New Oakley Icon Sender - Red Bull Rampage 2012

Oct 1, 2012 at 15:24
Oct 1, 2012
by Ian Hylands  
 
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At the 2010 Red Bull Rampage, riders were sent off a remarkable Oakley Icon Sender featuring a large wooden ramp overlooking a gutsy 40-foot drop. The structure was highlighted by a massive tower, watched over by “Josh,” an intimidating wooden skull structure created by Oakley eyewear designers. Nothing was more memorable from the 2010 event than Oakley rider Cameron Zink throwing a breath-taking 360 off of the Icon Sender, ultimately leading him to victory.

2012 is a whole new ball game as the new Sender packs a punch that will have the riders’ heads spinning. Josh and the Oakley Icon Sender are back and better than ever for this year’s Red Bull Rampage. The updated feature will include three sender options combined into one structure to create variety and leave it to the riders’ to decide how to attack the Sender.


new option into a big step up. icon sender is built with a better transition into it but is only 1 ft. forward so basically the same gap.

The Icon Sender from the air, the third line still has yet to be finished....

For more information check out Oakley's web page on the design with a gallery of images of Josh being put together.
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168 Comments

  • + 113
 $100 someone will flip that drop!
  • + 31
 Zink! (off the big one)
  • + 25
 bighucker503- The big one, zink, semenuk or even pilgrim
  • + 7
 i wanna see another 360!!!!
  • + 20
 game of rampage "clue"- my bets on brendog, off thebig drop, with a nac that would make mcgrath proud
  • + 5
 If it was the Smith Optics drop- Semenuk might flip it. No incentive for him there........Zink on the other hand does use Oakley, so I bet he will Knac-Flip it!
  • + 7
 How hard is it to backflip something without much of a lip on it? Are you guys expecting a front flip?
  • + 3
 sionr644 why $100, your not from USA ! £100 =UK!
  • + 5
 i say smenuk or mccaul might frontflip the oakley drop or they'll 360!
  • + 1
 The big one or the small one? It would be too technical on it, I think.
  • + 7
 honestly that drop is too much for a frontflip. i remember zink saying it was between 3'ing the sender or flipping the canyon gap, hopefully he does the latter this year
  • + 3
 the last one to be built looks like it might be the biggest one out of the three.
  • + 7
 also you have to remember their on big dh bikes with 180mm singlecrowns, their not as flickable as their hardtails or slope bikes with half the travel, so dont be expecting the tricks you see at crankworks
  • - 39
 I thought Sam Pilgrim was too afraid of mountain biking to do Rampage? Didn't he say he's strictly a dirt jumper/slope rider before at Crankworx?
  • - 53
 All this hype about bmx tricks off wooden ramps is degenerative, simple-minded, nauseating, and negative, go watch the X Games if that's what excites you. That's not what Rampage is all about and you are perverting the sport for hyping it.
  • + 1
 i can see Semenuk flipping it
  • + 28
 Protour spreading misery once again. Why don't you find something better to do with your time than moan like a b*tch all the time? You are the purest of cock.

Rampage is about bringing everyone together for a gnar fest- tricks, speed, style are all welcome there- it's what makes the event so good. It's awesome that people from all disciplines are getting amped about a single event. It's gonna be sweet. I hope you get conjunctivitis or something so you can't watch it.
  • + 10
 "All this hype about bmx tricks off wooden ramps"... Do everyone here a favour and try any one of those lines on a BMX, and then post that again.
  • + 1
 Mcgazza will flip it.
  • + 14
 protour.....http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/8736642/
  • + 2
 This competition definitely separates the styles of different riders, you will be able to tell who is right at home with this type of riding, and who is a bit more uncomfortable. It makes for a great event. I'm really looking forward to the Rampage. Favorite contest by far.
  • + 5
 @angryham-thats awsome... and true!
  • + 2
 cheers bro
  • + 3
 LAWL Angryham!! ^^
  • + 1
 just saw this. i doubt its very trickable...
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  • + 59
 Too much woodwork in this rampage. Should stick to its roots!
  • + 54
 The woodwork is just an option for the riders. Cool thing about rampage is they get to build there lines for the most part, so if they dont wanna do them, they can build there line around them.
  • + 20
 a a fan and after seeing "where the trail ends" i really do like the less nails more shovels kind of rampage.
  • + 12
 Haha, except that there's only 5 wood features built this year and they're all near the bottom of the course... here's another angle of the new icon sender feature www.pinkbike.com/photo/8733138

