TSG Summer 2019 Collection

Must-Have BMX Products

BMX Team Riders reveal their favourites

 

 

 

You’ve already heard from our MTB riders as to which TSG product is their favourite and now it’s the turn of our BMX team riders. They reveal the essential must-have item that they cannot do without when they’re off to ride the streets or park. Similar to the MTB riders choices it’s a varied list, so read on to discover what the Pro riders rely on.


I. Daniel Wedemeijer’s must-have product: Ankle Support

“My must have product is the TSG Ankle Support. For years I have been riding BMX with them and it surprises me every time how good they help during heavy impact”.

A must-have for every bike rider

TSG Must-Have BMX product Ankle Support  Daniel Wedemeijer

Daniel Wedemeijer never riders without the TSG Ankle Support.

BMX rider Daniel Wedemeijer TSG must have product

“Everyday I’m riding my BMX to the fullest and this wouldn’t be possible without the TSG Ankle Support. This is not only a must have for myself but should also be a must have for every bike rider!!!”

The Ankle Support comes with  wraparound velcro construction and a lace-up fit system. It stabilises your ankle to prevent against sprains and other ankle-related injuries. The hems are flexible and the 3D mesh padded tongue offers max wearing comfort.

Check out all TSG products with ankle protection:

II. Lara Lessmann and the Evolution Helmet 

“My all time must-have is the Evolution Special MakeUp Helmet, not only because it looks very special, it’s also comfortable and fits perfectly. Throughout the years it saved me several times, no matter where on the globe it follows me and my bike”.

TSG must have product bmx Lara Lessmann TSG Evolution Helmet clear white

Lara loves our Evolution helmet in clear white

Check out the TSG Evolution Special MakeUp helmet in clear white and goldie. To see all Evolution colors and graphics click here

III. Jose Cedano’s must-have bmx product: Knee-Sleeve Joint

“My must-have product is the TSG Knee-Sleeve Joint. They are incredibly light weight and it feels like you’re using nothing plus they are super strong”.

I knew these were going to be my must have for ever!

“I had my first big fall with them in the last FISE stop in Japan where I went straight to my knees and absolutely nothing happened! After that I knew these were going to be my must-have for ever”.

TSG must have product bmx Jose Cedano TSG Knee-Sleeve Joint

Jose never rides without the Knee-Sleeves Joint

TSG must have product bmx Jose Cedano TSG Knee-Sleeve Joint

“I would never ride without them because I barely know they are there and if you’re using bigger pants you can’t even tell you’re wearing them, that’s for all the people that doesn’t like using big pads but still being 100% protected”.

Shop the TSG Joint protectors:

Want to know which pads to use for your riding?

Click to view our Range of Use Charts.

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Find out our mountain biker’s must-have products

Event

Rocket Air 2019

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The Swatch Rocket Air brings top mountain bikers from all over the World to a little swiss town called Thun. This year this iconic event celebrated it’s 10th anniversary. As usual it didn’t disappoint and went off with lots of style and craziness. 


photos: Dominik Bosshard

I. 10 Years of Rocket Air

What a party! The 10th edition of the Swatch Rocket Air was definitely a blast. The birthday themed course featuring a swing set, remote control car, cake and giant confetti bomb offered the audience an amazing colorful backdrop for the rider’s full gas runs.

Must-go event for TSG riders

This Swiss event organised by The Flying Metal Crew is a must-go event for some of our team riders. Previous winners include TSG’s Sam Pilgrim and Matt Jones.

Swatch Rocket Air 2018 . Sam Pilgrim. Mountainbike Dirt

Matt Jones and Sam Pilgrim at the 2018 Rocket Air. Matt captured by Simon Nieborak and Sam by André Maurer

Swatch Rocket Air 2018 . Winner Matt Jones. Mountainbike Dirt

II. TSG Riders at Rocket Air 2019

This year we saw TSG team riders Erik Fedko, Sam Pilgrim, Lucas Huppert, Lukas Schäfer, Chris Räber as well as Lukas Weilenmann and Jan Hegemann from the Swiss Biroma Bike Team in attendance. Click to watch the Biroma Team Highlight edit from this year’s Rocket Air.

The vibe in the hall is unique

Swiss local Lucas Huppert loves the event: “The Swatch Rocket Air is by far my favourite contest of the season! The 10th birthday edition definitely proved this again. The vibe in the hall is unique.  It feels like the hall is vibrating when the spectators applaud. I placed 8th this year and I can actually be satisfied with the result as the level was really high. I can’t wait to be back in the Ice rink next year!”

Biroma team boss and photographer Dominik Bosshard was on location and here is his photo selection from Rocket Air 2019.

III. Training

Swatch Rocket Air 2019 Lukas Weilemann photo by Dominik Bosshard

Lukas Weilemann of the Swiss Biroma Team warming up with a backflip.

Swatch Rocket Air 2019 Sam Pilgrim photo by Dominik Bosshard

Sam Pilgrim captured in training styles a 360 over the hip jump.

Swatch Rocket Air 2019 Chris Visscher photo by Dominik Bosshard

Biroma Team member Chris Visscher lets everyone know he is ok after a crash during training.

Swatch Rocket Air 2019 Chris Räber photo by Dominik Bosshard

The Flying Swiss Chris Räber with a backflip over the Bonerlog.

