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Behind the Scenes of Swatch Nines 2024: Creating the Perfect Hip

The hips don’t lie. When notable philosopher Shakira sang out those words over a decade ago, she wasn’t referring to massive park builds high in the Swiss Alps. However, true wisdom is universal, so we’re going to count this one in her favor. At the 2024 Swatch Nines, the world’s largest and perhaps greatest hip was constructed. The Nines have gone through many naming iterations—Nine Knights, Nine Queens, Nine Royals and Audi Nines—but amidst the changes, an incredible event has remained, which pushes freeskiing to new heights each year. This time that isn’t just a metaphor.

In “THIS IS IT,” we’re given an inside look at the world records that emerged from the perfect hip built at the 2024 Swatch Nines. The short documentary will have you rethinking what you know about physics and skiing altogether.

From YouTube –

THIS IS IT! A 27-minute documentary offering an immersive experience of the Perfect Hip.

The records have been smashed, and tricks have been stomped. Now it’s time to sit back and enjoy a deep dive into the world of this year’s Swatch Nines at Schilthorn, Switzerland!

This year’s highlight edit takes a different approach to encapsulating the Swatch Nines experience. Instead of a few minutes packed with action, the 2024 recap takes a more documentary approach to show the event from several angles, from entertaining and insightful behind-the-scenes moments to the utmost peak of the action. You asked for more, so THIS IS IT!

Featuring riders: Sarah Hoefflin, Megan Oldham, Anastasia Tatalina, Queralt Castellet, Brooke D’Hondt, Mia Brookes Leilani Ettel, Nico Vuignier, Max Moffat, Alex Hackel, Jesper Tjäder, Nico Porteous, Matej Svancer, Hunter Hess, Alex Hall, Kim Gubser, Jay Rawe, Thierry Wili, Lukas Müllauer, Finley Melville Ives, Vincent Veile, Fabian Bösch, Joel Liimatainen, Juho Saastamoinen, Fridtjof Tischendorf, Valentino Guseli, Chaeun Lee, Kaishu Hirano, Max Buri, Patrick Hofmann, Juho Laine, Marcus Kleveland, Oyvind Kirkhus, Simon Gschaider, Nicolas Huber & Vlad Khadrin.

Filmed by: Lukas Hauser Moritz Keller Lukas König Jannis Oing Peter Kaiser Andreas Vorhofer Jonas Schnürch Imanuel Thallinger Simon Abele Fabio Sturm Nicholas Bredeston Christian Bjönnes Johann Hollmüller Julien LedermannEdited by Lukas Braune Lukas König

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