Replay: Canadian Open Finals

Aug 17, 2014
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56 Comments

  • 22 0
 The coverage was terrible, the commentators didn't even know who was coming across the finish line half the time, it's as if they were making it up as they went along, the whole thing from camera placement to commentating just felt and looked amateurish
  • 11 0
 Seconded. I actually just gave up and went to bed - not worth staying up for.
Compared to usual World Cup/World Champs coverage with Sir Warner and squire of choice, this thing was an embarrassing mess.
  • 5 0
 Footage- Rider crosses the final jump with a big one footer Commentators- No comment, no reaction, didn't notice. Footage- Rider in the finish area has to pull his pants back up Commentators- No comment, no reaction, didn't notice..
  • 2 0
 yup that was terrible coverage
  • 13 0
 Many people said that this track is the best of the year in North America... I don't like being negative, but our voices must be heard...all we saw of the "best" track were jumps at the bottom, a couple cool berms, and none of the technical, steep terrain that was spoken of. Strange too, since they had a heli???. Perhaps the cool terrain was in the woods and not visible from the heli.
Either way...

Commentators seemed to know zero of the track and little about the riders.
  • 3 0
 Agreed, By the end I was thinking to myself "why did they even bother televising it" Thankfully some of the riders have posted videos of their runs showing just how good the track was and also how alive it seemed with fans giving good support. None of which was seen on the live showing!
  • 15 2
 Can't wait to see what kind of shenanigans go down on Hecklers Rock this year. And oh yeah, GO DANNY!!!
  • 5 1
 Whatever there is, it'll be behind the giant fence they've installed.
  • 14 0
 There's a fence now?! That's shit...
  • 3 0
 No shirts on the rock!
  • 5 0
 Would be fucking awesome to have like a fence-bridge, and there's all those drunk canadiens yelling at you from around and above as you ride by. Kinda like all the zombies in World War Z.
  • 2 0
 Wow they installed a fence? Probably because of that kid who fell off of it last year and almost landed on that photographer.
  • 6 1
 @Hwulex: What's this about a giant fence? I swear it's getting too official and controlled! Maybe I'm glad i didn't go this year.
  • 2 7
flag microlab (Aug 17, 2014 at 14:19) (Below Threshold)
 Go ratboyyyyy
  • 2 0
 oh god that fence :/
  • 3 0
 Why no camera of the rock??

It sucks about the fence, but the streaker who almost got nailed by kovarik's whip and the track invasion after Stevie passed may have caused some concerns
  • 1 0
 CANADIAN PRIDE!!!!!
  • 7 0
 Really disappointed by the lack of camera angles
  • 2 0
 so what was the deal with hecklers rock this year? was it still rowdy? I haven't seen a single thing from it...
  • 4 4
 Heckler's Rock has been shut down...WTF? f*ckin' pussy race organizers need to go back to their Vancouver desk jobs and suck a dick!

...sorry for the curse words!
  • 5 0
 hecklers rock was open and dope as fuck today. best event to go to ever
  • 2 0
 Hecklers rock still went off rowdy as ever the fence did nothing.
  • 1 0
 That moron falling down it backwards onto his head last year probably prompted it. It's not exactly a big fence anyway.
  • 9 0
 My expectations for decent camera angles are at zero, based on the choices earlier in the week. So here's to hoping for anything better than full suck...Cheers Smile
  • 13 0
 No camera angle of the rock = Full suck. Frown
  • 12 1
 Quote "ONE OF THE HARDEST TRACK IN THE WORLD" well thats bollicks
  • 6 0
 How about broadcasting the technical parts of the track
  • 2 0
 At 1:23.58 in the broadcast, Gustavo Ortiz jumps the road gap and a split second later a truck drives through! Don't know if there was a course marshal at that point or not, but if there was he/she was clearly not paying attention. Scary to think how bad it would have been had Ortiz been just a little slower.
  • 1 1
 The truck appears to have waited for a rider to pass and then gunned it through, slowing down afterward. It appears to have been a perfectly planned crossing.
  • 2 1
 Dudes the Iles boys be killing it! Finn destroying the 13-15yr olds by 11 seconds, and Jack taking the Junior experts! Finn (14yrs old) would have got 5th in the jr experts! and they both beat all the masters men and the Pro women!
  • 2 0
 Let's hope Mick doesn't lose because he cracks a whip at the end. Gotta give him ballziness points for doing a whip on that monster jump
  • 3 0
 No work tomorrow, might just stay up and watch this FTW!
  • 2 0
 Straighten me out here fellas - what's the difference between this and the Air DH event Mik won? Totally different course?
  • 2 0
 Totally different course.
  • 1 0
 Strange seeing no Andrew Neethling here - he said he was looking forward to this last weekend at Windham - he always did pretty good here
  • 1 0
 He crashed practicing for the Air DH on Tuesday and took a pretty good knock to the head. He should be okay but so he decided to sit out the rest of the events in order to make sure he is healthy for the World Cup next week.
  • 2 0
 time for my favorite event!
  • 2 0
 Web broadcast was unwatchable. Stutters!
  • 1 0
 nice to see Marcelo take the win, big confidence booster for the final WC race.
  • 1 0
 With that 75ft jump at the end, LOVE IT !!! GOGOGO!
  • 3 0
 Looks a little smaller than last year? Still WAY to big for me!!
  • 1 0
 Yeah I think it is slightly ...
  • 1 0
 RULES OF THE ROCK SHIRTS OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 Live on redbull tv ? I don't see the event on the website.
  • 1 0
 is it just me or everytime I refresh it goes up to 30m and 12s
  • 1 0
 why is it that its not started and ive got to wait 30 m12s
  • 1 0
 I'd be stoked if it didn't keep jamming. Typical Red Bull TV!
  • 1 0
 Nice!! Latinos on the top
  • 1 0
 Replay not working. Just a crankworx wood logo
  • 1 0
 1st: Marcelo Gutierrez Villegas (que bueno)
  • 1 0
 Great job Danny! I look forward to more course previews from you
  • 1 2
 where are ratboy, peaty, sam hill, minaar ??!?!?!?!
  • 2 1
 More than likely saving them selfs for the run in to the World Cup, I'd say that takes priority over this
  • 1 4
 Where's Stevie Smith?

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