13/02/2012 | by Tom Copsey
Krontplatz in the Italian Dolomites was host to the latest stop of the Nike Chosen Series, where local boy Daniel Reichegger took the overall win. Check the words and photos…
With a foot of fresh snow falling over night, the expert F-Tech shaper crew pulled out the stops to make Kronplatz, Italy, proud with an immaculate kicker for the 3rd stop of the Nike Chosen Series.
Low clouds and wind looked to make the day a tough ride for the crowd and competitors, but half way through practice the skies cleared to reveal the dramatic Dolomite backdrop framing the bonk and kicker line in the Nike park. From the off, local brothers Daniel (Back 7 Melon to shifty) and Oliver Reichegger (Front Rodeo 5 Stiffy) took the event by the reins, laying down a huge variety of spins and double grabs which saw them sail into the finals. Joining them in the 10 man cut was Alex Reiner (Front 7 double tail) and David Mahlknecht (Front 10 Melon).
With a judging format that looks for a variety or tricks and spins each way in favour of single bangers, Daniel Reichegger cleaned up. Bringing out classic stylish Cab 5s, a maverick back 5 double nose grab, a frontside miller flip over the bonk and a backside 9 nose grab, the award for MVP (most valuable player) was never in doubt.
Daniel wins a ticket to Nike Chosen Sessions to ride with the Nike team on a purpose built park where he will compete to become the overall Nike Chosen Series Winner.
Best Overall (MVP) – Daniel Reichegger, Brunico
Most Creative – Max Vieider, Bolzano
Best Style – Oliver Reichegger, Brunico
Best Female – Martina Jole Moro, Bolzano