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#jacobkrovak 📷 forest left at #Kozakov!
#rayne #rayneFORTUNE #edgeboardshop #sikkshades #ronintrucks #triple8 #holesom #patagonia #zealousbearings #orangatangwheels #kegel @painthousecustoms #fiveten #lineking

#jacobkrovak 📷 forest left at #Kozakov!
#rayne #rayneFORTUNE #edgeboardshop #sikkshades #ronintrucks #triple8 #holesom #patagonia #zealousbearings #orangatangwheels #kegel @painthousecustoms #fiveten #lineking

@tamaraprader smashing grip lines down #Kozakov. Xd #sk8squirrel #loadedboards #orangatangwheels #kegel (at Kozakov Challenge)

@zealousdownhill & #micahgreen smashing the forest left of #KozakovChallenge (at Kozakov Challenge)

@mikelechegaray playing with the @3heads gimbal rig. Taking action filming to a new level!

@mikelechegaray playing with the @3heads gimbal rig. Taking action filming to a new level!

@tamaraprader made use of some spare black vinyl to accent our favorite Czech town of #Bacon!

@tamaraprader made use of some spare black vinyl to accent our favorite Czech town of #Bacon!

Snapping some selfies on the way down #Kozakov with #ConnerFerguson and #MathiusfromBrazil (not @agboton) (at Kozakov Challenge)

Snapping some selfies on the way down #Kozakov with #ConnerFerguson and #MathiusfromBrazil (not @agboton) (at Kozakov Challenge)

My ladies are in Prague. #mamaswiss x2, and @tamaraprader

My ladies are in Prague. #mamaswiss x2, and @tamaraprader

Raw run online at www.Patrickswitzer.com #almabtrieb @mikelechegaray #ninjamoves

Almabtrieb, Germany IDF World Cup

The third world cup and first of the European series in 2014 is the classic track “Almabtrieb” hosted by Stephan Risch and Sector 9! Excited to have had the chance to take a film run with Mikel the phenom street luger once I found my flow down the course. Thank you Mikel! Thank you to Stephan Risch for bringing the race back again, Olivier for running the event at the top, the course marshals, and the local residents for allowing us on this beautiful road. Quarter Finals with Douglas “Dalua” Silva and Zak Maytum, Martin Klawitter Semi Finals with Kevin Reimer and myself. “Kevin Reimer won Almabtrieb 2014, but Patrick Switzer stole the show.” Martin Klawitter   We were notified after the first day of practice that the local police had used radar to see how fast we were entering Risch corner. Proud to have put up the top speed at 90km/hr followed by Kyle Wester after the +100km/hr straight! A comfort in high speed drifting both heel and toe side into the last high speed corner on the track “Risch corner” aided in me moving through the heats making technical passes between and past riders in the shutdown zone. Some even said they were […]

#YorckDertinger snapped this moment of the finals taking #Risch corner with @aerakrimes. Getting some mega lean while taking full advantage of the euro pavement grip! Thanks to #fiveten shoes #stealthrubber soles, @ronintrucks and #83akegel #orangatangwheels! (at Almabtrieb, Neukirchen Germany)

#YorckDertinger snapped this moment of the finals taking #Risch corner with @aerakrimes. Getting some mega lean while taking full advantage of the euro pavement grip! Thanks to #fiveten shoes #stealthrubber soles, @ronintrucks and #83akegel #orangatangwheels! (at Almabtrieb, Neukirchen Germany)

Finals yesterday at #almabtrieb! 1st @aerakrimes 2nd #patrickswitzer 3rd @rad_train 4th @mattkienzle. A consistent year! Happy to make 2nd after tying for 1st last year with #matzeebel! #ninjamoves (at Almabtrieb, Neukirchen Germany)

Finals yesterday at #almabtrieb! 1st @aerakrimes 2nd #patrickswitzer 3rd @rad_train 4th @mattkienzle. A consistent year! Happy to make 2nd after tying for 1st last year with #matzeebel! #ninjamoves (at Almabtrieb, Neukirchen Germany)

Rolled the dice and went #yolo harder than ever before in racing. #everythingserious2014 sorry big guys, little guy power! #slalomcones

Rolled the dice and went #yolo harder than ever before in racing. #everythingserious2014 sorry big guys, little guy power! #slalomcones

📷 by #MartinKlawitter at #almabtrieb. Different styles at 90km/hr. Proud to be called a “NiNjA” for making moves in #Risch corner! (at Almabtrieb, Neukirchen Germany)

📷 by #MartinKlawitter at #almabtrieb. Different styles at 90km/hr. Proud to be called a “NiNjA” for making moves in #Risch corner! (at Almabtrieb, Neukirchen Germany)

Raw run to come filmed by @mikelechegaray at #almabtrieb! #nobrakes #slidelate #edgeboardshop #rayne #sikkshades #orangatangwheels #viciousgrip #ronintrucks #zealousbearings #triple8 (at Almabtrieb, Neukirchen Germany)

Cheers to @tamaraprader and I taking 2nd place in women’s and open at #almabtrieb #germany @idfracing! @aerakrimes and @e_coree taking first, @rad_train and #mariebougourd in 3rd! #bigredtruck @ronintrucks #83akegel #rayneFORTUNE #edgeboardshop @sikkshades  (at Almabtrieb, Neukirchen Germany)

Cheers to @tamaraprader and I taking 2nd place in women’s and open at #almabtrieb #germany @idfracing! @aerakrimes and @e_coree taking first, @rad_train and #mariebougourd in 3rd! #bigredtruck @ronintrucks #83akegel #rayneFORTUNE #edgeboardshop @sikkshades (at Almabtrieb, Neukirchen Germany)