The first few days of the SUZUKI NINE KNIGHTS MTB presented by G-SHOCK have already exceeded all expectations. In perfect weather conditions, photographers, filmers and the freeride knights found the perfect set-up on the castle at the „Wildkogel-Arena Neukirchen Bramberg“ for a freeride mountain bike session of epic dimensions.

Absolute highlights such as the heli-session and the Nine Knights trail made sure that the riders outdid themselves and filmers as well as photographers already have some truly exceptional material. For the grand finale on Saturday, August 25, spectators are cordially invited and if you are in the area, this is something you shouldn’t miss.

On Tuesday the first milestone was scheduled. Accompanied by the helicopter of the Flying Bulls, the athletes pulled some massive tricks out of the bag providing the filmers and photographers with some legendary shots in two 60-minute sessions.

The riders tricked their way down the course in several trains so that there were five riders in the air at the same time. The winners of the CONTOUR WANNA BE A KNIGHT Contest deserve a special mention, since they are killing it up on the Wildkogel. Anton Thelander (SWE) is rocking the course and is definitely doing team Sweden credit. Bienvenido Aguado Alba’s (ESP) superclean 720 caused photographers and the other riders to cheer for the Spanish rider. After Andi Wittmann was not able to ride his course last year, he is stoked that he can charge the castle together with his knights. You can check out his flip double whip this Saturday on the public contest day.

Most of the pros such as Geoff Gulevich (CAN), Yannick Granieri (FRA), Martin Söderstrom (SWE) and Giant rider Kurt Sorge (CAN) are already on site and are using their reliable skills to write freeride history at the Suzuki Nine Knights MTB presented by G-SHOCK. More knights are joining them over the next few days, among them Thomas Genon (BEL), the winner of the Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Whistler.

On the weekend, a few special guests will complete the riders’ list for the contest day. Spectacular action as well as great entertainment are guaranteed at the slopestyle event on Saturday, August 25 from 11am. At night, there is drink and fun to be had at the legendary Nine Knights Afterparty powered by Sweet Protection and at Schweini’s – so if you are in the area, make sure to drop by, we would love to see you!

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