Swatch Rocket Air 2019 Erik Fedko photo by Dominik Bosshard

Erik Fedko impresses with a 540 quader to bank

IV. Rocket Air Team Battle

The Team Battle on friday night is sick

“The Rocket Air is always a super fun event and quite unique. The course is very diverse and has everything from bigger jumps to playful skatepark obstacles. I love the Team Battle on friday night. It makes the whole thing special and heats up the atmosphere. I’m already looking forward to next year!”, states Lukas Schäfer.

Swatch Rocket Air 2019 Lukas Schäfer photo by Dominik Bosshard

Friday night is Team Battle time! Lukas Schäfer with a huge 360.

Swatch Rocket Air 2019 Erik Fedko

Erik Fedko getting ready to wow the crowds with tech trickery.

Swatch Rocket Air 2019 Erik Fedko

and tries to join the boys on the swing.

Swatch Rocket Air 2019 Chris Räber photo by Dominik Bosshard

Chris Räber getting hot in the Team Battle with a 360 over the hip jump.

Swatch Rocket Air 2019 Chris Visscher photo by Dominik Bosshard

Another 360 from Chris Visscher over the tabletop.

V. Qualification

Swatch Rocket Air 2019 Lukas Schäfer photo by Dominik Bosshard

Qualification run on Saturday before the big final. Lukas Schäfer Backflip Tailwhip.

Swatch Rocket Air 2019 Jan Hagemann photo by Dominik Bosshard

Jan Hagemann captured during pre-qualification with a sweet 720.

Swatch Rocket Air 2019 Jan Hagemann photo by Dominik Bosshard

Jan focussed and planning his run in his head.

Swatch Rocket Air 2019 Jan Hagemann photo by Dominik Bosshard

360 on the step down by Jan Hagemann.

VI. Time for the Finals

Swatch Rocket Air 2019 Sam Pilgrim photo by Dominik Bosshard

Sam Pilgrim, game face on and ready for the finals.

Swatch Rocket Air 2019 Sam Pilgrim photo by Dominik Bosshard

Sam gets a lot of amplitude with this flair.

Swatch Rocket Air 2019 Sam Pilgrim photo by Dominik Bosshard

The crowd always loves Sam Pilgrim.

Swatch Rocket Air 2019 Sam Pilgrim photo by Dominik Bosshard

And he loves the fans! Backflipping over the hip jump for the crowd!

Swatch Rocket Air 2019 Lucas Huppert photo by Dominik Bosshard

Swiss local Lucas Huppert thrills the public with a super-tech cork 720 barspin.

Swatch Rocket Air 2019 Lucas Huppert photo by Dominik Bosshard

Then goes for one more.

Swatch Rocket Air 2019 Lucas Huppert photo by Dominik Bosshard

How high? Lucas Huppert reaching the roof of the ice rink in Thun.

Swatch Rocket Air 2019 Lucas Huppert photo by Dominik Bosshard

Crowd pleaser Lucas Huppert high fives the fans!

"Swatch

Erik Fedko goes big with a no-handed 360.

"Swatch

Erik Fedko contemplates.

"SwatchThen pulls a massive three whip from his bag of tricks.

This was the Swatch Rocket Air 2019. Watch the video recap

 

Wonder what products our riders use to protect themselves and look good at events like the Swatch Rocket Air? Here is a selection:

Team news

What Mountain Biking Really Is About

Timo Pritzel presents: Not your typical bike video

 

 

 

 

Timo Pritzel has launched a very personal video, reflecting about where he stands now, what mountain biking means to him and how his life has changed over the years. Going from being this cool kid on a BMX to become a yoga-balanced father on a mountain bike… and still doing flips.


Text inspired by and from Timo Pritzel. Photos by Viktor Strasse

I. Don’t waste your time, go mountain biking

Timo wanted to do what feels right to him and wanted to show what he loves the most at the moment. When he was a cool BMXer he thought cross country MTB was a bit boring, but now at 42 he admits that he loves cross country riding through his local forest, especially with his daughter.

That’s the biggest ride of life

What mountain biking really is about. Timo Pritzel's daugther enjoys the nature

Timo enjoys riding through the woods of Berlin with his daughter. The smiles say it all.

What mountain biking really is about. Timo Pritzel and daugther enjoy the nature

It’s a much needed recharge of his batteries to go into nature, feeling the energy of the trees, without any annoying car noises and to share this with his daughter. “That’s the biggest ride of life, to see your own child growing up and being a mirror of yourself so often”, states Timo.

And actually this is what most people often do when they have a bit of time: they grab their bike and have a ride in the nearby nature. 

What mountain biking really is about. Timo Pritzel enjoys the nature

The beauty of nature

II. Timo’s most personal mountain bike video

“This is quite a personal video, it does not get more personal than showing your own child and, as a man, to show your feminine (yin) soft side. Oops I said that.”

What Mountainbiking really is about. Timo Pritzel's daugther enjoys the nature

Sharing these moments with your daughter is so precious

Showing himself is something that Timo learned on his journey as a yoga teacher and through lots of other self development workshops. It’s important to him to be authentic: “I started with yoga because of my body screaming and not getting help from Western medicine. All I received were wrong diagnosis and pain killers that messed up my gut flora which is hugely important. In Chinese medicine they say that your body centre is your second brain!”

What mountain biking really is about. Timo Pritzel and daugther enjoy the nature

Just the two of us

What mountain biking really is about. Timo Pritzel enjoys the nature

III. What comes after a pro career?

Don’t get me wrong, I love cycling and will continue my bike dream

After Timo lived his life and dream as a pro mountain biker for so long, more questions came into his mind. What’s coming after his career? What are his new goals and dreams? Just higher and bigger didn’t feel right anymore. These are questions that most pro athletes start asking themselves after reaching their peak in their professional career. 

