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SUZUKI NIGHT of the JUMPs | Frankfurt
Story by Oliver Franke & pix by Fotocross.net & Oliver Franke

King Mike rules it on night one in Frankfurt - 1st day @ NOTJ

Frankfurt, 03.12.2005. One year after his IFMXF debut, Mike Mason (USA) showed he meant business and sealed the first US win in an IFMXF contest for over two years.

NOTJ Frankfurt

Mason was on fire and not only won the qualifying and final runs, but also stomped the whip contest with team mate Jimbo Verburgh (Bel) ahead of the team of Fred Johanson (Swe) and Libor Podmol (Czech). And he wasn´t done there, he also shared the win in the Highest Air with Podmol, ahead of Johanson and Verburgh.

NOTJ Frankfurt
Daniel Bodin from Sweden with a lot style!

2nd in the final was Fred Johanson, third was Oystein Kjorstad (Nor) on his brand new KTM. Fourth was Fabian Bauersachs (Ger), who nearly brought the Festhalle arena to the ground with a near flawless run that had the partisan crowd booing the judges. Fifth was Podmol, who put together an energetic run. Sixth was Nick de Wit (South Africa) who was looking strong until making some mistakes late in his run.

NOTJ Frankfurt
The Professor with his signature trick - Fab Bauersachs | Tsunami

Kevin Burcklen (France) and Nick Franklin (New Zealand) will be disappointed at not making the final and will be sure to step it up a level for tomorrow´s action. Also returning to action for Sunday´s event is Busty Wolter (Ger), who will be hoping to stop the Mike Mason Freight train in its tracks.

Mike Mason
Mike Mason with Flip variations in perfect extension!

NIGHT of the JUMPs Frankfurt, 03.12.2005

Results Qualifikation

1. Mike Mason USA 263 Points
2. Fredrik Johansson SWE 249 Points
3. Oystein Kjorstad NOR 222 Points
4. Fabian Bauersachs GER 214 Points
5. Nick de Wit RZA 213 Points
6. Libor Podmol CZE 209 Points
7. Kevin Burcklen FRA 194 Points
8. Nick Franklin NZL 187 Points
9. Jimmy Verburgh BEL 185 Points
10. Daniel Bodin SWE 160 Points
11. Freddy Peters GER 160 Points

Results Whip Contest
1. Team 1 (Mike Mason, Jimmy Verburgh)
2. Team 2 (Libor Podmol, Fredrik Johansson)

Results Step up Contest
1. Mike Mason 7,90 Meter (1st)
Libor Podmol 7,90 Meter (1st)
2. Fredrik Johansson 7,20 Meter (1st)
3. Jimmy Verburgh 6,50 Meter (1st)

Results Final
1. Mike Mason USA 295 Points
2. Fredrik Johansson SWE 262 Points
3. Oystein Kjorstad NOR 253 Points
4. Fabian Bauersachs GER 243 Points
5. Libor Podmol CZE 235 Points
6. Nick de Wit RZA 223 Points


NOTJ Frankfurt
The winners on friday - 1st Mason, 2nd Johansson and 3rd Kjorstad



Mike Mason marches on - 2nd day @ NOTJ


Frankfurt, 04.12.2005. The second day of action in Frankfurt was all Mike Mason (US), again. This time though, local hero Busty Wolter gave him a decent run for his money, riding like a man possesed. Mason said it was the most fun he´d had for a long time and promised to be back for next year´s series.

Fredrik Johansson
Really Skilled - Fredrik Johansson from Sweden rocked the house

Third in the final was Frederik Johanson (Swe) who combined some technical skills on the wall-ride and fun-box with huge tricks and backflip combos, most notably his no-footed turndown backflip.

Libor Podmol
GeneralX member Libor Podmol constant Top5 results!

Fourth was Oystein Kjorstad (Nor), who lost a bit of momentum half-way through his run to slip a little behind the front three. Fifth was young Czech charger Libor Podmol, who once again also managed to tie with Mason for first in the Highest Air. Sixth in the final was Nick de Wit, who after third in the qualifying, looked like he was ready to challenge the leaders, but it was not to be, as he just couldn´t maintain the intensity in the main event.

Oystein Kjorstad
Oystein Kjorstad change the yellow Suzi with an orange KTM

The Team Whip contest was again won by the pair of Mason and Jimbo Verburgh (Bel) from Busty Wolter and Freddy Peters (Ger). Third was Team Johanson / Podmol.

All in all an exciting and fitting end to a really successful 2005 IFMXF season.

Mike Mason
Mike Mason is Mr. Extension - Double Hart Attack

The dates for next year are already up on the web-site, so check out www.ifmxf.com for all the necessary info and make sure you get to an event near you!
NIGHT of the JUMPs Frankfurt, 04.12.2005

Results Qualifikation

1. Mike Mason USA 267 Points
2. Busty Wolter GER 236 Points
3. Oystein Kjorstad NOR 224 Points
4. Nick de Wit RZA 224 Points
5. Fredrik Johansson SWE 219 Points
6. Libor Podmol CZE 213 Points
7. Fabian Bauersachs GER 197 Points
8. Daniel Bodin SWE 194 Points
9. Nick Franklin NZL 180 Points
10. Jimmy Verburgh BEL 171 Points
11. Kevin Burklin FRA 166 Points
12. Freddy Peters GER 161 Points

Results Whip Contest
1. Team 1 (Mike Mason, Jimmy Verburgh)
2. Team 2 (Busty Wolter, Freddy Peters)
3. Team 3 (Libor Podmol, Fredrik Johansson)

Results Step up Contest
1. Mike Mason 7,00 Meter (1st)
Libor Podmol 7,00 Meter (1st)
2. Jimmy Verburgh 5,80 Meter (1st)
3. Fredrik Johansson DNS

Results Final
Frankfurt 03.12.2005
1. Mike Mason USA 294 Points
2. Busty Wolter GER 281 Points
3. Fredrik Johansson SWE 265 Points
4. Oystein Kjorstad NOR 251 Points
5. Libor Podmol CZE 228 Points
6. Nick de Wit RZA 220 Points




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