Nine Knights is always a place for world’s firsts and true to form Nicholi Rogatkin Strikes Again! (Just wait till you see the action from the contest day…) But first, there was Nicholi Rogatkin (or Rogatking, we won’t judge if you call him that) who threw down another World’s First – a Twister on a DH bike. Check out the video below!
Rogatkin first attempted and landed ‘The Twister’ on a dirt bike last year and still remains the only athlete in the world to have mastered it (although Diego Caverzasi is getting very, very close, being very close to landing his, also here at Nine Knights. Nicholi’s accomplishment on a downhill bike is even more impressive given that he stomped it on his first attempt, not to mention the strength required to spin the heavier, full-suspension bike.
“I didn’t really think the Twister on the downhill bike would be possible,” he explains, “as only a handful of guys have ever even done 720s on a DH. The fact that Suzuki Nine Knights MTB was the first event where I pushed my riding on a downhill bike gave me a lot of confidence. The boys hyped me up to send it and I’m stoked I made it work,” says Rogatkin.
Being there to witness it in real-life was huge!
Stay tuned for more action from Nine Knights…