You guys have to shut up with that. There's an overwhelming majority of natural lines as opposed to wooden ones and its kind of hard to find new lines in a venue where they've already had a few events at. Ever watch a FWT event? New and creative lines are almost impossible because guess what? There's only so much you can do with one event area. Get over it already.
  • + 1
 I don't like wooden feature when they limit the line choices if you want to hit them. But one feature with three output option is someting good.
  • + 19
 More wooden stuff ... its getting a bit OTT now , a wooden kicker doesnt bother me but when you start making disabled acesss ramps across the mountians it's going way to far.. Not that they arent amazing features they just really don't suit this event in my opinion.
  • + 33
 man you guys will find any thing to bitch about why cant you just be happy that there is such a rad event going down in 6 days and they are showing it live and free
  • + 8
 +1 bigburd. Made me laugh.
  • + 6
 Because this event is supposed to push the limits of mountain biking and its becoming more and more slopestyle orientated. And i hope you realise that redbull do get money from this live stream (from advertising), they wouldnt just waste money making sure people could watch it live if there was no financial benefit.
  • + 1
 Nothing is 'supposed' to push the limits OliScale, that comes from each riders own determination. Having the Oakley sender as an option for the riders creates what's called a 'line choice'. Some riders my touch wood, some may not- lets wait and see what happens.
  • + 6
 hahaha disabled access ramps! awesome mental image of people in wheelchairs doing backflips off the oakley sender!
  • + 29
 If you haven't been to Rampage in person, and stood up at the top and looked down at the course, I don't think you can even have an educated opinion on the matter. It's something that is just a little too much to comprehend.
  • + 6
 ^ Thank you. When you have to use a rope to ascend to the top without falling down cliff bands and dying, or actually climbing up cliffs, you know you have a gnarly-ass course on your hands.

Notice how all those complaining have never been there and most likely will never go... there's a correlation to this.
  • + 24
 All the people deffending the wood work and stuff....do you think Zink deserved the title back in 2010?!!...he pull one of the biggest tricks, but that´s all....in the other hand, THE CLAW, a real big mountain guy is already not happy with the rampage...yeah, prob the features are down the bottom...but again, if you don´t hit this, as we saw clearly on 2010, you are not scoring big points...so were is the true big mountain meaning Rampage has always strive for..? By far, in 2010 Claw's line was the real deal, he pull tricks off cliffs he carve him self...to me, that is where the rampage is all about...you vrs the mountain....the only feature I would leave is the canyon gap...that is the only option you should have, the rest, go pick a shovel and start studying the hill and the curves it have to surprise the judges with your natural builds....
  • + 2
 hey Ian have you ever been to the tonnie drop on the shore? just wondering if theres anything similar in size at the rampage for an idea of scale, seeing the tonnie drop in person was definetly hard to comprehend
  • - 5
 Calm down bud (sata), there's a difference between hating on the judging and hating on the actual venue... buncha whiny school girls...
  • + 6
 @sata2007 have you been there? And you forgot to mention that in 2008 Semenuk won, and I don't believe he hit any wooden ramps in his run. I'm not trying to be overly critical, but having been to, and shot photos of, every Rampage except for the first one, I have a different understanding. I've also spent a lot of days building and shooting freeride stuff in Utah, and for a one off or short lived feature dirt can be fine, but Utah dirt is a little different when it comes to something like a 4 day long contest. It's like a race track. I don't believe there should be wooden features on a world cup DH track any more than you probably do, but sometimes it's really the only way to make something work.
  • + 1
 Ian, no I haven´t, my point is that I see each year more stuff being pre-build, as I said, its just my opinion, since 2008 when rampage came on board again, the pre-build have being growing up, this 2012 they open the field a little bit more, that to me tells me that is true my understanding by having prebuild lines with wood work that is taking a little more of what should be off the cliffs and stuff....

