Riedel Communications has announced that the Red Bull X-Fighters World Series, the planet's biggest freestyle motocross (FMX) tour, used Riedel radio and intercom systems to ensure clear communications throughout live production of the tour's first-ever stop in Japan.
During the June 1 event in Osaka, the Riedel gear assured that the Red Bull X-Fighters team could maintain the clear communications critical to both the show and a safe event.
"Riedel is a key partner of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Series," said the Red Bull X-Fighters Organization Team. "Communications are a pivotal element in the success of the best freestyle motocross tour on the planet. This is what Riedel provides to the tour each and every day."
Paying tribute to the soaring popularity of FMX in eastern Asia, the Red Bull X-Fighters World Series made its Japanese debut in front of the Osaka Castle in the city's famous Nishinomaru Garden. Team riders performed their mind-boggling tricks off their bikes, reaching heights of 15 meters and distances of 30 meters in front of a sold-out crowd of 11,000 spectators.
Throughout the event, the architecture of Riedel's Artist digital matrix intercom system and solutions such as the company's MAX noise-cancelling headsets provided reliable and clear communication in spite of intense noise. The Riedel systems supported show coordination among event directors and stage managers, lighting and PA staff, and scoring officials, as well as the work of the team's sports, medical, and security staff.