The 6th edition of the Suzuki Nine Knights MTB 2016 brings world class riders to a new location with a fresh innovative course design and steps up the stakes with a sponsorship in the “FOCUS Become A Knight” video contest.
Dates: 5-10th of September, 2016
Public Contest Day: Saturday 10th September, 2016
Location: Reschenpass, South Tyrol, Italy
6th Suzuki Nine Knights MTB. The “FOCUS Become a Knight” video contest launches the
search for fresh talent to join Nicholi Rogatkin (USA), Szymon Godziek (POL), Antoine
Bizet (FRA), Sam Pilgrim (GBR) and Martin Söderström (SWE) and many more for the
week-long supersession running from the 5th to the 10th of September, 2016.
New Location & Course Design
The Suzuki Nine Knights team are happy to have Brit Sam Reynolds join forces with Andi
Wittman (GER) and Andi Brewi (AUT) from Balzamico Trail Design to create a new concept
for the course. The versatile course boasts classic freeride elements and a slopestyle
section offering the riders countless opportunities to creatively combine two styles
together. Built along an avalanche mound in Haider Alm, in the Venosta Valley, the new
course includes step-ups, tables, a flowy freeride line, as well as a huge kicker setup,
which will be the main obstacle in the freeride contest. Stay tuned for further information.
Freeride Sponsorship & Wild Cards
As in previous years, wild cards to join the invited athletes the week of action are on offer
to amateurs and pros alike in the online video contest. This year, FOCUS Bikes are
stepping up the game, offering an additional one-year sponsorship to their favourite
“Freeride” category submission featuring a talented “non-bike sponsored rider” with killer
freeride and big bike skills. The “Open” category entries should in turn display dirt jumps,
slopestyle tricks, as well as freeride skills. Submission deadline is 18th of August 2016.
For detailed information and to see the entries head to www.nineknightsmtb.com.
Public Contest Day
The various film and photo sessions taking place over the week build up to the Public
Contest Day on Saturday the 10th of September, the big showdown where crowds get to
witness some insane action. Pack up your sunscreen and join us in Reschenpass in
South Tyrol for the final showdown.
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