The very first time I got in touch with Kona was in 2014. The O’Neal Rookie slopestyle event happened at the Bikepark Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, and I won best trick. Kona also sponsored the event, and the first prize was a steel Shonky frame. At the time I still rode for another company, but we parted ways very soon after the event. I started to build up the Shonky I won and fell completely in love with the bike. Fast forward two years…I guess I sent a request to Kona Austria (because I moved from Germany to Austria) to ask if they could support me. I got my first DH bike (a 2017 Supreme Operator, which I still ride today) for a really good price and got a few frames over the years. That’s the story how I got in touch with Kona and I’m super happy to continue this ride.