Red Bull Rampage 2012 - Contour Footage: Zink Canyon Crash

Oct 9, 2012 at 16:03
Oct 9, 2012
by Scott Secco  
 
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 ....and ESPN's X-games says the "Mega Ramp" is the most extreme? ...child's play compared to this epic line.
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 100% with you.
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 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.
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 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!
  • + 18
 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.
  • + 18
 does anyone elses video say that redbull blocked it for copyright so it wont play? coz mine does :/
  • + 3
 Yup thrusty, it was ok an hour ago, but is blocked now.
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 I hate it how they do shit like that. Its not like they're losing money because someone put it on youtube.
  • + 8
 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.
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 Having said that, they did organise the whole thing and let me watch it for free! Thanks Red Bull!
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 Nucking Futz, hardcore line. Get well Cam
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 Anyone else getting the message that the video has been removed by the user? Frown

Here ya go everyone who can't see it! www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=426948390686283
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  • + 85
 to have enough air time to say "Oh oh oh my god" before you hit the ground... god damn
  • + 6
 to have the experience to know that shit will hit the fan at only the 1/4th of air time
  • + 12
 i wanna be at the next one cuz you know zink's gonna get some serious redemption at the next rampage!
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 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
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 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
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 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!
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 well then i stand corrected haha
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 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.
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 Holy shit!! Toughest fucking man alive haha
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 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??
  • + 4
 look at the jump.. would you rather under shoot or over shoot? shit that big is hard to judge man!
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 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!!!
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 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.
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 ...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!
  • + 9
 what a total bell end !!
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 its zinks dog !!
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 You've dropped the ball again Protour...
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 LOL!!!! Pontificator smoated.
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 And just another stupid comment from you know who
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 why isnt protour dead yet?
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 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.
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 I ride lines like this, except they are about a quarter the gnar of the roll in... That's a sender!
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 Insane!!!..Makes me laugh when I see Ads/commercials for the NFL and NBA-the chest pounding, etc..Fans, players etc..act/think 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!
  • + 23
 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.
  • - 10
 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.
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 Statistically mountain biking has the second most injuries of any sport, second to basket ball...
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 @Kona-rider 1,seriously,you have never met a rider who is a jerk ?
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 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...
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 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.
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 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.
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 @Kona-rider 1, Sorry but there are some who just don't quite see the bright side of life. Example A www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSzx41AyfB0
  • + 3
 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. Smile glad you;re alright.
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 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.
  • + 1
 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.
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 'I honestly think I'm OK' that's the most amazing part (: Heal up!
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 One dude comes running to Cam's aid and the other just casually walks up like someone falls out of the sky everyday.
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 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.
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 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!
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 you mean... heel up....
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 I heard they were going to use that exact ramp to launch the next gen space shuttle to the moon!
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 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.
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 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...
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 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
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 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 Smile
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 Does anyone know why he bailed? It looked like he had it untill he bailed. Im thinking he was going nose heavy.
  • + 1
 He said the lip caused his rear suspension to buck so he started to nosedive mid air
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 Yeah he was quite clearly going OTB if he'd held on. Hit the take off too fast and got bucked as elTwitcho said.
  • + 1
 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.
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 His dog was the first to rush to his side. Thats awesome.
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 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.
  • + 1
 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.
  • + 1
 Well, at least he didn't try to ballride it out
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 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 Salute
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 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.
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 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!
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 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!!
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 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.
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 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)
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 i hurt just watching that!
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 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!!!!!!
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 Zink is such a boss... that one jump probably gives you almost as much airtime as all the jumps on a-line combined!
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 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.
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 Well now I don't trust my Contour mounts to hold up if I slam into the ground at obscene speeds.
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 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.
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 why did red bull block this!?
  • + 13
 Because apparently they have a copyright on mountain biking... Thumbs Down
  • + 6
 WTF! I watched this less than an hour ago, and wanted to watch it again.. Fuck you Redbull!
  • + 1
 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
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  • + 1
 Cam Zink- because football players need heros too.

-and really firefighters.. no C-spine precautions??
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 What i f*cking tank! "Honestly i think i'm ok" Props for him walking away!!
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 Cam Jink , your an absoloute trooper!!! hope ur back riding soon
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 Anybody who has ever crashed seriously, can only say
get well man and don΄t let it throw you back...
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 Dude at least put some gloves on !!
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 His line is soooo sick, super bummed that he couldn't compete!
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 That's a gnarly line through and through. The run in to the gap is pretty nutty.
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 "Oh, man are you okay"
"I honestly think i'm fine" are you kidding, how is he fine Very confused
that's crazy
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 Here's what it looked like near the landing...
www.pinkbike.com/photo/8764798
insane.
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 WTF? Who put kryptonite on the landing?
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 Jesus!! how fast and high??!! next time he rides that he'll be doing it with a parachute!
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 Protour would suck cock for rock
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 Redbull barred the vid -.-
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 haha i watched the video.. and shared it.. now its blocked by redbull
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 damn.. what happened to the video!??
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 why is this taken down this is the crazyest thing i have ever sean.
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 That Looked Scarry Droping in before the jump
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 that was a disgusting noise
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 If only we had a helmet cam of this
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 wut happend to the video it worked before!
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 Video has been disabled by user
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 Red Bull takes the video down on copyright grounds? F them!
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 i might have missed it but does anybody know the distance of that gap?
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 Holy crap I just felt my back break again, watching that POV!!!!
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 It says its blocked by Redbull.
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 Man: are you ok
Zink: do you honestly think I'm ok?
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 That gave me chills. such a gnarly crash.
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 Lol cam- "yeah I think I'm fine just my heel's really hurt"
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 i think i puked when he went off the lip... that is fucking huge
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 the cracking sound on landing, doesnt sound good
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 OMG f... king faaaaaaaaaassssst and scary moment heal up fast
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 That canyon gap could be 20' bigger and Cam would still slay it!
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 a big jump for a big biker à couper le souffle
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 "my ankles hurt and my butt hurts" Dude! You just fell outta the sky!!
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 butt sex ??
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 My stomach just gave me the roller coaster feeling!!
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 I was amazed at the roll-in itself! That was gnarly!
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 jesus... that drop-in...
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 that...was...gnar
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 Oh no! where is it!
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