The 2016 Suzuki Nine Knights is underway in Watles, Italy and evidence of massive fraud is emerging. JOKE!
Text: Ethan Stone
Photoshop : David Malacrida
BTW – For the people who didn’t get it, it’s a joke.
The 2016 Suzuki Nine Knights Mission: The Perfect Hip kicked off yesterday in the tiny Italian ski resort of Watles in the beautiful valley called Vinschgau, and you should probably prepare yourself for the flood of breathtaking photos and videos that will start pouring out of this event any minute now.
In fact, some photos from yesterday’s “warm-up session” are already online, but we have to advise caution, because these photos are, quite obviously, all completely Photoshopped.
There is absolutely no way that on the very first day of the event, that Joffrey Pollet-Villard boosted well over the ten-meter mark on the hip; that Christof Schenk double-backflipped the gap jump to the back of the hip; or that Alex Ferreira did a double flatspin on the transfer jump to the hip landing.
“I wasn’t even on the mountain today,” said Joffrey. “But those photographers did a really great job of ‘shopping me into the photos of the hip.”
Suzuki Nine Knights continues today and the keyboard jockeys are already hard at work Photoshopping even more incredible action photos for you to disbelieve. “My next plan is to Photoshop Joffrey tail-tapping the International Space Station,” said photographer David Malacrida. “It’s gonna be so sick.”