April 17th, 2012 at 17:45 by Ben

Uppps…nearly forgot to post those favs from my last trip to the alps for this winter season. But here it is:

End of march I went to Montafon where the last qualification of this years ChillAndDestroy Tour took place: the Shred Champs! Our crew had to manage some troubles throughout the weekend, due to our crazy host at the accommodation and some after-party-stress. Maybe not the perfect ingredients for the weekend but okay…

Here is the crew-shot:

The crew!

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März 1st, 2012 at 18:28 by Ben

Last weekend I went to the wild wild east again. This time to Heubach for joining the ChillAndDestroy tour over there for the 4th time in a row. The “Thueringer Wald” is always worth a visit…not because of the biggest kickers, or sickest rails, but just because of the crew over there doing a good job and having the most important thing: FUN!

The CAD Crew going crazy...as usually!

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Februar 28th, 2012 at 13:00 by Ben

Fives seem to be the real deal at the moment. So I have to stick to this as well. Okay, that’s not the reason…I wanted a new recap category which sets a focus on my favorites from certain events. I gonna start the series with this years Wake The Pool event at the Beach & Boat tradeshow Leipzig. It was the first time for me there and what should I say: small pool but very well organized event! Keep it up.

Patrick "Pancho" Schmidt

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Januar 19th, 2012 at 21:20 by Ben

Last weekend the Edelweiss Shred at Arosa took place, which was the first showdown of this years Chill And Destroy Snowboard and Freeski Tour. It was my second time at Arosa and this time we made it up the hill without any problems on the road or at the customs. More than 1.5 m snow where waiting for us at downtown Arosa and maybe something like 3 to 4 meters up in the park! The setup was shaped completely out of “real snow” and it was again perfect. The only thing mission was a big kicker, but in the end all riders where shredding the park to the max.

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Januar 18th, 2012 at 20:29 by Ben

Uppps…it’s 2012 and I haven’t finished last years recaps yet. My bad! Anyway: all the best for 2012 to all you guys out there!

But let’s get back to the recap thing. Last september Nico von Lerchenfeld was host for the 2nd edition of his Cash For Tricks Jam at the INTERBOOT tradeshow at Friedrichshafen in the very south of Germany. Nico is a hell of a guy and I was stoked to be invited for shooting the jam and of course do some media stuff. If you remember we weren’t lucky the year before because of worst weather ever…this year of course, it was all good. Well, let’s say: PERFECT!

Everyone went home winning some cash!

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Dezember 30th, 2011 at 20:00 by Ben

Lets post some more of the last season. In mid September we headed north for the last part of the Red Bull “Fred & Nikki” missions. Finally we filmed at the sweet KÖRKs Strandarena close to Rostock. Fred and Nikki where threatened to ride all day. Ok, of course they wanted to ride nearly whole day long.

Fred & Nikki - High5

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Dezember 29th, 2011 at 19:00 by Ben

Only few more days this year, so I have to hurry up to get those recaps done. Next was the ION “resolve obstacles” videoshooting which I joined for taking some photos, too. It took place at TURNCABLE, which is known to be always worth a visit. We had a small but nice team: Sebi Thums, Benny Sae-Chong, Sandro Reinhardt and of course a groom I didn’t know before, Max “STYYYLE” Reigbert!

Max - going biiiiig!

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Dezember 20th, 2011 at 11:08 by Ben

As the 2011 is nearly over, it’s time to get the last view recaps online. First one is from the Telekom Playgrounds, which I attended once again. Weather was as usually, i’d say “hamburgish”! But this couldn’t stop the riders to throw down a sick contest at Pinneberg and of course the organization was again perfect (as expected)! The bad thing about the comp was Fredys defeat, which nobody expected. But hey boy: that’s what always can happen. Send it next time…

Fred after his unfortunate run...

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November 29th, 2011 at 21:06 by Ben

Here is the next part of my recap story 2011. In august I joined the Chill And Ride powered by NISSAN for the 3rd time. And if you remember those posts from last year (if not here is the 2010 link), Chill And Ride ha something like the best weather deal! Same this year. As our summer was again not the best, everything changed for exactly this weekend at Freistett. More than 30°C all day loooong. So it was again quite perfect for the photo-documentation of the event.

Dominik Hernler

Dominik Hernler

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November 15th, 2011 at 20:00 by Ben

The next recap story is about the 2nd mission with Fred and Nikki. The spot search brought us one of the sickest winch-spots I have seen so far! The “Zeche Zollverein” at Essen in the so called “Ruhrgebiet”. An area where coal-mining was one of the main industries for quite a long time. The spot is now a protected cultural place and that is another point why it was so special to be able to winch there.

Here are some impressions I took with my pocket-cam during the spotcheck:

The 600 meter basin of the "Zollverein Kokerei"...

The 600 meter basin of the "Zollverein Kokerei"...

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