Munich Mash 2016: Swatch Prime Line - Photo Epic and Video

Jul 4, 2016
by Bartek Wolinski  

Without fail, the Swatch Prime Line event has always delivered for riders and fans alike residing as one of the highlights of FMB World Tour each year. As the third Diamond Event on the tour, all eyes were on Munich, even if the weather did its best to hamper proceedings. After two glorious days of practice and qualifications, the rain came out for finals dishing out a decidedly heavy storm over the Olimpiapark. Decisions were made and the highly anticipated slopestyle final was postponed to Sunday evening... Thankfully the heavy winds which were threatening things once more eventually prevailed dishing out the mellow conditions needed to get things started...

Munich Mash Swatch Prime Line was legendary.
  Munich Mash: Swatch Prime Line was legendary.

Saturday s memories. Due to a heavy rain finals were unanimously postponed to Sunday.
  Saturday's memories... Due to a heavy rain, finals were unanimously postponed to Sunday.

After rain on saturday we had wind on sunday. Brett Rheeder explaining the delay to the German crowd.
  After rain on Saturday we had the wind on Sunday. Brett Rheeder explaining the delay to the German crowd.

Freestyle MTB s future is bright with names like Emil Johansson on the list. Emil is just 17 years old
  Freestyle MTB's future is bright with names like 17-year old Emil Johansson on the list.

With the LIVE broadcast postponed for nearly two hours riders found different ways to spend this time.
  With the LIVE broadcast postponed for nearly two hours, riders found different ways to spend their time.

Munich Mash Swatch Prime Line - Photo Epic
  The stunning architecture in Munich's Olimpiapark never gets old.

You can visit Olimpiapark Munchen stadium hundreds times and its construction is still making your jaw drop.
  You can visit the Olimpiapark stadium hundreds times and its jaw-dropping construction never gets old...

Strong winds are not something you should deny when jumping on the rooftop level. Good decision from the organizers to postpone the event and let Mother Nature chill.
  Strong winds are not something you should mess around with when you're jumping these heights... It was ultimately a good decision from the organizers to postpone the event and let weather sorts itself out.

Due to high winds in the presentation run some of the riders like Torquato tasted the Munich s soil. Safety first guys
  Due to high winds in the presentation run, some of the riders, like Torquato, tasted Munich's soil... Safety first guys!

Football stadiums have it all wrong with the seat positions.
  Football stadiums have it all wrong with the seat positions.

Don t look down.
  Don't look down.

Canadian way to get off flat drops.
  The true Canadian way to get off flat drops.

Paul Genovese double whips the GoPro booter.
  Paul Genovese double whips the GoPro booter.

Paul Genovese and his twin brother from another frame.

Swatch Prime Line s help desk for getting through the VIP zones unnoticed.
  Swatch Prime Line's help desk for getting through the VIP zones went unnoticed.

Anthony Messere frontflip tuck no hander.
  Anthony Messere throwing a front flip tuck no-hander.

Szymon Godziek knows that whips don t lie. Keep the trail style alive
  Szymon Godziek knows that whips don't lie. Keep the trail style alive!

Never go too slow for cork 720 as even a small difference can make you case the landing hard. Szymon Godziek went through it and even managed to get on the step up section but as showed us later his bars were slightly moved from their original position. Take note he finished his run with backflip can on the step down and backflip tuck no hander on the Big Momma .
  Never go too slow for a cork 720 as even a small difference can make you case the landing hard. Szymon Godziek went through it and even managed to get on the step up section, but as showed us later, his bars were slightly moved from their original position... Take note as he finished his run with a backflip can on the step-down and backflip tuck no hander on the "Big Momma".

Fun fact Drew can impersonate anything just to make you smile
  Fun fact: Drew can do anything just to make you smile!

Drew Bezanson brought a lot of classic moves sparked by his unique BMX approach.
  Drew Bezanson brought a lot of classic moves from his BMX repertoire.

Anton Thelander floating on the glass waves.
  Anton Thelander floating on glass waves.

Thomas Genon missed his luck today and just couldn t stick one power run for the podium but you can bet he tried really hard with the finest tricks
  Thomas Genon missed some good today and just couldn't stick one power run for the podium, but you can bet he tried really hard, throwing the finest tricks!

Not quite the day of Thomas Genon. Crashing in both runs here in Munich.
  Not quite the day of Thomas Genon... Crashing in both runs here in Munich.

Welcome to MTB Drew Bezanson
  Welcome to MTB Drew Bezanson!

Tomas Lemoine 360 double indian tailwhip.
  Tomas Lemoine throwing a 360 double (indian?) tailwhip.

A big truck driver out of Tomas Lemon for 7th place
  A big truck driver out of Tomas Lemon for 7th place

Lay it flat like a table.
  No caption required... Crazy!

Skid of relief. Nico Scholze put the best national show among the gathered German riders and won hearts of Munich s citizens.
  Skid of relief. Nico Scholze put the best national show among the gathered German riders, winning the hearts of Munich's citizens.