What mountain biking really is about. Timo Pritzel enjoys the nature

Timo still loves doing tricks be it on his own in the local forest or at huge public events like Audi Nines

“Don’t get me wrong, I love cycling and will continue my bike dream!  It’s just that I need more now and want to keep progressing as a human being.”

Timo found a second passion with yoga and is super happy that he can now combine both – mountain biking and yoga. Watch his La Palma Bike & Yoga Camp video.

If you want to read more about where Timo comes from and what he does today, you should definitely read the full report on Pinkbike. Click here.

Visit Timo’s rider profile.

Timo and his daughter enjoy riding with these TSG products through Berlin’s woods.

 

TSG Summer 2019 Collection

Must-Have Bike Products

Bike Team Riders reveal their favourites

 

 

 

Every rider has a favourite item that they cannot do without. It’s the first thing they grab before a session. We asked some of our team riders what their must-have product is from the TSG range. Here a some of their answers.


I. Matt Jones: Evolution Helmet

“My must-have product this season is the TSG Evolution Helmet. It has always been my number one choice of helmet for slopestyle and dirt jump riding”.

It gives me confidence to send it harder

TSG must have product bike Max Matt jones Evolution Helmet Red Bull

Matt with his must-have TSG product, the Evolution helmet, on his local dirt compound

TSG must have product bike Max Matt jones Evolution Helmet Red Bull

“This year I’ll be riding more dirt jumps than ever, going on road trips and hitting new spots so to have a helmet that is fully tested and proven literally gives me confidence to send it harder, go bigger and have 100% faith in the safety of my helmet”. 

The Evolution Helmet comes in many colours and even more designs: CLICK HERE

II. Erik Fedko: Superlight Helmet 

“A Helmet is a must have when you do extreme sports so my must-have product is the TSG Superlight Helmet because it is a safe, light and compact helmet which is perfect for skatepark and also dirt jump riding”.

Erik Fedko loves the protection that his featherweight Superlight helmet gives him so is free to concentrate on his runs. This has earned him some terrific results including a 3rd place at Crankworx Les Gets 2018.

Erik Fedko Crankworx Les Gets 2018 Slopestyle

Check out the TSG Superlight helmet:

III. Amir Kabbani: Scope Helmet

“The all new TSG Scope Enduro helmet is my must-have product from the the new TSG collection. Here are a few of my reasons: It starts with the look of the helmet, TSG was able to create a cool and sharp looking design which allows me to wear it with glasses or goggles”.

I fell in love with the new scope right away

“The only thing I need to do is to easily adjust the visor through the three positions by hand. Having a smaller head isn`t a problem either as the adjustable strap and different padding options make the helmet fit perfectly on my head”.

Amir Kabbani Scope Helmet TSG Must have bike product

Amir has been waiting for his perfect trail/enduro helmet and now he has it! His Scope is so comfortable and ventilated that he can spend even longer on ripping down the trail on epic rides.

Amir Kabbani Scope Helmet TSG Must have bike product

“It sits super low which gives me the extra safety I need when it gets a little faster on the trail. The good ventilation through those 20 air channels allow me to stay cool even when the weather is hot.

I fell in love with the new Scope right away. This is the helmet that I have been looking for, for a long time”.

Shop the TSG Scope helmet:

IV. Max Fredriksson: Kraken Helmet

“My must-have product that is always with me is probably my Kraken helmet. I wear a helmet at all times when I’m on a bike and thanks to TSG my head is always safe”. 

TSG must have product bike Max Fredriksson Kraken Helmet

Max Fredriksson rides with the TSG Kraken helmet. It adopts perfectly to his head due to a flexible segmented inner shell.

Like his team buddies Sam and Matt, Max has a cool youtube channel. You should check it out: https://www.youtube.com/user/FredrikssonMax

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V. Sam Pilgrim: Patrol SP3 Gloves

The stylish looks are awesome

“I really like the Patrol SP3 glove because of the increased grip I get on the handle bars and of course the stylish looks are awesome, but most importantly I know if I do crash wearing these gloves I won’t destroy my hands because of the slight padding and the material used! And if I’m in the middle of a session and my phone rings or I need to answer a text then these gloves allow me to use my phone as normal without needing to remove them, the dream!”

TSG must have product bike sam pilgrim SP3 Glove

The Patrol Glove comes in the SP3 Line’s colour way as it is Sam Pilgrims favourite glove.

TSG must have product bike sam pilgrim SP3 Glove

Check out the TSG SP3 Patrol gloves and the SP3 mtb apparel line or click to explore all TSG mountain bike gloves

VI. Lucas Huppert: Tahoe A Kneepads

The best kneepads I’ve had

“The Tahoe A kneepads are hands down the best kneepads I’ve had. They are super comfy and slim but still strong enough to protect you from big impacts. They fit super good under the denim pants and are easy to wash in the laundry. Such a good kneepad isn’t it?”

TSG must have product bike Lucas Huppert Tahoe A Kneeguard

Lucas knows how important it is to wear strong knee protection below the denim

Check out the Tahoe A Kneepads:

Want to know which pads to use for your riding?

Click to view our Range of Use Charts.

