Santa Cruz Syndicate rider, Cameron Zink is stoked to place third at the Crankworx Slopestyle event held Saturday, August 6th, in Whistler, Canada. Zink’s crowd-pleasing performance was packed with tricks. Dropping into the course off the ladder drop, Zink knew he had to give it everything, as he hit the first of two massive double jumps. The crowd went nuts when he pulls a gigantic back flip nac-nac on the first jump, then rolls right into the second jump and does a back flip one-footed, X-up!! To put an exclamation on the run, Zink does a 360 off the box dropping into the finish, the only rider to 360 the box. Zink’s performance places him third behind Darren Barrecloth, and the winner, Paul Basagoitia.
Zink was ecstatic with his performance and happy that his knee held up for him. He is scheduled for knee surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn ACL and meniscus. He says, “I should show my doctor a copy of what I just did!” This event will cap off Zink’s successful season, as he will go to Nuremburg in September to judge the Red Bull district ride, rather than compete.