Above: Full amplitude and style for Anna Gasser. All photos: Mike Brindley

We've just landed in Watles, Sudtirol for the very first fully inclusive, mega feature spectacle that is Nine Royals. Joining up Nine Knights and Nine Queens in Northern Italy after most of the season is done and the sun is out in full force.

Wednesday's spectacle involved a morning and afternoon session, both with t-shirt provoking sun and senders from Kings and Queens alike.

Unfortunately a spate of injuries has thinned the field a little, but spirits are high nonetheless as everyone figures out the lines on 2017's feature. Look out for some mad lines and hits in the footage coming up, and in the meantime peep the gallery bellow for some shots from today's action.