 

Read more about new 2019 products:

Dermis A Knee- and Elbow Sleeves: Lightweight and compact protection

The Scope Helmet: Built on the principles of Design, Performance and Fit

TSG Kids

TSG Kids ROCK this Winter Season

Numerous podiums in Snowboard and Freeski

 

 

 

The 2018/19 Winter Season is almost over and TSG kids have produced stellar results.


photos of KIDS LAAX OPEN by Dani Ammann

The 2018/19 Winter Season is almost over and our kids have produced stellar results. The level of young talent is at it’s highest ever in terms of depth and our TSG kids are right up there with the very best. 

TSG kids dominate the podium

Here are just a few of our riders and their outstanding results.

I. TSG Snowboard Kids

Swiss rider Nick Pünter wins the World Rookie Tour Fest in January and gets invited to X Games Norway. Nick followed this up by winning the European Youth Olympic Festival in Sarajevo in February. 

TSG Kids World Rookie Tour Fest 2019 rider Nick Puenter

Nick Pünter flying onto the podium at World Rookie Tour Fest.

The Ettel sisters have been seen frequently on the podium during the season. Leilani started with a 3rd place at the Junior World Championship in Halfpipe which was a great comeback after her injury last season. She topped this off with her German and Austrian U18 Master titles in March. Leilani rides with the Lotus snowboard helmet for women and the Amp Goggle

TSG Kids Leilani Ettel Snowboard Halfpipe Girl

Leilani winning bronze at the Junior World Championship in Leysin. Photos: Julian Pfister

TSG Kids Leilani Ettel Snowboard Halfpipe Girl

Leilani’s younger sister Kona Ettel got invited to the Burton US Open Junior Jam. To be one of the selected riders to go there was a great honour and to top it off she ended up 7th despite being one of the youngest participants. Like her older sister she won the German and Austrian Mastership in her age group and older (U12 and U15). Her TSG combo is the Cosma helmet paired up with Expect Goggle, the Backbone Vest Women A, Crash Pant Carna and Arctic Knee-Sleeves 2nd Skin under their outerwear.

TSG Kids Kona Ettel Burton US Open Junior Jam 2019 Snowboard Girl

Kona had an amazing time at the Burton US Open Junior Jam. Photos: Kaitlyn Brown

TSG Kids Kona Ettel Burton US Open Junior Jam 2019 Snowboard Girl Halfpipe

The TSG gear that Leilani and Kona trust:

TSG rookie Jonas Hasler, young offspring of two former snowboard pros, collected titles like nobody else. 4th at the Burton US Open Junior Jam, 1st Suddenrush Banked Slalom, two 1st places at the Kid Laax Open and finally Swiss Halfpipe and Slopestyle Champ U13 in Laax. Incredibly this is Jonas 5th Junior Swiss Master title in a row.

TSG Kids Jonas Hasler Snowboard Halfpipe Laax Galaaxy snowpark laax

Jonas is unstoppable! Swiss Champ in halfpipe and slopestyle. Photo: Philipp Ruggli

TSG Kids Jonas Hasler Snowboard Halfpipe Laax Galaaxy snowpark laax

And the youngest TSG snowboard kid aged just 11 years old, Mischa Zürcher, won silver at the Kids Laax Open and at the Swiss Halfpipe Champ U11. 

TSG kids, Mischa Zuercher, Expect Goggle, smiling kid

Mischa Zürcher is having fun at Kids Laax Open.

II. TSG Freeski Kids

In freeski the Coubès brothers, supported by our Swiss distributor Bucher + Walt, had great results at the Swiss Freeski Tour and dominated the KIDS LAAX OPEN (read more below).

TSG Kids Coubes Brothers Aurelien Coubes Louis Coubes freeski kids

Louis and Aurélien Coubès dominated in Freeski at the Kids Laax Open.

10 year old grom Lenny Bondarenko from Germany won two tour stops of the Junior German Freeski Tour (supported by TSG) and last weekend was crowned 2nd Overall.

TSG Kids Lenny Bondarenko freeski germany junior tour 2019 FGJT 2019 Snowpark Götschen

We support the Freeski German Junior Tour 2019 and are stoked to see TSG Rookie Lenny on the podium. Photos: Klaus Listl – Freezing Motions

TSG Kids Lenny Bondarenko freeski germany junior tour 2019 FGJT 2019 Snowpark Götschen

The TSG boys ride save with the following gear:

III. The Kids Laax Open 2019

One of the single most important events for kids is the KIDS LAAX OPEN and once again our riders absolutely smashed it in their chosen discipline at the 2019 event. 

TSG Kids Kids Laax Open 2019 snowpark laax

The kids are ready to start the slopestyle comp.

This freestyle competition for young riders aged 5 to 17 consists of freeskiing, snowboard, halfpipe and slopestyle for both boys and girls, making 40 categories in total. 234 riders from 18 different countries and one thing in common – freestyle in the snow.

IV. Amazing slopestyle course

The slopestyle course created especially for the KIDS LAAX OPEN  is a top-class playground where riders get things going with a box or rail and then choose between a small or larger kicker. Two staggered pyramids then follow, which riders can either trick or go around from different sides. The penultimate element is a classic C-box, with the sixth and final feature a spine featuring a rail on top as the final slide.

Creativity and an individual approach are key here

Snowboarders and freeskiers got a number of things out of their bag of tricks, showing for example «left 2on 2out» and «switch left lip to switch» on the downrails and some eyecatchers on the kickers: back flips and front flips.

