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Here’s what else to expect at KnK Longboard Camp 2017

Red Bull No Paws Down at KnK Longboard Camp 2016 presented by KebbeK Skateboards. Photo by Christian Kreuter.
Photo: Christian Kreuter, CK Photography

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Here’s what else to expect at KnK Longboard Camp 2017

Ladies and gents, summer is here and there’s less than a month until the next KnK Longboard Camp. It’s time to get stoked…For real :)

Despite some tech issues and multiple file transfer attempts, Kyle Peterson and I managed to put together a rad edit to ignite the flame and to remind you what you’re looking forward to so much. Hopefully, you like it :)

Before I move on to sharing some more event info with you, I would like to thank Andrea Pedrotti and Mirko Paoloni for their follow car filming and Bros Before Pros for their footage we used in the intro. Greatly done, dudes!

So, in our recent article about KnK, we covered what upgrades to expect this year thanks to our main supporter KebbeK Skateboards, but that’s not all…

There’s going to be a lot more going on and none of it includes playing video games :)

KebbeK Wheel Of Misfortune

Introduced at KnK for the first time last year, the KebbeK Wheel Of Misfortune brought much fortune to those who were up to its misfortunate tasks.

Some of you had to eat and drink gross stuff like Slivo mixed with Tabasco sauce, some had to blow up slimy condoms on your head or assemble a complete deck while chunks of onion was rubbed against your eyes… It was crazy. This year will be no different as the KebbeK Wheel Of Misfortune returns with new, more fun tasks and “totally worth it” prizes.

Kebbek Challenge: Core A Set, Get A Set

KebbeK Skateboards continues to challenge the riders to destroy a set of KebbeK Wheels in order to get a fresh set for free.

So, here’s how Core A Set, Get A Set works: You can purchase a set of KebbeK Wheels for a discounted price of 30 € and when you core them, you can check in at the KebbeK booth on the top of the track to get a fresh set for free, for unlimited times.

KebbeK Whees: Core a set to get a set for free

KebbeK Whees: Core a set to get a set for free

For those of you who don’t know, KebbeK introduced a new urethane formula with their 2017 wheels which is promised to be much better than the one you maybe tried last year. At a freeride on Tenerife island earlier this year, many riders got to try the new wheels and really loved them.  If you tried them out, leave a comment below and let us know how they are. We will appreciate it :)

KebbeK Wheels; Takawan (left) and Libre (rihgt)

KebbeK Wheels; Takawan 73mm (left) and Libre 69mm (right)

I couldn’t skate last year so I didn’t try them out myself yet, but I’m looking forward to trying them  during the upcoming days as they are already being shipped over from Canada.

Stay tuned for the upcoming review.

KebbeK Tuck Race

A “Tuck Race” was planned for last year but somehow it slipped out and we weren’t able to make it happen. This year, we’re doing it for sure. Here’s how it will look like…

The Tuck Race is all about who can hold a tuck longer on a balance board. The race will happen at the party place on our stage, backed up with some cool visuals and music.

Four contestants will compete against each other. The first two who step of the board will get eliminated and the other two will proceed to the next round. Let’s see how shots of Slivo will affect your balance :)

The Dinghy Days by Landyachtz

This year Landyachtz joined the party to support KnK by providing twelve Dinghy completes. Every day, on both weeks, someone will get a chance to win a Dinghy and at the end of the week, the winners will get to race them down the Bear’s Guts in a single heat. That’s if they will have the guts to do it :)

Dinghy Days by Landyachtz

Dinghy Days by Landyachtz

More info coming soon in a separate press release…

Red Bull No Paws Down

This will be the fourth edition of the Red Bull No Paws Down World Championship. Riders will once again race down the Bear’s Guts in a full stand-up mode and fight for the champion title.  The competition last year was quite hard and this year we expect it to be even harder.

Red Bull No Paws Down 2016 podium. Photo by Brandon Desjarlais

Red Bull No Paws Down 2016 podium. Photo by Brandon Desjarlais

Patrick L. Lombardi, last year’s winner, will return to defend the title. He’s expected to be challenged by some of the World’s best freeriders. We expect the race to be nothing less than spectacular.

As always, the Red Bull No Paws Down race will take place on the last day of the first week, Saturday 29th to be exact.

Cult Single Set Survivors

During the second week of KnK, on Saturday, July 5th, the Cult Single Set Survivors will take place once again. Last year we witnessed some tight racing going on, resulting with Andreas Mangold sweeping the first place.

Cult Single Set Survivors 2016

The format of the race will remain the same, everyone competing has to race with only one set of wheels of their choosing. Just like last year, everyone will be able to purchase a set of Cult wheels at a special promo price of 30 Euros. Yes, that is 10 Euros more per set comparing to last year. The reason for this is that we had to pay for the wheels. But don’t worry, as always the money gathered from the wheel sales will go into the prize money fund. Let the race begin :)

Is that all there is to it?

Of course not, but it would be simply too much to put everything that goes on at KnK Longboard Camp in one article…You can expect more info soon via the new KnK Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/knklongboardcamp.

Shoutout to all #knk2017 sponsors for supporting our work!
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KebbeK Skateboards @ http://www.kebbek.com
Sickboardshop @ http://www.sickboards.nl
Landyachtz Longboards @ http://landyachtz.com/
Fibretec Skateboards @ http://www.fibretec.ch
Cult Wheels @ http://www.skatecultwheels.com
Alternative longboards @ http://www.alternativelongboards.com
Orangatang Wheels @ http://www.orangatangwheels.com
Original Skateboards @ http://www.originalskateboards.com
Remember Collective @ http://www.epic-distribution.com
ROCKET Longboards @ http://www.rocketlongboards.ch
Root Longboards @ http://www.rootskateboards.com
TSG Protection @ https://www.ridetsg.com
BTR Leathers @ http://www.btrleathers.com/
Olson&Hekmati @ http://www.olsonhekmati.de
Sk8bites Shop @ http://www.sk8bites.it/en/
King Lui Boards @ http://kingluiboards.de/
Madrid Skateboards @ https://www.madridskateboards.com/

Also thanks to our Media partners
Freerides @ http://www.freerides.org
Skate[Slate] @ http://www.skateslate.com

When I’m not editing this website, I take part in other projects and aspire to grow the European longboard community, including Longboard Magazine, KnK Longboard Camp and No Man’s Land.

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