Greener Pastures Episode 5 – Racing

With the Greener Pastures filming section in Switzerland coming to a close, we were all ready to get to Kozakov and join the party. Oh yes, and practice the course with the best racers in the world, especially now that we had become comfortable with the European style road construction in a group dynamic.

The 3Heads have filmed Kozakov Challenge since 2009, and with their experience and ability to speak the language makes it an extremely exciting event to cover. We couldn’t be happier being part of making the event well known again through high quality media, and this time highlighting the Greener Pastures riders.

A bonus for the project, five Greener Pastures riders placed in the top ten! Congrats!

1st – Patrick Switzer
4th – James Kelly
6th – George Mackenzie
7th – Ramón Königshausen
9th – Kyle Martin

The Greener Pastures tour was exhausting, yet an invaluable adventure to remember because of the people, the skating and the life experiences in a foreign land. It is an absolute pleasure to expose the phenomenal free-riding in Switzerland. Yet, let it be known that European style road construction is some of the most dangerous to ride. If you decide to visit, talk to the locals and more specifically Samy at Roll Laden Skate Tours to help plan your trip, and be informed of the laws and the best places to skate. Be cautious, and ride with locals!

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Click here for the Greener Pastures series playlist.

Gather some friends and watch the series start to finish!
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A big thanks to the Greener Pastures riders, and those at Kozakov Challenge for being part of the last episode!

Matt Arderne – Fibretec Skateboards – South Africa
John Barnet – Kebbek Skateboards – Canada
Samy Cantieni – Roll-Laden Skate Tours – Switzerland
James Kelly – Arbor Collective – USA
Ramón Königshausen – Airflow Skateboards – Switzerland
Yvon Labarthe – Abec 11 Wheels – Switzerland
George Mackenzie – Sector 9 – Canada
Kyle Martin – Landyachtz Longboards – Canada
Patrick Switzer – Orangatang Wheels – Canada

Producer: Patrick Switzer
Director: Vit Hasek, 3Heads Production

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