Go Big Or Go Home
Directed by Olaf Obsommer
Germany, 2016, 26 minutes
Sun Feb 12 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
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Freestyle Kayak World Champion Nick Troutman from Canada is out in search of the perfect wave, together with his friends. Their quest takes them and their kayaks from Africa to North America Long synopsis: Go big or go home! – in search of the perfect wave
Freestyle Kayak World Champion Nick Troutman from Canada is out in search of the perfect wave, together with his friends Mat Dumoulin from France (two times European Champion), Gerd Serrasolses from Spain and Peter Csonka from Slovakia (two times European Champion and three times Runner Up in the World Championships).
No distance is too great for these four athletes – their quest takes them and their kayaks from Africa to North America - their motto being: “Go big or go home!” In order to push their sport to its limits, they need maximum possible air time –the only way to get enough time to pull their spectacular moves in which they lift off the wave completely and rotate through all possible axes.
The award-winning film maker and producer is a living legend in whitewater kayaking. From his first movie to his latest productions »Go Big or Go Home« and »Eyes of God« it was a long way. As the initiator of the famous Sickline event, Olaf by now executes big TV-projects for adidas outdoor and major German TV shows as SternTV and Aktuelles Sportstudio have broadcasted many of his impressive kayaking shots. Besides regional and also international programs like italian RAI and Gillette Sports report on his adventures on a regular basis.