FIAT Nine Knights 2013: Photos from Livigno

Check out the freeskiing fest in the Italian Alps including action from Legs of Steel.

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Going big
Athletes from Legs of Steel crew perform in Livigno (Italy ) during FIAT Nine Knights in April 2013

Going big

The fifth edition of the legendary FIAT Nine Knights in Livigno, in Italy, featured some of the world's top freeskiers, including the Legs of Steel crew...

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That's what you call a jump
Athletes from Legs of Steel crew perform in Livigno (Italy ) during FIAT Nine Knights in April 2013

That's what you call a jump

The unforgettable week-long event on the colossal “Castello” produced many incredible images.

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Enjoying the sun
Paddy Graham from Legs of Steel crew take a rest in Livigno (Italy ) during FIAT Nine Knights in April 2013

Enjoying the sun

Paddy Graham and the Legs of Steel crew take a rest. A blazing sun warmed Livigno throughout the week and many rad sessions went down on the various features of “Il Castello” perched on the pistes of the Mottolino Fun Mountain.

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Captured on camera
Athletes from Legs of Steel crew perform in Livigno (Italy ) during FIAT Nine Knights in April 2013

Captured on camera

The free-flowing format of Nine Knights makes it unique, as everyone can choose what feature to session and with many photographers and filmers on site everything is captured and recorded.

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Sundown
Athletes from Legs of Steel crew perform in Livigno (Italy ) during FIAT Nine Knights in April 2013

Sundown

Six years ago, Nico Zacek, of the Marker Völkl team, had the ambitious idea of building a massive castle out of snow, with a bunch of jumps and rails to try and attract the best skiers in the world for a week-long session...

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Gives you wiiings!
Benedikt Mayr from Legs of Steel crew takes a break in Livigno (Italy ) during FIAT Nine Knights in April 2013

Gives you wiiings!

What was just an idea six years ago has turned into an eagerly anticipated event at the end of a busy international freeski calendar, featuring the likes of Benedikt Mayr.

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Legs of Steel
Benedikt Mayr from Legs of Steel crew  in Livigno (Italy ) during FIAT Nine Knights in April 2013

Legs of Steel

It was a chance for everyone, including Legs of Steel, to session an awesome feature all week, create amazing photos, push the sport and generally have a fun time with their fellow freeskiers.

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Kings of the castle
Benedikt Mayr from Legs of Steel crew  in Livigno (Italy ) during FIAT Nine Knights in April 2013

Kings of the castle

“I was blown away by the magnitude of this feature,” said O’Neill team rider David Wise, who was recently crowned AFP Halfpipe World Champion. “From the jumps, to the jibs, to the halfpipes: there are just so many options. I have never skied a feature like this!”

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Legs of Steel light up the night
Benedikt Mayr from Legs of Steel crew  in Livigno (Italy ) during FIAT Nine Knights in April 2013

Legs of Steel light up the night

Freeskiing crew Legs of Steel band together to hit the course at the same time.

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Knights' tale
Benedikt Mayr from Legs of Steel crew  in Livigno (Italy ) during FIAT Nine Knights in April 2013

Knights' tale

Bene Mayr freeskis 'Il Castello'. Nicky Keefer was declared “Ruler of the Week” and winner of the “Best Style” award, while David Wise won the “Best Trick” award.

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