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"...

Are 10-15 centimetres enoug to winch? Ask Nikki! ;)

...and the question: are 10-15 centimetres enoug to winch? Ask Nikki! ;)

What we did was building up some rails and install a new winch-system. After that it was all about Fred and Nikki winching this bad ass spot, for filming and photographing. Marcel Lämmerhirt was there as the main photographer and did some actionshooting as well as portraits and stuff. He is a really hard working nice guy and it was great to see and chat with him. Hopefully there will be a chance to work together some time in the future. But in the end it was the videopart that counted and here it is. Enjoy some minutes of epic shredness at the “coal mine”!

Video: Red Bull via YouTube

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