Rotating in Rotorua: Whip Off World Championships, Crankworx Rotorua 2016 - Photo Epic

Mar 9, 2016
by Paris Gore  
This year's Whip-Off World Championships kicked off Crankworx Rotorua in pure style with its very own dedicated jump, built specifically for this event. It's the first time in the history of Crankworx that the builders have made a jump intended for cracking big whips off and showcasing the best sideways action going.

An event originally started by Sven Martin five or so years ago in Whistler, the Whip-Off champs have evolved into an official event spanning all three Crankworx locations. To kick things off at Rotorua, a big drop sent riders into three options where they can go straight or hip off either side. Most riders took the middle line in order to maximize their sideways potential, but it was unanimous that this was the best jump that's ever been made for a whip contest. You just can't beat a great whip and this is after all what it's all about...

R-DOGG
  Ryan Howard - the back-to-back Whip-Off World Champion! You just can't beat Ryan's whips, they are unbeatable and you pretty much can't get any more stylish on a bike.

Crankworx Rotorua - Whip Off World Championships
  If this was a DH race between the two, T-Mac and R-Dog, they would have been only milliseconds apart. Tyler's whips are a more moto style and just as big compared to Ryan's.

Crankworx Rotorua - Whip Off World Championships
  Blenki's whips can't be summed up in a description... Nothing other than a pure DH carving whip-tastic style!

Crankworx Rotorua - Whip Off World Championships
  It takes two to tango and it's a real dog-eat-dog world out there. R-dog vs. Brendog.

Crankworx Rotorua - Whip Off World Championships
  Casey Brown cracking the whip! Her style was another outstanding form out there and definitely deserves a big applaud for sending it. Not to mention on International Women's Day, clearly demonstrating that Casey is an excellent female role model, both on and off the bike for women all around.

Whips aren t for everyone lot s of carnage in the beginning with some heavy stacks but all the fallen soldiers seem to have gotten back up on two feet without any injury.
  Whips aren't for everyone with lot's of carnage in the beginning with some heavy stacks, but all the fallen soldiers thankfully got back up on two feet without any injury.

Even the pros come up short from time to time
  Even the pros come up short from time to time...

Crankworx Rotorua - Whip Off World Championships
Crankworx Rotorua - Whip Off World Championships
Crankworx Rotorua - Whip Off World Championships
  Jill Kintner made a goal to learn whips this year and is well on her way. I imagine by the time Crankworx Whistler rolls around, she will be going sideways down Crabapple hits. Kintner is no rookie when it comes to jumping either, her strong BMX background comes across in her riding...

Bernard Kerr was out with a shoulder injury this morning and didn t seem like he was planning on riding.. That changed pretty quickly.
  Bernard Kerr was out with a shoulder injury this morning and didn't seem like he was planning on riding... But then that changed pretty quickly.

Forgets to whip. Supermans instead.
  Forgets to whip... Pulls a supermans instead. Sam Renyolds turning the whip-off into a slopestyle line.

Crankworx Rotorua - Whip Off World Championships
Crankworx Rotorua - Whip Off World Championships
Elliot Jackson coming over the top of the drop in
Crankworx Rotorua - Whip Off World Championships
Crankworx Rotorua - Whip Off World Championships
Crankworx Rotorua - Whip Off World Championships
Crankworx Rotorua - Whip Off World Championships
Crankworx Rotorua - Whip Off World Championships
Crankworx Rotorua - Whip Off World Championships
Back to back Whip off World Champion - Ryan Howard.

T-Mac doing it for the kids man..
  T-Mac doing it for the kids man... We love your work!

Darren Kinnard flipping through the winners bracket.
  Darren Kinnard flipping through the winners bracket.

Judging panel of Sven Martin Cam Zink and Wyn Masters are not going easy on whips. Insert Sven Quote
  The judging panel: Sven Martin, Cam Zink and Wyn Masters. None of these guys were going to let anyone get away with anything but the best whips...

bigquotesThe top three are super unique in styles and approaches, which sets them apart - crazy good and even more sideways than the top three, but all so similar... The top three had their own style. Whips super hard to judge because they are an art typed trick - I hate the fact that it's judged and would just rather give everyone beers - Sven Martin


Brendan checking out all the things that can be seen on a 400mm lens.
  Brendan checking out all the things that can be seen on a 400mm lens.

David McMillan - loooose as bru
  David McMillan - loooose as bru!!!

McGazza in full spirit here missed all around by everyone and lots of great representation of his legacy.
  McGazza was and will forever be in spirit here, missed sorely by all around by everyone and lots of great representation of his legacy.

Judging panel looking over on who makes it to the finals during whip off.
  The judging panel looking over on who makes it to the finals during the whip-off before cutting wristbands.

Ryan Howard
  Ryan Howard. Enough said...

Crankworx Rotorua - Whip Off World Championships
Crankworx Rotorua - Whip Off World Championships
Crankworx Rotorua - Whip Off World Championships
Crankworx Rotorua - Whip Off World Championships
R-Dog flickin er out
Crankworx Rotorua - Whip Off World Championships
  Casey Brown.

Crankworx Rotorua - Whip Off World Championships
Crankworx Rotorua - Whip Off World Championships
Crankworx Rotorua - Whip Off World Championships
Crankworx Rotorua - Whip Off World Championships
Crankworx Rotorua - Whip Off World Championships
Crankworx Rotorua - Whip Off World Championships
Crankworx Rotorua - Whip Off World Championships
Crankworx Rotorua - Whip Off World Championships
Crankworx Rotorua - Whip Off World Championships
Crankworx Rotorua - Whip Off World Championships
Crankworx Rotorua - Whip Off World Championships

Photographer pile. Not much for angles at the whip off a good perch always offers a decent angle.
  Photographer pile up... Not much for angles at the whip-off, although a good perch always offers a decent angle.

