Photo Epic: The Audi Nines Sequence Gallery

Oct 4, 2018
by The Audi Nines  
Dawid Godziek s worlds first Quadruple Tailwhip on a mountainbike. As well as casually landing a world s first and generally bringing his BMX influence to the BigAir Jump he also stomped solid runs on the slopestyle line.
Dawid Godziek's worlds first Quadruple Tailwhip on a mountain bike. As well as casually landing a world's first and generally bringing his BMX influence to the BigAir Jump, he also stomped solid runs on the slopestyle line.


The space dust has finally settled after The Audi Nines, but we still have so many incredible photos from our talented team of on-site photographers that it would be crazy not to share them with you all. Official Audi Nines photographer Klaus Polzer shares some thoughts below on what makes The Audi Nines such a special event to shoot.

bigquotesIt’s no news that The Audi Nines is a very special event ‒ not only from a riders’ perspective but even more so for photographers. For once, time schedules are actually chosen according to the best light situation on the course and the whole course design is laid out for spectacular views rather than just sponsor visibility.

Sometimes one composes a nice image only to realise afterwards that it is by no means clear what the rider was actually doing. It’s often unavoidable to have different take-offs and landings in one frame and sometimes the jumps were so big that it almost looks impossible that the rider would follow the same trajectory that he did in the real world. That’s exactly the scenario in which all-in-one sequences come in handy. It even makes sense to put together a sequence of a straight air to properly illustrate the sheer size of it. These sequences may not capture the most impressive tricks shown on each obstacle, but one with good style and good light.
Klaus Polzer

Now you have had a little insight into the photographer’s mindset, let's break down some of the madness and show you the beauty of these riders sending it to the moon, frame by frame.


Tobi Wrobel captured by Markus Fischer.

Ethan Nell was definitely one of the most stylish guys riding the quarry. Here he is with a classic Ethan Nell Flatspin look-back mid freeride line.
Looking back: Ethan Nell was definitely one of the most stylish guys riding the quarry. Here he is with a classic Ethan Nell flatspin look-back mid freeride line.

Clemens Kaudela upside-down on the final jump of the freeride line. Knowing that all the riders were totally stoked with the set up Clemens enjoying his course creations to the fullest every day.
Clemens Kaudela upside-down on the final jump of the freeride line. Knowing that all the riders were totally stoked with the setup, Clemens enjoyed his course creation to the fullest every day.

Another epic shot of Tobi Wrobel, this time by Klaus Polzer.

Adolf Silva showing how big the freeride line actually was. Big. Apart from a few close calls on the freeride line Adolf killed it on the BigAir setup all week.
Adolf Silva showing how big the freeride line actually was.

'Ruler Of The Week' Sam Pilgrim ripping hard.

Bienvenido Aguado launching into space
Bienvenido Aguado launching into space!

Nicholi Rogatkin adding a seatgrab to his signature Twister a trick combo that hasn t been done before.
Nicholi Rogatkin adding a seat grab to his signature twister, a trick combo that hasn’t been done before.

Clemens Kaudela one of the wizards behind the course build getting sideways on the first hip of the freeride line.
Clemens Kaudela, one of the wizards behind the course build getting sideways on the first hip of the freeride line.

Fellow Audi Nines course builder Patrick Schweika up in the air.
Fellow Audi Nines course builder Patrick Schweika sending it.

Not forgetting this mega Sequence the one and only Markus Fischer
Not forgetting this mega sequence from the one and only Markus Fischer!

Silva relentlessly pursued this trick on a big bike throughout the week and he took more than his fair share of slams. After around a mellow 300th attempts Silva gave one last go and landed it the Cali Roll.
As we started with a world's first, it only seemed fitting to end with another! Silva relentlessly pursued this trick on a big bike throughout the week, and he took more than his fair share of slams. After around a mellow 300 attempts, Silva gave one last go and landed the cali roll. He was pretty stoked!

