Video: Former Austrian Downhill Champ Rides Slovakia

Aug 21, 2018 at 12:08
by Lines Magazine  
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Year after year, Boris Tetzlaff enjoys his rough terrain at home near Vienna even more. Lifted up by a lovely restored 50 cc Puch moped, which puts a big smile on the face of the former Austrian downhill champ. To escape the erupted trails, Boris travels to Kalnica/Slovakia to smash some berms on the smoothed out and well-designed tracks.

Dial your lines to get the flow.

Precision is key to ride those sections fast.

The close Bikepark Kalnica provides high-quality tracks with one of the flowiest jump lines in Europe. Due to the warm winters and low altitude, riding until new year‘s eve is no rarity! The great variety of short tracks keeps riding sharp.

The Slovakian shapers really know how to build berm to berm jumps.


  • + 9
 Great to see some coverage and hear more about the homeland(s),

My grandfather came from Slovakia in 1903... and my mother is from Austria.

I've had the pleasure of exploring the areas in southern Poland, around the Czech and Slovakia borders, and damn... those are some of the sweetest, most technically challenging and ass kicking trails I've ever ridden.

Always look forward to going back to Bielsko-Biala, which seems to be the epicenter of mountain biking in Poland. The town revolves around bikes!
  • + 1
 i was pleasantly surprised after coming back to poland how south part looks like - many singletracks with great lines and yes, very challenging - just want to mention another part of country, where something cooking, srebrna góra where for example this weekend will hold enduro race
  • + 4
 Kalnica is a great place to learn! Seriously, first time you hit the Funny Enduro trail you are not jumping at all, third you land some stuff into slope and 10-th you are pumping as hard as you can to get more air! I had 0 jumping skills (used to only jump drops in my homeland) and this bikepark helped me to build my confidence a lot.
  • + 4
 Cool... I guess he went back to pick up the front wheel at the beginning. Smile
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 Looking great. Last time i rode in Kalnica was back in 2002 and it did not look like this Smile
  • + 5
 c'mon, it's 16 years ago. Kalnica is now a great bikepark that can be ridden almost all year (they have snow just few weeks)
  • + 1
 @angusprox: i didnt mean to say that its not great. Quite the opposite. They put a lot of work in to it and it looks great. It was fun back in 02 as well.
  • + 1
 Sehr nice gemacht!! Smile Respekt!
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 Where was the front wheel on the scooter??
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