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Red Bull Rampage 2012 - Contour Footage: Zink Canyon Crash
Oct 9, 2012 at 16:03
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(Oct 9, 2012 at 10:21)
....and ESPN's X-games says the "Mega Ramp" is the most extreme? ...child's play compared to this epic line.
(Oct 9, 2012 at 10:32)
100% with you.
(Oct 9, 2012 at 11:38)
As far as the jump is concerned I'm right there with you, Mega Ramp the majority of the time is a nice easy slide. This was rough, hope he's feeling better and back on a bike soon.
(Oct 9, 2012 at 13:35)
Man, that was messy. the moment that stood out for ME, was when he realised it was going all wrong. Glad he got up after that!
(Oct 9, 2012 at 14:43)
I've been saying for awhile now that mountain biking is the toughest extreme sport around. with a bar between your legs and rocks/roots/trees around, falling is bound to give you some swellers or blue balls.
(Oct 9, 2012 at 22:09)
does anyone elses video say that redbull blocked it for copyright so it wont play? coz mine does :/
(Oct 9, 2012 at 22:25)
Yup thrusty, it was ok an hour ago, but is blocked now.
(Oct 9, 2012 at 22:40)
I hate it how they do shit like that. Its not like they're losing money because someone put it on youtube.
(Oct 10, 2012 at 2:36)
What a load of shit. How do red bull own it if he shot it himself with a helmet cam? Surely if Zink shot it, Zink owns it.
(Oct 10, 2012 at 2:37)
Having said that, they did organise the whole thing and let me watch it for free! Thanks Red Bull!
(Oct 10, 2012 at 7:44)
Nucking Futz, hardcore line. Get well Cam
(Oct 10, 2012 at 11:46)
Anyone else getting the message that the video has been removed by the user?
Here ya go everyone who can't see it!
(Oct 9, 2012 at 10:10)
to have enough air time to say "Oh oh oh my god" before you hit the ground... god damn
(Oct 9, 2012 at 10:46)
to have the experience to know that shit will hit the fan at only the 1/4th of air time
(Oct 9, 2012 at 10:55)
i wanna be at the next one cuz you know zink's gonna get some serious redemption at the next rampage!
(Oct 9, 2012 at 11:58)
not to talk shit on arguably the greatest freerider, but what did he expect? everyone else was hitting the canyon gap with the run-in that was lower on the mountain and they were hitting it perfect - but then he drops in from the top at such a more ballsy speed... it only seems natural that he would over shoot it. still insane and can't believe he's alright. such a tough dude
(Oct 9, 2012 at 12:10)
I think he expected to throw down the gnarliest line and win. It's Cam Zink, if everyone else is hitting the smaller line you can pretty much guarantee he'll take the bigger option. Look at the last rampage, after eating shit trying to drop a three on the sender he came right back to do it again because most people weren't even brave enough to hit that line at all. Cam Zink pushes it harder than just about anyone, shit like this is gonna happen
(Oct 9, 2012 at 12:32)
He had landed it 6 times before apparantly in his interview but was battling with the sun and wanted to hit it one last time, he said that he couldnt really see so was going off the previous braking to get the same speed but obviously didnt find the right amount of braking he knew he needed to slow down!
(Oct 9, 2012 at 12:38)
well then i stand corrected haha
(Oct 9, 2012 at 13:27)
When I heard him mid-flight yell out: "oh oh oh my god", heart went beating at 170bpm. Just watching that made be get goosebumps. Both Cam's (McCaul and Zink) have balls of steel.
(Oct 9, 2012 at 15:11)
Holy shit!! Toughest fucking man alive haha
(Oct 9, 2012 at 15:56)
Er, isn't that we have brakes?? Sure the higher run in will have more speed, but he need's a brake check to control the speed. As for 'everyone else', that would be Cam then right??
(Oct 9, 2012 at 20:07)
look at the jump.. would you rather under shoot or over shoot? shit that big is hard to judge man!
