Welcome to #KNK2016
The first KnK Longboard Camp was organised back in 2009 and has been setting records as one of the most “talked about” freerides in Europe since it was moved to the Bear’s Guts track in 2011. This year’s KnK Longboard Camp presented by Kebbek Skateboards returns with two six days freerides, including the Red Bull No Paws Down race at the first and the Cult Single Set Survivors race at the second week.
KnK Week #1 took place from July 25th to July 30th and KnK Week #2 from August 2nd to August 8th, in the wildest part of Slovenia, Osilnica near Kočevje.
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Bear’s Guts track preview with Fionn Kraft
Fionn Kraft (Olson&Hekmati, Mantis Longboardshop and LBGR) takes it down the Bear’s Guts like a boss at last year’s KnK Longboard Camp 2015.
Filmed with follow car by Rasmus Klintrot
Edited by Mihael Zadravec (longboardmagazine.eu)
Find out more about the KebbeK KnK Longboard Camp 2016 here.
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KnK Week #1 / Day #1 Video Recap
Finally the time has come to feed the Bear with some urethane! Yesterday was the first day of this year’s KebbeK KnK freeride and although the riders very a bit worried about the weather, we managed to pull of around five dry runs on the first day. The weather forecast was way worse then it turned out, so only half of the day was raining, but that didn’t stop us from skating.
The KnK organisation crew was running the event flawlessly and the runs were dropping as usual from 11am to 18pm. Needles to say that the party was crazy as some of the riders got a chance to spin a Wheel of Misfortune for the first time and won some really nice prizes sponsored by Cult Wheels, Kebbek Skateboards and Alternative Longboards. Slivo was flowing along with some rad beats until late in the evening.
The weather forecast for the upcomin days, including today is awesome! Supper sunny and hot…with possibility of rain showers. Haha! Anyway, stay tuned for more!
Kebbek KnK Longboard Camp Week #1 – Day #2 / #3
Update time! We are midway through the week with lots of tired legs walking around the camp. The last couple days have been a blast with everybody skating hard and getting into the flow of the hill. With hard skating comes hard crashing but we have thankfully avoided too many serious injuries.
All has been running smoothly, achieving an amazing total of 11 runs on Wednesday, with some people managing to drop in on every run! Maybe the potential watermelon at the end of the run kept people keen.
As predicted the weather has been hit and miss, with rain coming in for a few hours each day. This has not dampened spirits with lots of people still eager to skate the rain.
The evening entertainment has been successful with many more people taking their chances on the raffle and Kebbek Wheel of Misfortune. Rounds of slivo and watching raw runs around the campfire getting people stoked for the next days skate.
In the coming days we have the Red Bull No Paws Down World Championship race as well as more freeriding. Weather forecast looks more the same, keeping the riding conditions varied!
Red Bull No Paws Down World Championship Announcement
Tomorrow, Saturday 30th July, marks the 3rd Red Bull No Paws Down World Championship at Kebbek KnK Longboard Camp 2016. Competition is expected to be much more fierce this year than previous years with over 100 riders signing up to race.
Photos by Christian Kreuter / CK Photography
Last years 1st and 2nd place competitors Ian Freire and Dominic Schenk are also here. There is sure to be a clash of titans between these two heavy hitters as they defend their titles as well as race each other.
Red Bull No Paws Down Rules
The rules are simple. Four man racing with no “glovedown” slides or foot braking allowed to help you slow down into corners. That means only stand up slides to control your speed as you race your opponents.
Riders are given stickers to put on the pucks of their gloves at the top of the hill so that it can be worked out if they used their gloves at any point on the track, if so they will be disqualified. The racing format is a 2 man elimination from each heat, with the top two riders progressing into the next round.
The final 4 will battle it out for the cash prizes, a huge sum by european standards. The awards and prizes will be given on Saturday evening at the Red Bull tent near the campsite, where one person will become this years Red Bull No Paws Down World Champion and walk away with the 1000 EUR prize money, while the second place gets 500 EUR and the third 300 EUR money prize.
LIVE STREAM INFORMATION
We will be live streaming this event via Longboard Magazine’s Facebook page on Saturday the 30th July, starting at approximately 2pm (CEST). To keep updated make sure to like and follow Longboard Magazine on Facebook.
You will be able to watch the race from before the Quarter-Final all the way till the end. Be sure to check that out, it will be gnarly!
Watch the Red Bull No Paws Down 2015 official video
Patrick Lombardi wins Red Bull No Paws Down 2016 World Championship
Red Bull No Paws Down has a new 2016 champion – Patrick Lombardi from Italy!
Read the full Red Bull No Paws Down 2016 report here.
