Crankworx Whistler Whip-Off

Crankworx Whistler Whip Off

Photos by Chili Dog

Crankworx Whistler Whip-Off

Duncan Riffle lays down the rules for the riders. Only the last jump was judged. Amplitude, style and bringing it back were among the criteria for the jam format contest. Lucky for the crowd, his request for no party trains was just too hard to obey.

Crankworx Whistler Whip-Off

The crowd was thicker than ever this year. You could feel the roar from the crowd in your chest whenever a rider got extra nasty.

Crankworx Whistler Whip-Off

Ringmaster Riffle was in charge of keeping track of which rider did which whip for scoring purposes– a noble task when riders have no number plates and are doing plenty of party trains. 

Crankworx Whistler Whip-Off

Finn Iles was absolutely throwing them today. The young racer was well beyond 90 degrees on more than a few of his runs. The crowd rewarded his efforts. 

Crankworx Whistler Whip-Off

Bas van Steenbergen leads Eliot Jackson over the massive final jump.

Crankworx Whistler Whip-Off

Thomas Vanderham may be getting older, but the man still knows how to throw a whip! Watching him ride brings us back to the early days of Collective films, dreaming we could whip like him one day.

Crankworx Whistler Whip-Off

Always one of our favorites to watch, Tyler McCaul has some of the best style in the game and is always throwing down on the bike.

Crankworx Whistler Whip-Off

The whole crowd was glued to the riders as they came ripping through Crab Apple Hits. The nastier the whip, the louder the crowd got.   

Crankworx Whistler Whip-Off

Casey Brown had some serious support on the hill and impressed the fans enough for back-to-back Whip Offs Gold.

Results

Men

1. Allan Cooke
2. Carson Storch
3. Thomas Vanderham

Women

1. Casey Brown
2. Manon Carpenter
3. Jaime Hill

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