Semenuk won because, as I said, he score big points pulling tricks off lines with little prebuilds, but last year...there was another story...
  • + 4
 @finnrambo I'm not sure what you mean by the tonnie drop, but I've seen most of the big stuff on the shore, and Rampage is definitely a lot bigger than it looks in pictures most of the time. The sender was big last year, but the head on angle doesn't really show the size. Check out my sequence of Gully here
  • + 1
 sorry *toonie drop, its in the garret buehler fall edit, but after that sequence I can easily say thats the biggest thing I've ever seen! thanks for the pic
  • + 1
 yup I definetly believe that its huge now after seeing buehlers crash in your rampage 2010 album with the bent bars while hes still on the bike!
  • + 1
 Scott and Ian. You guys should realize there will be idiots no matter where you go or what you say. :/
  • + 1
 I will shit myself regardless of who flips it...
  • + 3
 Having been there in person, I'm still more impressed by the terrain than how gnarly the features are, and just because the lines between big features would make most of us pee our pants it doesn't mean that the lines that Bearclaw took are not far more incredible. Sata2007 is dead on about how you have to hit one of the big features to get points, and I don't think it's right either because there's not a fair balance given to what is done on natural terrain (not that I can speak from experience about which requires more skill). Ian, since you've been here you know what can be done without any wooden run ins. You probably also know that there are lines around Grafton and Smith Mesa that have existed for years and still only require very little work to get pimped out.

I still find it hard to believe though that this is the same site where people were overwhelmingly convinced that Paul Bas's kicker in the desert was no different than something from a dirt jump competition.
  • + 7
 @treymotleyDH there always will be, but Sata2007 is definitely not one of them. He's a fairly respectable racer and he generally knows what's up.
  • + 3
 I think the wooden featured are bad ass, my concern upon seeing all the big wooden stuff though is that depending in the layout that it could lead to more of a "course" feeling, where guys are riding the same lines feeling like they have to hit the big stuff. Because when you have a few huge features at the bottom of a course, a disproportionate amount of weight usually gets put on those features. You see it alot in contests in all sports. Whoever throws the biggest trick over the big 'booter' or 'sender' at the end takes the win, regardless of the whole run.

We'll have to wait and see how it turns out. I'm pumped.
  • - 1
 Obviously the wood makes it less big mountain and more slopestyle but that is for the development of the sport. I for one am much keener to watch someone doing sick tricks off the wood rather than skidding down a mountainside with few features to give an idea of scale.

Airtime gives scale. Slopestyle is better to watch than big mountain. Any fool (me) can see that.
Zink won it last time on one big trick, in a run that was top to bottom inferior to Gee man's. Still, that 360 is still what everyone wants to talk about and watch. If Gee tricked the gap, maybe it would have been different.

More wood please!

And come on Pilgs! Put in a good one to silence all these wankers who think they are better than you.

And Brendog! Go on my son!
  • + 4
 Yeah I'm for B Dawg too, but not the ramps. They may as well build a roller coaster up there. Like you said it puts too much emphasis on one feature. stymies course creativity, and promotes groomed landings versus natural soft landings that the original Rampages were famous for....where a guy would huck off a cliff and his tire would sink in deep and leave a crater. But I'm still excited for this year, it will be crazy as ever.
  • + 0
 I think since these guys are pros the wooden ramps should be 2 ft wide max except for the berm. little ol amateur me at home rides 2ft wide ladders and thats plenty of safety room yet even a messily 6 ft off the ground feels so awesome. the wide wood takes the challenge out of it. might as well pave a street through. thats my only issue with the wood, the width.
  • + 1
 "the wide wood takes the challenge out of it"

Surely, the 50 x 50 ft at the end puts the challenge back in it?! I think a wide ramp / drop to give the riders some extra confidence when they're about to do that kind of crazy s**t is pretty much irrelevant - it's the jump / drop I'm interested in.

There seem to be a lot of people here that seem to have a very strong opinion about these things, but with little or no experience of what we're actually talking about here. As Ian pointed out earlier, and slightly more eloquently, if you haven't been to the Rampage* you don't understand, you would stand on the end of any of those features and s**t a brick, no matter how wide the ramp is!

