28 Photos from Crankworx Rotorua - Slopestyle / Speed and Style Practice

Mar 25, 2015
by Paris Gore  


Slopestyle Practice



First day of Slopestyle practice in Rotorua with primo dirt and all the riders having a blast riding the course weaving through the redwoods, designed and built by Tom Hey and Kelly McGarry (Elevate Build and Design). Being the first big contest of the year, all the riders are feeling out their bikes and keeping things pretty mellow for the first day.

Gearing up for the first day of slope practice.
  Gearing up for the first day of slope practice.

Martin Soderstrom busting out laps on the slope course before heading to Speed and Style practice and then on to the whip off s.
  Martin Soderstrom busting out laps on the slope course before heading to Speed and Style practice and then on to the whip off's.

Lining up for the first day of practice all the riders were anxious to ride and get as many runs is as possible before the potential rainfall this week.
  Lining up for the first day of practice, all the riders were anxious to ride and get as many runs is as possible before the potential rainfall this week.

Kelly McGarry sniping through the redwood forest.
  Kelly McGarry sniping through the redwood forest.

Semenuk bar spin off the boner log step down.
  Semenuk bar spin off the boner log step down.

Martin Soderstrom
Cam McCaul and jumping over Martin Soderstrom.
  Cam McCaul boosting over Martin Soderstrom.

Kelly McGarry knows this course better than anyone else as the entire build was directed by the man himself.
  Kelly McGarry knows this course better than anyone else as he was part of the build along with course designer and master shaper Tom Hey.

R-Dog taking a mid ride lunch break.
  R-Dog taking a mid ride lunch break.

Cam Zink giving his new carbon YT a fresh sticker job. Note the brace around his left hand broken only a week ago and cut the cast off early to ride.
  Cam Zink giving his new carbon YT a fresh sticker job. Note the brace around his left hand, broken only a week ago and cut the cast off early to ride.

Slopestyle Practice

Brandon Semenuk reveling the chaos.
  Brandon Semenuk revelling in the chaos.

Brandon Semenuk flowing through the woods.

Sweet mirrors Mitch Chubey.
  Sweet mirrors Mitch Chubey.

Slopestyle Practice

Wonder if Martin has mix matched socks too
  Wonder if Martin has mis-matched socks too?



Speed and Style Practice



Ryan Howard adding in a little front stopping power.
  Ryan Howard adding in a little front stopping power

T-mac checking out the Speed and Style course.
  T-mac checking out the course. He approves

Lyle style.
  Lyle style.

Crankworx Speed and Style is technically the first event Ryan Howard has ever pre-qualified for and clearly making his mark today during the first practice session.
  Crankworx Speed and Style is technically the first event Ryan Howard has ever pre-qualified for and clearly making his mark today during the first practice session.

R-Dog fixing what he destroyed like any honest rider should.
  R-Dog fixing what he destroyed like any honest rider should.

Slopestyle practice
  The Kiwis won't just be pinning their hopes on Kelly, Queenstown local Connor Macfarlene is taking part in a lot of events this week. Could he be crowned king?

Martin Soderstrom
  The Martin Soderstrom focus. He's competing in speed&style, slopestyle, whip offs and pumptrack. Hoping to be the king of Sweden.

Andrew Taylor staying low in the humps.
  Andrew Taylor staying low in the humps.

Dual Speed practice

Lyle
  Lyle the philosopher.

Kyle Strait was busting out hot laps today on the S amp S track.
  Kyle Strait was busting out hot laps all day long.

Cam Zink rolling through after a quick check of the speed and style course.
  Cam Zink is ready to rock and roll. Bring on Crankworx Rotorua.



34 Comments

  • 123 1
 Cam Zink. What a loon. I broke my hand two weeks ago and cant even scratch my balls with it, let alone go shred.
  • 2 8
flag somismtb (Mar 25, 2015 at 15:47) (Below Threshold)
 1 week ago
  • 89 3
 "R-Dog fixing what he destroyed like any honest rider should" so nice !!!!
Come on martin ! !! !!
  • 26 1
 Zink is the MAN! What a BEAST!
  • 21 22
 Zink is a fool
  • 35 6
 jimmytheasshat^
  • 15 1
 "Yolo" right? Nah jimmy is not an ass hat, he is right zink is foolish, but hey it's his body he can thrash it if he wants. I wish him the best, the dude sends it everytime for us to enjoy.
  • 3 8
flag jimmythehat (Mar 25, 2015 at 15:13) (Below Threshold)
 He probably did it show off the lame sleeve tattoo thing....sick, rad, boom....fish cakes.
  • 18 0
 Look at the kids on the last picture: "Zink who? Oh wow. That bike is sick!"
  • 18 5
 Who the fuck cares how many photo's are in the article. This is Pinkbike not Buzzfeed!
  • 20 0
 28 PHOTOS YOUR WEBMASTER DOESNT WANT YOU TO SEE!
  • 17 1
 What happens next will shock you!
  • 18 0
 Discover the ONE WEIRD TRICK that only these riders know.
  • 6 0
 Learn how average guys can grow their top tube 2 inches in just 2 weeks!
  • 10 0
 cam zink hard as a fkn rock
  • 10 0
 Wow more pikes than the ews
  • 9 0
 I like crankworx
  • 4 0
 Heard on Vital.mtb that Steve Smith is injured again?!?! Hope these are just wrong rumours.............
  • 5 0
 Pike pike pike pike pike
  • 3 0
 "Lyle the philosopher" Razz
  • 2 0
 650b rear and 26" front or just an illusion due to the thicker front tire???
  • 5 2
 I was wondering if Semenuk accepted the invite, glad to see him out there.
  • 6 0
 hahaha are you serious.. He's only doing the diamond events(Crankworkxs and Rampage..)
  • 2 0
 First pic. Looks to me like Pilgrim has been training his forearms with Dorian Yates or something. Well done lad.
  • 2 0
 That kid on the last pic knows whats up. "Damn, that YT is the sexiest slope bike ever!"
  • 1 0
 Looking at destickered rim infront maybe he's indeed running different wheelsize
  • 1 0
 The course looking sooo sick
  • 2 1
 Zink manning up again. Can't say I'm surprised. Dude goes beast.
  • 3 4
 Its me or Strait rides 24inch ? x)
  • 2 3
 Could be a 26 front and a 650b rear though
  • 8 0
 You guys are smoking something. You do know there are different size tires?
  • 1 3
 strait is really tall.... maybe thats why it looks a bit strange
  • 1 0
 @treekilla maybe there is something in the air at the office, I don't know. Feeling good al day long, which is strange at work :-)

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