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Almdudler Nine Knights presented by Fiat

Oberstdorf is ready for the third round of the medieval freeski spectacle

What started three years ago as an experiment by Germany’s top freeski pro Nico Zacek has developed into one of the most anticipated events in the freeskiing world to the present day. Almdudler Nine Knights presented by Fiat has a simple goal: To help revolutionize the sport of freesking in terms of unprecedented features, tricks and creativity.

Nico Zacek and his team have worked hard over the last months to fulfill these high expectations and are now ready to present another first-class event on the Nebelhorn and the Skiing Area Fellhorn-Kanzelwand in Oberstdorf from April 19 to April 25. One of the biggest novelties is the introduction of a second medieval feature, located close to the Almdudler Fellhorn Park. The construction plans for both features are still top secret, but be sure that there is no other topic on Nico’s and the Schneestern crew’s agenda that gets more attention than planning some mind-blowing obstacles.

After the young Swede Henrik Harlaut has won the Nine Knights title two years in a row, Nico Zacek decided to challenge “E´Dollo” and invite one of the most innovative freeskiers of his generation, and one of Henrik’s best friends: Tom Wallish. Big names like Fiat Freestyle Teamrider Tobi Reindl, JF Houle and Laurent Favre round out the 2010 squad of knights. But a true royal suite would not be complete without a queen and a princess, represented through Canada’s one and only Sarah Burke and Germany’s Fiat Freestyle Teamrider Caja Schöpf.

But the final riders’ list is not complete yet! Through the open online video qualification “Wanna be a knight?“ every talented freeskier has the chance to apply and join the royal suite at the Almdudler Nine Knights presented by Fiat 2010. Join now!

For more information check out www.nineknights.com

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Almdudler Nine Knights presented by Fiat – Short Facts:

Characters: The Nine Knights

1. Nico Zacek    (29/GER)

2. Tom Wallish    (20/USA)

3. Henrik Harlaut    (18/SWE)

4. Laurent Favre   (25/FRA)

5. Tobi Reindl    (23/GER)

6. JF Houle     (24/CAN)

7. Thomas Hlawitschka   (23/GER)

8. Paddy Graham    (21/UK)

9. Bene Mayr   (20/GER)

The Queen:    Sarah Burke  (27/CAN)

The Princess: Caja Schöpf  (24/GER)

+ Special Guests: More top stars about to be confirmed soon.

Schedule:

Monday, 19.04.10 – Friday, 23.04.10 Shooting days

Saturday, 24.04.10    Contest day, open for the public

Saturday, 24.04.10    8 p.m. Afterparty @ Hörbar, Oberstdorf

Features:

1st Castle: (located at Nebelhorn, Germany)

Innovative multi-feature, ca. 35,000 square meters of snow

Creator: Nico Zacek/Schneestern

2nd Castle: (located at Fellhorn, Germany/Austria)

Castle-styled mega kicker construction, ca. 25,000 square meters of snow

Creator: Tobi Reindl/Schneestern

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