TSG Kids Kids Laax Open 2019 snowpark laax

View of the Snowpark Laax halfpipe. Would you dare?

V. Freestyle has a great future

Head Judge Markus Betschart and Reto Poltera, who is responsible for sports and leisure in the management of the Weisse Arena Gruppe, both describe the extraordinary mood at the KIDS LAAX OPEN with a single word – WICKED!. When the two people who embody freestyle in LAAX see the faces of so many happy kids on the stage at the end of the snow day, they know that what’s happening here is good. They feel confident that snowboarding and freestyle have a great future.

 TSG, as sponsor and supporter is more than happy of being part of this future

Many of our TSG Kids climbed up onto the podiums during the day, as well as many more from the TSG supported Iceripper Snowclub.

TSG Kids Kids Laax Open 2019 snowpark laax

It’s always fun to see the kids of Zurich based Iceripper Club in Laax.

TSG Kids Kids Laax Open 2019 snowpark laax Iceripper Team

VI. Results of the TSG Sponsored Kids

We are more than proud of the top rankings of our young riders at the Kids Laax Open 2019. All winners could enjoy TSG Kids products as prizes.

Snowboard Slopestyle U11

2. Mischa Zürcher

TSG Kids Kids Laax Open 2019 snowpark laax Mischa Zürcher

Mischa Zürcher upside down above the kicker and with a happy face on the podium.

TSG Kids Kids Laax Open 2019 snowpark laax podium Mischa Zürcher

Snowboard Slopestyle U13

1. Jonas Hasler

Snowboard Slopestyle U18 Wmn

4. Leonie Hasler

 

Snowboard Halfpipe U11

2. Mischa Zürcher

Snowboard Halfpipe U13

1. Jonas Hasler

TSG Kids Kids Laax Open 2019 snowpark laax Jonas Hasler

Jonas Hasler calls this pipe home and jumps with ease on the first place.

TSG Kids Kids Laax Open 2019 snowpark laax podium Jonas Hasler 

Snowboard Halfpipe U18 Wmn

2. Leonie Hasler

TSG Kids Kids Laax Open 2019 snowpark laax podium Leonie Hasler

A big sister to look up to! Leonie Hasler ends up 2nd in Halfpipe.

TSG Kids Kids Laax Open 2019 snowpark laax

Freeski Slopestyle U13

2. Aurélien Coubès

Freeski Slopestyle U18

2. Louis Coubès

Louis Coubès is rocking the pipe.

Freeski Halfpipe U13

1. Aurélien Coubés

Freeski Halfpipe U18

1. Louis Coubès

TSG Kids Kids Laax Open 2019 snowpark laax podium Aurelien Coubes

Two brothers, two podiums! Aurélien and Louis Coubès.

TSG Kids Kids Laax Open 2019 snowpark laax podium Louis Coubes

All results are online available on the event website: laax.com/kidslaaxopen

The event clip can be watched here: https://youtu.be/cWt4d5Q5N6A

TSG Kids Kids Laax Open 2019 snowpark laax

What a crowd! Looking forward to next years Kids Laax Open!

 VII. TGS Kids at the World Rookie Tour Final

The World Rookie Tour has its final stop this week, the 2019 World Rookie Finals in Kitzsteinhorn Zell am See – Kaprun, and we have some amazing talent representing TSG there. Jonas Hasler, Leilani Ettel and Kona Ettel will be riding the event which is THE official tour for young talent who wish to progress their careers and dream of becoming full time professionals.

TSG Kids WRT World Rookie Tour Finals 2019 Flyer

Finals are here!

TSG Kids WRT World Rookie Tour 2019

VIII. Incredible prizes to world class events

The best rookies and groms will receive incredible prizes such as wildcards to World Class Events, filming sessions with Pirate Movie Production, invitations to World Rookie Tour Shooting Trip to Chile and many tickets to next season’s World Rookie Tour events. Moreover, the male and female Slopestyle and Halfpipe Champions will get a spot in the amazing Audi Nines, a spectacular event that each year gathers together the best athletes in the world and it’s on the 2019/20 FIS World Cup Tour.

Find more info here: https://www.worldrookietour.com/2019/03/25/2019-world-rookie-snowboard-finals-ready-grand-final/

Read more about TSG Kids and the gear they use in our article about The Snowboarding Family or shop TSG Kids Snow Gear

TSG saved my life

Horrible Crash On Snow

I Fell On My Head

 

 

 

 

Christian had an horrible crash on a snowboard last year. Thanks for sharing your TSG saved my life story.


story and photos by Christian Fluher

I. TSG Saved My Life

This time last year I had a horrible crash on snow. Riding a snowboard, I fell on my head. Your helmet saved my life! Literally saved my life!

Without your product I would have died

After the accident the helmet broke on two pieces. After a 3 hour ride to the hospital I had multiple x-rays and MRI scans (even today I have to have my head checked) and thankfully they didn’t find any broken or cracked bones in my neck, head or spine. Your helmet really saved my life!

TSG saved my life snowboarder with helmet

Christian snowboarding before the accident and a couple hours later in the hospital

TSG saved my life

Thank you for making such a good product that is worth investing in!! Sadly I was left without a helmet, but I still have my life! The Doctor said that if I had been wearing some cheap shit or nothing at all, instead of pants and a helmet from your company, I would have died! Thank you for making such awesome products TSG!

You saved my life!

