Nine Knights - Day 1 and 2

Aug 24, 2011
by Ian Hylands  
Photos by Lars Scharl

The first inspection of the Suzuki Nine Knights Big Air Line & Freeride Trail was yesterday forenoon and all the guys seemed to be quite stoked. Timo Pritzel said, when he first saw the Big Air line: “Are you kidding me? Man that’s huge!” Remember he was the guy trying to jump the whole step up step down set at the first Slopestyle comp in Saalbach back in the day, and he also jumped the Berlin wall.

Martin going huuuuge on the first day of sessioning the castle jump. And there s still five days left with sunset sessions sunrise action and trailriding - expect some banger shots to drop soon Photo c by www.larsscharlphoto.com me

Martin Soderstrom going huuuuge on the first day of sessioning the castle jump. And there's still five days left with sunset sessions, sunrise action and trail riding.


bigquotesAre you kidding me? Man that's huge! - Timo Pritzel

Nine Knights Contest Photo c by www.larsscharlphoto.com me

Day 1 and Geoff Gulevich throws a huge no foot can over the castle jump.


Nine Knights Contest Photo c by www.larsscharlphoto.com me

Andi Wittmann checks out the new trail.



Welcome Dinner at Nine Knights Contest Photo c by www.larsscharlphoto.com me

The first night there was a traditional Austrian welcome dinner


Welcome Dinner at Nine Knights Contest Photo c by www.larsscharlphoto.com me

Welcome Dinner at Nine Knights Contest Photo c by www.larsscharlphoto.com me

Mattias Fredriksson and Harookz


Welcome Dinner at Nine Knights Contest Photo c by www.larsscharlphoto.com me

Martin Soderstrom & Andi Brewi


Welcome Dinner at Nine Knights Contest Photo c by www.larsscharlphoto.com me

The host, Andi Wittmann


Anyway, the weather was just great yesterday and today, the first training session was done yesterday afternoon and today’s forenoon/early afternoon meant a time off for the riders to have the first sunset shooting in the evening, with an impressive result. We've only seen Lars' photos so far, the other photographers such as Mattias Fredriksson, Harookz, Stef Cande & Markus Greber will showcase their best shots on Saturday at the after party. There are categories in the photo contest such as best big air, trail riding, black & white, lifestyle, Wildkogel shot, as well as most creative angle.

Nine Knights Contest Photo c by www.larsscharlphoto.com me

Day Two - Bienvenido Alba


Nine Knights Contest Photo c by www.larsscharlphoto.com me

Amir Kabbani & Pierre Eduard Ferry


Nine Knights Contest Photo c by www.larsscharlphoto.com me

Kurt Sorge


Nine Knights Contest Photo c by www.larsscharlphoto.com me

Yannick Granieri


Nine Knights Contest Photo c by www.larsscharlphoto.com me

The time off the bike has been filled with easy-going activities like hanging out at the lake



Tomorrows schedule: Heli filming & shooting sessions in the early morning and late afternoon.

For more info check out the Nine Knights website


29 Comments

  • + 31
 soderstrom is huckin it on a hardtail...ballsy
  • + 10
 such a good idea for a contest.
  • - 2
 Only two jumping all over the competition?!
More pictures like eat something)
  • + 3
 Is this going to be an annual competition? because this is sick!
  • + 4
 this is just like Jon Olsson Super Sessions! I want to see bearclaw pics, and I can't believe he is riding in something like this with that broken back.
  • + 1
 Agreed man!
  • + 3
 ^ VT, I think you mean this is just like Nico's Nine Nights or the Nine Queens which would make a ton more sense, haha.
  • + 0
 sorry flipstarcevic tried to plus it :l
  • + 1
 Yeah! happy to see my buddy Carlos Blanchard in the 5th picture. He is one of the best european snowboard photographers and finally he is in the mountain bike action. I hope that he has a good days working there in this "huge" event. You can check more about Carlos in his web: www.carlosblanchard.com
  • + 1
 Carlos Blanchard Slideshow : Leogang WC 2011. vimeo.com/27636853
  • + 3
 cant wait to see some videos of this!!
  • + 1
 vitalmtb has some vids
  • + 1
 I'm really stoked by the place and pictures. Specially Kabbani & Pierre Ferry picture! 2 synchronized riders, 3 landscapes, the guys photographing the moment. My POD!
  • + 1
 something tells me that theres going to be some awesome action on that castle jump!
  • + 1
 I really want to be there and have a good time! they seem to have so much fun!
  • + 2
 Ill show my true northern roots; wicked!
  • + 1
 positive props for "wicked"
  • + 1
 Thank you!
  • + 1
 how do you favourite this b%gger thing?
  • + 1
 There all Livin the Dream !
  • + 1
 The two backflipping couldn't get more insync! RAD!
  • + 1
 STOP TEASING US......WE WANT MORE!!!!! Sooooooooooooooo Goooooooooood!
  • + 0
 How many POD's will see from this comp?
  • + 1
 No vid..?
  • + 1
 nice jump looks fun
  • + 1
 huge..
  • + 1
 SICK
  • + 1
 sick
  • + 1
 such a sick jump!

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