Martin Soderstrom (NS Bikes) shreds, there's no two ways about it. The Anti Crew, Decline and Watch26.tv have teamed up to make a sick web series of videos documenting Martin's first trip to California as a pro rider. In episode one he takes a trip from his homeland of Sweden to California together with the ANTI crew - freerider Trond Hansen (Specialized), photographer Joakim Andreassen and filmers Niels Windfeldt and Andreas Braaten.First tour stop are the legendary post office dirt jumps in Aptos. Martin's easygoing session with Brandon Semenuk, Cam McCaul and Andreu Lacondeguy shows a great start into the pure fun training holiday. Up to come in episode 2: The trip to the ultimate trick boot camp aka Woodward West.
Man vs. Machine webisodes Martin Soderstrom’s California trip in moving pictures
Full Press Release:
Uppsala, Sweden, April 27th 2010 – Martin Soderstrom’s season couldn’t have started in a better way: Three times on the podium in less than 20 days – second place at the first stop of the FMB World Tour - the Vienna Air King - and victories at the Rocketair Slopestyle as well as the T-Mobile Extreme Playgrounds last weekend. The secret behind the success: a NorCal trip with the ANTI Days of Thunder masterminds, Niels Windfeldt and Andreas Braaten, to avoid the cold winter and go riding. The NS bikes team rider had several sessions with well-known riders like Andreu Lacondeguy, Brandon Semenuk or the McCaul brothers. Three webisodes presented by Decline and Fri Flyt magazine give a glimpse of the Scando’s road trip in February 2010. The official teaser: www.watch26.tv/video/33655 is the perfect preview of the 8-10 minutes series of webisodes that will follow weekly.
Martin took his plane abroad right after the White Style contest in Leogang. After he had arrived in Cali, he visited all the must sees and best rides, like the post office dirt jumps in Aptos or the trick boot camp Woodward West. NS Bikes as well as the media partners Decline and Fri Flyt magazine are proud to present you a series consisting of three webisodes that feature the best action of the whole trip. The first webisode will be online from next Thursday on (April 29th) exclusively for 72 hours on www.watch26.tv, www.friflyt.no, www.declinemagazine.com and will be followed by more webisodes in each of the next 3 weeks.
Niels Windfeldt promises: " Man vs. Machine documents Martin’s first trip to California as a pro rider. There is little doubt that Martin is a Machine riding back home in Europe, but how would he cope with the Californian terrain and riders? The series follows Martin’s progress through two busy weeks riding with the local pros. We wanted to make this mini series somewhat unpredictable and versatile, but at the same time focus on the insane progression of the talented Swede. I'm confident that people will enjoy Martin’s journey both on and off the bike through three episodes of crazy sessions."