I still have some fear for this year to get back on the snowboard. Actually a lot of fear. But I’m looking forward to overcoming my fear and stepping on the board one day and start feeling the freedom it brings once again!

Again, thank you for making the best quality equipment! I owe you! You saved my life!

 

II. The TSG Fly helmet

Christian head was saved by the TSG Fly snowboard and ski helmet. due to its in-mold construction this helmet is super light. It’s a great choice if you enjoy riding snow parks and pipe. The shell features a sleek design without top vent holes what makes it very strong. It is also convenient to use during very cold temperatures.  Check it out here.

Read more TSG saved my life stories.

Product News

Dermis A Line

Lightweight and Compact Protection

 

 

 

 

Introduced in 2018, the Dermis A Sleeves for knees and elbows soon became our enduro rider’s favourite pads. Easy on/off and light they offer just the right amount of protection when you prefer non-bulky, uncomplicated pads. Now for 2019 we increase the range and launch the Dermis Pro A with Shin Protection and a set specially designed for younger riders.


 

I. The Dermis Pro A Knee-Sleeves

The new Dermis Pro A is a lightweight, slimline and compact knee and shin protector for trail and all-mountain bikers as well as bmx racers. The Lycra sleeve, with protective foam insert, features a compact, lightweight design that is easily stowable for ascents and can be quickly put on for downhills. An inner anti-slip silicone print delivers additional support.

Meet the flow of trail riders and BMX racers

The protective pad covers the knee and tibia with no gaps and is made from an ergonomic Arti-Lage softshell pad with stretch Kevlar cover. Arti-Lage compresses on impact and absorbs a huge amount of the shock before it reaches a rider‘s joints. The stretch Kevlar cover allows easy sliding through bails and protects the foam.

TSG Dermis Pro A Knee-Sleeves

Front and rear view of the Knee-Sleeve Dermis Pro A

TSG Dermis Pro A Knee-Sleeves

The protective foam in the Dermis Pro A is deliberately thinner than in TSG’s dirt and downhill pads to meet the flow of trail riders and BMX racers as they’re light, flexible and comfortable when pedalling. The Dermis Pro A offers sufficient protection against abrasion and light shocks on and off the trail and racetrack.

TSG Dermis Pro A Knee-Sleeves Anti-Slip

Anti-Slip top cuff and vented backside for pure riding pleasure

TSG Dermis A Knee-Sleeves vented mesh

For better ventilation, the Lycra protectors are equipped with air-flow mesh on the back. An aperture at the back of the knee improves mobility and amplifies the pads’ comfort. The sleeves are easy to slip on and can also be stored in slim trail backpacks.

The Dermis Pro A are CE certified based on the EN 1621-1 norm. 

 

II. Protection for young Mountain Bikers and BMXers 

Young, up and coming bikers are riding seriously hard these days. To meet their needs we introduce the Youth Sleeve Dermis A for knee/shinbone and elbows. They offer all the advantages of the adult pads but are designed to fit young bmx and mountain bike rookies. 

These are protectors for knees, shins and elbows that kids will love to wear!

Lennox Zimmermann BMX, kid, Dermis Pro A

Lennox Zimmermann rocks at age 11! Always safe with the Youth Knee-Sleeve Dermis Pro A

TSG Rookie Lennox Zimmermann is also excited:

“In the past I sometimes used to ride BMX without knee pads, as it was always quite cumbersome to put on the individual and thick knee and shin pads. Very often a painful experience. Today I put on the Dermis Pro A Youth Knee-Sleeve fast and uncomplicated. I am very mobile, but still perfectly protected. With the Dermis Pro A Youth Knee-Sleeve I have a great riding feeling on my BMX.”

 

III. Kinesiology meets Mountain Bike protection

With our Dermis A Knee and Elbow-Sleeves we took a new approach when we launched them in 2018. Enduro mountain bikers love simple protection that is compact, slimline, lightweight and can be quickly put on for downhill action and effortlessly slipped off and stowed away on uphills. Lycra sleeves with protective foam inserts are especially easy to use and wear but unlike robust neoprene protectors with Velcro closure they can slip easily.

The Dermis line pads are so comfortable that you might just forget you’re wearing them!

This is why we have invented Powerbands for improved stability. These strategically placed PU Powerband stripes, inspired by kinesiology tape, add more strength to the lightweight material and significantly reduce movement.

TSG Dermis A Knee-Sleeves Powerband. prefered also by the Austrian mtb team Dorong

Powerband Stripes give a little bit more stability to the Lycra. Appreciated by the Austrian Mountain Bike Team Dorrong in Black Hole.

Dermis A knee-sleeves mountain biker

 

IV. Dermis A Sleeves used in the mountain bike contest circuit

Mike Broderick and Mary McConneloug have both dedicated their life to mountain bike racing and have more titles and podiums than they can recall. They spend the majority of the year actively traveling and competing around the globe with a strong focus on the international XC and enduro mtb race circuit.

They wear the Elbow-Sleeve Dermis A in all their enduro training and events, paired up with Kneeguard Task A 2.0 or the Knee-Shinguard Temper 2.0. For lighter days on the trails when they don’t feel like they need as much protection they use the Knee-Sleeve Dermis A. 

