Monster Energy Slope Style Results

Aug 14, 2010 at 19:40
Aug 14, 2010
by Radek Burkat  
 
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Congratulations Cam Zink, Mike Montgomery and Casey Groves, the podium finishers. Great job to all the riders and to those injured a fast recovery.

Trek Session 9.9. Photo by Sterling Lorence
Trek Session 9.9. Photo by Sterling Lorence

1: Cam Zink
2. Mike Montgomery
3. Casey Groves
4. Sam Dueck

Also a big shout out from pinkbike to Sam Dueck on 4th sport!Congratulations Cam Zink, Mike Montgomery and Casey Groves, the podium finishers. Great job to all the riders and to those injured a fast recovery.

1: Cam Zink
2. Mike Montgomery
3. Casey Groves
4. Sam Dueck

Also a big shout out from pinkbike to Sam Dueck on 4th sport!






















Quick Run Recap:

Zink had the top run from the previous round therefore did the smart thing and cruised down with a safe victory run.

Mike Montgomery was on a winning run but went down.
Final run: 360 , tail, pendulum, flare, flip, flip, 360, tail whip of the tower massive crash.

Casey started awesome and was on a gold run until his chain broke.
Final run: 360 x, x, tail, 360, x up spin, 360 , super flip, chain ripped off , no chain wave of the final gap.

Sam Dueck, after crashing in his second run, took it easy and sat on his first run score.
Final run: back flip, straight,straight, superman back flip crash.

Kelly McGerry keeps his 83 from previous run
Final run: 360, back flip, 360, 360, xup, 360, flip, table, back flip.


Yeah Casey!
Yeah Casey!

Brandon, Claw and Yannick suffered injuries and were not able to compete in the finals.

Brandon Semenuk suffered a neck/collar bone with back flip on last drop

Darren Berrecloth suffered an arm/wrist injury on last jump 360

Yannick went to hospital after a crash on an odd landing

Congratulations to all the riders and a fast recovery to the injured ones.

