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Valentino Guseli, Kim Gubser and Brooke D’Hondt reach new heights at the summit of the Schilthorn

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Valentino Guseli, Kim Gubser and Brooke D’Hondt reach new heights at the summit of the Schilthorn

A Swatch Nines week of non-stop skiing and snowboarding in Schilthorn, Switzerland, ended with three new snow sports world records as Valentino Guseli, Kim Gubser and Brooke D’Hondt reached new heights in exceptional conditions. Here’s everything you need to know:

– Swatch Nines was founded in 2008 as a friendly antagonist to traditional competitions by providing unique playgrounds for action sports athletes to improve their skills as safely as possible in a non-competitive environment with filmmakers and photographers capturing unforgettable moments.

– On a “Perfect Hip” was built on the Swiss mountaintop with the explicit mission of sending riders aloft safely with two snowboarders and one skier setting new world height records.

– The largest air of the week was recorded by Gubser (SUI, SKI) who reached a height of 14.6 meters (47.9 feet) on Friday, April 12, beating the previous record of 14.2 m (46 .6 feet) set by American David Wise in 2016.

– 23-year-old freestyler Gubser said: “I tried it a little with a slower speed, and then getting faster and faster. We were looking for where the limit is and I found it. I found my limit.”

– He added: “The Swatch Nines are always very special because you never see features like this in normal snowparks or during the World Cup. It’s a completely different experience. Everything is much bigger and looks very aesthetic. competition so there’s no pressure. It’s just a week of fun, being with friends, athletes and filming.”

– A few hours after Gubser, Guseli (AUS, SNB) flew to a height of 11.5 meters (37.7 feet), surpassing Swiss snowboarder Christian Haller’s record of 11.3 m (37.1 feet) , also beaten in 2016. Guseli, 19, said: “I was going as big as I could. I’d say it’s the biggest hip I’ve ever hit. And the gnarly thing is, when you first hit it , you already have to grow up.”

– D’Hondt (CAN, BNS) set the first official record for highest female hip air on snowboard on Thursday after reaching a height of 7.3 meters (23.9 feet). The 19-year-old said: “I’ve always wanted to come to this event, and having a bigger pelvis is like playing to my strengths. It definitely won’t be easier to be up there. Especially the first one of the day, it’s as scary as the first time you hit it, but the feeling of stepping on it, nothing beats it.”

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– The three new world records are among the highlights of a week-long session that saw a crew of 40 invited cyclists from 13 different countries tackle a customized course with features beyond the perfect hip.

– Founder Nico Zacek said: “The mission of Swatch Nines is to provide a platform for athletes to express their creativity and push their limits in a safe, non-competitive environment. The fact that we are able to break records like these it shows that we are doing something right. I can’t believe what the athletes have been able to achieve with this setup. It’s the most rewarding thing to see something you’ve planned for so long finally come to fruition and exceed all your expectations.”

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