(Un)Offical Whip-off World Championships
Video by: Aaron LaRocque
Who among us didn't spend our early childhood years on a bike pretending the it was a moto? Ripping around our neighbourhood sidewalks, alleys and parks, a clothespin holding a hockey card in our spokes. Imaginations ran wild dreaming that we were grabbing a handful of throttle and screaming around a track claiming to be Jeremy McGrath, Ricky Carmichael or James "Bubba" Stewart. Every opportunity to put a little air between the tires and the ground was taken.
Will Elliot Jackson repeat? Who has the best whips in mtb?
When all was said and done and the riders had gave it their all the judges went into deep deliberation. The final decision had Eliot Jackson winning the Best Scrub while, Graham Aggasiz won the Best Whip Not Pulled Back Award and the Best Whip went to Brazilian Bernardo Cruz who was nailing the biggest, dirtiest moto whips of the day.
Cam Zink winning the second part of the Teva Best Trick Contest with a sick front flip out of the Kokanee Cabin drop
and another angle of Cam's winning front flip from Sterling Lorence...
Benny Phillips winning the Teva Best Trick contest with a 360 downside double whip.
Too bad Benny is hurt. Will we see a Cash Roll this year?
Cam Zink and Benny Phillips, winning at the Best Trick game, prize money courtesy of Teva
JoyrideFilmed by Larock, Mike Goldstein, Mike Zinger, and Nic Genovese.
Anthony Messere blasting off
Andreu doing the double
Semenuk finishing it off with a solid flip whip
Semenuk. Grabbing what's been rightfully his for a long time.
Semenuk, Zink, and the new guy.
Semenuk is on a roll (and the favourite going into Joyride). Who else has a good shot?
...and the crowd goes wild.