Gallery: Crankworx Whistler Whip-Off
Crankworx Whistler Whip Off
Photos by Chili Dog
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bas van Steenbergen leads Eliot Jackson over the massive final jump.
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.
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.
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.
Casey Brown had some serious support on the hill and impressed the fans enough for back-to-back Whip Offs Gold.
1. Allan Cooke
2. Carson Storch
3. Thomas Vanderham
1. Casey Brown
2. Manon Carpenter
3. Jaime Hill
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