Replay: The Crankworx Rotorua Downhill Live Stream

Mar 24, 2018
by Pinkbike Staff  
Redwoods DH - Crankworx Rotorua


Watch the LIVE action from the Crankworx Rotorua Downhill.

Sunday March 25th – 10 am NZDT
Saturday March 24th – 2 pm PDT
Saturday March 24th – 10 pm CET

From the organizers:

bigquotesGuns blazing, laser-focused, full-throttle on the adrenaline. Skill triumphs over gravity in this race down Mount Ngongotaha. Riders will catch one last look at Lake Rotorua then drop into a technical quagmire of smooth off-camber hardpack broken up by step-ups, bridge-drops and a rock garden to keep the race interesting. The course culminates over the Skyline Rotorua Gravity Park’s summer luge course with racers flying into a crowd-pleasing step-up, step-down, table combo demanding monster air. The challenge? Finish in under three minutes.


MENTIONS: @officialcrankworx




118 Comments

  • + 45
 "Guns blazing, laser-focused, full-throttle on the adrenaline."

What?
  • + 48
 Toot toot all aboard the marketing train! Next stop Broville!!
  • + 36
 New rules allow competitors to be armed I guess. Wanted it to appeal to Americans more?
  • + 20
 @LOTCP: we dont like guns anymore
  • + 9
 @Jimmy0: lol.... ya right.
  • + 28
 All the kids are doing adrenaline these days. It's a real problem.
  • + 6
 Somebody say guns?!
  • + 3
 Is camelpak the main sponser? And anyone know where I can score a bag of this adrenaline? Keep it on the DL.
  • - 2
 @Boardlife69: Should have said earlier, I took a load over to Schweiz today via Avoriaz, but I've brought back what I had left, which ain't much.
All out of laser focus too, and my guns are not exactly blazing.
  • - 5
flag dirtworks911 (Mar 24, 2018 at 13:15) (Below Threshold)
 Are they guns or deadly, self-harming, fully semi-automatic assault weapons? Either way, count me in.
  • + 0
 @dirtworks911: f'ing looser
  • + 32
 New drinking game: every time Kerr says 'that's it' at the beginning of every sentance
  • + 11
 Update:strong buzz
  • + 6
 This has ruined the commenting for me. I can't stop hearing it Big Grin
  • + 4
 Current status: looser that Danny Hart in Champery
  • + 4
 update, town has run out of alcohol. everybody's getting pumped out within a 5 mile radius.
  • + 0
 He literally said it as I read this.
  • + 27
 Is Brad Jay still commentating? I heard rumours that he's gone, but I don't want to get my hopes up.
  • + 4
 Lol
  • + 12
 I never comment on posts, but this... preach! I wonder if its only brits that get fed up of 'shut the front door' ever 20 seconds
  • - 21
flag goldstreamubrew (Mar 24, 2018 at 13:35) (Below Threshold)
 Brad Jay is the voice of crankworkx, I hope he’s still around ????
  • + 6
 @jonny-norco: nope, not just brits. I remember thinking as a teen, who the f*ck is this guy?
  • + 5
 I was listening to the Slopestyle thinking "something sounds different". And yes, the that human version of a Dodge Neon with ground effect lights playing Limp Bizkit has finally f*ucked off. I'm trying not to get too excited thinking that he's gone for good.
  • + 0
 @Mattock4130: #PrayForBradJay
  • + 0
 @Mattock4130: first from Canada that i heard this from...refreshing, just like the new announcers...not being rude to Canadians either...best places in the world to me, Canada/New Zealand! hawaii...psshh, I know where I'm vacationing.
  • + 0
