Retrospective: 10 Years of Crankworx Whistler

Aug 8, 2013 at 21:30
Aug 8, 2013
by Thomas Bidwell  
 
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Crankworx Whistler is celebrating their 10th anniversary beginning on Friday, August 9 - relive a decade of mountain bike progression in these 10 videos.


Crankworx 2004 Highlights



Crankworx 2005 Highlights



Crankworx 2006 Highlights



Crankworx 2007 Highlights



Crankworx 2008 Highlights



Crankworx 2009 Highlights



Crankworx 2010 Highlights



Crankworx 2011 Highlights



Crankworx 2012 PB Highlights



What will happen this year at Crankworx 2013?

Stay tuned to Pinkbike for full coverage of Crankworx Whistler from August 9-18, 2013.

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50 Comments

  • + 72
 Sick. But I don't know if mountain biking or cameras have come further in the last 10 years...
  • + 53
 little know fact: cameras were made of play doh until 2009.
  • + 18
 So stoked on how much our sport has progressed in the past decade: the riders, bikes, tricks, courses, crowds etc. etc. This has to be the best sporting community out there!
  • + 2
 Crankworx Trivia!!! Name the Slopestyle winners!!

www.sporcle.com/games/acas/Crankworx
  • + 1
 3:02 in the 2004 video was gold haha!!
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 @lostlunchbox cameras are actually made from potatoes. It is only our potato technology that has progressed. (Imgur joke)
  • + 2
 The guys in the early years were so creative with their lines!
  • + 3
 Not only have the cameras improved, but the websites that host videos have as well.
  • + 1
 I can't believe Lacondeguy's double back in 2008 wasn't in there. That was the craziest trick landed still for years later
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  • + 17
 That last jump in the 2004 is absolutely insane, amazing the stuff those guys were hitting back even back then.
  • + 3
 Who was that at the end? I need another angle!
  • + 0
 Think it was Kyle Strait?
  • + 5
 This was Timo Pritzel
  • + 1
 Yeah Timo tried jumping over the whole thing, ended up in the hospital, haha. Strait was the one that did the backflip on, tailwhip off.

Anyone remember how big that teeter-totter drop was before they shortened it for the comp? It would have been the most insane feature ever... even though the shortened version was still insane.
  • + 4
 It was not strait, that was paul b
  • + 0
 I dont think Paul Basagotia was around till he won in 2005?

I remember watching the drop in episode where they went for crankworx, seeing dylan tremblay and kinrade and the boys riding the trails and the park. So cool looking how far the filming, riding, bikes, and course have come in ten short year. Demonstrates just how progressive the sport is!
  • + 2
 It was Timo Pritzel gaping the finish feature at the end of the video. He shattered both legs (or ankles, can't remember) on the landing.

@Scott-townes, I remember that Teeter.. all the pro's were bailing off it, or too scared to try it before they shortened it if I recall. SUPER gnarly.
  • + 1
 Nope, they're right... it was Paul B, on a borrowed bike no less! I'm a moron for forgetting that one...
  • + 3
 I remember this was me and my husbands first trip to Whistler and we were just walking around in the evening after riding all day and stumbled onto the slope style comp and had some of the best seats in the house for this! I remember saying to him, "can you imagine if someone tries to gap the last stunt?" Shortly after, our eyes bugged out of our skulls as our jaws dropped when Timo tried the unimaginable. In 2004 that was absolutely HUGE! It still is, but then it was game changing. Paul B did win, in a white t shirt, a borrowed bike and a dirt lid, while everyone else was full face, full armour. After this, the Whistler scene blew up!
  • + 10
 Smile Yes that stunt was pretty crazy...happy I walked away with "only" a broken Foot&Ligaments...
  • + 1
 Hahaha, that's an amazing picture.
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  • + 12
 Sound of landing is awesome on those 2004 2005 videos. Like dropping 10kg of metal scrap on concrete. No clutch type derailleurs back then.
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  • + 9
 Now it seems crazy that CG would be racing world cups all season, but come to Crankworx and compete in a slopestyle event. I guess thats why he's a legend!
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  • + 9
 I miss the old school style of riding made everything look so much harder
  • + 1
 yeah sure, but at the same time it also shows how hard work slopestylers nowadays and how much flow they can put in their run on such an incredible event, that shatter every rider as soon as they make a little mistake...
  • + 1
 I also liked when some of the features in the boneyard were rideable by mere mortals. It was fun to head into the boneyard to finish a run with the wall ride and the box.
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  • + 9
 pants geting tighter and tighter Big Grin
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  • + 1
 Loved '06 - Lance McDermott with the first frontie I'd seen on a mtb, Claw with probably the highest speed 360 I've ever seen off the big drop, a couple of young guns named Sorge and Lacondeguy, both Cams getting crazy in half helmets!, Vanderham with a big whip when nobody was doing them, Kasprick, Boyko, and Brad Ewan stoking the crowd non-stop!
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  • + 3
 Always loved to watch Cam McCaul. This Bars to Tailwhip or Superman Frontflip. Does anyone know if he ever tryed Frontie Tailwip?
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  • + 2
 What's most amazing to me is the amount if spectators now compared to 2004.
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  • + 1
 I like seeing some hard tail doing sick air ....now I won't feal like a caveman on my hard tail when I go to snowshoe west Virginia
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  • + 2
 I remember watching NWD 8 when i was little and being like "THAT'S SO COOL!"
  • + 3
 NWD 8 is still one of the newer ones to me- NWD1 is where it's at!! Ha ha
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  • + 1
 Anyone know what happened to Ryder Kasprick? (excuse my spelling if it's wrong)
  • + 3
 He had a kid and had to get a job unfortunately.
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  • + 2
 In 2004 there are come sick lines and moments that I wasn't expecting .
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  • + 2
 I want the Teater Totter back!
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  • + 1
 Loop de loop for slope style this year
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  • + 1
 well this is great i have been looking for these videos for a while
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  • + 1
 2010 was my favourite course
  • + 1
 That monster energy drop in 2010 was insane. I stood under it just before the contest and my heart started pounding scared for the riders.
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  • + 1
 The sport has changed so much!
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  • + 1
 In 2006 at 1:09 someone lost his fullface helmet!
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  • + 1
 brings back memories!
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  • - 1
 Really.... highlights of 2012 yet the first 40 seconds has ZERO riding and the first landed trick is 1:30 in to it. WTF?
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