Harookz is thrilled. “That is a cover shot, thanks Dude! Come on Schley, now it’s your turn.” Richie still seems a bit skeptical, but he gives the hip a try. After a few hesitant attempts he finds the right speed and enthuses Harookz with his style. Driven by the result he sees on the small camera display he pushes his bike back up to nail a few more jumps for different perspectives. “This location alone was worth the trip,” Harookz raves. “I hope that we have good light in the afternoon so that we can also get some great shots of Alex, Niki and Pierre.”
In the afternoon half the village has gathered around the dirt jump to witness the adiridas photo shoot. Some of the kids have brought their own cameras to capture the happening. David and Bernie proudly present their new shirts and caps that they received in return for their great help. To provide the guys with plenty of inrun and outrun, David’s father has turned over two fences. “The people here are amazing,” Alex says. “I don’t think we would have received this kind of support elsewhere in the world.” While Harookz fetches his camera gear, heavy gusts pick up. “Great, that’s the last thing we needed,” swears Pierre. The wind gets worse, but the guys don’t want to have worked for nothing. However, it means shooting without training. “I’m ready whenever you are,” Harookz shouts. “When you get a lull, just start to ride." In the end, the guys only have a three-minute window with less wind. Despite the time pressure, they nail all of their jumps.