We saw big MX style out of Nico Scholze here at Prime Line.
  We witnessed some raw MX style from Nico Scholze here at Prime Line... twice.

Home crowd is the best crowd.
  A home crowd is the best crowd.

Germans.. they even sneak engineering into cheering up their local guy..
  Germans... they even sneak engineering into cheering up their local riders.

Anton Thelander s unlucky flipwhip.
  Anton Thelander's unlucky flipwhip.

Mr.Cleanlander wasn t that clean on the last set and backflip tailwhip took him out from the race for the podium.
  Mr.Cleanlander wasn't that clean on the last set and a backflip tailwhip took him out from the race for the podium.

Bigger is better
  Is bigger better?

Munich Mash Swatch Prime Line - Photo Epic
  Brett Rheeder has fans across the globe.

Brett Rheeder was going for not weaker than gold in Munich but backflip double whip case made him loose speed and required a mid run stop.
  Brett Rheeder was going for gold in Munich but casing a jump after a backflip made him loose speed and required a mid-run stop.

Emil Johansson - the wildcard rookie is a great discovery of the FMB World Tour. This young Swede is a golden mix of Swedish riding we have already had a chance to watch in big competitions.
  Emil Johansson - the wildcard rookie is a great discovery for the FMB World Tour.

 Are you not entertained
  "Are you not entertained"?

Put your hand together for Mehdi Gani from France
  Put your hand together for Mehdi Gani from France!

Mehdi Gani with one of his favorite big jumps combination - backflip barspin to late tuck no hander.
  Mehdi Gani with one of his favorite big jumps combination - a backflip barspin to late tuck no hander.

This slider looks fun
  This slider looks fun!

Logan Peat casually tailwhipping the step up.
  Logan Peat casually tail whipping the step up.

Logan Peat spinning of the last drop in front of the Munich crowd. 3rd place for him.
  Logan Peat spinning the last drop in front of the Munich crowd taking 3rd place.

Max s 360 tuck no hander off the whale tale was one of the biggest moves done on that obstacle.
  Max's 360 tuck no hander off the whale tale was one of the biggest moves done on that obstacle.

Downside tailwhip is still a spell held for finals by tech wizards like Mr. Fredriksson.
  A downside tailwhip is still a spell held for finals by tech wizards like Mr. Fredriksson.

Diving into the Munich s ocean.
  Diving into Munich's ocean.

Nowadays it s hard to imagine Rogatkin s runs without a cashroll.
  Nowadays it's hard to imagine Rogatkin's runs without a cashroll.

Fronties up were a unique views for the gathered crowd but those who bet on this trick placed high in the rankings.
  'Fronties' were unique views for the gathered crowd and those who bet on this trick, placed high in the rankings.

Was it the scariest double tailwhip Nicholi has ever done
  Was this the scariest double tailwhip Nicholi has ever done?

Always having one for the crowd Nicholi needed to walk his Munich s Twister off.
  Always for the crowd, Nicholi needed to walk his Twister off...

Rolling the cash on the way to his first win ever in an FMB Diamond Series contest Nicholi Rogation.
  Nicholi Rogation rolling the cash on the way to his ever first win at an FMB Diamond Series contest.

Make BMX great again.

Champions bath in champagne.
  Champions bathing in champagne.

Enjoying Bayern s finest treasures.
  Enjoying Bayern's finest treasures...

Congratulations to all the riders that left their tyres marks on the course this weekend
  Congratulations to all the riders who left their tyres marks on the course this weekend!

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16 Comments

  • + 16
 Woo, way to go Logan Peat!
  • + 6
 Rogatkin holding a selfie stick on the podium? :/ lol. Kid has a trick bag. Why'd he leave BMX again? Entertaining to see things like cash rolls and 1080's but where some riders make things look effortless, nicholi makes things look exhausting
  • + 1
 Especially his tailwhips...
  • + 9
 He left BMX right after he won BMX Worlds Dirt in Cologne and ASA Triples. He came to MTB to win the Worlds too. Now he seats first in the Diamond Series and first in the World ranking! BTW he came back to BMX last off season after not riding the little bike for 2 years and got second after Logan Martin at the ASA Triples.
  • + 12
 The selfie stick was handed over to him by some person from the media. It wasn't his.
  • + 8
 Out of all the pros he's the most humble down to earth guy easy approachable always hanging with fans
  • + 3
 Sick pictures wow! I love those pics with the tightrope walker, but all of them were amazing. Also... what did Peat do? I could do with just a list of the tricks that the podium riders did, and in order would help (optional though).
  • + 6
 Rogatikin's unstoppable! Too bad for Rheeder....
  • + 4
 I generally don't say this but.. the judging here was ugly, inconsistent
  • + 2
 Brett cased the jump after just a backflip? and anton crashed on an oppo flip whip
  • + 3
 Cased after a flip double whip
  • + 1
 yeh i was saying that the writer went wrong a bit.
  • + 2
 @wolisphoto Great variety of angles! Really nice!
  • + 1
 Why did they keep misspelling Olympiapark?
  • + 1
 Anyone know where to find the live stream replay ?
  • + 1
 I can see myself Smile

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