(Oct 9, 2012 at 21:11)
worst part of that is how long he knew it was coming for he had enough time to ring up and set up a health insurance account!!!
(Oct 9, 2012 at 21:21)
Yeah especially if the sun was in your eyes. I didn't like the gap for 2 reasons. It had too much buck to it, should have been a bigger jump so they could still clear it, but a little flatter. Designing a mtb jump that small, with that much kick, at those speeds, is asking for trouble. I also didn't like that you had to sacrifice so much more of the hill in order to traverse over to hit it. Choosing to hit it sorta turns your run into a one hit wonder, so you would have to do a backflip or something crazy on it score big. Thats probably why McCaul didn't get that great of a score when he hit it, though did get stunt of the day. That's my take, if you disagree make some counterpoints clones, don't just insult me as usual.
(Oct 9, 2012 at 22:44)
...and one more thing...get that dog away from him! At least get that thing on a leash! Better yet, how about no dogs allowed on the hill at Rampage...it's only a matter of time before one causes a serious accident running around looking for a place to sh*t, or from getting excited seeing a bike come down the hill and running in it's path. No Dogs next year, ok?
I love the mutts, but dogs are like 29ers, the worst thing about them are their owners!
(Oct 9, 2012 at 23:52)
what a total bell end !!
(Oct 10, 2012 at 0:13)
its zinks dog !!
(Oct 10, 2012 at 21:41)
You've dropped the ball again Protour...
(Oct 10, 2012 at 22:59)
LOL!!!! Pontificator smoated.
(Oct 11, 2012 at 6:32)
And just another stupid comment from you know who
(Oct 11, 2012 at 14:49)
why isnt protour dead yet?
(Oct 9, 2012 at 10:13)
I do this all the time, but I usually am doing some no handers and big 360s down this stuff. Then my alarm goes off and I head to class to daydream about it.
(Oct 10, 2012 at 0:46)
I ride lines like this, except they are about a quarter the gnar of the roll in... That's a sender!
(Oct 9, 2012 at 11:00)
Insane!!!..Makes me laugh when I see Ads/commercials for the NFL and NBA-the chest pounding, etc..Fans, players
it's so "Hardcore", Bad Ass, etc..It's a joke!!! compared to MTB and other extreme sports..and to add insult to injury, Pro MTBikers make a FRACTION of the money that the overpaid Spoiled Brat NBA/NFL players make..What a world..LOL!
(Oct 9, 2012 at 12:57)
well thats beacause more people are watching NBA/NFL games than mtbing. But im glad this sport is less common. When im snowboarding for example alot of people are jerks, but ive never met a biker whos a jerk.
(Oct 9, 2012 at 13:11)
NFL is pretty damn gnarly. Serious concussion, lots more injuries than mtb'ers. But this crash seems pretty insane for the amount of injury sustained.
(Oct 9, 2012 at 13:52)
Statistically mountain biking has the second most injuries of any sport, second to basket ball...
(Oct 9, 2012 at 13:59)
@Kona-rider 1,seriously,you have never met a rider who is a jerk ?
(Oct 9, 2012 at 14:11)
Can you shoot me a source for that stat? That seems super strange. Especially at the pro level. Not that many pro riders are injured that often. In football at least one per game...
(Oct 9, 2012 at 15:53)
they think it's like a stroll in the park with a cruiser. lol, tell a wide receiver to rip one of these lines, they'll shot their tights. even a NBA center can't do any airtime like on rampage....I felt light headed just watching the helmet cam footages.
(Oct 9, 2012 at 16:01)
Have a 280lbs man running a 12 second 100m, hit you in the chest. I am not saying rampage isn't gnarly. Just saying nfl is pretty legit when it comes to toughness. I wouldn't ask any player to ride any of these lines. But I would ask sink to stand in the shotgun.
