Groves and Watts take top spot in first ever VW trick showdown at Kokanee Crankworx 2008

Aug 15, 2008
by Tyler Maine  
The first ever VW Trick Showdown roared into the Whistler Mountain Bike Park’s Boneyard today and amazed hundreds of spectators as well those watching via live webcast at Crankworx.com.

The VW Trick Showdown was a winner-take-all, rider-judged event based on two 45 minute sessions on two features within the Boneyard Slopestyle course. The top rider from each session took home $3,000 for best trick. To add to the prize purse, the announcers had $2,000 worth of fifty dollar bills to divide between the riders who laid it all on the line during the event.Casey Groves of Kelowna, BC took session one and $3,000 for stomping an amazing Double Pendulum and snagged an extra $350 of cold hard cash in the grab for his relentless effort. “I’ve never won cash before,” says Groves. “The jump in session one was perfect, John Cowan did an amazing job building this course.”

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To take top spot in the second session, Greg Watts of Santa Cruz, CA executed one of the most incredible Step-Down Flipwhips ever seen in competition. Watts walked away with $3,000 for winning session two and $300 in the cash grab. “Everything in Whistler rules,” says Watts. “This festival is made up of the best things in life and everyone here threw down today.”
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The VW Trick Showdown was webcast live on Crankworx.com and watched in many countries around the globe including the United Kingdom, Scotland and the USA. The winner-take-all, jump-jam style sessions and the instant cash rewards during the sessions were an instant hit with riders and fans, and made for an entertaining event from start to finish.
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The VW Trick Showdown was the highlight of Day Six at Kokanee Crankworx 2008. Day Seven includes the “Giant” Giant Slalom finals from 4-8pm including a Live Webcast on Crankworx.com as well as more live music on the TELUS MainStage featuring Josh Martinez from 1:30-2:30pm and K’NAAN from 2:45–3:45pm.

Check out more pictures from the VW Best Trick contest right here.

For more event results and live webcasts of the Monster Energy Slopestyle, VW Trick Showdown and the “Giant Slalom” check out www.Crankworx.com.

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*Ya I goofed with the little camera and filmed this sideways, but oh well it's late and we're super stoked for Casey!*


44 Comments

  • 24 0
 That flipwhip stepdown was so sick.
  • 6 7
 the double Pendulum was way sicker
  • 7 2
 and wheres the video of the double pendulum?
  • 1 1
 Ya for the first trick comp I wasn't at a vantage point for little clips. Sorry.
  • 0 0
 OMG ITS CASEY GROVES FOR THE WIN!!!!!!!! good work man to bad i couldn't be therein the C.Cgreaves Cheering section
  • 1 1
 OMG! Thats sososo sick, what did Grooves double pendulum? the Step down?!?!
  • 1 0
 no he did it on the other jump
  • 6 2
 flipwhip step down is nuts. by the way scotland is in the uk
  • 4 3
 haha yeah i noticed that as well, they are well educated across the pond! and how come people from scotland get a scotish flag by their name but we get the union jack not the english flag!?
  • 1 0
 Thats because pretty mach all of the good riding spots are in the UK are in Scotland or Wales, you havent earned it... Wink
  • 0 0
 Holy shit! K'naan is like one of the coolest artists ever, I know it's weird to be psyched about the performer but my friends and I have been watching him ever since he was super small time and it's great to see he's getting the attention he deserves
  • 1 0
 i wanna let everybody know that during the best trick competition andreu lacondeguy landed a perfect double backflip, but they did not film it so nobody knows about that. lame. props for casey and watts anyways!
  • 0 0
 that was sweet, i watched the webcast. www.crankworx.com that flipwhip was insane. and Super Nat's skills at freestyle rapping were pretty sick too! watch the slopestyle webcast!!
  • 0 0
 did u watch it when the kid sent a message to AT that was me! and im stoked about it so if anyones got the recording of that please please send it me!
  • 1 0
 yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa greg goood shit buddy gowing fuckin sooooooooooo big yea
  • 1 0
 haha the united kingdom not england problem proping up again haha. those were some tight tricks.
  • 1 0
 could someone please writee on my noteboard and tell me what a double pendulum is? thanks, and congrats guys!
  • 1 0
 4 NFC on 1 jump = double pendulum
  • 0 0
 Great work Casey we all knew you had this in you!!! So nice to see a good kid do well and get his ride on!!!!
  • 1 0
 CG REPRESENT!!! nice work buddy
  • 1 0
 what? gracia competed? jokes.
  • 1 0
 casey is my hero and watts did amazing the flip whip insane
  • 0 0
 CASEY really making ur name bud!! Was acctually really impressed when i saw this thread!
  • 0 0
 f*cking throwing down, sick work!... btw was that Andreu who bailed the flip?
  • 0 0
 not to be a douche, but there is no double pendulum in any of those movies....correct me if i'm wrong though...
  • 0 0
 and if youd read the some more it would say why
  • 0 0
 lmao that was sick as shit lmfao i was in a helicopter when that happened!!! lmfao i saw it then i was like wtf man @!!!
  • 0 0
 Watts and Casey threw down!
  • 0 1
 Except half the field didn't compete
  • 0 0
 nice work casey thats insane
  • 0 0
 hehe..sweeeeeeeeeeet flip tailwhip..
  • 0 0
 Wow, Casey Groves double pendulum! Great job buddy!
  • 0 0
 hell yeah casey! good work man
  • 0 0
 Nice job Casey and Watts!
  • 0 0
 Yeah Casey! Congrats buddy, thats a solid result.
  • 1 0
 KELOWNA WHAT!!!!
  • 2 2
 omg step down flip whip omgomgomg
  • 0 0
 yeahyeyrrrrrrr sickk groves. you talk to karl lately??
  • 0 0
 the flip whip drop is amazing , i was waiting for somebody who land it
  • 0 0
 NICE!!
  • 0 1
 i dint c a double pendulum all i saw close to that was a super man to nfc
  • 0 0
 Were you there???
  • 0 0
 y so short!!!!!!
  • 0 0
 o shit i was there!!!

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