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 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.
|Are you kidding me? Man that's huge! - Timo Pritzel |
Day 1 and Geoff Gulevich throws a huge no foot can over the castle jump.
Andi Wittmann checks out the new trail.
The first night there was a traditional Austrian welcome dinner
Mattias Fredriksson and Harookz
Martin Soderstrom & Andi Brewi
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.
Day Two - Bienvenido Alba
Amir Kabbani & Pierre Eduard Ferry
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