The results are in and Dawid Godziek took the win at this year's Vans Kill the Line. Leandro Moreira took second, and Chris Doyle grabbed the last spot on the box. Congrats dudes! Check the official press release below for all the nitty gritty details.
"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.
Two bike checks in one day, we're on on a roll here. Chris Doyle is the next up with a bike check from Ride. Interesting enough, Chris has now joined the freecoaster club. Joking! On the real though, some of the names of the parts change on Chris' bike but overall it's pretty much looked the same for as long as I've known him. Hey, it obviously works! Hit up Ride to lay eyes upon his 20 inch.
Demolition has an interview with the D-Man on his take on the East vs the West (Please note that I put East before West like it should be). I pretty much agree with all of Chris' observations on the subject. Especially the one about every single person who can pedal a BMX bike in California being on some companies flow team. Jump over to Demolition and give it a read.
Chris Childs posted on his Instagram that he got an invitation to X Games dirt in Austin. This was exciting enough but then I noticed that Doyle and Corey Bohan were also on the list. Looks like I'll actually watch the X Games this year. I need to somehow get up on that judging panel!