(I have assumed you haven't ever hit anything of this size, if I am incorrect, I will have more respect for your opinion - after you link me to evidence below)

* Disclaimer - I haven't been to the rampage site myself, but I have ridden down (avoiding all features) the Mountain Style course in Chatel, which is the only Big Mountain competition in Europe - my understanding is that most of the features are small in comparison to the stuff we're discussing here, so I can only imagine how ridiculously huge these are! I look forward to seeing some people send it this weekend.
  • + 1
 You don't need experience of the rampage to make an opinion that this woodwork does not fit the scene in ones opinion. And yeah I probably would not hit even some of the smaller hits there with out papping my self
  • - 1
 www.youtube.com/watch?v=izJe-8v1f7I&feature=plcp
20x30 theres your evidence. bigger than most who whine. I ain't a pussy. I just dont have the guys at red bull engineering and calculating ramps that make these jumps possible. Or sponsors paying for my bikes and injuries.
  • + 1
 sure, you can build your line around the woodwork and have an awesome all natural line, but your are not going to make the podium that way. I am pumped to see these senders being built but I agree with the statements saying this is moving rampage away from why the event was created in the first place. I am so pumped to see this go down!!!!!!
  • - 2
 I HAVE JUST READ THIS ENTIRE COMMENT SECTION AND THE DIVIDE BETWEEN "WOOD AND NO WOOD" HAS GONE A BIT TOO FAR I RECON.

BOTH SIDES HAVE VERY GOOD ARGUMENTS, BUT MTB'ING HAS TO EVOLVE AND MOVE FORWARD TO SURVIVE AND GROW BY TRYING NEW THINGS AND SEEING IF ITS BETTER.

ANYWAY TO MY KNOWLEDGE NON OF THE RIDERS HAVE MADE MOANED ABOUT THE FEATURES SO MAYBE WE SHOULDN'T EITHER!

REDBULL ADDED THE WOOD TO GIVE A VISUAL FACTOR TO THE RAMPAGE TO THE UP AND COMING GENERATION OF YOUNG RIDERS WHO WANT TO WATCH A BIT MORE THAN JUST DUST (kids who are to young to remember the original rampage in all its glory) AND SOMETHING NEW FOR THE RIDERS TO SESSION BECAUSE TO GIVE THEM A FEELING OF MORE CHOICE AND PROGRESSION INSTEAD OF JUST HITTING THE SAME KIND OF LIPS EVERY TIME. BECAUSE THE RAMPAGE ISN'T JUST FOR US AND OUR OPINIONS, ITS ALSO FOR THE KINGS OF STYLE AND GNARLY! Smile
  • + 3
 IS CAPS LOCK REALLY NEEDED ?
  • + 1
 IF YOU WANT YOUR COMMENT TO SAND OUT FROM THE REST IT IS!

So was the sarcasm really needed? Hahahahahaha Just kidding mate, its my sense of humor Smile
  • + 1
 haha ! Smile well it certainly does stand out , and no the mild sarcasm was totally unintentional Razz
  • + 1
 Hahahah no probs, i tell you what else stands out...... your yellow nukeproof scalp! Its lush...... and i want it Hahahah Smile
  • + 1
 Smile thanks man , I forget how loud it is till I see some one else riding it !
  • + 1
 nails or shovels at the end of the day we can all agree for great conditions and a safe amazing comp for everybody. this is mtb's equivalent to moto's "crusty" to me. it's gonna be insane.
  • + 1
 Agreed! :...... And insane is a good choice of description for the two wheeled carnage that is Rampage!
  • + 1
 Protour. What a great idea you've just given me about the rollercoaster. I'm not saying they should do this at Rampage, but I think it merits further discussion. They could have a DH rollercoaster event, where they go to some big as hell place like this, but instead of a make your own line idea, it's a single wooden rollercoaster duckboard thing from top to bottom. 2m wide the whole way down, berms, rollers, that kind of thing. Fastest rider to the bottom wins, no tricks. Basically who has the balls to leave the brakes off and take a fucking pounding from G-force and the omnipresent danger of going off the track at HIGH speed. That is something I would love to watch. It could be called Red Bull Rollercoaster. In fact, why not open it up to athletes from different sports - MTB vs MX, supermoto, street luge, rollerblades, skateboards, snowmobiles, those crazy NZ drift karts, whatever. Get some!
  • + 1
 That is a very mad idea, and mad idea's tend to work out quite well! The rampage started out as a mad idea Hahahaha Smile
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  • + 11
 Dear Red Bull, Thank you for making this happen on my birthday. Love, me.
  • + 1
 Dear Mr diesel84

