01/01/2012 | by Uli Köhler
That little-known brand with a tick or something as their logo will be kicking off a pan-European contest tour that will reward a bunch of talented Ams with the chance to throw down for a week in an epic park with the likes of Halldor Helgason, Gigi Rüf, Nicolas Müller, Jamie Nicholls, Ethan Morgan, and more.
The Nike Chosen Series will drop bombs over 9 stops across Europe, starting December 16 in the UK and rolling on across the continent till mid-February, where amateur riders will throw down their finest kicker stuntings in a jam session jam format hosted by one of the Nike’s roster of pros. At each stop a rider will be chosen to join the Nike team riders to compete at the grand finals held at the Nike Chosen Sessions in April 2012 at a yet-to-be-named secret location. We can’t tell you any more about the setup planned, other than shit will go off. Believe.
As our press release here states: “For AMs who want to take their riding to the next level and to shred with some of the best riders on the planet, the Nike Chosen Series is the opportunity to show what you’ve got.” Couldn’t sum it up any better, and certainly not first thing on a Monday morning when the caffine’s yet to kick in.
Here’s the details of all the stops and a link to get involved in your local event.
CHOSEN SERIES – TOUR DATES
16 DEC – UK – HEMEL HEMPSTEAD – Host: Jamie Nicholls
28 DEC – AUSTRIA – HOCHKONIG – Host: Gigi Ruf
07 JAN – NORWAY – TRYVANN – Host: Gjermund Braaten
14 JAN – SWEDEN – FUNASDALEN – Host: Kevin Backstrom
21 JAN – ITALY – KRONPLATZ – Host: Halldor Helgason
28 JAN – SWITZERLAND – HOCH YBRIG – Host: Nicolas Muller
04 FEB – GERMANY – ZUGSPITZ ARENA – Host: Ethan Morgan
11 FEB – FRANCE – CHATEL – Host: Gerome Mathieu
18 FEB – SPAIN – VALLNORD – Host: Jan Scherrer
01 APR – 07 APR FINAL – NIKE CHOSEN SESSIONS
• Each country stop will have prizes for Best Style, Most Creative Rider and Best Female Rider.
• The rider who is judged ‘Best Overall’ at each stop will win the ultimate prize of a ticket to compete in the Finals at the Nike Chosen Sessions in April.
• The best tricks from each stop will be posted online and judged by Facebook likes, the rider with the most votes will receive a wildcard into the finals.
For more information on the Nike Chosen Series visit – nikechosenseries.com