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199 Comments

  • + 16
 Soooo Stoke for Casey!!!!
  • + 23
 Awesome Crankworx! Heal up Darren and Brandon!
  • + 1
 Good comp lots of nice tricks went down sux that semenuk and claw got hurt...but all in all badass comp!!!
  • + 69
 my fantasy team was either all injured or crashed Frown
  • + 6
 "Brandon Semenuk suffered a neck/collar bone with back fip on last drop
" copy and pasted. Back fip Razz should change that. Or not, fip sounds cooler.
  • + 14
 So, the big question is, who gets the bass?
  • + 15
 probably someone who knows nothing about the sport. most the guys you would have thought crashed out! I guess we will see who can really tell the future haha
  • + 10
 Or just randomly picked and lucked out. But that was a great example of how in competitions like this anything can happen.
  • + 6
 Now that I think of it.... If my pick was completely random, that bass would be mine.
  • + 15
 Soo...wheres lacondeguy?
  • + 6
 i knew mike was gonna be atleast top 5 but i thought darren or brandon would have had it
  • + 1
 Lacondeguy didn't qualify, he has been out partying it up every night by what I have seen/heard around town
  • + 3
 can someone put up a link to a video of the finals?
  • + 1
 it happened a few hours ago! videos will be up prolly tommoro or somethin!
  • + 2
 Semenuk broke his Collarbone and Darren broke his hand, its on Darren's Twitter.
  • + 14
 IMO the stunts were too big for riders to really throw down, they need a couple different line varieties! i think the whole slope style course for next year should be downscaled a tad, whats slope style biking going to be in 5 years if we have 20 foot drops right now? too many riders hurt. a more suitable name would be crashworx!
  • + 8
 that being said, props to all the riders they went really big this year.
  • + 4
 o so thats why semenuk didn't win
  • + 7
 ZINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO DESERVING, HES BEEN BATTLIN INJURIES FOREVER! BIG UPPPSSS TO HIM , AND OF COURSE TO CASEY TO FOR THROWN DOWN THE GNAR FOR CANADA
  • + 1
 Congrats Casey/Transition and Cam!! Wicked course!!
  • + 1
 Yeah Montgomry, Banshee rider's got some serious talent! What happened to Pilgrim?
  • + 1
 like my whole fantasy thing was wrong either injured or crashed or not there in the case of the brits
  • + 8
 DIRTJUMPIN..... lacondeguy told me he didn't want to compete cause he knew every one was gonna eat S**T, which they they did, so he was smart i guess, semenuk got hurt, sodertrom did, bass was out in the morning off the kokanee box up top, mike went down really hard, yannick and semenuk, ridiculous. thats what he told me anyways... i dunno...
  • + 2
 and who knows what happened with watts????? the announcer said he had another chance to get a run in, he never showed, was he hurt or something?? he was pissed off when he flatted...
  • + 1
 twitpic.com/2ew112 Semenuk f*cked his collar bone up!
and
twitpic.com/2ew33f Claw screwed his hand up!
  • + 10
 anyone else as impressed as i am that mike montgomery was throwing down off those huge featured on a hardtail?
  • + 4
 The real question is, who isn't impressed?
  • + 3
 that´s cause montgomery is pure HARDTAIL PRIDE!!
  • + 2
 Mike Montgomery is the man
  • + 1
 vimeo.com/14159017
finally found the video Big Grin
the bit u all want is about 3mins in Razz
  • + 1
 Did anyone pull anything sick off in the monster cradle thing?
  • + 1
 nobody really did anything off of it, they just used it as a berm
  • - 1
 suck it up....
  • - 1
 usa usa usa !
  • + 8
 CANADA CANADA CANADA!!!!
  • + 2
 I think I agree with the PRO above me Big Grin
  • + 1
 I agree with canadians of course, but does the guy not realise that the us won last year? I love entertaining myself by reading all the funny comments....
  • + 1
 BIKING!!! BIKING!!! BIKING!!!! It's universal!!!
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  • + 12
 Incredible riding -- so much skill. The injury rate is unsustainable. Slopestyle promoters and course designers MUST find a way to make this riding discipline and these competitions safer. The young athletes deserve it. And, as a practical matter, the discipline is unsustainable with this injury rate.
  • + 3
 If they didn't go big there wouldn't be a point in competing...
  • + 2
 But is it possible to make slopestyle courses that weren't so binary - ie crash and you injure and/or seriously hurt yourself. Or would that not make it slopestyle any more? Broken femurs etc are sickeningly bad injuries. Broken backs even more so. I don't know the answer to this question
  • + 3
 Get some of that utah dirt for the landers
  • - 1
 slopestyle is what it is, injuries, serious ones, will happen. nobody is forcing these dudes to enter. there is probably more injuries in hockey than in slopestyle.
  • - 2
 Don't relate shit to hockey because thats a totally different sport, It's like making a world cup downhill course less knarly and flatter. ya it's easier, but it won't be as fun or challenging.
  • + 3
 Exactly. Extreme sports have a degree of risk. Its what makes them fun and awesome to watch. Nobodys forcing them to compete, and they are smart enough to call it quits if its too dangerous
  • + 4
 if the sport wasnt dangerous hell id get out there and try to tripple flip every jump but extreme spots are limited by this. Thats why what these guys do is so incredible to watch! The fact that almost all the riders got up from those falls i think is incredible. Remember the smallest features of the course are probably bigger then anything in your home town
  • - 1
 Yes, but this course had several stupid jumps, ie; hips, narrow take offs, highspeed finish jump...I agree it can be made safe-ER, but it will never be safe, and it shouldn't. But 99.9% of professional SS riders don't wear pads and some go with only a half shell...so it's also their fault.
  • + 22
 I think the main problem contributing to the injury rate is not being prepared. For example viccityburner had a good point, "Remember the smallest features of the course are probably bigger then anything in your home town"

So for a slopestyle athlete to actually train successfully for an event such as this, they would need to 360 or tailwhip off +20 foot jumps on a semi-regular basis. The problem is that I doubt a lot of the riders actually train on obstacles like the ones featured in this comp and thus a lot of what they do/attempt in a comp they are not properly prepared for resulting in injuries.