No problem sir, we hope you enjoy your VIP seat a-top the Oakley sender tower! (sweet view Smile )

Love & Hugs,

Red Bull.
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  • + 7
 this event will no doubt be amazing to watch, but I've been following the red bull builders blog and they have so many wooden features and sculpted dirt transitions on the hill now it looks like a slopestyle course has just been built over all the natural stuff... last years real winner for me was Gee Atherton, Zinks 3' was big but the rest of his run wasn't anything up to the crazy gnar line Gee stomped out to perfection... in all, there's too many slopestyle events already, leave the Rampage natural please!
  • + 5
 Agreed, Zink pulled off one bmx trick and won, but had he attempted to do Gee's lines at Gee's speed he would have crashed several times over. It wasn't even close, in terms of difficulty of lines and the skill level required, Gee killed it.
  • + 4
 you can land a plane on some of the sculpted landings -.- too many calculations takes the balls out of it. I wanna see rampant lunatics not scientists.
  • + 2
 Am I the only one who think that Gees' run is a bit overrated? Don't get me wrong though, I'm not hating on him.
  • + 3
 watch it again Lehel, closely, he rode an 'off-piste' steep section no other rider thought was possible, he nailed the hip-to-wall drop that no other rider managed to land despite them trying, as well as putting in some big jumps and drops... while riding it all completely clicked at world cup downhill speed, it really was epic!
  • + 1
 IMO Gee's run was better, but Zink's 360 was the best trick. I was there and could see pretty much all of Gee's run from where I stood. I couldn't see Zink's run until he was on the Oakley sender.
  • + 1
 and bhd13 may I kindly ask how missing gee's run give you necessary data to judge who's run's better?
  • + 1
 Read again: I didn't miss Gee's run. I've seen both runs on video and I still have the same opinion.
Should we debate if Norbs got robbed next?
Thanks for asking kindly.
  • + 1
 oops sorry I meant missing Zink's run partially
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  • + 8
 "Josh and the Oakley Icon Sender." My first thoughts were references to Josh Bender.
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  • + 5
 shut up. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HIT THE WOOD. Stop complaining and saying its just becoming a slope event. most of it is at the bottom and were probably going to see some big shit coming off of the option wood so shut up.
  • + 1
 wood is fine but at least make it technical and skinny and extreme not wide enough for a truck.
  • + 1
 RIght then... Technical and skinny into a 80 foot gap.. Some of these comments are pretty freakin funny.. So many are just way to clueless to the actuall degree of riding involved here.. Can't wait to watch it.. Hope none of my friends get hurt... Andale!
  • + 0
 no i mean like a big teeter that when it stops they roll right off a drop off.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=izJe-8v1f7I&feature=plcp%3Cbr
No I'm not clueless. thats a 2ft wide ramp for a 2.5in wide tire sending out 30ft and down 20ft. not near as big as rampage but big enough to not be called clueless.
  • + 1
 it's giving me wood
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 Going to be insane. Enough of this, wood doesn't belong there.....MountainBiking is a progressional sport. It is always changing, continually adding another dimension that riders have to navigate. If that means the winning line is sending a retardedly huge drop that happens to be made of wood, which is what grants it its size....so be it. I'm entertained, and really, what else is redbull trying to do except gain viewership and spread the word of their events....Its working for me.
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  • + 2
 I'd love to be on that mountain watching in person and seeing the view from the top to see if I'd even want to drop in. Until that happens I'll leave the opinion of course design to the pro's organizing the event and the athletes putting in their two cents about what wooden features should be involved in an event like this. Sponsorship dollars are what makes an event like this happen and none of us would talk about the Oakley banner randomly placed in the middle of the mountain now would we? But a giant wood feature allowing a spot for the riders to consistently have the same launch every time to know what tricks are possible during their run means it's a focal point for riders and fans. At this point the threat has 172 comments about wooden features at Rampage, Oakley did a good job of sponsor/logo placement.
I'm just excited to watch the event with the wide variety of riders invited.The variety between McCaul, Zink, Claw, Pilgrim, Paul Bass is going to be fun to watch. They all have a different style and the best part is that they get to choose how they make it down the mountain. They have access to all the same runs as everyone else so it'l be interesting to see who can be original with either their lines or doing original tricks on the ever popular Oakley wooden feature. They are all bad asses for just dropping in from the top.
  • + 1
 Yea well said man. Like I had said in a comment above, my only concern about the addition of all the wood features is that riders would feel like that had to hit all the big pre-built stuff to score well, which could take some of the originality about of things, which was always one of the best parts about Rampage. It's going to be a sick contest regardless.

