|I didn't do my second run because it wasn't worth it. We are risking our lives out here. Paul [Bas] got carted off and couldn't feel his legs when they Care Flighted him out. My run was as it was. I mean I could have cleaned it up a hair, I could have done a little bit better but not a lot. It would have been a tiny bit better, maybe fifth, maybe fourth, but they weren't liking what I was doing today, so it wasn't worth risking my life. That heavy of a run, the scariest, gnarliest run I've ever done in my life - to do it again to maybe gain a place or two? It's just not worth it. I've heard Paul is in surgery right now, but he has movement in his legs again, or feeling, I think Bizet is alright, yeah, it's tough. It's tough. - Cam Zink|
|[Today] was awesome! Yesterday was the hard part; qualifying and I rode way better yesterday than I did today but today it was just for the show, for fun, for me, I just went out there, not too competitive, just trying to do my thing, make it top to bottom my way and missed a few things here and there but nothing crazy. I rode the same line [as yesterday], and like I said I rode better in qualifying than I did today. I was obviously more stressed out yesterday so I had to be on point - today I was stressed but not as stressed. - Ryan Howard |
|Felt great, was just fun to rip down the Rampage course and get to the bottom in one piece. I've done the Canyon Gap a couple years in a row - change it up a little bit, you know? Just hang a left instead of a right. - Kelly McGarry |
|I think coming down the steep bits is terrifying. The big jumps are my favourite thing - I can't believe when they gave me best trick. It's cool that everyone liked it because it's really fun for me. I tried to improve on my second run but had a little crash, a humungous crash in fact, so I would like to put that run down but I'm more than happy with ninth and the Best Trick was the cherry on top of the whole week. Unreal. - Sam Reynolds |
|First run felt pretty much as good as it could have gone, it's never not scary and that top bit is just terrifying. I had a really, really close call the other day in practice so we touched it up and made it better but it's still kind of life or death, stuff doesn't go wrong a little bit, stuff goes really wrong and gets really messed up. Now the top; over cooked that three drop a little bit but still made the hip, tire held up, did the flip to step down. I was able to finish the whole line and the bottom is just the bottom, it's not really a make, it's just a break part of your run, so I just jumped the jumps on the way down. It's not going to add to the score very much because my line funnels in it, almost cleared it, big whoop. But yeah, all the focus is up top, I got a full pull - I might be able to clean it up a hair but that's as good as it gets. - Cam Zink |
|I decided [to propose] a while ago, I knew our relationship was going that way and I thought that maybe I could do it at Rampage if everything goes well, but I knew there were so many variable to it playing out the way that I thought. It just made me focus even harder on landing that run and putting it all together. [My run went] so well. It's just nice to be down here and healthy, walking away from this. I did everything that I wanted to do, I'm so, so happy! - Kyle Norbraten|
|Super stoked on my run, the first run went totally to plan, felt dialled everywhere and I was super happy with that. I tried to bump it up on the second run but got a couple things and missed a couple things, it wasn't exactly what I was looking for but I made it down both times and am just happy to be here. Our build crew destroyed it - we got a rad line and it was awesome! - Brandon Semenuk|
|First run went really well, did everything I wanted to do. I got a little too over-excited and I forgot to trick the hip at the end. I was definitely looking forward to my second run but it was too windy. I was pumped on being on the podium at least and stoked that the boys all made it down okay. It was really tough, me and Andreu sitting up there just waiting on the wind and then there would be like twenty second where it would be okay and then it would get windy again. It wasn't a straight headwind it was left to right and super inconsistent. So it was really tough to judge and at the end of the day you have to be smart and I don't feel like ending up in a coma because I got blown on a seventy foot drop. Been there before so I made the smart call and get to go home now, get some hunting in and chill. - Graham Agassiz|
