Countdown to Joyride: Defending the Title

Aug 13, 2014
by Red Bull Bike  
Red Bull Joyride champions don't reach the top step by accident. It takes determination, skill, and a sheer desire to progress in order to take gold on the world stage.

With the competition only days away, catch up with 2013 champ Brandon Semenuk as he details his history with slopestyle and the preparation he's been taking to defend his title this year.

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  • 32 0
 he just did a f*cking cork 7 out of a whaletail?!
  • 18 1
 That flying mobile phone?!
  • 15 1
 that was the last rad company scene and I was like "oh my f*cking god". my mom came in, " did you just win a bike"? xD
  • 24 5
 Everytime i watch contests and think the level is high, there is a brandon semenuk video and he is few levels above
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flag chyu (Aug 14, 2014 at 0:40) (Below Threshold)
 I hope you are into biking genuinely.
  • 42 1
 no offense to other riders, if he doesnt get at least podium, usually it's because he crashed
  • 10 1
 i believe that only Brett Rheeder (at X games) and Cam McCaul (26trix a few years ago) beat Brandon straight up considering an event where Semenuk had a clean final run.
  • 4 1
 Mccaul beat him at Crankworx colorado in 2011
  • 2 0
 thanks for the correction, wasn't sure on that one
  • 4 0
 @chyu uh.. what?
  • 14 0
 Y'know what is awesome about MTB and "freestyle/extreme" sports? look how stoked other riders are when Brandon stomped his run last year. They all just got bumped down the placements, and nobody cared because he just nailed such a sick and technical run.
  • 14 0
 More life behind bars please!!
  • 11 0
 Cork 7 on the last stepdown should do the trick Wink
  • 10 0
 Third time the charm! This years Joyride is going to be GNARLY.
  • 7 1
 Hells yeah......lets go got this..........
  • 9 0
 by the way, he did a flip double whip in practice yesterday.
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  • 4 1
 Losing the wallet in slo-mo when he stomps it at 2:05!
  • 2 0
 Yeah, i replayed that a few times thinking is that his mobile flying out?
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 How can anyone else in Joyride compete with someone who grew up and spent his young career in the Bone Yard?
  • 2 4
 I have just ridden the mountain during this event the last couple of years. I may have to watch it. Watching these videos you get the feeling something special is going to happen. Good luck to all!
  • 1 3
 The real question of the week is, WHO do YOU think is gonna win JOYRIDE this year????????????? SEMENUK ? RHEEDER ? or MESSERE ? Or will it be a whole new face??? I cant fu wait to see.............. SEMENUK 1
  • 2 0
 Let's GO BRANDON!!!
  • 5 5
 Rheeders going to win this year FACT
  • 3 3
 If he doesn't crash or rogatkin applies oppo tricks.
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flag dartmoor-shine (Aug 14, 2014 at 3:02) (Below Threshold)
 He's not as smooth as rheeder and yeah semenuk can do cork 720s out of whale tails but he wasn't doing it at les 2 alps you could see the pressure was getting to him Rheeder for the win
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 it didn't do a 7 at L2A, because he crashed in his first run and he probably wanted to get at least on safe run but unfortunately crashed again on the last jump of his second run.
  • 1 0
 Messere is also one to watch for sure
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