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My ladies and I at the swiss cabin high up in the mountains! #mamaswiss @tamaraprader #mountainlife (at Lachers Stolla)

My ladies and I at the swiss cabin high up in the mountains! #mamaswiss @tamaraprader #mountainlife (at Lachers Stolla)

📷 @setupmagazine at #almabtrieb 1/8 round in opens #ninjamoves. Check youtube to get goosebumps! (at Almabtrieb, Neukirchen Germany)

📷 @setupmagazine at #almabtrieb 1/8 round in opens #ninjamoves. Check youtube to get goosebumps! (at Almabtrieb, Neukirchen Germany)

#JirkaLivora 📷 from the forest left during #Kozakov finals. Looks like I was serious draft bate for the last straight. Too bad… Happy with 3rd and to still be healthy and consistent this year! Four @idfracing world cups so far and been in the finals for each! #orangatangwheels #kegel #rayneFORTUNE @c_ferg666 #Guto #SebastianHertler (at Kozakov Challenge)

#JirkaLivora 📷 from the forest left during #Kozakov finals. Looks like I was serious draft bate for the last straight. Too bad… Happy with 3rd and to still be healthy and consistent this year! Four @idfracing world cups so far and been in the finals for each! #orangatangwheels #kegel #rayneFORTUNE @c_ferg666 #Guto #SebastianHertler (at Kozakov Challenge)

Regram from @rad_train. Qualifying results after five runs and changing winds. Hoped to be between 4th and 8th, so was all smiles at the end! (at Kozakov Challenge)

Regram from @rad_train. Qualifying results after five runs and changing winds. Hoped to be between 4th and 8th, so was all smiles at the end! (at Kozakov Challenge)

Second round double pass into #Risch corner at #almabtrieb with @douglasdalua & #SebastianHertler. Check YouTube for “Patrick Switzer ninjamoves Almabtrieb” #rayneteam

Second round double pass into #Risch corner at #almabtrieb with @douglasdalua & #SebastianHertler. Check YouTube for “Patrick Switzer ninjamoves Almabtrieb” #rayneteam

@e_coree, #MartinKlawitter, Harry & Skittles lined up for the B bracket final at #Kozakov. Elena takes the win for Canada and makes roughly 140 men feel inadequate. All four will race in the A bracket tomorrow!

@e_coree, #MartinKlawitter, Harry & Skittles lined up for the B bracket final at #Kozakov. Elena takes the win for Canada and makes roughly 140 men feel inadequate. All four will race in the A bracket tomorrow!

#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 […]