Friday, 1 July 2011


„Hardnine the Movie” is a documentary portraying Danny Schneider and his Choppers-Crew, called “The Niners”.

Danny made himself a name for his fresh and uncompromising creations all over the world.

The film goes back in time when the protagonist was a Motocross and Freestyle Motocross young star, until in 2001 a horrible crash destroyed his career.

After 6 months of hospitalization he decided to start it all over again; this comeback gives birth to the Hardnine Chopper Saga.

In early 2009 film-director Jan Muehlethaler attends Danny on a journey back to the Moto-X course in France for the first time in 8 years, the protagonist returns to the place of accident. At the notorious course Danny searches for inspiration for a further project. His goal is to enter the world famous Yokohama Show in Japan, with something the world has never seen yet.

The result is a masterpiece. A Harley-Davidson flathead from the 40s combined with a 70s BMX look which will later become the world’s most covered chopper bike in 2009!

Finally, all the struggle, hard work and commitment were worth it: by the end of the year 2009, 15000 people were able to see Danny attending the Japanese Mooneyes Show as a special guest. (as the11th European bike-builder). What had started as a crazy idea in a tiny Swiss garage became at the end an amazing reality!

Besides documenting the bike creation work in the garage the movie presents trips to bike shows all over Europe and giving some insights to The Niners’ principal activities like the famous Rollin’ Day at the garage, box training and a lot of rides.

Well known names from the custom world like Lauren Bagnars (Photographer), Cole Foster (Salinas Boys), Kutty (Sinners), Shige Suganuma (Mooneyes owner) and others comment the rise of Danny and his crew.

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