Photo Epic: Official Whip-Off World Championships presented by Spank - Crankworx Whistler 2015

Aug 14, 2015
by Pinkbike Staff  
bigquotesIt's the trick that has the most soul. The whip for mountain biking is just that quintessential expression of bike control and style. Having the Whip-Off is just great to see these guys come out and show what they've learned from riding bikes for so long. - Cam McCaul

Photo Epic Official Whip-Off World Championships presented by Spank - Crankworx Whistler 2015
  Everyone was up on the hill early to get a prime spot for today's show.

Photo Epic Official Whip-Off World Championships presented by Spank - Crankworx Whistler 2015
  Riders ready? The great thing about Whip-Offs is that it brings riders from a spectrum of disciplines together.

Photo Epic Official Whip-Off World Championships presented by Spank - Crankworx Whistler 2015
  For sure the most scariest of things on the mountain today. Brett Tippie.

Photo Epic Official Whip-Off World Championships presented by Spank - Crankworx Whistler 2015
  Away from the searing heat. The view is better than prime-time TV.

Here s to you Mr. Robinson.
  Here's to you Mr. Robinson.

Anton Thelander
  Anton Thelander representing the Scandinavians.

Remy Morton
  Remy Morton going fully sideways through the gap in the crowds.

R-Dogg
  R-Dog threads his way sideways.

Andreu
  Andreu brought the FEST to Whistler and threw down some incredible whips.

Harry Heath
  Harry Heath, one of the few World Cup racers getting in on the action.

Whip Off World Champs - Crankworx Whistler 2015 images
  It wasn't long before riders started getting some trains going.

Photo Epic Official Whip-Off World Championships presented by Spank - Crankworx Whistler 2015
  Tagging the hashtag.

Vinny T
  Popping out over the crowds, Vinny T pulls out the stops for Whip-Offs.

Hump whips
  Hump whips. The next new thing?

T-Mac
  T-Mac in his stealth black and day-glow yellow kit.

Whip-Offs 2015.
  Now's probably not the time for a high-5.

Vinny T.
  Vinny T getting above the crowds to take in the view across the valley.

Aneeka Beerten went down hard.
  Anneke Beerten went down hard.

Photo Epic Official Whip-Off World Championships presented by Spank - Crankworx Whistler 2015
  But was right back up.

Whip Off World Champs - Crankworx Whistler 2015 images
  The camera doesn't do it justice. Riders are so close to the spectators, making Whip Off Champs, a heart pumping experience for everyone lucky enough to be there.

Dustin Gilding
  Dustin Gilding showing everyone his guns.

Kurt Sorge
  Kurt Sorge. Spot the pinkie finger.

Thomas Vanderham
  A stalwart of the comp - Thomas Vanderham.

Brendog
  Bambi in his natural home. We bring you Brendog.

Curtis Robinson
  Looking like an airborne ninja assassin, Curtis Robinson teaches his pupils the ways of the whip.

Lars Sternberg klunkin his was down.
  Lars Sternberg klunkin' his way down.

Lars n Bars
  Lars Sternberg keeping things rigid.

Lars Sternberg
  Lars Sternberg breaking the mould.

T-Mac
  T-Mac's whips are so bad-ass that they block out the sun in some continents.

Mega train with Blenki and Elliot Jackson
  Tickets please. It's train time with Blenki and Elliot Jackson.

Photo Epic Official Whip-Off World Championships presented by Spank - Crankworx Whistler 2015
  Blenki points his bike back to planet Earth.

R-Dog
  Ryan Howard faster than a speeding bullet. Sideways.

Norbs
  Norbs. Or 'Norby' to his friends.

Andrea jumping Sven Martin
  Andreu jumping over Sven Martin.

Casey Brown was killing it in the women s whip off comp.
  Girl Power. Casey was leading the women's comp.

Bernardo Cruz
  Fresh from his tour around Europe, the European Whip-Off Champion Bernardo Cruz shows the crowd his mighty whips.

Photo Epic Official Whip-Off World Championships presented by Spank - Crankworx Whistler 2015
  Bernardo's fans were out in force.

Remy Metailler
  At home in the park, Remy Metailler knows these jumps like the back of his hand.

Benard Kerr
  Bernard Kerr. World Cup racer, team manager, and a possible future King of Crankworx World Tour.

Andreu superman.
  That's no whip. Andreu drops a Superman to wow the crowd.

Adreu Lacondeguy
  Another angle of Andreu's extension.

Photo Epic Official Whip-Off World Championships presented by Spank - Crankworx Whistler 2015
  And another. We just can't get enough of this man's style.