And even if you (like me, an almost everyone else in the world) were to chicken to drop in this course, you're still a boss. You don't need to answer to anyone about that.
  • + 1
 Kmart Town Boyster is prime example of forum mis use. Dick
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  • + 4
 I wonder how hard backflipping drops would be with Full Suspension...or whether Genon will be able to handle a big bike...
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  • + 4
 Bearclaw should frontfilp the drop. All those who saw Where The Trail Ends will understand
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  • + 1
 Semenuk's Carbon Session weighs in under thirty pounds from what I understand. I think its like 29 or so. He may be able to back flip off the oakley drop. But What do I know. What does everybody think? What does the average slopestyle bike weigh?
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  • + 1
 Wooden is great that's awesome i wonder how the landing is on the smaller drop , Watching the Biggelli footage ,it didn't look like there was a gap but there is ,he was going fast too , if he bottomed it didn't look like it effected him much , i'd like to see Wil White boot this with that Karpiel Apoc, that frame should be bottom proof !
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 There really should be a Pink Bike Contest for the biggest whiners... I think some just get on the forum to complain. This is a sport that we all love at every level. No matter if you are the one sending it or just enjoying watching the real pros send it. Let the sport evolve and if you can do a better job then put on an event of your own.. If not the keep your crap comments at home where you spend most of your time.
  • + 4
 your whine about whiners makes you the winner of whiners.
  • + 0
 Holy christ... you're annoying... and no one cares about your 20X30... you just come off as an arrogant as$ who probably has a bald head, a big truck with a lift kit and rim, who constantly wears a pair of Oakley Oil Rigs... please stop. That is all
  • + 1
 the guy asked for it. i showed him. a guy said i was clueless when it comes to drops. i proved them wrong. I stated facts you stated assumptions which were all wrong so you're the annoying arrogant ass and to top the cake you have nothing to back it up.
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  • + 1
 this event will no doubt be amazing to watch, but I've been following the red bull builders blog and they have so many wooden features and sculpted dirt transitions on the hill now it looks like a slopestyle course has just been built over all the natural stuff... last years real winner for me was Gee Atherton, Zinks 3' was big but the rest of his run wasn't anything up to the crazy gnar line Gee stomped out to perfection... in all, there's too many slopestyle events already, leave the Rampage natural please!
  • + 1
 my phone screwed up and posted twice, please delete this
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 I have the 2010 video on my phone and I watched Zink 3 the drop over and over again....and honestly it didn't look big until I saw a pic of it from another angle that shit is huge! I think it's awesome that they have some wooden features at Rampage. It gives the competition flair and energy. Plus the riders can build lines before the drop and stuff. It should be sick this year!
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  • + 2
 PLEASE
PLEASE
PLEASE

anyone fancy giving me a lift down to watch this awesome event? I live in west vancouver! will split fuel money of course.
  • + 1
 same, id ride my bike there if i could, except that i dont have enough water bottles, not to mention the interstate highways are freaking scary on a bike
  • + 1
 hahaha, be so worth it though
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  • + 4
 how's protour not already on this? im looking forward to a rage
  • + 3
 HaHa, scott-townes looked like he was trying to pick it up in protour's absence.
  • + 3
 Just give the guy a minute, he'll show up and post a dumbass comment
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  • + 0
 I HAVE JUST READ THIS ENTIRE COMMENT SECTION AND THE DIVIDE BETWEEN "WOOD AND NO WOOD" HAS GONE A BIT TOO FAR I RECON.