|It was the weirdest thing I have ever dealt with, the whole week, the whole event just went straight to me and Aggy - it's up to you guys. And we are looking down and there's two helis flying around and the whole crowd and the flags are moving and we wanted to step it up so we have to trick the drop. The drop was the main problem because it's at the end of ridge, the biggest thing, flags moving, dirt just - we were like f*ck we want to trick it but we don't think we can trick it and then the guys were like, 'you can wait thirty minutes.' And we were like, 'for sure, we are going to wait then.' And we were waiting and waiting and waiting and it was getting worse and then it gets good so we get to the top and it's bad again and then it's good and then Logan goes and it gets horrible again. And we were like, 'what do you think?' and I've been there, I've rode in the wind here and crashed so I really didn't want to deal with it and I didn't think I could have stepped up my run on the wind and we just kind of called it out. It sucks because there was so much pressure on us, I think it's the format. I don't think it's the right format anymore because it's the same format since 2001 but the riding is a lot different, you know? We were just like, 'this should not be up to us.' It's too windy to ride but we don't want to call the whole thing out, what do we do? We waited and waited and they were like, 'you guys are right now' or 'you guys are running out of time.' It's been such a weird week, like so much non riding stuff in our heads that we are like, Sorge won on his first run, so we are like, 'dude, we did our first run, Sorge won on his first run, that's what counts. It's windy so lets follow the ridge and call it.' Sorge won and I'm so pumped for him! Fest podium! That means we are maybe doing something right, not everything is wrong but there is a little bit that is right, and that is maybe the riding part of it. - Andreu Lacondeguy|
|First run right out of the gate I ended up getting a front tire flat, bit of a bummer for sure just because there was no wind on my first run and it would have given me the opportunity to throw down and do what I wanted on the course. The wind in years past has prohibited guys from going and those guys in front of me, they were in the most exposed spots for the wind and mine was a little bit sheltered so I figured that I would be somewhat okay and just kind of pushed through it and I definitely got blown quite a bit but I managed to stay on the bike and get to the bottom of the hill. It wasn't quite what I wanted but at the end of the day I still got a run in and ended up with eight place so I'm super stoked. - Darren Berrecloth|
|I'm feeling good, just happy to make it down, had a couple of big drops lined up and then after stomping those I just had to put the pieces of the puzzle together and there's a few things that maybe could have gone better but I'm really happy with how it went. I'm stoked to make it down and be able to put down a decent run and hang with all these other guys that are riding so well. - Kurt Sorge|
Then when I saw it I just thought "the f*ck is this???"
What the judges were doing during Zink's run? Playing angry birds? Are they blind?
As christian people say.... "God acts in mysterious ways"... go figure!!!
Whatever... what really matters now is the health of Paul Bas....
I really hope he gets better and heal fast!!!
1- 5 day/5builder build stage.
2- 3 day window to ride/dial line
3- At any point during the 3 day ride/dial period rider can announce, before dropping, that they intend the run to be their scoring run. Once intention is announced, rider is stuck with result.
4- At the end of contest all runs scored by judges and riders, score averaged, winner announced.
5- I could just be an idiot and this is a terrible idea.
Doesn't this void the warranty?
I mean no disrespect to any of these riders, as they are doing incredible things on bikes, but are we pushing the limits too far with the evolution of Rampage? As much as I loved seeing this event and the brilliance of the riders, I was bloody terrified the whole time that someone would be SERIOUSLY hurt at the jumps and the lines these guys were taking. Every year the lines get bigger and bigger and with that, worse and more injuries. I really do think if its continues in this way someone is going to get killed. I've been watching "extreme" sports most of my life and it's hard to recall a mass event that is this insane. I know they are "professionals"," they know what they sign up for etc", but it seems like when they ask the riders what they want to accomplish from their runs they almost all say "make it down alive, in one piece etc". Is this event just too much??? I was showing some of the pics to co-workers who do not bike and they thought the pics were Photoshopped. "Yeah right, no one would jump/go down that". Is the "cost" not worth the "payout"?? Just my 2 cents worth.............Many prayers and positive thoughts to you Paul P. You are in the thoughts of many, heal soon,
Top pictures! And a real (un)real redbull rampage 2015!
Even when the judging was strange and #semenukgotrobbed
Wished redbull would show at least a bit of that "behind the Action" spirit that is shown here in the livestream!
Helicopter Panorama shots all the way is mucho boring.
This sounds good to me, but, we have one huge problem.
It would be lousy to watch live, no one is going to spend 16 hours hanging out and watching a run here and there. If it were edited and then packaged for viewing at a later date that would be fine, but live viewing would suffer.
Also you may still get the same issue of weather being okay early on and harsh/unridable after a few hours. Having an entire day or even week to take your run may still not suffice.