We are a third into this years KnK Longboard Camp with 2 sunny days on the track. A fresh batch of riders arrived this morning onto the hill, some still recovering from hangovers from Kozakov world cup.
Although the weather looked questionable at sunrise the clouds broke to a sunny day with riders pouring down the hill. Only at the very end of the day did we see rain showers, by which point riders were tired. However the rain did not stop the energy of the event; the stoke level remained high and the runs fast.
Currently a few of the more race orientated riders like Emily Pross and Alex Dehmel are pushing ahead and rallying the course while the Worlds top freeriders are not far behind nailing the course stand up.
Rob & Maga McWinnie have arrived to prepare for their Red Bull No Paws Down race and excitement is building for the ultimate battle of skills.
The top of the track has become bigger than the village of Osilnica itself, complete with a takeaway fallafel stand, Sk8 Bites skate shop, ROCKET longboards stall and KebbeK Skateboards stand and fun factory.
Awesome times are being had and the spirit among the riders is high. Mirko Paoloni is busy filming and captured some awesome footage. Over the years at KnK Longboard Camp riders have been continually pushing it, going faster and pulling off even more ridiculous slides and this year is no exception.
One of the continuing spirits of the event is the large family feeling. With riders coming from as far as Russia, Canada, Australia, South Africa and South America we are still as stoked to be the meeting place of this large international family.
Riders from the age of 11 and up rally the hill alongside the older KnK veterans all looking for a week or two’s escape from reality. KnK provides just that with parties every night, meals together and a caring attitude among all the riders.
Joey Bidner from Kebbek comes back every year and professes to his love for unlimited runs at KnK.
I mean for us (KebbeK) its the best event in the world. No other event has so many riders interacting with each other in a safe space for a week Joey Bidner
Check out KebbeK’s 25th Anniversary board series here.
As we move into the evening the sun is shining yet again and riders are enjoying food at Hotel Kovač. Tonight we look forward to the party and the Slivo in the party area with bright thoughts of summer skating in our minds.
KnK Longboard Camp 2017 is presented by KebbeK Skateboards.
Shoutout to all sponsors for supporting this legendary event!
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