This is a pretty cool concept. DIG and Soul teamed up for a unique trip they sent Kevin Kalkoff and Thomas Benedetti on. Neither ride knew where they were going, but found out they were on the way to Croatia once they got to the airport. Here’s a video giving you a look at what both of these guys stacked for clips during their visit! Although they had no time to plan and possibly scope out some spots early, they didn’t appear to have any trouble coming across spots!
“We’re always proud to support likeminded BMX media people out there so we’re more than happy to announce long time Gallic print bothers Soul as our official DIG media partner for France. Check out our first collaborative release with them below and be sure to go and check out their all new online direction at http://soulbmxmag.com
There’ll be lots of DIG X SOUL projects to come but meantime check out what their editor Ben Bello had to say about the first ever Soul Blind Trip in conjunction with Monster Energy.
“It’s one of those idea that makes you smile when you come up with it, but also one of those idea that complicates your life because you will never give up on making it a reality. The idea was simple and challenging: take a rider on a trip to a city never knowingly visited by Pro riders, and announce the destination when we bring the rider to the airport; just for the pleasure of seeing his face when he learns the news. We chose France’s Kevin Kalkoff (Vans) for this first episode, told him he was going on trip, and gave him nothing more than the date. To add some brotherhood we also invited his brother Thomas Benedetti (Haro/eclat)to surprise him by joining the tour. Both discovered their destination to be SPLIT, in Croatia, a beautiful city on the Adriatic coast with many spots in the surroundings.” – Ben Bello / http://soulbmxmag.com/
Filmed and edited by Antoine Sabourin”