On Saturday, Adam Hauck made his way through the qualifying of the SoBe® Freeride (speed trials competition) by ditching George Ryan and Geoff Gulevich. Right when the semi final against David Smutok was about to start, Adam had really bad luck: His rear tube was sticking out and in the moment the starter said: “ready, set, go”, it popped. Adam reacted very fast and in a perfect way: “I just grabbed somebody else’s bike. I don’t know whose it was. It was just the same kind of bike that I had.” Despite the borrowed bike, Adam had a really fast first run and an even faster second one, which secured his way into the finals of the speed trials. Adam managed to win these finals in a thrilling one-on-one and head-to-head competition against Petr Hanak. Adam, as cool as he is, just mentioned after his run: “It was definitely going to be close because that dude (Hanak) was fast, and I wasn’t on my bike. It was a little crazy. I don’t think it was going to go as it did.”
Fortunately Adam had his Black Market bike repaired for Sunday when the SoBe® slopestyle competition promised a lot of tricks and airtime. Adam rocked the whole course, starting off with a tailwhip drop, then cannonballing the first double, alley-oop wall-tap on the 90 degrees wallride hip, showing a nice and clean one handed nofoot cancan on the second double, doing a tuck no hand at the step on and a no foot cancan on the step off. But it must have been probably his most technical trick that made him win the SoBe® slopestyle comp: a 720 on the very last jump. The whole crowd was yelling and screaming at this time. Aaron Chase, who got second, as well as third placed Greg Watts could just congratulate him on this incredible and clean run. After this stunning weekend, Adam just stated: “The Teva Mountain Games are definitely worth going to”
Adam already got great results at the Nissan Qashqai Challenge series this year in Europe (Milan 6th and London 8th), but riding a big competition in his home country seemed to push him even more. No question, this weekend showed again Adam’s versatile riding skills – winning a speed trail and a slopestyle comp. Be anxious to see even more great performances from him in this year’s season.
Adam Hauck signed with rasoulution’s Athlete Management Program in October 2006. This opportunity should used to thank his sponsors one more time: Black Market, Mavic, Giro, Atomlab, Nike 6.0, E-13, Deity und SDG. For more general information about Adam Hauck, please visit: www.rasoulution.com