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Building Nine Knights

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Nico Zacek

Photograph By Ethan Stone

Each year the Nine Knights feature begins to take shape months before the event in the mind of the event organizer, German freeskiing legend Nico Zacek. "The feature is in my eyes the craziest structure ever built in snowsports history," says Zacek. "It's very versatile: a great jump in the middle with two takeoffs, an A-frame halfpipe in the middle that you have to see to understand, and a lot of other transitions and jib options."