Fionn Kraft (Olson&Hekmati, Mantis Longboardshop and LBGR) sends it down the Bear’s Guts, all stand-up like a boss at last year’s KnK Longboard Camp 2015 while being followed and filmed with a car by Rasmus Klintrot. Edit by Mihael Zadravec (Longboard Magazine).
Red Bull No Paws Down World Championship 2016
This year will be the third year that now infamous Red Bull No Paws Down World Championship will be held at the first week of KebbeK KnK Longboard Camp. With the attendance now confirmed by all last year usual suspects, it will be a hard work for 2015 race winner Ian Freire from Brazil to retain his last year’s title. The stakes are high and the prize purse is quite generous by European standards.
However, this is not your typical downhill skateboard race with tensions so high you could feel it even days before the actual race. According to the race organiser and the mastermind behind straightforward race rules, the aussies Rob & Maga McWinnie, the emphasis is on camaraderie rather than win-or-nothing attitude.
Those who have been acquainted with the highly technical and fast track Bear’s Guts, know that some mad skills are needed to descend the track no hands down. Each year we’re witnessing new level of riding on our favourite track and what has been unimaginable just 3 years ago, now we’re seeing groms pulling standies at 80 kph+ straight into the most spectacular corner 8.
Around 100 participants will be competing on 30th July, always in 4 men heats, first 2 advancing to next round. By late afternoon we should have a new Red Bull No Paws Down champion, who will take a hefty and well-deserved 1000 Euros, not to mention world wide fame and exposure in the world of longboarding and beyond.