BOTH SIDES HAVE VERY GOOD ARGUMENTS, BUT MTB'ING HAS TO EVOLVE AND MOVE FORWARD TO SURVIVE AND GROW BY TRYING NEW THINGS AND SEEING IF ITS BETTER.

ANYWAY TO MY KNOWLEDGE NON OF THE RIDERS HAVE MADE MOANED ABOUT THE FEATURES SO MAYBE WE SHOULDN'T EITHER!

REDBULL ADDED THE WOOD TO GIVE A VISUAL FACTOR TO THE RAMPAGE TO THE UP AND COMING GENERATION OF YOUNG RIDERS WHO WANT TO WATCH A BIT MORE THAN JUST DUST (kids who are to young to remember the original rampage in all its glory) AND SOMETHING NEW FOR THE RIDERS TO SESSION BECAUSE TO GIVE THEM A FEELING OF MORE CHOICE AND PROGRESSION INSTEAD OF JUST HITTING THE SAME KIND OF LIPS EVERY TIME. BECAUSE THE RAMPAGE ISN'T JUST FOR US AND OUR OPINIONS, ITS ALSO FOR THE KINGS OF STYLE AND GNARLY! Smile
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  • + 4
 Roller blades are for girls
  • + 1
 Scooters are gay
  • + 1
 Oh Yes they are! Smile
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  • + 1
 remember when rampage was full of natural lines and big ball hucks off cliffs not calculated ramps and landings? *coughlame-ass-slopestyle-shitcough*
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  • + 1
 this stuff is starting to look way way way too much like a slope style course... please get back to the roots of natural lines
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  • + 1
 That looks super sick! And huge!! I hope they keep it to natural terrain, they better stop building all these wooden features soon..
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  • + 3
 The unbuilt "3rd" line looks like the sickest yet least glamorous.
  • + 2
 I agree, it looks like it could be awesome, I don't have a clue where they would land though... Judging from the drawing it looks like they would jump over the lower wooden line that is already built?
  • + 5
 it would land somewhere near las vegas nevada....
  • + 1
 Same landing as the other straight one I reckon...
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 there will be no flips off the 40 ft its to flat and too big for a flip, smaller drop ya id expect a flip.
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 Every picture I see of this years prebuilt rampage stuff makes me more and more disappointed in redbull.
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 Give me one shot and i would totally tear that up....or at least try...just gotta try to get there..
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 That thing is terrifying!
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 Man. I really want to make a run out there this year with the 600mm.
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 for me i would love it cam mcaul or bradon semnuk would win!
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 Who manages the land ? Interesting if this is on Government land. Big structures and a lot of dirt moved.
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 It's private property.
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 raaaaaaaaaaaaad!
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 im thinking Cam McCaul will throw a front off this...
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 fico muito top essa pista.
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 so sick! rampage is going to be awesome this year!
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 whats the poin, everyone its going to copy the gee line, like 2010
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 sal's instagram has a shot from below, 54 feet from lip to landing..
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 Good luck to our belgian competitors Nico Vink and Thomas Genon!
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 i wonder what cam zink will pull of there Wink
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 i say the winning trick will be a backflip variation off the main drop
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 wow thats crazy wish i could be there :-)
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 3 in 1. Awesome stage for an awesome event.
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 the icon sender still remains there all the time???? O.o
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 decisions, decisions... oooh! PAYDAY!!!!
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 the drop is almost to big to 3
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 i wonder if zink will 3 it again
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 3 table w/ a peace sign
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 i want to send this!!!
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 That's sweet!
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 Let's go to the moon.
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 shits about to get real
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 scary looking !!!!!
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 Go on Nik give it a go! Smile
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 Lets, go together mate! Im up for it, ahhahhqhhhahah
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 Ok Ahem, but............. you can go down first i think! Smile Hahahahaha
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 hhahhahhahahhaha Ok, Follow me buddy!
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