Oh yeah! This is what we’re talking about. Freedom BMX just dropped this new video featuring Michael Hanfler absolutely shredding trails and concrete parks down in New Zealand! If you’re looking for a fast paced video packed with speed and style for miles, this is definitely for you. The second half is more chill, but this video as a whole should get you fired up. Get on that play button.
“He shat the shovel, but he didn’t shat no deputy! Check out German Verde rider Michael Hanfler absolutely killing it over in New Zealand.
It’s been two years since Michael Hanfler left for Down Under, where the north German frequent flyer initially spent a few months in Australia before he went on to New Zealand.
There the SIBMX driver in spe * is digging new hills even more diligently than in his former adopted home of Bremen – and that really means something! The hill landscape that our trail rider of the year 2019 drives in his new “I Shat The Shovel” video is definitely monstrous. There is a lot of work involved. You will probably look in vain for anything comparable in this country. Perhaps that is also a reason why Mr. Hanfler has still not returned to our latitudes.
But Michael has not only remained true to his passion for digging, as you can see above, he also still knows how to operate his works professionally. A clear case of an impressive performance, as not only the style police click their tongues in recognition. That much is certain, if “I Shat The Shovel” had gone online earlier, the chances of being nominated for Video of the Year at the 2021 freedombmx Awards would have had a good to very good chance.
Well, so be it! As we judge Michael, something like that is probably not that important to him anyway. He’s happy to shovel new jumps in the forest at night and massage them through during the day. And if you really think about it, it really doesn’t take more to be happy. It’s a shame you can’t travel to New Zealand right now! We’d love to take lessons from the Grand Master of Lifehack!
* Michael is waiting for a SIBMX sponsorship as soon as / if he comes back. More on this in his interview, which is currently in progress and will appear here on our website shortly.
Camera: Henrik Bonde, Colin Cameron
2nd camera: Jelle Bonde, Jackson Kerr, Cal Macpherson, Archie Martinovich
Editor: Michael Hanfler”