The second stop of The Nike Chosen Series saw riders traveling from all corners of the country to Funasdalen, Sweden. Even though it was the first time many of the riders went over a kicker this winter due to the lack of snow in the early season, you wouldn’t have guessed it. All riders treated the crowd to a demonstration of style and tech in the finals in Sweden. The lollipop got a working with Joel Anderson sticking a BS 360 Nosebonk and Simon Ahlvu showing his experience by pulling a crazy BS Rodeo Handplant. Over on the kicker Philip Landmark stamped his technical prowess with a series of spins including a front 10, Karl-Anton Svensson bent his way around a super rare FS 720 Double Tailgrab and Joel Anderson stalled out a floaty back 5 no-grab before stomping a Double Backside Rodeo late in the jam. The winner of the MVP was judged to be Anderson who threw it down all day with confidence and will be given an invite the Nike Chosen Sessions in April to session with the Nike Pros on a purpose built park, and the chance to be the overall Chosen Rider”. The third stop was in Kronplatz, Italy where a foot of fresh snow fell over night, the expert F-Tech shaper crew pulled out the stops to make Kronplatz, Italy, proud with an immaculate kicker for the 3 rd stop of the Nike Chosen Series. From the off, local brothers Daniel (Back 7 Melon to shifty) and Oliver Reichegger (Front Rodeo 5 Stiffy) took the event by the reins, laying down a huge variety of spins and double grabs which saw them sail into the finals. Joining them in the 10-man cut was Alex Reiner (Front 7 double tail) and David Mahlknecht (Front 10 Melon). The finals saw the biggest variation of double grabs so far on the 9-stop tour. Daniel Reichegger was consistent throughout using the kicker and the bonk feature in equal measure giving the judges a stoke with a floated miller flip, classic stylish Cab 5s, a maverick back 5 double nose grab and a backside 9 nose grab – the award for MVP (most valuable player) was never in doubt. Daniel wins a ticket to Nike Chosen Sessions to ride with the Nike Pro team on a purpose built park where he will compete to become the overall Nike Chosen Series Winner. Check out this video from the third stop in Kronplatz, Italy Don’t forget 3 Competing riders from each stop also has the opportunity to gain a wildcard entry into the finals. Who do you think it should be? Ensure to keep watching the tricks as you can vote for which rider you think should go to the Nike Chosen Sessions Final at www.nikechosenseries.com Stay tuned for updates on the latest stop on The Nike Chosen Series!