Replay: Slopestyle - Crankworx Rotorua 2021

Nov 6, 2021
by Pinkbike Staff  

The Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship will close out its season in 2021 amidst the mighty Redwoods of Skyline Rotorua Gravity Park with the Maxxis Slopestyle In Memory Of McGazza.

Riding starts at:

NZDT: Sunday, November 7th - 11:00 am
PDT: Saturday, November 6th - 3:00 pm
CET: Saturday, November 6th - 11:00 pm

See 2021 Rider List here.

Tune in to watch the full viewing experience at Red Bull TV: Maxxis Slopestyle in Memory of McGazza

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  • 9 0
 Can't wait to see the boys throw down. I hope we still can see some great runs despite limited practice due to wind a rain. I hope emil can handle the pressure and take the win.
  • 7 0
 I go to sleep! Best of luck to my slopestyle crew I hope you'll get to throw sick lines
  • 6 0
 Definitely just watching the replays with these delays, I don’t want to be up till 2 am because ima ride tomorrow.
  • 9 0
 Welcome to what is usually our life haha usually 5AM finishes for world cups for us and work the next day
  • 1 0
 @Aled-DHI: the old stay up late or get up early dilemma…
  • 3 0
 Never mind I stayed up to watch it.
  • 1 0
 @Aled-DHI: typical that I had to work this weekend.
  • 5 2
 Every slopestyle events feels kind of indistinguishable these days. They're all essentially the same course with the same riders throwing the same tricks. Doesn't make the riding less impressive. Just makes it less exciting to watch.
  • 4 3
 Couldn’t agree more. So repetitive. But pinkbike just deletes comments saying otherwise.

This event is pretty controversial here in NZ due to our border closure. They took 70 isolation spots, from actual citizens to create some content that is forgotten about immediately and the big dogs didn’t even come. So who cares?
  • 2 2
 Rampage is a bit different of a slopestyle course.
  • 1 0
 @bonfire: What big dogs didn't come?
  • 2 0
 I could say the same thing about watching a World Cup race.... The more you know about it the more interesting it is
  • 2 0
 @coadymacmillan: every slopestyle event there's moaning here that the riders all do the 'same' tricks or it's spin to win etc. Which I think is a load of rubbish.

I agree in that perhaps it's their lack of knowledge of what is actually happening, that is making it boring for them.
  • 1 0
 @PilchardTV: That's was the first oppo, double tailwhip done ever in competition was it not?

Ignorance is not always bliss it seems.
  • 1 0
 @gnarnaimo: you mean triple? He did it first last year
  • 1 0
 @coadymacmillan: Sorry, meant the oppo, switch 360 w/ oppo double whip
  • 1 0
 @gnarnaimo: that pretty much drives the point home. If a viewer has to know the natural spin direction of every rider to appreciate what they're watching, it means the tricks have become so obscure that only a tiny fraction of the population cares anymore.

Slopestyle had it's moment, but that moment has passed. If you don't believe me, look at the number of comments in here, and then look at the number of comments on a slopestyle replay from a decade ago.
  • 1 0
 @toast2266: There's plainly more people into this sport and on this website than there was a decade ago. Alot more people new to the sport who don't really know what's going on in it.
  • 1 0
 @gnarnaimo: I'm saying that more people cared about slopestyle a decade ago. Back then, there'd be hundreds of comments on a thread like this. Now there's barely any comments - no one cares anymore. Because every slopestyle comp is essentially the same now.
  • 1 0
 @toast2266: so is Olympic snowboard halfpipe done too?

It’s just all oppo, reg spins that look the same too.
  • 1 0
 @coadymacmillan: How many people are commenting on the videos? That's clearly the deciding factor.
  • 4 1
 So excited to see how this goes. Emil has been on fire this year.
  • 1 0
 Man these delays are killing me, I'm so hyped for the riders today, hope they stay safe from the wind, and the course isn't too wet. Hoping for the best!
  • 2 0
 Best thing I saw was the tuck no hander gap over the on-off by Lemoine.
  • 1 0
 Do the girls not get a slope event?
  • 1 0
 That tuck gap was insane, should of scored higher
  • 3 2
 delayed my ass
  • 6 0
 Yo ass is always behind!
  • 1 0
 @lone-ranger: every year, March or November...
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