The 2019 4 Down project

It is 3 months out and we are ready to announce this year’s 4 Down Project! These contestants have been selected to be a part of a very special video project. This project has been started to create the most current content available, to showcase what athletes from around the world have been working on, and to stoke the mountainboard world to get out and do the same.

The edits will be premiered at the 2019 World Championships in Novi Sad, Serbia. The contest will be rider-judged (online voting) after the premiere and there will be a 1st - 4th ranking. There will be a cash purse (though it still has yet to be decided since sponsorship hasn’t been locked in). They will be posted online immediately after the premiere to show everyone the hard work all contestants have been putting into their edits.

The contestants

The contestants in this year's project are:

  • Netherlands (Nicolas Geerse and crew)
  • Poland (Dawid Rzaca, Dominik Kaminski, and crew)
  • Brazil (Lucas Melo, Thiago Solon, and crew)
  • France (Quentin Flecher, Antoine Gambier, Mael Baudouin, and crew)

The guidelines

  • The project started on June 1st, 2019. That gives all contestants 90 days to complete their projects
  • The edit can be no longer than 8 minutes. That doesn’t mean it has to be 8 minutes. Just no longer than 8 minutes. Trying to keep these edits short, sweet, and to the point.
  • A one-minute trailer must be supplied by August 1, 2019. This is important. This way we can create excitement for the project and promote the premiere at the World Championships in Serbia.
  • Final edit completed by September 1st, 2019. This will give us a week to get everything together and prepare for the premiere.
  • 4 Down Project updates will be posted in the IMA newsletter. We give updates each month in the newsletter prior to the premiere. Feel free to share updates on your own social media platforms as well and we will link to them in the Newsletter. June: Announcement (Who’s involved) July: Updates (Social media, previous videos, etc) August: Trailers (Drop 1 minute trailers from all the teams) September: The contest and voting starts

All contestants have access to, and ride different terrains. Take that freedom to express what mountainboarding is to you. Athletes may be spread all over the globe but we share something special in common.

Last year's entries

For reference, these are the videos that were produced in 2018:

  • Dylan Warren's “Arrived”
  • Phil Heinle's “Never Pro - Always Bro”
  • Amon Shaw's “The Dark Side of Riding with a Champion”
  • Mason Moore's “Strapless”