 @rcrdrvr: i'm from the UK originally so genetically i'm programmed to think he's a brash cockwomble but i've lived here long enough to know that most Canadians also consider him an *utter* bellend. Glad some knowledgeable riders are taking his place. Top Tip though... if you're considering vacationing in Canada for biking choose your destination wisely - a substantial proportion of the country is pretty wank for it (they call it Onterrible for a reason)
  • + 1
 @Mattock4130: Ha...almost got my ass kicked by some french speaking crazies in Ottowa...think i stole their fishing spot!
  • + 13
 So, one can safely make popcorn and open beers today because DH races don´t get postponed right?
  • + 7
 Please proceed. Those activities will always be safe, and after the slope debacle they'll be throwing the riders down the mountain even if starts raining toads and newts.
  • + 11
 See if you can count how many times Bernard Kerr says 'That's it Cam ' It's unbelievable. Happened about 10 times already and we are only a few minutes in!
  • + 7
 Total was 2,893.
  • + 6
 For everyone ragging on Bernard Kerr: dude's a 27-year-old pro downhill racer who just took on commentating (for the first time, perhaps?) an internationally televised event that he's supposed to be competing in right now. Kindly f off.
  • + 0
 he actually kicked ass imo.
  • + 9
 DH is back! The off season is way too long in this sport. There should be some southern hemisphere WC races over the winter.
  • + 0
 or at least broadcasts of nationals from other nations........need more DH!
  • + 9
 Go Blenki!
  • + 8
 The new Norco seems to be agreeing with Blenki.
  • + 2
 When are we going to see it the catalogue?
  • + 8
 "That's it Cam"
  • + 4
 Good job Blenki!!!!! Carry that momentum into the WC season and get some wins. It's your time..... Same for the sickest of Mick's.
  • + 7
 that's it
  • + 4
 These are exactly the same camera angles as last year. Crankworx can try a little harder with these broadcasts.
  • + 4
 Well, making the Redbull Media player look good isn't easy, but it can be done.
  • + 5
 “That’s it” - Bernard Kerr, 2018
  • + 1
 what was up with the cameras they only showed them take off and then not again until 2.3 mins into there run skipping all the gnar??? Also I am a huge fan of both of those commentators but they sucked.... The whole coverage of the DH race blew especially compared to other years...but It is free to watch so I guess I cant complain to much.
  • + 4
 One run in and I have a feeling the actual coverage of the race runs will leave much to be desired.
  • + 4
 60% of the coverage is advertising, awkward commentary, poor camera placement. PB needs to step it up.
  • + 3
 @ashlemon: It's red bull and crankworx, who are responsible for the broadcasts. Not PB
  • + 2
 @mprosper: RB is actually only injecting $$ in Slopestyle. Everything else comes from hard work to find sponsors to offer a free live coverage.
  • + 3
 It couldn't be better. 1st and 2nd for my favorite riders. I hope that Blinky and Sik Mik will keep their shapes for world cup.
  • + 5
 Kerr and Cam,good job!
  • + 0
 Why are we missing 2/3rds of every run, but see about an extra 20 minutes of nothing before the event. Production sucks! The commentators don't know whats going on most of the time. If this is to be an olympic sport take some notes from dh skiing.
  • + 0
 It's never going to be an olympic sport. Bring on the down votes and face the facts
  • + 3
 Not possible to see full runs in a DH race, due to their formats. Riders are usually released from the start hut in 1-2 minute intervals (release times vary between races / organizations).
But actual race runs (in this case) were taking over 3 minutes.

