The Suzuki Nine Queens and Suzuki Nine Knights unite to become the Suzuki Nine Royals
The Suzuki Nine Knights began in 2008 as a progressive men’s freeski event; in 2011 the Suzuki Nine Queens was conceived to provide women their own progression platform. Three years later snowboarding was added to the ever-evolving concept.
Klaudia Medlova at Suzuki Nine Queens 2015
We are always trying to find new ways to push the envelope and keep it fresh for the athletes”, explains event founder Nico Zacek. “Now we want to bring the Knights and Queens together for the first time, inspiring each other with technical tricks, style, and positive vibes.
Longtime Queen Kjersti Østgaard Buaas reiterates the success of the unique concept,
The vibes are so good; the riders’ safety, wishes and needs are always prioritized. You truly feel like a royal! I’m stoked to be able to feed off the new energy and creativity while riding the same feature as the guys.
David Wise, who broke the Highest Hip Air World Record at the last edition of Suzuki Nine Knights, agrees,
I have experienced first hand the unique vibes that the men and women contributed to an event like this. The ladies tend to be a little more creative and the guys tend to be a little more reckless so this year’s going to be really fun and interesting.
The Nine Royals Castle Feature
The new Royals Castle is specifically designed for the occasion and includes two massive big air kickers, two hips, countless transition options, redirects and jib options. Stay tuned for more information on the Suzuki Nine Royals, the event that will produce jaw-dropping imagery while propelling the limits of skiers and snowboarders of both genders to the next level.