9 KNIGHTS Watles
Suzuki Nine Knights "Mission" 2016 - The Perfect Hip
From the 29th of March to the 2nd of April the best transition snowboarders and skiers in the world will have the opportunity to progress hip riding to a new level. Playing host to the film and photo mega session is the picturesque Watles, in the Venosta Valley in South Tyrol, Italy. The 3D course design shows a 15 m tall and over 60 m long multi feature hip structure with a plethora of take-offs and landing options. The possibilities appear to be limitless and it will certainly be an exciting week that will is topped off with a Public Contest Day on Saturday the 2nd of April 2016.
The iconic Suzuki Nine Knights & Suzuki Nine Queens events have grown exponentially every year; more features and athletes presenting spectacular performances at every event. In 2016 the event series takes on a refreshing new direction, beginning with the men’s “Mission” to focus on one obstacle: “The Perfect Hip”.
“The two-year rhythm allows the alternate years a new freedom to keep it fresh, get creative and try new concepts while focusing on progression”, explains event founder Nico Zacek. The decision to run biennial “Missions” that alternate with the original event concept is an exciting new chapter for the Suzuki Nine Queens and Suzuki Nine Knights events.