This beautiful spot is located in a big cultural area called ‘Rheinpark’ in Duisburg, Germany. Really close by is a big skate park where we did a shoot for the German BMX Rider Magazine.
Following the skate park session we decided to explore the whole area to find new spots we could ride and shoot. Our search was really successful and we found a nice bank spot under a historical railroad bridge. After I set up all my gear I turned around and suddenly saw the exact perspective you see in this picture.
It looked so clean and the first thing I thought was if it would be possible to hop over the rail and dive down the grass bank. I told the riders my vision and asked who would be down for it. Most of them where really stoked but unfortunately it wasn’t possible because the green was too wet and all the riders had no brakes on their bikes.
Unfortunately on the next day the trip was over and everyone went back home. First it was a little frustrating but there was also Andy, a good friend of mine better known as ‘Boogie bad kid’. He was our local spot guide during the trip. He promised to try the jump when conditions were better. Two months later we met again and had the chance to finish the idea. The shot only took a few minutes and we both were really stoked on how it turned out.