Mike Broderick mountain biker TSG Dermis A elbow-sleeves

Mike and Mary both enjoy riding with the Dermis A Sleeves to protect their elbows

Mary McConneloug mountain biker TSG Dermis A Elbow-Sleeves

“The Dermis line pads are so comfortable that you might just forget about having them on unless you happen to hit the ground while wearing them. A supple body heat sensitive ballistic foam allows the pads to closely follow the contours of the elbow without restricting movement. This foam instantly hardens upon impact to protect against the initial hit and stays in place throughout any unplanned dismounts or contact with foreign objects.

The Dermis line pads are low in bulk and malleable, making them easy to bring along in a pack if you prefer to keep your protective gear stashed away for the DH sections.

The Dermis line pads are a fantastic choice when you are headed out for an adventure that mandates some level of protection but can’t afford to be held back by cumbersome gear.”

Follow Mary and Mike here.

 

V. Covered in Magazines Worldwide

Another TSG rider wears the Dermis A Sleeves regularly and has already featured them on photos in mountain bike magazines worldwide.

Alban Aubert is the former coach of the Swiss downhill team has published more than 1000 pages in magazines worldwide. The Swiss Freeride mountain biker has countless inspiring riding images from his travels to countries in Oceania, Europe, Asia, and South America.

Alban Aubert Mountain Biker TSG Dermis A Knee-Sleeves Scope Helmet

Alban Aubert in his home spot Creux du Van in Neuchâtel. Perfect trail to use the Dermis A Knee-Sleeves. Photo: Hansueli Spitznagel

“The Dermis A Knee-Sleeves are my favourite when it comes to riding singletrail. Indeed, the Dermis A perfectly fits the knee and are very comfortable. The ideal is to be able to wear them also on the way up and thus keep them all day long, without having to stop to remove them when you go up. In addition, they are well ventilated enough to be worn even in hot weather. They also offer good protection for this practice. Finally, they take up little space so if you have to put them in the backpack, there will always be room.” states Alban.

All Dermis A protectors are perfect for comfortable climbs and fast downhills, providing outstanding protection from scratches and knocks on and off the trails.

Watch here what TSG Rider Amir Kabbani thinks of the Knee-Sleeve Dermis A:

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TSG Global Team

Mallorca 

Treasures

Amir Kabbani discovers the island of Mallorca

 

 

 

 

Join TSG’s Amir Kabbani as he travels to the small island of Mallorca where the weather is hot, the towns are busy, but the trails, dirt jumps and spectacular scenery are prime for riding.


Amir’s buddy Sandro Szukat moved to Mallorca in his van this summer and told him how much potential for bike riding this Spanish island has. So Amir took his word for it and it didn’t take long until the trip was planned.

I was really fascinated by the beauty and variety of the island

They chose to go filming at possibly the worst time of the year as it was ridiculously hot, dry and busy. But they still had great fun driving through beautiful locations. And the great thing about travelling around the island in a van is that they could always stop when they found rad trails or an interesting spot.

Amir Kabbani's mountain bike bike trip to Mallorca: Mallorca Treasures 2019

I never thought there would be such a beautiful bay on Mallorca. The SUP idea came to me and we just had to try it.

Amir Kabbani's mountain bike bike trip to Mallorca: Mallorca Treasures 2019

Before the trip Amir had strong prejudices as he knew Mallorca only from the reputation of the party mile Ballermann/Magaluf.  This quickly changed as he discovered that the island has so much more to offer with remote forest, deserted bays and relaxed little cafes.

Amir Kabbani's mountain bike bike trip to Mallorca: Mallorca Treasures 2019

Thanks to Sandro’s Van we could get from one spot to the other and stay overnight when the film session was over.

Amir Kabbani's mountain bike bike trip to Mallorca: Mallorca Treasures 2019

It was high season when we were on the island but in the forest we had our privacy and explored many great trails.

I also got a new Trailbike from GT which needed to be tested

Amir Kabbani's mountain bike bike trip to Mallorca: Mallorca Treasures 2019

camera check

Amir Kabbani's mountain bike bike trip to Mallorca: Mallorca Treasures 2019

Amir posing with his new GT bike.

Mallorca is absolutely worth a trip for mountain bikers. Maybe not necessarily in high season, but Spring or Autumn are ideal

Amir Kabbani's mountain bike bike trip to Mallorca: Mallorca Treasures 2019

Fascinated by the beauty and variety of the island.

Now enjoy the Mallorca’s Treasures video and see just how beautiful an island it is. 

 

Amir Kabbani rides with our Scope enduro helmet. It was launched in fall 2018 and is a great choice for any enduro trip.

Read about the benefits of the Scope helmet here. 

TSG Collabs & Friends

World Rookie Tour Freeski

Discover the future stars of Freeski

 

 

 

Since many years the famous Black Yeti mascot of the World Rookie Tour supports the best snowboarders of the world: Now it’s the freeskiers’ turn!


I. The Yeti invites freeskiers

As official partners to the World Rookie Tour, TSG are proud to support and invest in the future stars of snow sports. So we are absolutely stoked that the World Rookie Tour, a proven platform for rookie snowboarders to make the leap to the pro ranks, is expanding to include Freeskiers with the announcement of the 2019 World Rookie Tour Freeski.

If you dream is to become a professional freeskier, then your future starts from the World Rookie Tour!

The 2019 World Rookie Tour Freeski will feature qualification events in the United States but also many stops in Europe. The best WRT freeskiers will participate to the World Rookie Finals Freeski in Seiser Alm – Alpe di Siusi, Italy, from March the 18th until March the 21th 2019, on the same slopestyle facility of the FIS World Cup. This same location will host the World Rookie Finals Freeski until 2021.