In order for slopestyle to become a safer sport as a whole, the drops, wall rides, fruit bowls, ski jumps, need to become a normal occurrence at local parks and biking attractions. Right now the riders are just going out and killing themselves on a course designed to please the audience.
  • + 2
 fully agree with SavageMountainAnimal's comment here, some course shit is just built stupidly large just to keep the crowds entertained. I mean it is sick and all but sometimes i think stuff get's pushed a little too far.
  • + 2
 Agree with savage, disagree with Phil. It's not built too big, it's built unsafe. In theory, you can have a 'safe' 100 ft drop, if the rider knows what they are doing. But making huge features with hip landings, bad take offs, HARD pack dirt with rocks, and high speed stuff meant to be tricked is bad.... But yeah, The hardest thing for me trying to get into the whole slopestyle competition world is that I don't have access to a foam pit, or a huge back yard and a bull dozer, which seems to be what alot of the pros have, but those that don't are going to get seriously injured at these events. So I def agree with you savage, More riding spots need to be available, for training, for saftey, and to progress the sport even more...
  • + 8
 also just a short comment to add in, they needed to water that course! a couple of them crashes were caused by the track being so dry. simple things like that make a lot of difference and it was stupid of them not to water it, the condition of the dirt was poor
  • + 2
 lots of riders ont wear much armour because when you go that big armour will not make much of a differance, so they choose mobility cause its more important ... you MUST make those jumps, there IS not thought of crashing.
  • + 0
 I think if the course was better, and laid out better, there would have been less injuries.
  • + 1
 to suicidedownhiller at crankworx colorado im pretty sure all of us who were in slope wore pads.
  • + 3
 Seriously, and pads aren't going to protect you from breaking your leg, collar bone, arms, etc.
  • + 2
 Pads will help you from a few cuts. The helmet and neckbrace is the only thing that will save you. And you see people wearing fullface helmets and neck braces during the competitions.
  • + 2
 lacondeguy didnt compete cause he though he would get hurt, ffrom what he told me.......>??????
  • - 3
 WTF.......SLOPESTYLE is not for pussies and I hope every year gets gnarlier cause it is for gnarly riders... even if you know all the tricks in the world you will need really big balls to hit that course and thats what is all about....like rampage, if you wanna go big and bigger you will accept big and bigger bails !!! SLOPESTYLE LADYES AND GENTS IT´S LIKE GOING INTO WAR AND THESE GUYS HITTING IT ARE REAL WARRIORS. HUGE RESPECT FOT THEM AND HOPE EVERY INJURIED RIDERS HEAL VERY WELL TO HIT IT AGAIN !!!
  • + 2
 "Bones Heal, Chicks Dig Scars, Pain is Temporary, Glory is Forever" (evil knievel)
  • + 3
 mugrel,

