Fire it up! Danny Hart, Sam Reynolds & Josh Bryceland getting things going with a fun train down the gauntlet trying to hit hecklers in the face just how they like it.
One doesn't just drop into Whip-off Worlds... One warms up first. In this case, it was massive trains of dedicated whip artists...including Casey Brown.
Rat boy getting sideways early on during the warm up for the whip-off. Rat-boy thrives on whips--breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Warm up in the bag, it was time for a pre Whip-off rider's meeting, aka the "Laying Down of the LAW" by Sven Martin, "Whips only--straight airs and any other trick that doesn't have a whip involved will get you pulled."
Andreu limbering up for the slopestyle tomorrow... So easy staying the right way up.
With the rules laid down, it was on.
Jackson trying to look slimmer. Purple really adds size to your hips.
I put some 20's on my whip.
Aggy, lapping up the atmosphere at the start...
...and throwing down style for miles.
A lot of the World's fastest were in attendance to show they can bust a move when the clock's not ticking.
Getting nasty early was Bernardo Cruz of Brazil. He was going large, but more importantly, going to 90 and beyond on almost all of his whips.
"I wanna see the sun, blotted out from the sky; I wanna see it painted, painted, painted, painted black; yeah"--The Rolling Stones
Ed Masters, Wynn Master's sibling, was happy to let it all hang out in a set of flip flops.
Not content to get his whip on with flip flops, Masters was also jumping with a megaphone slung across his back, blaring out an earsplitting warning siren anytime the Kiwi was on track. #crazykiwis
Always good to see Eliot Jackson on the trails. The Yeti rider may have retired from racing for health reasons, but everyone was glad to see him in the house.
Jackson digs a knee into the armpit for turbo extension.
High fives all around for Jackson.
It's a whip contest.. Bike whipping. Not some messed up S&M show where you take a lashing for pleasure. Not everybody got it.