The latest episode of Raditudes finds the crew in Peynier for Vans Kill the Line. Nyquist learns a very important lesson in this episode. Never bet against Chris Doyle! At least not when it comes to smoothly making it through a line first go.
"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.
Troy Zeigler of Elevated Visuals came through with this rocking edit from the Heathens Mountain Jam. I can’t get over the insanity of what when down there. The mix of trails style and X-Games maneuvers is not what you usually see at most jams these days. That’s what you get when you have a set of amazing trails within a stones throw of Woodward! Spotted on The Union
I said I hoped for more footage from the Heathens Jam in the last post, and oh boy did I receive. ESPN dropped this doozy of an edit from none other than Stew Johnson himself. Stew, you did an excellent job making me really regret not being at this one!
So pretty much each new episode of Raditudes becomes my new favorite. This one certainly has and with good reason. The first half of it is all trails and Hucker getting loose with his drone. By loose I mean flying it directly into Navaz’s face! The second half catches up with Anthony at the Goodwood Festival in the UK. It’s contest footage but it’s super low key and Doyle and Kye Forte are all up in there.
Holy crap, Kill the Line is only a month away! I swear time speeds up as you get older! (more…)
Demolition’s Northwest Trails Trip didn’t go quite as well as this trip to the Northeast that they went on the year prior. I wonder where they’ll head this year?