This isn't some sort of macho Latin contest. I know quite a few guys who compete now or in the past and it sucks to see friends get injured. Yes they are warriors but the question is whether you want to see them throwing down year-after-year-after-year. As it stands right now, the top guys aren't going to last one year if they keep destroying themselves. I don;t think anyone here is questioning their courage. Thoughtful comments so far in this thread
  • + 12
 To the non biker spectator the event seems more insane and awesome if there are some really large drops and massive gaps. To the core riders it is much more important to see more trick variation that can happen on a medium sized perfectly built step up or double. So it seems that the spectators and the riders want different things. Personally I'd rather see smaller hits that allow the riders to bust out and progress in their moves while limiting their chance of critical injuries. Of course it's great to see a 360 off a 30 foot drop, but I think everyone would also be stoked on double backflips and moves that have not been invented or seen yet. It must be hard for organizers to balance all the variables in building a course, and every year they do a great job, but for next year it would be great to see runs that had hits that allowed riders to progress and have variety instead of mostly sticking to 360s and backflips. All in all a great event.
  • + 1
 to sam-ride-mtb, I saw them watering down the course all day before the event. they may have even done it the day before too.
  • + 1
 I felt that the course was poorly put together. It seemed like a combination of weak features that didn't provide much room for going big, and huge features that didn't provide any room for getting creative. I also felt that the course lacked some bread and butter features that the riders could show off their bag of proper tricks on. I think that Injuries are part of every sport and that yesterday was a combination of poor course planning and bad luck. It's part of every sport and I think had the injured riders not been among the top riders people wouldn't be making as much of a deal about. But this is all in my opinion!
  • + 4
 whoever designs the course, i believe its still cowan...feel free to correct me, needs to take a serious look at smutoks design at highlands, i felt like that course was ACE. it honestly looked like a true SS course, Crankworx has gotten too concerned about attracting new revenue and new fans. To push the riders limits with a double whale tail (colorado) or a judges stand with a hip step up to 20 ft drop is just insane. Dont get me wrong, the organizers and promoters do a great job, but they need to take a step back and seriously consider the riders well being before they ok and promote the course. Get more creative like "ebehn" said, more line options, smaller stuff. I would like to see riders having fun instead of looking indecisive and nervous in practise and qualies. mountain biking is about creativity as much as it is about danger, please crankworx course designers, keep it that way. Best wishes to all riders who were injured, heal quick.....and congrats to zink on laying down a gnarly run!
  • + 7
 I want to see safer courses and better designers for 2011! As far as the audience goes......I could care less if they wanted to see someone hit a big ass jump and crash or barely land it like this past weekend! Its about the athletes, not the audience, I know that all my friends in the slope style weren't competing for the audience, they were doing it for themselves, there sponsors and a living! I did have fun and learnt I never want to trick a drop that big and gnarly again because of how many of my friends got hurt!
  • + 2
 I agree with cgroves. Nobody of the riders do this for the audience, everyone that rides bikes, rides cause they love it, the passion and the sensation that this sport brings you is amazing so you want more and more, so i think that crankworx this year was more for audience. The jumps of crankworx colorado were extremely insane and they left Cam Mccaul out of the contest with a broken femur. They need to think more about the riders cause they are those who feed this sport and keep it alive.
  • + 1
 true enough casey. the promoters are trying to draw larger audiences by making huge shit...its the events sponsors attempt to make this sport as "mainstream" as possible, in my opinion....but as a good friend of mine stated, "the only thing holding this sport back from being mainstream is the cost"....they're trying to draw the wrong crowd for the wrong reasons. safer courses would not only benefit the pros but it would also benefit the fans, it would demonstrate that, yes this sport is high risk, high reward....but if they dont know the sport they wont be thinking that this is an everyday ride on a mountain bike after looking at a course like this years. get a new designer in, from what ive heard every rider was stoked on smutoks course. bring in someone who has similar ideas. Congrats on the third casey, the t-whip on the step down was gnar, way to throw down for the fans, such as myself!
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  • + 12
 sam pilgrim deserved a way higher score.
  • + 1
 Agreed! Robbed, again!
  • + 1
 Totally Agreed!!!
  • + 1
 Haha even third place winner agrees, amazing! Oh and Congratulations Casey!
  • + 2
 i think quite a few guys were robbed, including you casey, well at least your first run. deserved way higher, but u came back and showed those judges ur not taking that
  • + 0
 You could tell Sam was annoyed with his score, he looked very angry and rightly so. Top 3 runs were sick though, congrats to Casey, Mike and Cam.
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  • + 9
 basically everyone's team died
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  • + 4
 great slopestyle event.
but why oh why do they make it so anti climatic with the super final?
why not erase all the scores from the first 2 runs, and let the final 6 throw down in a one run showdown?
i don't get it.
  • + 4
 I agree that the best 5 or 6 riders after 3 runs should do a one run showdown. That would definately make it more exciting. The course was sort of odd. It seemed way bigger than last years as far as the size of the features go. It seems like the course difficulty has progressed faster than the riders have...not that the riders haven't progressed.
  • + 1