(Oct 9, 2012 at 16:56)
@Kona-rider 1, Sorry but there are some who just don't quite see the bright side of life. Example A
(Oct 9, 2012 at 17:50)
enough about foot ball, yeah theyre bigger guys and they get hurt, they also get well overpayed to get hurt and then cry about it relentlessly..
Cam zink For pres.
glad you;re alright.
(Oct 10, 2012 at 23:09)
This whole NFL comparison is stupid. I love shredding Sunday mornings and getting home in time for Sundays game. One has nothing to do with the other. Bones break and ligaments tear in both sports. It's the preperation and putting your health on the line for the sport you love that people love to watch. To each his own.
(Oct 12, 2012 at 12:59)
well maybe ive never met a rider who is jerk because in my local town we dont have alot of bikers (which is the reason why i currently have nobody to ride with which sucks bigtime), even though i live very close to the alps.
(Oct 9, 2012 at 10:11)
'I honestly think I'm OK' that's the most amazing part (: Heal up!
(Oct 9, 2012 at 11:42)
One dude comes running to Cam's aid and the other just casually walks up like someone falls out of the sky everyday.
(Oct 9, 2012 at 12:06)
The worst thing a first responder can do is run to the site of the incident. Running jacks up your adrenalin and increases the potential of making mistakes. They are trained to walk calmly and quickly.
(Oct 9, 2012 at 10:36)
to hear a guy like Cam Zink, whose at the top of his game say "oh my god" mid flight..you know you're in serious s**t. heal up, Cam!
(Oct 10, 2012 at 12:13)
you mean... heel up....
(Oct 9, 2012 at 11:17)
I heard they were going to use that exact ramp to launch the next gen space shuttle to the moon!
(Oct 9, 2012 at 11:43)
That gap is huge enough to be scary on it's own but then add a sketchy drop in and rough run up to the lip. Zink is a bad ass! Both of the Cam's are bad asses for sending it over that gap. I wonder what Zink would have done on it once he jumped it a few times and got comfortable. Any guesses?
Heal up fast buddy and get back on the bike to show everyone what you were planning to do.
(Oct 9, 2012 at 12:16)
I was watching it and when he hit that drop I realized that my fingers are instinktively pushing imaginary brakes to stop that madness!! =D ...and it's just a vid... can't imagine size of balls to actualy do something like that...
(Oct 9, 2012 at 17:52)
i hear ya, I know from reviewing some of my own videos that drops and jumps often look much smaller than they are in POV, that jump looked Feckin huuuuge, so it was in fact Rediculously Fecking huuuuuuuuge as hell
(Oct 9, 2012 at 11:32)
Ooooh.... The crash looked gnarly in the pics but to be on the bike with cam just brings it home how high and fast he was actually going! And the crunch when he hit the ground! Ouch!!
I gotta say though after those cringing moments the guy wright at the end that pics up the camera made me laugh....... What a smug twat lol
(Oct 9, 2012 at 11:04)
Does anyone know why he bailed? It looked like he had it untill he bailed. Im thinking he was going nose heavy.
(Oct 9, 2012 at 11:21)
He said the lip caused his rear suspension to buck so he started to nosedive mid air
(Oct 9, 2012 at 12:42)
Yeah he was quite clearly going OTB if he'd held on. Hit the take off too fast and got bucked as elTwitcho said.
(Oct 9, 2012 at 12:48)
Spot on, you can clearly see it in the other videos. Gotta admire the way Zink took the hit, many people would not walk out of that.
(Oct 11, 2012 at 3:03)
All the respect to Cam, he is an awsome rider. I know its a split second decision and that crashing is a skill that all the top guys have boxed but he had lots of travel to same him there. Never bail a flat bottom. I will await all the comments about how he is a pro and knows better, fair play, it just my humble opinion.
(Oct 11, 2012 at 11:51)
His suspension bucked him hard. If he had stayed on he would have face planted. And obviously the bail worked out for him since he sustained no serious injuries.
