Martin Soderstrom, Man vs. Machine

Martin Soderstrom’s season couldn’t have started in a better way: Three times on the podium in less than 20 days – second place at the first stop of the FMB World Tour – the Vienna Air King – and victories at the Rocketair Slopestyle as well as the T-Mobile Extreme Playgrounds last weekend.

The secret behind the success: a NorCal trip with the ANTI Days of Thunder masterminds, Niels Windfeldt and Andreas Braaten, to avoid the cold winter and go riding. The NS bikes team rider had several sessions with well-known riders like Andreu Lacondeguy, Brandon Semenuk or the McCaul brothers.

Three webisodes presented by Decline and Fri Flyt magazine give a glimpse of the Scando’s road trip in February 2010. The official teaser: is the perfect preview of the 8-10 minutes series of webisodes that will follow weekly.

Martin took his plane abroad right after the White Style contest in Leogang. After he had arrived in Cali, he visited all the must sees and best rides, like the post office dirt jumps in Aptos or the trick boot camp Woodward West. NS Bikes as well as the media partners Decline and Fri Flyt magazine are proud to present you a series consisting of three webisodes that feature the best action of the whole trip. The first webisode will be online from next Thursday on (April 29th) exclusively for 72 hours on,, and will be followed by more webisodes in each of the next 3 weeks.

Niels Windfeldt promises: ” Man vs. Machine documents Martin’s first trip to California as a pro rider. There is little doubt that Martin is a Machine riding back home in Europe, but how would he cope with the Californian terrain and riders? The series follows Martin’s progress through two busy weeks riding with the local pros. We wanted to make this mini series somewhat unpredictable and versatile, but at the same time focus on the insane progression of the talented Swede. I’m confident that people will enjoy Martin’s journey both on and off the bike through three episodes of crazy sessions.

Photos by  Joakim Andreassen (ANTIMEDIA), courtersy of Rasoulution.