 This format ensures the best run of the day is the winner of the contest. The top 6 guys get another try in the super final to up - but the guy holding high score gets the honour of being able to respond if someone outdoes him. If we erase - the winning run could be a 70pt ride? Cam's 95 deserved to win. Brandon would have had a 98 if he landed a very stock backflip he had nailed time after time this week. I agree there are pro's and con's of both - but having the best run of day win the contest is hard to dispute.
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  • + 7
 front flip was off the hook!! Congrats to all the competitors sick show!
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  • + 3
 somehow it was confusing this year.. zink really deserved the win for the run he made with the frontflip & after all the injuries he had since 06 but the course was so different from all we have seen in the past years...so tech. & with only one "usual" dirtjump...
i am just confused right now & cant tell you if i liked the way how it all passed off.
  • + 4
 I definately agree with this. Personally I disagree with a few of the features on that course.
  • + 0
 the step up to the judges tower then a hip drop? what were they thinking on that one?
  • + 1
 And the mustache drop and oververt? Seriously...
  • + 1
 i was really surprised when tricks were thrown off the judge tower. i thought the biggest trick off there was going to be an x-up. when zink started it off by 3ing off there i almost shat a brick
  • + 1
 i hate how casey tail whiped the judges tower first and got it first atempt but all the hype is about mike mo who didnt land it first try
  • + 1
 actually he did land it first try, he didnt land it on his last run in the super finals. but the hype is there because he hit it on a hartail
  • + 1
 oh, ok got them mixed up. but the hype ive been hearing isnt about him on a hard tail it was just about mike mo doing it, i hate that when mike mo does something slight better than normal everybody makes a big deal out of it while other guys are out there doing the same or close to the same shit and stuck in the shadows
  • + 1
 He didn't...he just had a good run without any wipeouts, despite having a realy bad year. It's not so much hpe, as it is people being happy for him being able to put together a solid run.
  • + 2
 im not just talking about crankworx im talking about all the tricks he "invented" bmxers have been doing them for years and no hype but he comes and does them and get hyped like mad, im not slamming his riding because he is an amazing rider just dont think its fair
  • + 1
 I think he knows for a fact that he didn't invent those tricks, it's just that the people who see him land those don't.
  • + 2
 i know im not saying he was doing the hype im talking about all the people that made a big deal over it, like he lands it and like im gonna go take a shower while people are freaking out about it
  • + 1
 I see what you mean, though people generally pick people to go nuts about. Like pre-teen girls and Justin Beiber. It's realy an unavoidable situation.
  • + 1
 haha good point, im not sure why they go crazy for justin beiber. i thought only pedos went nuts for 5 year old girls
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  • + 3
 In the fifties physicists told automotive engineers that that it was physically impossible to run a quarter mile faster than 150 mph. Today, top fuel dragsters routinely make quarter mile runs at 300mph+. Pushing the limits of sports is what athletes do despite what the organizers or sponsors expect. What we saw this year was the riders accepting a challenge to progress. Progression, progression, progression. "Dangerous", "not sustainable", so what if the courses were to big or didn't flow. The important thing is that as a whole, this sport will evolve. To all the naysayers, you can complain about these comps all you want but ten years from now this sport will be bigger and better than you can imagine because there are riders out there that don't care about limiting factors and just want to throw down.
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  • + 2
 ok - Watts rear flatted and still did the last jump to a huge cheer. Lacondeguy crashed a couple of times and didn't qualify. Claw (who busted his hand) and Semenuk both crashed a huge backlips off the last stunt. Aggy had to pull his run because he is still recovering from a broken ankle. There were a lot of crashes this year. It was an amazing event and anyone who rode that course deserves serious respect.
  • + 3
 Lacondeguy never competed or rode qualifying. Aggy did not break his ankle, he had torn/stretched ligaments and was totally fine to ride in his condition, he just wasn't having the best day.
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  • + 5
 courses need more dirt and less hucking, more dj's would allow for a far wider variety of tricks
  • + 4
 It's a slopestyle comp not a dirt jumping competition.
  • + 3
 He didn't say get rid of all the obstacles, and I agree with him. It needs more dirt and an actual course that is decent with a proper layout that flows well. Not some random feature here, because it looks cool that wrecks flow and speed, which goes into this feature, etc...
  • - 1
 It's mountain biking not Bmx
  • + 3
 Yeah... And? Mountain biking still has/needs flow and speed. You can still huck a gnar drop that can flow well into another gnar obstacle. All I'm saying is that Crankworx needs a better course. A lot of the riders that ride it say the same thing...
  • + 1
 Maybe the moustache should be a skinny sloping slightly downhill. We will see if anyone can do a manual down it. Oldschool? I think so.
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  • + 2
 such an unexpected podium Razz
but there wasn't a single one of my fantasy slopestyle team on the podium *
feels good seeing someone else on the podium.... it's a shame for Soderstrom who reallu hasn't had a good enough year for his uber-skills!!
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  • + 1
 to all the guys complaning about the dificulty of the course: the rider know the risk and these guys are willing to put their bodies on the line and risk it all doing this because they know if they dont some younger kid who is gonna go and do all this stuff and take their place. the riders know the risk and if they dont wanna ride it they dont have to, they can step aside and not progress the sport
  • + 1
 Agreed, but when the riders start complaining about the course then i think it has to be looked at at least. You dont have to keep going bigger and bigger to progress. What about a jump that is double back flipable, or where was the cali roll. I agree to a certaon extend but at the same time i wish semenuk didnt get that hurt off the monster drop.....
  • + 2