Red Bull No Paws Down World Championship 2016 Results
1st Patrick Lombardi (Italy)
2nd Ryka Mohammadian (USA)
3rd Ian Freire (Brazil)
4th Nico Gallmann (Switzerland)
Welcome to KebbeK KnK Longboard Camp Week #2
Everyone at Week #2 of KebbeK KnK Longboard Camp 2016 arrived super hyped since they were following our updates and live stream. Now it’s time for them to shred the Bear’s Guts, one of the finest freeride tracks in Europe. On monday, the arrival day, we had a bit of welcome rain during the day and early evening, but next day we woke up into a sunny and fresh morning. Time to shred!
The weather forecast for this week is outstanding and the organisation crew is well played in after hosting the Week #1 and Red Bull No Paws Down. Although their bodies are crushed, their spirits are more stoked than ever.
On a first day, we slammed ten runs. Some riders even gave up after the seventh already. As many riders control their speed “hand down” for Cult Single Set Survivors fun race, there’s a solid portion of those who are here just for freeride and freestyle.
On Friday, riders will race to qualify and get a chance to race the real deal – Cult Single Set Survivor race where they will be allowed to skate with only one set of wheels. No freshies for anyone.. Longboard Magazine will stream the race via Facebook page, so be sure to like and follow.
Week #2 Day 2/3 Video Recap – KebbeK KnK Longboard Camp 2016
We are already four days in the Week #2 of KebbeK KnK Longboard Camp 2016. So far we had only the best time ever! It’s hot up on the Bear’s Guts track, but no one is complaining. Good vibes and long slides are everyone’s daily focus. Check out the Week #2 / Day 2 & 3 video recap.
It’s amazing to see all the riders having fun and some of the beginners already made a huge progress. Bear’s Guts is running daily from eleven in the morning util six in the evening and the crew still delivers around 10 runs per day in average, even though there’s 247 registered riders. Amazing!
Week #2 riders already spun the Wheel of Misfortune once, which had some seriously funny moments. Yesterday evening the guys were to f*** to do it, so it will be done today instead.
Purple Haste organised a really cool workshop where everyone coloured their t-shirts and we had a rerun of the Cuban Linx documentary premiere. Juergen overslept it and felt a bit bad about it later, but that’s how it goes down here.
Big screen at the party place featured some cool stuff this week already; We watched follow car footage featuring Kevin Reimer, Sergio Henríquez Insúa and Calum Yardley. The highlight of this week’s big screen was definitely the slow motion footage provided by Dominic Schenk. Huge thanks also goes to Mirko Paoloni and Andrea Pedrotti for filming with the car.
There’s lots more of videos and photos coming out soon (after the event). Thank you everyone who shared it with us.
Cult Single Set Survivors 2016 race & Live Stream
Today we had “race to qualify” on the Bear’s Guts and tomorrow 64 riders will compete in Cult Single Set Survivors race. We will announce the results at the party place in the evening. Follow our Facebook page @longboardmag and don’t miss the Live Stream from the race tomorrow, Saturday, August 6th around 2pm.
Andreas Mangold wins Cult Single Set Survivors 2016
Today we had an awesome race day up on the Bear’s Guts where another edition of Cult Single Set Survivors race took place on the fifth day of KebbeK KnK Longboard Camp 2016.
We saw some really tight racing as every round the best riders progressed in to the next one. First live stream we launched was showing Quarter-Final round and the second live stream was showing the Semi-Final and Final rounds (streamed together). You can watch the replays via Longboard Magazine Facebook page.
Watch: Live Stream Replay
In Semi-Finals we had two heats, Florian Fellner, Pedro Dederer, Andreas Mangold and Jano Just racin in the first and Jan Dederer, Matthew Elver, Dominic Schenk and Patrick Lombardi in the second.
These guys were “on fire”! After skating the Bear’s Guts for 5 days, running in average 10 runs per day, they figured out all the best lines and perfected their slides and footbrakes.
Andreas Mangold, Florian Fellner, Dominic Schenk and Jan Dederer progressed in to the Final heat which was simply amazing to watch. At Corner 8 we streamed the run live showing Andreas leading the pack towards the finish line, which was moved to a Corner 18 making it even more challenging for everyone.
Andreas Mangold managed to stay on the first place and won Cult Single Set Survivors 2016. Florian Fellner came in second, Dominic Schenk was third and Jan Dederer fourth. Congratulations!
CULT SINGLE SET SURVIVORS 2016 RESULTS
1st Andreas Mangold
2nd Florian Fellner
3rd Dominic Schenk
4th Jan Dederer
After we got the Single Set champions everyone went for another two freeride runs. Today is party time! Prize giving ceremony will be at the campsite around 10pm, followed by a live concert performed by Savage Semen.
Special thanks to Alex Ireton (Newton’s Shred Longboard Shop) for running the race smoothly on top and Nadim Burkan (KnK co-organiser) for taking care of the results on the finish line. The whole organisation crew did a massive and great job. Thank you all!
As I’m writing this, here’s my “office view” on Corner 8 :)
Make sure to bookmark this page and visit it often as it will be updated daily, straight from the Bear’s Guts track. Stay tuned!