Now this is a proper birthday party, though it is kind of weird that only one person is riding. I guess everyone else was saving themselves for the after dark festivities.
"31st of August 2014 – Peynier, France. Dawid Godziek from Poland is the winner of VANS Kill the Line 2014. He convinced the judges with an amazing variety of hard tricks like a double barspin backflip, a triple truckdriver or a corked 720 combined with a super smooth style and perfect landings. The Brazilian Leandro Moreira placed second with a triple whip, superman nothing variations and his unique powerful style. Gentlemen rider and BMX legend Chris Doyle became third with his unbeatable 360 variations. The format was three runs with the best one counting. The "Riders Choice Award" went to wizard of AUS Corey Bohan. Winner of the "Best Train Competition" was again „Team Ridazz“ with T.J. Ellis (US), Leandro Moreira (BRA), Mike Saavedra (US), Daniel Juchatz (GER), Paul Langlands (NZ), Alex Landeros (US) and Jon Riddle (NZ). The German Daniel Juchatz was the lucky winner of the wildcard and made it to the finals.
More than 8.000 spectators witnessed 16 finalists out of 60 riders competing on the „Les Kills“ line in the pine woods with nine jumps. Some of the worlds best dirt riders came to the legendary Peynier Trails in the South of France and went for an overall prize money of 7.000 Euros. Definitely a highlight of the weekend was Ryan Nyquist (US) trying to pull a tree -sixty nose bump to bars (literally) and eventually pulling it.
The most relaxed trail contest of the season with perfect weather conditions, is organised by the BMX Peynier association – namely the BMX legendsAlex Dropsy, Berenger Guilb Cordier, Bibi, Nicolas Beou Bertier and Cedric Pouky Carrez – and an entire village of volunteers. It was judged by head judge Dave "Hank“ Cleworth (UK), Axel Jurgens (ARG) and Patrick Haebig (AUT).
Thanks heaps to VANS Europe, Sosh™, GoPro, FUSE Protection, Roure Automobiles and to all volunteers, riders and helpers making this event possible. For more information check: Facebook, vans.eu and follow @vanskilltheline on Twitter and on Instagram."
My Instagram feed has been blown up with all the wild things going down at Vans Kill the Line. The official edit is without a doubt going to be off the hook. It’s still going to be a bit until we get that, but here’s an edit from the qualifiers to hold you over until then.
HEAVY sessions going down in the PA Woods this weekend! Doug Foulke is on it and already whipped together an edit from yesterday’s.
Last train at the Herói Trails leaves at 11, don’t miss it!
The digging crew from Mellowpark put their shovels down and headed out on the road for a trails trip around Germany. Luckily for us they documented the whole thing and put it together into three edits. Here’s the first part that features trails from Leipzig and Mittweida. Look for the second and third parts to be dropping later this week. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait!
I’m telling you right now that this will be on the list of top 10 trails edits this year.
The floodgates on Peynier footage are about to burst open so why not get things flowing a little early with this POV clip that Mark Potoczny dug up of a run through an old line at Peynier.