Whipping Up a Storm at Trailfox

Nicholi Rogatkin dominated the headlines at the recent Trailfox with his record-breaking stunt

The tenth edition of the Dakine Trailfox in Flims, Switzerland, lived up to expectations as the crowds were treated to three thrilling stages of a freeride MTB rally plus a record-breaking big air contest.

Over 300 riders gathered in the Swiss town for the annual rally, but the main event was almost overshadowed by Saturday night's TSG King of Air Contest when BMX riders and MTB dirt jumpers convened to do battle in the big air event.

Organisers provided some of the biggest jumps ever seen in the country and 16-year-old American Nicholi Rogatkin took full advantage. The young BMX rider landed the first ever quadwhip (read: a four-fold tail-whip) to take a mesmerising victory. Careful watching the footage (above), it might make you dizzy.

The rally itself kicked off on Friday evening with a night-time trail through nearby forest. Red Bull-backed René Wildhaber dominated in the dark before trouncing the men's field in the following two stages to seal his seventh overall victory. Germany’s Ines Thoma won the overall women's title.