So when you saw Sik Mik cross the finish line, do a little celebration and short interview, Blenki was ALREADY on course (probably over 1/4 of the way down).

When they go back up to the top and watch Blenki leave the start hut after Sik Mik, it is a recording of what has already happened, and then they catch up with him live in the middle of the course, where ever he happens to be.

It would be completely impractical for them to drag cameras and cables up through that entire muddy forest to film every inch of the race track... And even if they DID do that... It would still be physically impossible to see full runs due to the timing.
  • + 3
 Looks like 2018 could be a good year for Blenki. Gutted for Sik Mik though.
  • + 4
 When is slopestyle for pst? The dates and times are mess
  • + 2
 4:30 am French time so 8:30 pm PST. Except the clocks go forward tonight so there's an element of doubt for us. Stupid clocks.
  • + 1
 @BenPea: we had our time change a week or 2 ago. Yeah stupid time keeping machines
  • + 1
 @makripper: Basically, it's in 6 hours' time. Redbull told me. f*cked if I'm going to be awake for it though. Enjoy.
  • + 4
 Slopestyle possibly at 3-6pm
  • + 1
 nice thank you for the update!
  • + 4
 Please tell us when the Slopestyle is going to start.
  • + 1
 %60-%70 chance of rain till 7pm their time.
  • + 1
 @nug12182: So are they planning on just canceling the event?
  • + 1
 @Bizznasty: No idea.I hope not.
  • + 1
 @nug12182: looking at the forecast it now seems the rain will stop around 10am
  • + 1
 @ArchSerpo: looks like redbull has a countdown till it starts now.
  • + 1
 @Bizznasty: i know from a judge that they have the autorization to do it on monday if really needed.
  • + 1
 @Bizznasty: doesnt anyonr read the update post on pinkbike?? It will go ahead tommorow if its too wet today
  • + 3
 Aside from the "That's It Cam", I thought Cam + Kerr did an awesome job on commentating!!
  • + 3
 Mr Kerr seems wasted riding bikes, seems most agreeable in front of the lens
  • + 3
 Well done Finn. Bruni might actually become Specialized's No 2!!
  • + 2
 Must have missed it what happened to Kaos? Nice job Bernard 'that's it' KerrWink
  • + 3
 Shouldn`t it be Saturday for CET?
  • + 1
 Yes - thank you!
  • + 3
 camera in the larches would be good...
  • + 1
 Hopefully some footage will turn up on Vital. If there's one place on this track where you want a camera in these conditions...
  • + 2
 "Hey guys where should we put the cameras this year?"
"Well the most pivotal part of the course will likely be the larches, especially now that it's raining. It'll be where all the best saves and all the gnarliest crashes happen."
"Great insight. Go ahead and put them at the start, the finish, and then a couple of bike park features that the pros will just sail over. Fans love gaps and rock gardens and they definitely never see that shit at home."
  • + 2
 Thats it, thats it, thats it cam, thats it.
  • + 2
 aaaah #letsickmickwin please !!
  • + 1
 I so wish we could get proper coverage. Sucks to get such a small sample of each run.
  • + 1
 Pinkbike, do an Apple TV app for this sort of thing. You can get it done in 5 hours easy
  • + 10
 Isn't it just Redbull streaming this? And they have a apple tv app!
  • + 1
 doublepost.
  • + 3
 IM HYPED! Go Blinky
  • + 1
 It was nice to not hear someone repeating what the riders time is and the time they have to beat every 3 seconds.
  • + 2
 Lol! Jill is crawling down there. Gonna be one of those days.
  • - 1
 T H A T ' S I T C A M

edit: really shite commentary tbh, hadn't even realised Seagrave was the last out of the box by the time she'd crossed the line.
  • + 1
 1:29:28 slowest cowbell.....EVER
  • + 1
 Blenki is on fire lately! cant wait see how he does in the world cups
  • + 1
 Sacking it off hopefully the reply works better
  • + 1
 Any one else feed dropping out
  • + 1
 Yep im about to give up
  • + 1
 @andydhteam: i know man its not even showing on redbull tv either
  • + 1
 Anyone elses stream keep buffering?
  • + 1
 The other louis hamilton is going to win tomorrow anyway
  • + 1
 Any updates on the slopestyle?
  • + 2
 Finn going to take it.
  • + 0
 Holy shit, I always forget Miranda is Word Champ lol..
  • + 1
 Slopestyle sunday : /
  • + 1
 Plaid flannel OD.
  • - 1
 I am loving these ads. "SRAM: engineered in Germany, made for the world." Not unlike the 3rd Reich.
  • - 2
 @BenPea. horrible and an absolutely ignorant comparison. You're a lot lost if you were trying to be funny.
  • + 4
 @cartoon: Don't forget to tip your waitress.
  • + 2
 One of the tryhard-est nazi jokes I've seen in a long time, and that is quite a bit in today's times
  • + 2
 @daweil: It wasn't a nazi joke, it was a sram joke. Come on, keep up.
  • + 4
 @BenPea: there's 99 ways to make fun of sram, 3rd Reich is probably also one
  • + 1
 @daweil: I mean look at the Eagle logo ffs. I'm actually starting to be serious about this, so outraged am I that some f*cker who's never been anywhere near Dunkirk is calling me ignorant. This discussion is unnecessary, but it'll kill time til the big boys come down.
  • + 3
 @BenPea: keep digging
  • + 1
 @dirtologist: might make it to NZ
  • + 1
 Oh Loic...
  • + 1
 That was fuckin brutal
  • + 1
 Blenki FTW!!!!!!
  • - 1
 Thats it cam
  • - 2
 Can stomach the commentators..
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