Inside The Tape: Big Gaps & Downhill Carnage - Crankworx Rotorua 2019

Mar 21, 2019
by Pinkbike Originals  

Andrew Neethling takes us inside the tape of the Crankworx Rotorua Downhill presented by the Professionals. Crashes, carnage and big gaps are on the agenda as practice gets underway. Be sure to tune into the live stream on Thursday (7pm PST).

MENTIONS: @pinkbikeoriginals / @officialcrankworx


  • 86 3
 So much insight! Can’t wait for Andrew in the booth!
  • 63 3
 More Needles course breakdowns por favor.
  • 48 2
 Loved it. Thanks! More like this please.
  • 43 2
 Andrew Neethling is really good at this.
  • 1 2
 Just ask Danielle Beercroft
  • 25 0
 Would love to see a pre race and race POV to see how much it changes after getting used up. Line choice changes all the time.
  • 38 0
 Great suggestion! We can aim to add this into future Inside the Tape episodes.
  • 20 0
 If it looks steep on video, its STEEP AF
  • 18 2
 Absolutely love this. I hope they plan to do it for every race
  • 3 0
 last year they did
  • 94 4
 We’ll have Cathro doing the full World Cup DH season for us (and Worlds too), and we’ll have a rotating cast doing every Crankworx DH and slopestyle as well. Smile
  • 21 2
 @brianpark: +1 for Cathro.
  • 14 1
 @brianpark: please get Cathro a new hat
  • 15 2
 That was great, Andrew was a great presenter.

  • 8 0
 the movie District 9 has taken away my ability to focus on what Needles is saying
  • 7 0
 Looking forward to the race footage where they ignore all the best sections of track again.
  • 7 1
 One of the best DH analisis videos i've ever saw. You can apreciate what a DH race is all about.
  • 7 2
 Does it make anyone else nervous that he’s standing inside the tape?
  • 7 2
 It would make me nervous if you were standing inside the tape. Andrew, I feel okay about.
  • 3 0
 It's ok he's now part of the media...... they can go where they like!
  • 5 0
 This is not the "Inside The Tape" this is the "Friday Fails"
  • 4 0
 I hate it when they delete your comments. What I was suggesting is that Tippie is a legend, and still throws down.
  • 1 0
 Check out below threshold comments, you have one in there under a thread about Tippie. Those comments don't show up when searching on the page. If you have some other comment that is missing, then I have no idea ha
  • 1 0
 Your comment didn't get deleted, it was just hidden because it was in reply to a comment that was below the -4 threshold. Smile
  • 4 0
 The loss of Loic's pond is a tragedy! F
  • 4 0
 Those jumps at the end... dang. They big.
  • 3 0
 That definitely looks as steep as he says it does
  • 5 3
 That breakdown was almost Cathro good. Good job guys!
  • 2 0
 where is the rider list for the downhill?
  • 4 1
  • 12 11
 Tippie is the f-ing best. Love his commentary. Anyone dissing Tippie is my social media enemy!!!
  • 3 1
 Great track great insight !
  • 4 1
 Needles is the man!
  • 3 0
 Gnarl af
  • 1 0
 Put ur mic in the middle of ur shirt collar, not over on ur shoulder homie!
  • 5 4
 Talk to the camera Andrew
  • 18 17
 Bring back Tippie!!!
  • 17 16
 Please don’t.
  • 40 5
 We all love Tippie, but I must say. A little more insight and a little less "Braaaaaapppp" ain't always a bad thing.
  • 25 3
 Tippie has a place, he brings the stoke. That gets tiring though on a 20minute video, Andrew was perfect to host this.
  • 17 4
 ohh man I think Tippie's awesome!! He does indeed bring the stoke!
  • 13 3
  • 9 0
 "So there's this section that's not taped very well, and there's this bitchin super exposed vertical spine. If I were racing, I'd just send it down that. Saves at least 30 seconds" -Tippie
  • 20 0
 Thx for the props! Always enjoy doing "Inside the Tape", ever since I did the first one at an EWS at Whistler a few years ago, to bring the Pinkbike tribe some track insights, behind the scenes action with a bit of fun too (and previously "Just the Tip" course previews at events since 2010 Worlds at MSA. Doing that course walk with Stevie Smith sharing his lines with the Vanderham brothers and I (and you guys) is one of my favourite working memories...and then Stevie executed those lines and got 2nd behind Sam Hill!!)
It is good to mix it up, with awesome riders like Needles, to have some fresh insights and I love watching them. I'll be back! Here's a fun one from last year at CWX Rotorua DH...
  • 13 1
 @bretttippie: Thanks for the fun Tippie! Theres is defnitely enough room for serious analysis as well as Tippie fun at all these world class events. I love Tippie making his way down the course chatting up the racers. That's a completely different piece. Needles is more of a "let's pretend you are good enough to race this for a couple of minutes" while Tippie is a "let's see what these lunatics are thinking".
  • 1 1
 That guy may have competed for 14 years, but my amp goes to 11.
  • 3 3
 The sport progresses so fast that even a couple of years out you become irrelevant!
  • 1 0
 nice jacket ????????
  • 1 0
 Coach Andrew rules!

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