Breathtaking FMX shows at the Swatch Free4Style festival (photo: Swatch/Sebastian Marko)
Switzerland - The Neuenburgersee in Estavayer-le-Lac in Switzerland is the all-year location for the Swatch Free4Style festival where the international elite of Freestyle-Motorcross (FMX), Wakeboard and Jetski come together.

The spectacular shows of the extreme athletes together with after show parties of distinguished DJs attract more than 25.000 visitors every year from Switzerland and France to the contemplative small town.

This year the native Mat Rebeaud, Levi Sherwood from New Zealand, Josh Sheehan and others performed exceptional, breath-taking FMX shows. The hazardous tricks require highest concentration and an absolute control of their bodies and machines. Also the disciplines Jetskiing and Wakeboarding with the award-winning Red Bull Team guaranteed drama.

The after-race parties belong to the stars of the Electro scene. Quentin Mosimann, Lucas Monème and Bad Nelson with The Cruzaders made over 10.000 party people dance to powerful electro beats until the morning light.

The stages and the entire event location where exclusively equipped with systems of the K.M.E. Pano series. Musicelectronic Jaccoud from Givisiez took both - the Line Array and the new Hybrid system. Line-Source units QL 906 and QL 1215 together with cardioid subwoofers QCB 318 and the double 15" subs QLB 215 were used.

Hybrid-Array units QF 5045 delivered the reinforcement of the audiences' area during the sport shows. The monitoring was provided by the coaxial monitors MCX 15. The entire sound system was driven by digital amplifiers DA 428 and DA 230.

(Jim Evans)

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