II. WRT joins forces with Audi Nines

The best freeskiiers of the finals will receive fantastic prizes from the sponsors. The Champions of the Tour will win an amazing prize bundle of a surf trip to Santander, invitations to the Rookie Trip in the Southern Hemisphere as well as the World Rookie Tour Shooting and last but not least they will be invited to join to the legendary Audi Nines event, which will be held in Solden, Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, Austria, from April the 22nd to April the 27th 2019.

World Rookie Tour Freeski

WRT Freeski finals take place in snowpark Seiser Alm

III. From Rookie to Pro

The World Rookie Tour represents a unique opportunity to start the professional carrier in the action sports field. Many of today snowboard stars started their carrier at the WRT events, and now this opportunity is also given to young freeskiers: winning the World Rookie Finals is the only way for a talented youngster to get a spot in the legendary Audi Nines and receive other incredible prizes.

If you dream is to become a professional freeskier, then your future starts from the World Rookie Tour!

IV. 2019 World Rookie Tour Freeski provisional calendar

A51 Grom Fest Freeski (SS) – Keystone, USA , 9 -10 February 2019

FIS European Junior Slopestyle (SS) – Kronplatz, ITA, 23-24 February 2019

Skyline Park Rookie Fest Freeski (SS) – Skyline Park Innsbruck, Austria, 1-3 March 2019

World Rookie Finals Freeski (SS) – Seiser Alm, Italy, 18-21 March 2019

 

World Rookie Tour Freeski 2019 Flyer

Other qualifications events and series in Europe, North and South America, Oceania and Asia to be announced. Make sure to check https://www.worldrookietour.com for any updates. 

Read more about our collaboration with the WRT here

 

TSG Global team

Welcome Lara and Lucas

Lara Lessmann and Lucas Huppert join the Global Team

 

 

 

We are happy to announce that BMX rider Lara Lessmann (GER) and slopestyle mountain biker Lucas Huppert (SUI) join the vanguard of TSG riders, keeping themselves safe while riding with TSG protective gear!


I. Lara Lessmann is one of a new breed of female BMX riders

Lara Lessmann, age 18, has been regarded as the it girl in German BMX freestyle and park for some time. In 2017, she reached the top, winning silver at the Urban Cycling World Championships, in Chengdu (CHN). Then, in 2018, she competed in all four BMX Freestyle Park World Cups on the UCI, scoring podiums in all four, and crowned her season with a victory at the final in Chengdu. To top it off she also won a mixed, gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games, in Buenos Aires. She is one of a new breed of female BMX riders peppering their runs with stylish tricks and combos, making her performance in women’s heats a thing of beauty.

TSG gives me the security I need to feel comfortable while riding.

Lara Lessmann BMX TSG team rider

Lara captured by Jan Bekurtz

Lara Lessmann BMX TSG team rider

Lara’s career began with her grandparents winning the lottery win and buying their then nine-year-old granddaughter a BMX with the cash. Her brother took her to the local BMX park “Schlachthof”, in her hometown of Flensburg, and she was hooked. Today, Lara lives in Berlin, where she practices at the infamous Mellow Park as part of the German Olympic BMX squad. She is now set to achieve her next big goal, to win at the Summer Olympics 2020, in Tokyo!

Lara has been supported by TSG Germany since 2017 and will join our Global Team with immediate effect: “TSG’s Evolution helmet has been a part of my kit for many years and has been just as much a part of my riding experience as my bike,” she says. “Equipment by TSG protects me on my travels, competitions and sessions, giving me the security I need to feel comfortable while riding. I’m really excited to be part of the TSG Global Team”.

Check out Laras Team profile!

Lara Lessmann BMX TSG team rider

In Mellowpark, Berlin Lara spends most of her time. Photo: Kira Eilenna

II. Lucas Huppert has fought his way to the top

Lucas Huppert has a similar position in slopestyle and dirt jump mountain biking as Lara Lessmann has in BMX freestyle park: He is a young rider who has fought his way to the top, challenging international competitors throughout the ride. In 2018, the 18-year-old Swiss rider from Niederweningen, near Zurich, won gold at an FMB Gold Event, the O’Marisquino, in Vigo, Spain, after a string of top-ten spots on the FMB World Tour.

It’s a dream to join the TSG pro team and ride with my childhood heroes.

Lucas Huppert mountain bike TSG team rider

Lucas enjoying Canada after the Big White Invitational. Photo: Dominik Bosshard

Age 18, Lucas Huppert was already an experienced mountain biker. He took part in 4-cross competitions when he was only 8, then at 10 switched to dirt jumping. His riding style is a perfect mixture of tricks and flow, his tricks being more technical than acrobatic in style.

TSG have supported Lucas Huppert from a long age, as part of the Swiss Biroma Team and even when he went his own way, TSG continued to sponsor him and nurture his potential – the outcome being success and promotion to the Global Team:

“This is my fourth season with TSG and it’s definitely a dream to join the TSG pro team and ride with my childhood heroes, including Sam Pilgrim. It’s so cool to have such a good relationship with a sponsor from my hometown and I’m really thankful for the support TSG has given me on and off the bike in the last few years. I’m really curious what the future holds”.

Check out Lucas team profile!

Lucas Huppert mountain bike TSG team rider

Photo: Dominik Bosshard

Lucas just recently released a video from his busy hometown Zurich. Watch it here on youtube!

Here is a selection of TSG products that Lara and Lucas use to ride safe 

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