Rider Impressions from the Quarry - Audi Nines MTB 2018

Sep 14, 2018 at 12:13
by Ralf Hauser  

What did the riders have to say about this year's Audi Nines event in the middle of a quarry? Nothing but praise, really, which is a nice break from someone always complaining about something.

bigquotesIt's definitely different to other events because it's not really a contest. It's more a filming and shooting type of week and we're all just riding together, pushing the limits and having fun. I wouldn't change a thing, it's such a sick concept."Max Fredriksson, NS Bikes

bigquotesIt's something really different for me, this is pretty relaxed. You just have a block of time in a day where you can ride and actually do what you want. The absolute dream. And these amazing jumps they have built for us ... it's rad. Sessioning the best jumps with your buds and no pressure to do any race runs is really cool, I'm loving it."Brendan Fairclough, Scott

bigquotesIt's sick. Best event going, really, because it's just all about the fun and the content. If you want to do the contest, then you just have your own time to submit your run, they film it and just judge it at the end. So that's perfect. I wouldn't change a thing. I've even been spinning all week on my e-bike on the course. It's been insane."Sam Pilgrim, Haibike

bigquotesThere are lots of riders here from all over the world and having the chance to ride this course and hang out with all of the other guys has me absolutely stoked. So much has changed for me since last year, after I won the wildcard and was invited to the Nine Knights, I ended up riding for Focus and was able to get a chance to ride here again, which is nothing but awesome."Axel Weinmann, Focus

bigquotesRiding with everyone is just the best thing ever. I love it. Just doing laps. I don't want to stop but I'm so tired I'll have to call it quits for today. I think this year has been the best since Livigno. Quarry wins."Blake Samson, Scott

bigquotesSuper fun, as always. They built a sick course for us to ride all week, with no pressure and you just do what you want to do. I've been to all of the different locations and this is one of the cooler ones. Most unique location for sure, so it's super sick to be out here."Anton Thelander, Canyon

Distillery AudiNines Klaus Polzer
Photo: Distillery / @AudiNines / Klaus Polzer
bigquotesI love it. No pressure at all, just riding with friends and jamming. Just having fun. And the best course of all time."Lukas Schäfer, Radon

Distillery AudiNines Florian Breitenberger
Photo: Distillery / @AudiNines / Florian Breitenberger
bigquotesSickest event ever, so cool. Jumps are epic, the weather has been ridiculously good, no wind at all and we've ridden everything today, which never happens on big jumps. Everyone's got a smile on their face and nothing's better than shredding with the boys."Sam Reynolds, Polygon

MENTIONS: @theaudinines


  • 21 3
 I've been spinning all day on my E bike. Cool!
  • 17 0
 I’m confused, how is Brendan at both this and Hardline??
  • 15 8
 Sending it from one jump of Audi Nines to a landing of Hardline. You know, he's going huuuuge
  • 30 5
 @bashhard: you said that 2 days ago on another page....
  • 3 0
 @lankylard @bashhard Do something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.
  • 6 0
 @lankylard: Thank f*cking god people like you are around to keep track of things like that.
  • 1 0
 @ehvahn: Look, its evan
  • 1 0
 We lent him the space shuttle, naturally. ; )
  • 4 0
 Maybe Redbull Rampage could learn something from this format? It would give people more chance to show the craziness and then we also wouldn't be waiting for the wind to die down for hours every year! Aggy is one of the most respected riders at Rampage but hasn't fared so well with the contest format and trying to put everything together in a single contest run. Maybe the Audinines format levels the playing field a bit and allows everyone to send their gnarliest stuff when they feel ready. Most of the best footage comes out of Rampage before the event when everyone is hitting their lines for the first time etc- why not have all this stuff count towards something?
  • 2 0
 Sounds like a day off...:;-
  • 2 0
 WTF is that guy in the spacesuit doing?
  • 7 0
 Recycling and hydrating simultaneously
  • 6 8
 Definitely an event for the riders.... just not sure if it will translate for the viewers.
  • 4 5
 Go watch the yt videos it will change your mind.
  • 9 0
  • 2 0
 I think it has been a fantastic event for the viewers. There is much more content being produced than a typical competition and the riders are going just as big as they would be in a more traditional event like joyride. The big benefit here is that riders have as many shots as they want at landing the best run that they can rather than just two attempts.

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