Rocket Air 2019
The Swatch Rocket Air brings top mountain bikers from all over the World to a little swiss town called Thun. This year this iconic event celebrated it’s 10th anniversary. As usual it didn’t disappoint and went off with lots of style and craziness.
photos: Dominik Bosshard
I. 10 Years of Rocket Air
What a party! The 10th edition of the Swatch Rocket Air was definitely a blast. The birthday themed course featuring a swing set, remote control car, cake and giant confetti bomb offered the audience an amazing colorful backdrop for the rider’s full gas runs.
Must-go event for TSG riders
This Swiss event organised by The Flying Metal Crew is a must-go event for some of our team riders. Previous winners include TSG’s Sam Pilgrim and Matt Jones.
II. TSG Riders at Rocket Air 2019
This year we saw TSG team riders Erik Fedko, Sam Pilgrim, Lucas Huppert, Lukas Schäfer, Chris Räber as well as Lukas Weilenmann and Jan Hegemann from the Swiss Biroma Bike Team in attendance. Click to watch the Biroma Team Highlight edit from this year’s Rocket Air.
The vibe in the hall is unique
Swiss local Lucas Huppert loves the event: “The Swatch Rocket Air is by far my favourite contest of the season! The 10th birthday edition definitely proved this again. The vibe in the hall is unique. It feels like the hall is vibrating when the spectators applaud. I placed 8th this year and I can actually be satisfied with the result as the level was really high. I can’t wait to be back in the Ice rink next year!”
Biroma team boss and photographer Dominik Bosshard was on location and here is his photo selection from Rocket Air 2019.
IV. Rocket Air Team Battle
The Team Battle on friday night is sick
“The Rocket Air is always a super fun event and quite unique. The course is very diverse and has everything from bigger jumps to playful skatepark obstacles. I love the Team Battle on friday night. It makes the whole thing special and heats up the atmosphere. I’m already looking forward to next year!”, states Lukas Schäfer.
VI. Time for the Finals
Then pulls a massive three whip from his bag of tricks.
This was the Swatch Rocket Air 2019. Watch the video recap
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