Mons Royale Dual Speed and Style, Crankworx Rotorua 2016 - Video

Mar 10, 2016
by Pinkbike Staff  
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Filmed by Chris Ricci, Ty Bowmaker, Jon Drew.
Presented by Brett Tippie
Edited by Chris Ricci
Produced by Farah Ahmed and Oli da Costa

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57 Comments

  • + 93
 Kyle should have won!
  • + 67
 The points system does not reflect the name of the event. It's Speed AND Style not Speed OR Style. There needs to be deductions for straight airs otherwise just call it dual slalom. Kyle can beat all those guys on speed too, but that's not what the event is about. Make some changes Crankworx!
  • + 10
 Somebody just forget, that there is such a fast rider like Slavik Smile Rules need to be changed. No doubt!
  • + 2
 Hehe dobÅ™e vySmile
  • - 2
 To my knowledge this is one of the first times someone has one going for just all out speed and no tricks... Most of the time the winner has some pretty decent tricks. So just because one time someone won going for all out speed doesn't mean it's a bad event. Last year everyone was complaining because the people with the biggest tricks and not necessarily the most stylish were winning the jumps. I guess people just need something to complain about.
  • + 2
 How does a backflip score less than a tail whip. Judges were a little off. They should have gave a trick score to Casey as well...even though she just whipped it out and got bigger air at least she wasn't just going for speed.
  • + 49
 Kyle was robbed
  • + 11
 You beat me to it, but let me reiterate... KYLE WAS ROBBED!
  • + 4
 Totally agree, Kyle's tricks should have won him the event, otherwise, its just like doing tricks in a regular dual slalom event.
  • + 30
 Please do not call it speed and style, just speed. First place had no style at all, Kyle had tons...
  • + 24
 Is it just me or is the point system a little bit floored. If one guy just guns it and wins by over 2 seconds there's no way for the other guy to win.
  • + 10
 Same complaint every year and i agree. When the riders start complaining it'll change I guess? Or we'll just get dual slalom with ladder drops.
  • + 16
 I don't normally disagree with judging or how the rules work for a particular event work, but I agree with the users in here, Kyle was robbed big time. He looked equally as fast as his competitor though the slalom section on his final run, but went huge and threw down some really big tricks! Keep on trucking Kyle!
  • + 11
 Great interveiwing as always Tippie!
One thing I couldnt help noticing. That guy in black at 5:45 looks like a male version of Masie Williams (Arya Starkk) from Game of Thrones.
  • + 3
 Good eye!!!
  • + 2
 Good spot, i was still laughing at his mates flash !
  • + 10
 I know this is Speed/Style. But man...I wish the powers that be would bring back full on Dual Slalom for World Cups and at the national level. I know there are a few scattered races here and there but....
  • + 2
 +1. Same for four cross races. They were so much fun. Competing against other riders is so much for fun than a clocked time lap alone (downhill)
  • + 3
 I really enjoy both. However, DS is a 1) a great crowd pleaser and 2) provides head-to-head racing.
  • + 3
 This wasnt fair that the guys not throwing down tricks were beating out the guys that were, simply based off of speed alone. It was too easy to get a 2 second gap on an opponent and there was no way to get 200 points on two jumps. The riders that didnt trick should lose points for it. Also wish soderstrom didnt slide out on that first match up of his. He has a lot of talent and would have liked to see how it went.
  • + 5
 I gotta give credit to how professional and humble Kyle was. You could see he was proper pissed off, but a true sportsman keeping it real.
  • + 3
 Ok the clock should stop on the huge trickable jumps then start again on the landing, then the tricks are factored in at the end. That way style is more of a factor but you still have to race hard.
  • + 7
 Tippie for president.
  • + 5
 Did anyone notice the guy in the background when he was talking to the winner?
  • + 5
 Soederstrom had a sweet scrub.... WITH HIS CHEST
  • + 5
 That girls loop on the landing looked like the worst thing ever
  • + 5
 Kyle is a class act for handling the 2nd place like he did. props.
  • + 3
 Arguably Kyle has been that "guy", (who's taken the questionable win)...
  • + 6
 Kyle was robbed
  • + 4
 Man, Kyle was robbed so badly that him can't answer Tippie questions.
  • + 1
 Kyle strait got robbed they were side by side till strait went to the moon on the last jump and Slavik could have at least done a Moto whip or something for at least a little stile
  • + 4
 So the guy that won speed and style threw zero style? excellent.
  • + 0
 finally, there is lots of doubles, triples... on this track, not only the 2 sponsored ramps. There could be style there! But it doesn't count. Remember the guy who xup the wall @ crankworx les deux alpes? No point, nothing, not a sponsored jump.
So the name of this event for me is definitely:
Speed Or Tricks.
  • + 4
 hate the game, not the player
  • + 3
 Not one trick and a case or two wins......?????? WTF!
  • + 1
 Slavik was simply super fast - I wish I would be that fast. But honestly I wish I would be slower and soooo super stylish as Kyle.
  • + 1
 They should make the rider drink a beer before crossing the finish line if they don't throw any tricks or style off the jumps.
  • + 1
 They should get disqualified if they don't trick!!!!!!
  • + 2
 Well if you want to win....just go fast and forget the style. Speed for the win.....apparently. #KyleWasRobbed
  • + 3
 Don't think anyone's said this yet Wink Kyle was robbed.
  • + 2
 Lamentable. Speed and Style MY ASSSSSSSS!!!! Kyle got robbed!!!
  • + 1
 Both win with no tricks!!!! wow this is dumb!
  • + 1
 Stop robbing all the Kyle's!!
  • + 1
 What bike was Kyle riding?? 4:02 is that a new slope bike from Commencal?
  • + 1
 Any idea where I can find the entire race, rather then just highlights?
  • + 1
 ok ignore that, its on the front page...
  • - 1
 Nobody wants to see another straight air dual slalom. Change the event or remove it.
  • + 0
 I love Kyle Strait's intensity. LOVE it.
  • - 2
 Happy for Slavik! Let the europeans also win a event Wink we are one mtb family.
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