Whip Off World Champs - Crankworx Whistler 2015 images

T-Mac
  T-Mac.

Eddie Masters and his quality footwear.
  Eddie Masters and his quality footwear.

Slapping the bass.
  Slapping the bass.

Eliot Jackson
  Eliot Jackson was a blur out there today.

Bernardo Cruz
  Bernardo Cruz.

Andreau
  Andreu.

Neil Stuart
  The Young Gun from Scotland. It's Neil Stewart's first time in Whistler. We think he's settling in pretty well.

R-Dogg
  R-Dog.

Whip Off World Champs - Crankworx Whistler 2015 images
  All praise the glorious Crabapple Hits.

Neil Stuart
  Sam Reynolds taking some time out of his mega trains with the lads.

T-Mac
  T-Mac.

Judging panel.
  The judging panel. Eyes down to figure out the scores.

Whip Off World Champs - Crankworx Whistler 2015 images
  With this much talent up on the hill, it's tricky to be a judge here.

Whip Off World Champs - Crankworx Whistler 2015 images
  Getting the cash ready for the runners-up.

Whip Off World Champs - Crankworx Whistler 2015 images
  And then the cheques.

Casey Brown taking home some pocket change for her effforts at the Whip off.
  Casey Brown takes the win and the prize for the women's category.

Whip Off World Champs - Crankworx Whistler 2015 images
  Have you seen my belt? Andreu is crowned the winner of this year's comp.

Winnings bitchin.
  It's always great to see the Spaniard attending Crankworx.

Winners circle
  The Winner's Circle.


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33 Comments

  • + 29
 Yes! Nobody can deny that its definitely about time Lacondeguy won this comp... Always looking like he's having just so much fun on the bike. The little spaniard is a modern mountain biking legend and always goes big.
  • + 4
 Agreed, his whips always seem further than anyone else's. Proper motor style. He always got robbed!
  • + 2
 Blenki was a lot smoother than Lacondeguy, no disrespect meant i love Lacondeguy!
  • + 19
 Anneke Beerten is an animal this year.
  • + 12
 Check the video Blenki got robbed!!
  • + 11
 I'd hate to be a judge, the top 6 could be placed in any order and it would be legit. But i'd give the win to Blenki. Massive moto style whips and he looked smoother than anyone else. Andreu got the biggest crowd reaction and I'm pretty sure that's why they gave him the win. Same as last year the top guys were all killing it (aggy and r-dog especially) but Finn had the biggest crowd reaction so he got the win.
  • - 1
 I agree that the top 5 or 6 could be put in any order, but when I watched the video Andreu just seemed to have a different level of amplitude.. made me wol (wow out loud).
  • + 1
 Judging this would be literally impossible. everyone was just slaying it out there
  • + 9
 More impressive is that Eddie masters was still on Shimanos DX.. hahaha
  • + 0
 cara todos os pilotos de DH que não andam com prototipo da shimano andam de DX, quem curte shimano têm outra opção? não da para usar XTR trail, nem XT
  • + 1
 nego nao se toca
  • + 1
 Incrível né @flaviobmxdh hahahahahaha
  • + 7
 shlappin' da bass with some cool ass socks!!!
  • + 1
 I have some sandals from the same company as those ones Eddie Masters is wearing, just a slightly different model, and they're the most comfortable footwear I own. I wouldn't ever wear anything else if it weren't for work & riding.
  • + 5
 Cruz's whips are so dirty, he should never lose!
  • + 3
 Is true!!!
  • + 1
 filthy
  • + 4
 It was either Lacondeguy or Cruz with overclocked whips!
  • + 1
 Ha ha ha, I was thinking the same thing as I scrolled, "Andreu better win this shit, he's got style for weeks."
  • + 4
 That evil undead with whitewalls... DAYUM
  • + 2
 He is not spaniard, he is Catalan and he is pro independence FREE CATALONIA
  • + 1
 Deja la política para otro sitio aquí se habla de bikes makina Wink
  • + 3
 So the prize money isn't the same for men and woman in the whip off?
  • + 1
 Thanks for including Andreu's super mans... always love those and stoked to see him take the whip win too!
  • + 3
 Andreu is so moto
  • + 1
 So stoked for the local boy Thelander that he is out there and having fun
  • + 1
 Go Lars! Guy has some big balls right there
  • + 1
 look where Cruz place his left foot! AMAZING
  • + 1
 @DaveTrumpore That pan of Remy Morton is the best of the bunch
  • + 1
 Kurt Sorge with the fancy pinkie finger wip !
  • + 1
 Hump whips, the next new....NO
  • + 1
 What happened to Finn?

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