Update from the Nike Chosen Sessions

Our crew on location at the Nike Chosen Sessions at Silvretta/Montafon are too busy having fun to post any news. Luckily, in between sipping cocktails and enjoying the action in the most amazing snow park ever built they managed to sent through a rather wild assemblage of emails, zip files, and press releases. Here’s what we’ve made of them – more photos and info to follow soonish…

Nike Chosen Sessions: Practice Day: Felix Georgii
Nike Chosen Sessions: Practice Day: Felix Georgii

SUNDAY

On Sunday, twelve winning AMs from the Chosen Series and the 3 winning crews from the Video Chosen stepped into the incredible Nike Chosen park for the first time for a practice day.

“The park is so sick, it’s all new stuff, none of it’s ever happened in a park before and today I was just trying to work it out.” If by work it out you mean a 450 onto a down bar over a huge rock then Jamie Nicholls is doing ok… Andy Nudds

Nike Chosen Sessions: Practice Day
Nike Chosen Sessions: A subtle 200-ft Nike Swoosh

The video crews were like kids in a candy store hitting up the top section rails. Blaze Kotsenburg from This Must Be The Place seemed suitably stoked, “Today was awesome, a good day and we got more footage than we expected, the park is so so good, we’re looking to make a pretty straight up snowboard edit which I can’t go into too much, but we’re definitely serious about it!”

And the AMs? “Tomorrow I’m looking forward to putting down a line, something like rail, rail, jump, jump, boom, boom,” said Jorn Simmen Aaboe, the Series winner from Norway. ‘Nuff said!

GALLERY OF THE FIRST TWO DAYS

 

MONDAY

Nike Chosen Sessions: Best Line Session: Peetu Piiroinen
Best Line Session: Peetu Piiroinen going fucking big

Monday was the Best Line Session at Silvretta Montafon for the Nike Chosen Sessions.

The 1st day of the Sessions was all about followcam action for the AM riders as they hit up the top jib line before opting for either Wall ride features into the pipes or the kicker line.

Stephan Wimmer, the Austrian Series winner, decided to ride out of his comfort zone and make full use of the Park “We have so many opportunities here, so many things to get in our run, it’s easy to pick your line, but harder to get every trick!”

Best Line Session: Joel Anderson getting filmed
Best Line Session: Joel Anderson getting filmed

Keeping the other video crews guessing, the RockOnSB crew from Germany switched from their Vampire-esque Twilight spin-off edit that won them their place at the Sessions, for a retro 80′s Neon costume change as they assaulted the various stair sets with rail mayhem and haircut disasters….

With more of the Nike team showing up today to join the party Ethan Morgan ran us through the last two days “First day was cruising around, checking out the park and taking it mellow. Today really happened for sure, jumps, rails, everything was getting hit, it was great to watch and be a part of it, the weather came out as well and now we’re looking forward to the Bowl Session tomorrow, not much to complain about!”

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