 the kicker the seshed at the best trick comp was double backflipable i just think no body wanted to try one. i know you dont need to go bigger to progress and if you ask me crankworx is starting to turn into rampage, just hucking and sending stuff. but the rider know its coming and they are just going to make the courses harder and need to get ready for that. the riders are going to complain about the course no matter whats on it, you have the guys that like more jumping and want smaller/less drops and you have the guys who like hucking stuff and like sending massive gaps with limited tricking. to be honest i would have liked to see something similar to the claymore challenge. a nice flowy course that has trickable drops, nice jumps and creativity while allowing the riders to be able to pull of bangers and go huge without worrying about the outcome
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  • + 1
 IMO the judges started off pretty kind and near the end of the 1st sesh harshened up ex: Kelly McGarry had a good run yet not too much variety plus he didn't do a CW worthy trisk off the drop, whereas Greg Watts, (the last rider) tricking almost everything pretty good including a HUGE sui. no-hander off the drop did not make the cut
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  • + 1
 i dont think its got to do a lot with the course...
brandon and claw crashed on the last gap...
brandon jumoed the backfip like 5 times perfectly during his last training session there(saw him waiting for the comp)..
and what claw did on the last feature in best trick we all know. in his run he just did a normal 3..
maybe just the nerves or just bad luck
  • + 1
 i somewhat agree, it was bad luck on claw and semenuks injuries seeing as they pull that stuff earlier. mind u, claws 3 was oppo which makes it sketchier, but he nailed it with a lookback in best trick. the top riders were throwing down on the biggest obstacles and mostly sticking everything clean. imo, everything but the judge tower and final step down wasnt all "that" big as far as slopestyle courses go. i think the injuries that DID occur were rider error, nothing to do with course. but they could have downscaled the judge tower just a bit, that was super duper gnarly
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  • + 1
 This shit is as extreme as the world skiing freeride championship. Go Kaj, go Brandon, who cares who won, they all hucked the shit out of this crazy ass course! Cork 720s coming next year for sure if they can build a proper jump for it?
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  • + 1
 in addition to my last comment, I'm lucky enough to be on course and have an insiders view. A lot of the riders didn't like the course, the flow was off and it seemed to have mostly big step ups to big drops which are the crowd pleasers it seems. I think it will be re-thunk for next year due to the huge number of crashes.
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  • + 1
 yet another comp/race report that tells you the result at the top of the story, that's saved atleast 5 minutes of my life, because now there's little point in reading the story. more top jernolism PB tup
  • + 1
 don't fully understand if you're being sarcastic...
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 Yep thats right i picked Zink hes my boy, picked just because the fact he was a sleeper and bam he woke up and one thats right called it knew he was going to win...Zinks my boy
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  • + 4
 This was the first time I saw Crankworx, and it was awesome.
  • + 1
 Ye indeed, it was crazy!
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 SOOOOOO stoked for cam!!! he deserved winning this year. And props to montgomery and groves.
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 Why???? SO Many Crashes, So many injuries?? something's wrong with these slopestyle courses
  • + 2
 There were many a complaint on the rider's personal facebook and twitter accounts. For example, Darren Berrecloth's twitter "Whistler slopestyle course sucks as usual. Why can't we get a good course for once." -@darenberrecloth
  • + 1
 Andreu Lacondeguy Alier not riding crankworx this year becouse the course sucks.
Thursday at 9:47pm
  • + 0
 Can't please everyone. I thought the course looked badass!! If it's not HUGE people will bitch, if it's TOO big people bitch. Not enough DJ's, too many DJ's, etc. That's why I like to watch......to see how each rider interprets the diverse challenges. It sucks to see people going down and getting hurt, but that's why we don't all do it!! Because it's crazy!! It takes tons of practice, skill, timing, balls, and some luck. Congrats to Cam Zink!! He's bounced back from a ton of injuries and rallied the shit out of the course!!
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  • + 3
 Wow, crankworx (both colorado and whistler) busted up so many riders this year, crappiest part of the sport.
  • + 2
 Its because the track didn't flow real well. Some of the hits were hard just to ride let alone trick or weren't built to trick but look good on TV. The two crankworx events have injured a lot of riders. I realize its a dangerous sport however the tracks need to be built with flow, risk and ability to trick, crash and survive. Props to all the riders who hit them and went big, I hope next years event has better flow. And a speedy recovering to all those hurt.
  • + 2
 i think cowan was trying to kill all the riders with that course.
  • + 2
 jumps where really technical. So i mean cheers to mr. Cowan for his job on this, he literaly KILLED IT XD
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 The sport is at it's End! something has to change, if not there will be no futur, to much injuries, to close to the limits
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 What happened to SÖDERSTRÖM and LACONDEGUY? Frown
  • + 2
 Martin crashed both runs. Andreu didn't compete
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 alright someone's gotta know what happened with watts... I don't think he would just not want to compete in the final. Was he not permitted to? Was he already at the bar?!
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 he couldnt put a good run together, i think because he goes big on tricks, and there was only one jump to really go big on trick wise. wasnt his style of course. he ended up getting a flat in his second run
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 kelly mcgazza is the man
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 good to have some difrent names winning comps
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 woot! happy to see cam come back after so many crashes