If you want to see more from this talented bunch, check them out via the details below:

Markus Fischer: @Fischi666 www.fischifoto.com.
Florian Breitenberger: @Florian Breitenberger www.florianbreitenberger.com
Klaus Polzer: @The_Distillery www.distillery.cc

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35 Comments

  • 61 4
 That's the raddest photo epic I've seen in a long time.
  • 24 1
 Agreed. Also thanks to the organizers of the event for NOT placing these stupid tall flags on the lips of the jump. No need to make harder for the photographers than it is already. Advertisements on the jumps themselves are sufficient. I'm off now buying a Focus bike with Falken tyres and strap it onto my new Audi and get me some Navelo to top things off. See, message came across just fine.
  • 4 0
 Awesome shots and holy crap my pants sized jumps. Looks like next year's slopestyle will be highly contested with the Godziek brothers going ballistic. Can't wait!
  • 2 1
 EVER!
  • 21 1
 It's hard to find 9 friends to do the same trick like you, let alone having 9 identical bikes. Kudos to the sponsors making these happen.
  • 2 2
 ???
  • 7 0
 Is there a higher res version of the mega sequence anywhere?
  • 5 0
 That's a lot of riders
  • 2 0
 Is there a reason that there aren't ever many/any spectators at any of the Audi (Suzuki) Nine (Knights) competitions?
  • 6 0
 It’s not so spectator friendly,and it’s not encouraged. It’s just a jam with some of the best riders on some of the biggest jumps, they shread for a week get different photos and videos and try new tricks, this concept has proven so successful with it rider progression by remaining chill so riders can focus on their tricks. Dare I say the fest boys liked the concept so much they applied it to their fest series. Spectator events would provide parking, eating/drinking/toilet facilities, they would require an announcer/schedule to let the crowd know whats going on and generally a bunch of extra effort and saftey that all takes away from thr riders. Easily said it’s an event for the riders and photographers. I had the pleasure of stumbling apon the nine queens in Serfaus whilst snowboarding, when the chopper started flying at sunset you knew things were about to get crazy and that signaled a great opportunity to spectate. Allas we live in the time of the drone.
  • 3 1
 So prognarcore bro-bra’s and core-ha’s!
  • 4 1
 It’s a body varial!
  • 2 0
 Cali roll is ludicrous. Major props for pursing that until it happened.
  • 7 6
 inb4 the hardo's go nuts on Dawid Godziek's foot hitting the ground
  • 9 8
 I thought it came if the pedal but didn’t hit the ground? Either way, I’m in the if-you-ride-away camp. That was crazy.
  • 11 18
flag theredbike (Oct 4, 2018 at 8:52) (Below Threshold)
 @nuttypoolog: Not landed. Buddy put his foot down. Keep professional athletes professional.
  • 7 9
 @theredbike: Think like the MX crowd, if you stay on your bike, you landed it. Obviously the judges have to mark down for style, but a landing is a landing.
  • 3 7
flag theredbike (Oct 4, 2018 at 10:50) (Below Threshold)
 @Fix-the-Spade: The race for progression is compromising the quality
  • 1 1
 @theredbike: deep analysis
  • 9 0
 @theredbike: But that's the way it's always been. Bender used to huck to flat with all the grace of a drunk monkey, but somebody had to be the first off those monster drops. Godziek landed a quad tailwhip, that's amazing. If losing his footing on the landing means the judges mark him down a bit so be it, but to say he 'didn't land it' when he clearly did strikes me a needlessly snooty.
  • 2 1
 @underhawk: I always give deep anal
  • 1 0
 @underhawk: ysis
  • 2 0
 @theredbike: i am an analyst and a therapist.
  • 1 0
 These trains are epic! @marwal55
  • 2 1
 Terrible quality..or is it me!?
  • 1 1
 n n n n n n i i i i i i c c c c c c e e e e e e e Smile
  • 1 0
 Mo' Shreddy, Mo' Photo!
  • 1 0
 Really cool
  • 6 6
 foot touched, doesn't count
  • 1 0
 That cali roll... nice.
  • 1 0
 Prognarcore
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