Suzuki Nine Knights 2011 Highlight video

Aug 30, 2011
by Karl Burkat  
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After four wonderful summer days with extensive sessions on the Big Air Castle and the newly built Freeride Trail, the contest day fell victim to the bad weather conditions. Snowfall and wind gusts up to 100 km/h forced the riders to spend the day in the Wildkogelalm, and a final contest was sadly impossible.
On Saturday evening, however the winners of the various categories were crowned based on their efforts during the week. Host Andi Wittmann and his field of riders voted almost unanimously for 24-year-old Yannick Granieri from Lyon, France, as champion of the Big Air category. His compatriot Pierre Eduard Ferry took home the title of "Ruler of the Trail" and Martin Söderström from Sweden showed his exceptional talent bagging both the "Best Style" and "Best Trick" categories – the latter of these two prizes being won with an amazingly high and clean barspin to tailwhip, an extremely technical trick to pull off.
The photographers also had their time in the spotlight on Saturday night as the "Photo Contest" entered it's final phase. The photographers evaluated each others work along with two independent experts to determine the winners in five categories: best big air shot, best trail shot, best black & white, best creative angle and best lifestyle shot. Canadian Harookz and German Markus Greber both won two categories each.
bigquotesAll the riders have put on a very impressive performance throughout the week and the photographers could exploit all possibilities available to them. It is a pity that the public day had to be cancelled as we would have loved to show everyone what the guys are capable of but that's how it goes sometimes in the mountains. -- Andi Wittmann
Overall it was an awesome premiere for this event and we have had really great feedback from all sides. The Suzuki Nine Knights would like to thank all the riders, photographers, and especially all friends in the Urlaubs-Arena Wildkogel for their sensational support. Andi Wittmann will be returning to shoot some video on the Big Air Castle later on in the fall.

Rider’s Contest:

‘Ruler of Big Air’
1. Yannick Granieri (FRA)
2. Bienvendio Alba (ESP)
3. Martin Söderström (SWE) & Amir Kabbani (GER)

‘Ruler of the Trail’
1. Pierre Eduard Ferry (FRA)
2. Geoff Gulevich (CAN)

‘Best Style’
1. Martin Söderström (SWE)
2. Kurt Sorge (CAN), Yannick Garnieri (FRA) & John Alm Högmann (SWE)

‘Best Trick’
1. Martin Söderström (SWE) – Barspin to Tailwhip
2. John Alm Högmann (SWE) – (huge) Superseater

Photo Contest:

‘Best Big Air’ – Harookz (CAN)
‘Best Trail Shot’ – Stef Cande (FRA)
‘Best Black & White’ – Markus Greber (GER)
‘Best Creative Angle’ – Markus Greber (GER)
‘Best Lifestyle’ – Harookz (CAN)

You can find all the latest information about what’s going on at the Suzuki Nine Knights 2011 on the official blog.

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  • 21 0
 maybe post the winning shots?
  • 13 2
 tripple whip yes bro!! awsome comp step aside FMX
  • 8 1
 Am I the only one that thinks the judging was a little weird ? I saw a triple whip and a frontflip NFCC and the bar to whip got best trick ?
  • 3 0
 gotta factor in style
a perfect 360 will score more than an ugly 720 maybe?
  • 1 2
 yer the barspin tail whip looked kind of lame, the triple whip was awesome though!
  • 3 0
 The Riders judged themselfs...
  • 1 0
 That was all really great! Triple whip was soooo tight. Who pulled the tuck no-hander front flip and the indy air front flip (or whatever it's called)?
  • 1 0
 yea front flip variations pretty sick!
  • 1 0
 I'm pretty sure that was YT-rider Bienve
  • 2 0
 Does any one else tend to skip the first few minutes of vids these days to skip all the boring intro? MTB vids (well all vids really) tend to have all the good bits at the end... Ha ha. Innuendos! That would be a good name for a bikeframe: innuendo, the frame that keeps on giving. Or a good name for a bike trick, "Did you see that guy innuendo? He was sick!"
  • 4 0
 Love it how the guy watching gets run over after the 3 drop even though he tries to get out of the way.
  • 3 1
  • 2 1
 they were too scared to invite andreu lacondeguy coz they all know he'd tear them apart on those massive jumps!
  • 1 0
 why wasn't sam pilgrim ther bet he bang a windshield wiper or a flip tuck no to bar.
  • 1 0
 looks like it was a sick comp!
  • 1 0
 whot is the name of this sound ?
  • 1 0
 says at end of vid
  • 1 0
 but it doesn't appears anywhere, youtube, spotify... only at facebook?
  • 1 0
 that looked like an awsome event
  • 1 0
 THE event with THE riders!!
  • 2 0
 Awesome course
  • 2 0
 holy balls.........
  • 1 0
 wanted it to never end! this vid was insane!
  • 1 0
 hols shit who else saw that triple tail whip!!!!!
  • 1 0
 Yeah good for Granieri & Ferry Big Grin
  • 1 0
 That was intense. That Tripple whip was MASSIVE!
  • 1 0
 one of the best highlight videos ever
  • 2 1
 If slowzuki is targeting mtb'rs, why not offer a bike lineup?
  • 1 0
 that is just insane wish i had the balls to do it Big Grin
  • 1 0
 3:59 to 4:07 is the best! Soderstroms triplewhipBig Grin
  • 1 0
 That was sick!!
  • 1 0
 they are all best!
  • 1 0
 song? please..
  • 1 0
 Sick. Just awesome!

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