(Oct 16, 2012 at 8:05)
Well, at least he didn't try to ballride it out
(Oct 9, 2012 at 11:31)
you know youv over shot something when you can say ahh ahhh omg 2x before you deck out. nice bail though he looks like he kinda rolled outta it with his forward momentum,i think his forward speed saved him from breaking his legs imho. SO RAW
Rampage is lethally awesome
(Oct 9, 2012 at 12:29)
Holy shit Zink is fucking bulletproof! I'm bummed he crashed because that line looked so sick and I'm sure he would of thrown down. I'm so glad he didn't get seriously hurt. Hope those ankles feel good soon buddy!
(Oct 9, 2012 at 15:15)
Someone posted a view from the landing:
(Oct 9, 2012 at 13:33)
His dog was the first to rush to his side. Thats awesome.
(Oct 9, 2012 at 13:09)
This is where and how progression starts. Remember Cary Hart back flip.Or Zink 3ing that huge drop last year concussed. Someone will be tricking that thing soon. Huge props to Zink.
(Oct 9, 2012 at 10:21)
Holy shit, as he was going through this my blood was pumping then we did the crazy ass drops and then the jump and my stomach sank. This is crazy, getting a contour.
(Oct 9, 2012 at 21:14)
hahaha cam zink is like me, you can tell when im about to eat shit on headcams cos i allways say ahh bollocks!!! or words to the effect haha admitadly my crasshes are slightly more favourable.... healin vibes cam!!
(Oct 9, 2012 at 10:18)
Cams face at the end made me laugh. Feel bad for Zink though that's one hell of a fall from the sky, glad he wasn't more seriously injured.
(Oct 9, 2012 at 14:10)
Cam is an absolute warrior. I was there to witness his horrific crash the fact that he walked away with only two badly bruised heels is unreal!!!!!!
(Oct 9, 2012 at 10:23)
Does anybody know where I can find the video they showed in the live stream? It was of Cam Zink falling, but it was shot from the ground.
(Oct 9, 2012 at 10:10)
Zink is such a boss... that one jump probably gives you almost as much airtime as all the jumps on a-line combined!
(Oct 9, 2012 at 11:50)
i hurt just watching that!
(Oct 9, 2012 at 11:48)
That must be the worst feeling ever!! Falling from that height and knowing there's nothing you can do.Heal quick Zink because you da man;0)
(Oct 9, 2012 at 21:26)
why did red bull block this!?
(Oct 9, 2012 at 21:34)
Because apparently they have a copyright on mountain biking...
(Oct 9, 2012 at 21:49)
WTF! I watched this less than an hour ago, and wanted to watch it again.. Fuck you Redbull!
(Oct 10, 2012 at 0:53)
You can't find shit for footage except for red bulls website. It's the new internet bullshit. Red bull's keeping it locked down....I know they have stacks on stacks of sweet riding somewhere
(Oct 9, 2012 at 20:16)
Well now I don't trust my Contour mounts to hold up if I slam into the ground at obscene speeds.
(Mar 31, 2013 at 11:43)
Cam Zink- because football players need heros too.
-and really firefighters.. no C-spine precautions??
(Oct 9, 2012 at 12:47)
What i f*cking tank! "Honestly i think i'm ok" Props for him walking away!!
(Oct 9, 2012 at 13:36)
Anybody who has ever crashed seriously, can only say
get well man and don΄t let it throw you back...
(Oct 9, 2012 at 12:55)
Cam Jink , your an absoloute trooper!!! hope ur back riding soon
(Oct 10, 2012 at 8:38)
Dude at least put some gloves on !!
(Oct 9, 2012 at 14:56)
That's a gnarly line through and through. The run in to the gap is pretty nutty.
(Oct 10, 2012 at 23:14)
WTF? Who put kryptonite on the landing?
