Beauty in Motion

Photo above: Garth Milan/Red Bull Content Pool

There is a thing of beauty in capturing that special moment. Here are three photos which will give you the aesthetic kick you need 

Maui, USA

The double loop is the most spectacular trick in windsurfing: a double forward somersault, complete with board and sail, which requires a steep wave and forceful forearms. Philip Köster was just 13 when he pulled off his first double loop and he became the youngest-ever PWA Wave world champ four years later. Now 20, this season the German is going for his third world title, which will include conquering the epic Ho’okipa Beach Park waves he’s practising his tricks on here. His recipe for success? “Never look at the scoreboard. Just get in the water and give it your all.” 
philipkoester.com 

© Photography: John Carter/Red Bull Content Pool

Washougal, USA 

After 12 gruelling races across America from Washougal in the north-west to New Berlin in New York State, Ken Roczen of KTM was crowned 2014 AMA Pro Motocross Series champion in his rookie season. He is the first German to win in the 450cc class and, aged 20, the youngest to take the title since 1984. His trump card is experience, having won his first world title when he was 17. But even world champions feel the pressure: “I always try to play it cool,” he says, “but I was nervous the last race. To win is unbelievable.”    
promotocross.com 

© Photography: Garth Milan/Red Bull Content Pool

Berlin, Germany 

Benny Kimoto is known as the Headspin King because he can rotate around his own axis up to 60 times standing on his head. As part of Berlin’s Flying Steps Crew, he has wowed audiences worldwide since 2010 with the classical music-meets-breakdance show Red Bull Flying Bach. In their new show, Red Bull Flying Illusion, street dance meets magic. But there is no trick to nailing incredible dance moves: it’s about hard work. “You can’t imagine how much energy we put into the rehearsals and preparations,” says Kimoto. “But afterwards it feels great.”
redbullflyingillusion.com 

© Photography: David Robinson/Red Bull Content Pool

When speedway riders are in need of an extra adrenalin kick they invent a whole new type of race. Red Bull Peak of Speedway is an ascending, skidding battle on a spiral dirt track, which winds around a slag heap at a coal mine. On their marks and ready to go were Poland’s Jarek Hampel, second in the last Speedway World Championship, and fellow countryman Maciej Janowski, the 2008 junior world champion. Hampel took the win by a bike-length; both were equally dizzy at the summit. Hardly a problem for Hampel, a man with the motto: “No brakes, no gears, no fear.”

BIERUN, POLAND 

© Photography: Lukasz Nazdraczew/Red Bull Content Pool

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