Wire in the big screen and turn up the music as the Suzuki Nine Knights MTB 2014 highlight clip is ready to blow your mind. The week was packed with exploring the trails and freeride potential of Livigno, as well as, many sessions at the gigantic “Il Castello” on Mottolino Fun Mountain. The sensational photos and exclusive videos from the four teams were celebrated at the award show. Enjoy the best moments of the Suzuki Nine Knights MTB 2014.
Yannick Granieri and Team France going for rapid fire on the hip
Reminiscing about favourite moments of the week, the heli-session was a unique experience for some of the riders, including Peter Henke (GER) who was endlessly charging the hip and the jumps. “It is so cool when the heli is flying above you!” he explains amped on the experience, “The whole week was so diverse, riding hard tail and downhill bike, tricks and freeride, all in one event.”
For Ben Byers (CAN), who received a ticket to ride through the “Wanna be a Knight” video contest, it was seeing “Il Castello” first hand that made an impact, “I was blown away by the size and ‘spectacularness’ of the structure”, he said, adding quickly “I was thinking this week is gonna be pretty exciting and scary at the same time.” Byers impressed his peers with solid riding and he was stoked on the good friendly vibes, particularly enjoying the last sunset shoot, “It was just amazing, what an awesome experience!”
That last sunset really was incredible
Yannic Granieri GoPro Screenshot
Swedes Martin Söderström and Linus Sjöholm were racing each other down the Livigno trails. “I was in front of Linus, and not realizing he was right behind me I started breaking and he flew right into me,” laughs Söderström, “we ended up running almost to the bottom of the hill”. The effort was worth it as Team Sweden took home the “Best Film” award.
Tobi Wrobel (GER) was another rider killing it all week and he was stoked on a his first ever backflip step down and superman backflip on his downhill bike, though the big mountain shoot was the highlight of his week, “I never did that before. Compared to dirt jumps and downhill trails its so much more scary and difficult!”
Andi Wittman Backcountry of Livigno
Successfully combining the freeride trails and backcountry elements to the sessions on the massive kickers and the extended freeride section on Mottolino Fun Mountain made for a fresh and fun Suzuki Nine Knights MTB 2014 in Livigno. Stay tuned for the filmmakers “team videos” dropping soon and the check out the winning photos exclusively on http://www.nineknights.com.