(Oct 9, 2012 at 10:15)
His line is soooo sick, super bummed that he couldn't compete!
(Oct 9, 2012 at 12:10)
Here's what it looked like near the landing...
(Oct 16, 2012 at 15:18)
"Oh, man are you okay"
"I honestly think i'm fine" are you kidding, how is he fine
(Oct 9, 2012 at 12:00)
Jesus!! how fast and high??!! next time he rides that he'll be doing it with a parachute!
(Oct 9, 2012 at 21:12)
haha i watched the video.. and shared it.. now its blocked by redbull
(Oct 10, 2012 at 2:23)
Redbull barred the vid -.-
(Oct 10, 2012 at 1:41)
Protour would suck cock for rock
(Oct 10, 2012 at 14:05)
damn.. what happened to the video!??
(Oct 10, 2012 at 18:40)
why is this taken down this is the crazyest thing i have ever sean.
(Oct 11, 2012 at 11:06)
That Looked Scarry Droping in before the jump
(Oct 11, 2012 at 14:50)
that was a disgusting noise
(Oct 14, 2012 at 12:00)
If only we had a helmet cam of this
(Oct 10, 2012 at 18:12)
wut happend to the video it worked before!
(Oct 10, 2012 at 17:18)
Video has been disabled by user
(Oct 10, 2012 at 5:29)
(Oct 10, 2012 at 6:17)
Red Bull takes the video down on copyright grounds? F them!
(Oct 11, 2012 at 15:25)
i might have missed it but does anybody know the distance of that gap?
(Oct 9, 2012 at 18:46)
Holy crap I just felt my back break again, watching that POV!!!!
(Oct 10, 2012 at 3:52)
It says its blocked by Redbull.
(Oct 9, 2012 at 13:15)
Man: are you ok
Zink: do you honestly think I'm ok?
(Oct 9, 2012 at 12:04)
That gave me chills. such a gnarly crash.
(Oct 9, 2012 at 18:26)
Lol cam- "yeah I think I'm fine just my heel's really hurt"
(Oct 9, 2012 at 10:07)
i think i puked when he went off the lip... that is fucking huge
(Oct 9, 2012 at 11:23)
(Oct 9, 2012 at 11:19)
the cracking sound on landing, doesnt sound good
(Oct 9, 2012 at 10:20)
OMG f... king faaaaaaaaaassssst and scary moment heal up fast
(Oct 9, 2012 at 10:49)
That canyon gap could be 20' bigger and Cam would still slay it!
(Oct 9, 2012 at 13:19)
a big jump for a big biker à couper le souffle
(Oct 9, 2012 at 12:13)
"my ankles hurt and my butt hurts" Dude! You just fell outta the sky!!
(Oct 10, 2012 at 3:47)
butt sex ??
(Oct 9, 2012 at 15:25)
My stomach just gave me the roller coaster feeling!!
(Oct 9, 2012 at 16:30)
I was amazed at the roll-in itself! That was gnarly!
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(Oct 9, 2012 at 10:42)
scary as hell!
(Oct 9, 2012 at 10:30)
(Oct 9, 2012 at 19:39)
jesus... that drop-in...
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(Oct 9, 2012 at 22:26)
annnnd its gone
(Oct 10, 2012 at 15:53)
wheres the vid?
(Oct 9, 2012 at 22:16)
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(Oct 10, 2012 at 15:00)
Oh no! where is it!
(Oct 9, 2012 at 10:08)
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(Oct 9, 2012 at 10:10)
Ah, ah, oh my god, oh my god...psssshhhhhhhh
(Oct 9, 2012 at 11:01)
These guys are the elite of the sport, but i usually think this jump has to be banned for the next tampage!
(Oct 9, 2012 at 20:31)
I kind of agree. Only two riders were gonna hit it. One (Zink) who crashed throwing him out of the comp and Cam who hit it twice yet didn't place first. What's the big deal about hitting it if you don't get podium for it.
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