Beauty in Motion

Photo above: Jörg Mitter/Red Bull Content Pool

There is a thing of beauty in capturing that special moment. Here are three photos that 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 powerful 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 practicing 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 grueling races scattered across America, from Washougal in the northwest to New Berlin in New York state, the 2014 AMA Pro Motocross Series crown was claimed by Ken Roczen riding in his rookie season. He’s the first German to win in the 450cc class and, at 20, the youngest to take the title since 1984. Roczen’s trump card is experience, having snagged his first world title at 17. But even champs 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—on his crown. 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 production, Red Bull Flying Illusion, street dance meets the art of magic. But there is no trick to nailing incredible dance moves: It’s all 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

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