality slopestyle course!
  • + 7
 Yeah, fucking Ferraris.
  • + 1
 If they could only build fiarts as good as these jumps. That chunky left hander hip looks like a larger version of something we have here at the skate park and couple dj spots. Nice work.
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  • + 6
 Darren Berrecloth & Andi Wittman is the best course designer! sick
  • + 1
 Would love to see an fmb event on this course
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  • + 5
 where's aggy?
  • + 7
 where's norb?
  • + 57
 just saw a police report. he got robbed. Frown
  • + 11
 best norb related comment ever ^
  • + 7
 Paha! tylerthegiant just made my day! Sad that Soderstrom can't ride though.
  • + 2
 I just had to it was set up just right!
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  • + 4
 Some pod Material up there
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  • + 4
 Godziek is on fire!!!
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  • + 3
 When will giant build a slope bike????
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  • + 2
 I just don't understand why Simon didn't start in cranckworx and berc-invitation
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  • + 2
 I see a lot of potential PODs here... amazing shots - wonder what the night session brings
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  • + 1
 This is one of, if not my favourite competitions. The coverage, be it in photographic or video form, is always so well executed. Not to mention the course is stunning!
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  • + 3
 Szymon Godziek will be the next Brandon Semenuk
  • + 22
 no way!! szymon will be the next chuck norris dude!
  • + 6
 Correction: Szymon IS Chuck Norris, in disguise
  • - 4
 correction: brandon semenuk is chuck norris
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  • + 2
 that wall ride could be lethal if it goes rong
  • + 5
 Fiat is looking so cool right now.
  • + 2
 You spelt wrong "rong"
  • + 10
 He's from Scotland, cut him some slack.
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  • + 1
 Arthur king is there? winner will be the new contemporary king... next level, this is the rampage 2!
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  • + 3
 oh my God...ziek
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  • + 1
 that shit is so. dope. amazing location. amazing tricks. amazing riders. congrats all around, boys, you've made it.
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  • + 1
 Did the landing seem a little loose to anyone else?
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  • + 1
 hipping over the black dick lol
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  • + 1
 I'd love to ride those incredebly sick trails with that guys!!
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  • + 1
 That hip was ill city central son!!!
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  • + 2
 What did Bizet do?
  • + 2
 A double back flip may be...
  • + 2
 He did a double flip on a downhill bike.
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  • + 1
 I cant take my eyes off that flip superman seat grab.
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  • + 1
 They need to do more events like this.
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  • + 1
 polish rider ... i'm proud
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  • + 1
 Wouldn't want to knuckle that boner...
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  • + 1
 Especially that bonner! Sorry, had to be done!
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  • + 1
 ITS FUCKING ARNOLD
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