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 Dirt's not at its best condition and they're pushing the tricks hard...bad combo. Zink deserves the win with a very clean and tricked run.
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 healing vibes to brandon, darren and yannick!
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 my team blew
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 didnt have ONE person that i picked in the top 6....
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 Big congrats to Casey!!! Doin Kelowna proud once again. Way to go bro...! - Mike, formally of Cyclepath
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 Crankworx 2010 = Crashworx... my team all crashed [2]
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 Holy damn tell me about it,was crashes all the way !
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 i'm curious but since andreu didn't even ride does that mean I can pick another rider
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 So many people crashed , but all top 3 riders deserved to win sooo badly!
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 That size doesnt matter sign is great, made my day.....
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 Hahahahahaha I love the signs lol specially the one that says size doesn't matter
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 Yeah Casey! Absolutely killed it! Mad props to Cam Zink too!
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 yeaahhhh Casey killin it!
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 wow Brandon, Claw and Yannick was my line up
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 way to finally fluke a top 5 kellly.....
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 Big Up Zink! USA baby!
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 Well my guys in my fantasy team finished 1st 3rd 7th Crash other 2 not sure
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 montgomery's run was mint
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 so what happened with watts?? he just decided to leave? wtf
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 it seemed he couldnt flow certain parts of the course together, and being a huge trick hucker, he couldnt do much with that course seeing as there was only one jump to realy go big trick wise on. then he ended up getting a flat and not making top 6. but they called him back when yannick went down, but he didnt return
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 my team all crashed exept greg he flated dangit. but great job everyone!!
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 the claw should have done it, i was bummed when he bit it!!
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 cant imagine how will be next crankworx?!?!??!?!?!!
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 Some one is going to win a Kona
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 yee casey but too many crashes ?
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 YEAHHH CASEY AND SAM!!! hope brandon heals up well.
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 Anybody who thinks sports should stop progressing should pack it in.
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 Way da go Casey and the Transition crew. Shout out from Cashmere.
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 I dont think anyone saw that coming.Great job to all the riders.
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 congratulations Zink!!
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 where can i watch the whole contest from last night????
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 go211.com is showing replays of all the events, but only on a certain date. check www.go211.com/u/crankworx2010
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 thx alot!!! But is there anywhere the full contest online? Was too drunk to watch it last night....
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 long awaited victory for cam zinkSmile good job to all the riders
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 what happend to andrew taylor?
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 az una kosghol tar ham mafe hast
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 where was Paul Bass?
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 got hurt in the morning off the kokanee trailer up top, went to clinic or hospital, never heard anything else...
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 i had zink in but then replaced him with paul bass Frown
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 he broke his collarbone when he fell off the kokanee trailer
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 that sucks man
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 WOOOOW Very nice Big Grin
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 and andreu lancondeguy?
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 thats what i heard too, but i dont buy it for a second, he does crazy stuff everywhere he goes..... he told me he didnt ride cause he didnt want to get hurt...... and by the number of injuries..... maybe he was the smartest...
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 He didnt show up, why does everyone keep asking haha
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 ya he did...
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 He didnt enter qualies...

www.crankworx.com/whistler/images/stories/result_slopestyle%20qualifications.pdf

DNS - Did Not Score...basically, didnt show up!
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 Andreu Lacondeguy Alier not riding crankworx this year becouse the course sucks.
Thursday at 9:47pm
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 I mean he didnt show up to qualifiers*
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 I can't stand that little punk. He does the same thing at Crankworx Colorado every year. He says "i don't like the course so i won't ride" I can't believe Kona is willing to sponsor such a puss ass. He always says that the Colorado course isn't big enough. He even had an article in Decline talking about how slopestyle courses should be so big that only the top riders should be able to ride them. What a cry baby...
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 i had 3 out of the 4
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 i heard lacondeguy is done with mtb? i may be wrong
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 well, not done, but he's getting into moto
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 nooo. semenuk's down....
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