Video: Vink, Lenssens, Buffart and Verdier Are Finally Unleashed on Chatel

Jun 18, 2020
by SCOTT Sports  

A few weeks back Châtel Bikepark announced it would be opening on 27th June. However, thanks to an exceptionally warm spring and the hard work of the team, they are able to open the bottom part of the park a little earlier than planned. So dust off your bike and your gear as you will be able to enjoy all the trails served by the Pierre Longue chair the weekend of 20 - 21 June!

In the meantime, the Sundays in Châtel series returns for a third year. For our second episode this season, watch Mateo Verdier, Antoine Buffart, Nico Vink and Kristof Lenssens during one of their casual bike park sessions. Check out this channel if you missed any of the previous episodes.

Kristof Lenssens has a racing background and spends most of his time on the black runs or on the Vink Line that he built together with Nico.

If he is not on his bike, you can find Mateo Verdier in one of the shops at the bottom of the lift. He'll be more than happy to sort out your bike between two runs.

Mateo again, this time steezing one of the lower Serpentine jumps.

Antoine Buffart recently moved to Châtel. Expect a lot from this creative mind this summer.

Since the recent covid restrictions have eased, the team has been working hard to deliver trails in mint condition for the opening, along with a few new features. Check out their Instagram for more live updates.

Video and photos by Shaperideshoot

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  • 14 0
 finally unleashed with video from last season. we're not that stupid
  • 10 0
 As soon as I saw Vink on a Scott I knew the footage was old. Frown
  • 7 1
 Yaaaaaaahhh! Bikes are awesome! Also, since I have never been to a bike park, do they usually have little shops at the bottom? that seems really useful if you pop a tire, or want to try new pedals the second time down
  • 6 0
 Most of the time it's a mix of rental, workshop and shop. Also if you've never been to a bikepark. WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
  • 4 0
 @colincolin: My family doesn't like bikes as much as I do, I am only nineteen and do not yet have my license, and we always do things as a family which unfortunately at this time does not include mountain biking. I did meet a guy at my college who does go to Galbraith mountain with his older brother pretty often, and he offered to take me if I got the proper kind of bike. I intend to go with him, but cannot at this time. I also need to get my own vehicle so I can go biking whenever I have the time. My family would rather WALK up and down trails and mountains. Wheels are so much better...
  • 5 0
 Seeing these guys bin it on the lines at Chatel is probably a good thing. It'll stop some of us mere mortals rocking up, thinking it's a doable piece of piss, and nearly killing ourselves. Absolutely wild riding that was!!!
  • 3 0
 Shout out to the trailbike dude with a freecoaster ... that's some priorities !
  • 3 0
 He probably has a neutral 'gear' in his rear sprocket
  • 2 0
 Freecoaster at 1:20... curious
  • 2 0
 You can just replace one cogwheel with a spacer and shift into this gear before going into fakie.
  • 2 0
 The no hands riding down the trail is so mtb hahahahaha
  • 1 0
 always pleasure to watch!
  • 2 0
 Buffart is a Genius!

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