02/03/2012 | by Uli Köhler
Apart from the fact that Erhwald is just over the border in Austria, this was another successful stop on Nike’s Euro-wide Rookie tour. Even Danny Kass was there to throw shakas. Check the shots and what went down…
Global Nike rider Danny Kass personally presented Felix Georgii with his ticket to the Chosen Sessions final following the 22-year-old’s winning display at the German stop of the Nike Chosen Series.
An extremely cold Ehrwald, played host to the 5th Stop on the Nike Chosen Series. With temperatures dropping to -20C, the free-flowing Jam format came into its element as a steady succession of local and regional talent set upon the 15m table. Cash was on offer for riders making the 10 man finals meaning the 35 signed up riders had even more to play for.
Local girl Nadine Hartinger from Munich took Best Female with her stylish nose grabs over the Nike bonk ball. Daniel Mosl, Most Creative with a huge Switch Indy and Double Back Flip, leaving friend and nearby Innsbruck resident Jonel Fricke to take home Best Style with a beastly Backside 5 Chicken Salad and FS 7 melon.
But Felix Georgii demonstrated an arsenal of tricks throughout the day and finals including BS5 Tailbones, Switch Backside 7s and Rodeos that couldn’t be ignored, eventually earning him the Most Valuable Player.
On hand to welcome him as the next Am to join the Nike Chosen Sessions, Danny Kass, fresh from a recon trip to the Session’s Final location in Austria, declared Felix the German champion and claimed that “He rode like a pro, now it’s time to ride with the pro’s”.
Best Overall (MVP) – Felix Georgii, Kranzegg
Most Creative – Daniel Mosl, Telp
Best Style – Jonel Fricke, Innsbruck
Best Female – Nadine Hartinger, Munich