Silverback hanging with the Camelbak.
  A silverback hanging with the Camelbak.

Brotherly love - Cam and Tyler McCaul
  Brotherly love - Cam and Tyler McCaul

Bas Van Steenbergen now on Hyper bikes after a long history with Transition.
  Bas Van Steenbergen.

Whip Silhouette.
  Whips into the last night of the evening and everyone maxing out their potential riding time.

Winners podium

RESULTS: MENS
1st // Ryan "R-Dog" HOWARD
2nd // Tyler MCCAUL
3rd // Sam BLENKINSOP
RESULTS: WOMENS
1st // Casey BROWN
2nd // Emilie SIEGENTHALER
3rd // Karin PASTERER


View full results.


MENTIONS: @officialcrankworx / @spank-bikes / @parisgore / @fraserbritton / @FRNZ / @cameronmackenzie




45 Comments

  • 42 1
 NZ sure is magical, where else are the trees and dirt a different color in every picture.
  • 16 2
 different shutter speeds and aperture settings will do this
  • 1 0
 lmao
  • 14 5
 Except no. The amount and duration of light allowed into the camera does not turn skin purple, dirt green, and trees blue. That's achieved through piss poor post processing. #brobutitlookslikerealfilmbro
  • 11 1
 Not sure I agree on the "piss poor" part @Skid-Marc. Artistic representations don't need to mirror reality but re-present it in a visually striking or positive way. Success in my books. Thanks for the articles and photos. Just my opinion.
  • 1 0
 depending on how much "medication" ive taken everything everywhere is different colours, if you know what i mean
  • 1 0
 DAMN! My life ain't complete anymore without that shirt!

EDIT: Replied to the wrong post... Meant the one below. :-S
  • 33 0
 brap brap!

and where can I get one of those McGazza tribute tees?
  • 6 0
 Yeah I also want to get one.
  • 19 0
 If the money goes to the mcgazza foundations I will buy one in a second.
  • 4 0
 ^^^ All This
  • 4 0
 They are coming don't worry! QTMBC is going to run it.
  • 1 0
 @wypler I started designing my own on the 14th out of popular demand, that link would have been a good one to have earlier lol.
@Garpur44 @kanoksin @Patrick9-32 @BrightBulbPhoto
I made some slightly different designs, 100% of proceeds going to the same trust fund:
www.redbubble.com/people/kmcgarryforever
  • 35 3
 Nice to see the girls got the same prize money as the boys Smile Well done spank !
  • 7 1
 Only a $1000.00 those whips are worth far more!
  • 4 0
 I've been critical of Casey's whips before, especially compared to a certain 14 yr. old, but she's since taken her whips to a whole other level!
  • 22 5
 Yeah, we could make things even more fair tho. Don't have a separate Mens and Womens catagory. Just a straight up uni-sex Whip Off. Oh wait....Would that be fair? Or sexist? It's so bloody hard to tell these days.
  • 19 4
 Brendog with the latest TLD pyjamas collection Smile
  • 1 0
 You noticed that the links of the Gambler of brendog are prototypes?
  • 7 1
 Love seeing Casey, such a rad rider, and so good as an inspiration to other female riders i think
  • 4 0
 These guys are so sideways, I can't even tell which way half of them are supposed to be going.
  • 4 0
 I spy with my little eye... prototype linkage on Brendog's gambler
  • 4 0
 It's his signature whip-o-matic link.
  • 4 1
 Blood love bikes me
  • 2 0
 No snoop?weve had all the rest.
  • 2 1
 Big question is, of all of these, which one is the best screensaver? Too much choice?!?!
  • 1 0
 Hard to tell exactly how big, but the jump this year looks quite substantial. Well done riders and photogs. So sick.
  • 1 0
 Does anyone else wonder how Brook 'Bulldog' MacDonald gets his knee pads over his calves?
  • 1 0
 Ok i didnt see the thread above this one.
  • 2 1
 Casey's whip in #18 from the bottom is magical!
  • 1 0
 where do i get the HUCK LIFE tshirt from Sven Martin?
  • 1 0
 - Hey Sam, just whip off dude...
- Who Cares? Braaaap!
  • 6 5
 Brendog > Rdog.
  • 5 3
 #brendoggotrobbed
  • 2 1
 I kinda doubt that, I saw rdog at crankworx whistler whip off and I'm not sure I've seen anyone else whip both ways and clean it out for the landing as well as rdog does
  • 1 1
 yea just watched the vid. R-Dog clearly had the best whip.
  • 1 0
 It's a joke, kid. Relax. We all know who the better rider is.......
  • 1 0
 Got my new screensaver
  • 1 0
 Where is Bernardo???????
  • 5 7
 Can't believe Segenthaler took second. She was sending it straight. Also Kintner has a long way to go......casing every jump except the last. Girls results were a joke.
  • 2 2
 Once I found myself randomly riding behind Kintner at Whistler and she was pretty darn pinned. Different skillsets perhaps? The important thing is that these ladies were out there representing hard and pushing the sport.
  • 1 0
 epic
  • 1 2
 So who won?
  • 1 0
 Rdog

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