Whip Off World Champs is one event at Crankworx that really needs no introduction. Born as a rouge event run underground and on the side in 2011 and now a staple of each Crankworx stop around the globe, it is without a doubt the event that crowds and riders seem to enjoy the most. An atmosphere that can only be described as controlled chaos but with chaos always leading the way dominates that jam format, and with riders buzzing by every few seconds, there is no downtime for those that come out in droves to watch.
Of course, some champions were crowned by the name of Finn Iles and Casey Brown, who took home the men's and women's title respectively, but to be honest, the action that went down behind this pair was just too insane to be overshadowed. So with that, we leave you with one massive photo epic from an event where it's best to just let the photos do the talking...
Crab Apple Hits have been reworked this year and the main jump sent riders higher than ever before.
Right off the lip Finn already has things going sideways.
Finn Iles getting that back wheel out front for days.
Alexandre Fayolle whips it good.
T-Mac and the Bulldog training it up.
Sam Blenkinsop has a style all his own. He hangs way off the bike on the way up and then rotates the back end around in what almost looks like slow motion.
Remy Metailler is no stranger to getting sideways in the bike park.
Remy Metailler laying it flat on his way to seventh.
Allan Cooke dropping, sending it to third place.
Alexandre Fayolle kept his whips consistent and landed fifth place.
The Claw sending it through a sea of photographers and fans.
Laurie Greenland opted for the boner air in the train.
Name that rider.
Mitch got whip off confused with slip off and was seen with a leg hanging down for extra style points.
Mitch Ropelato has a knack for steezy whips.
It's not a whip, but a 360 flat spin had the crowd stoked.
All kinds of Whistler wildlife came out of the woodwork for Whip Off Worlds.
Business up front and a party out back.
Ruaridh Cunningham on the hot push back to the top.
Local hero and heartthrob, Finn Iles.
Casey Brown pushing back up.
Casey Brown heading into pre-whip orbit.
Lorraine Blancher was Casey Brown's mentor growing up and you can see why.
Kintner on the push back to the top of Crabapple Hits.
It was a scorcher out there today, and those were best prepared brought their own shade.
Guest announcer Martin Soderstrom was loving everyone's huge whips but was hating the fact that he was injured and couldn't take part.
Lots of notes from the judges as the massive list of riders was chopped down to 20 for the final thirty-minute jam format.
BMX legend and current Santa Cruz sponsorship and events manager, Allan Cooke tows Brook MacDonald in sideways.
Allan Cooke out of retirement for a one day whip clinic.
Reed Boggs going stupid big.
Thomas Vanderham is the godfather of whips. He's been the master of this trick for so long and makes it look so effortless that you almost don't notice that he's often going twice as high as everyone else.
T-Mac going huge.
Finn just getting warmed up.
Eliot Jackson flat and sideways.
Mitch Ropelato boosting.
Bas van Steenbergen through a sliver of light off the run in jump.
Carson Storch stretching his legs and going huge.
Casey Brown cranks it around.
Casey Brown went higher and more sideways than most of the men to claim the top spot amongst the ladies.
Alex Fayolle mixed sideways antic with huge amplitude to grab 5th.
Sam Blenkinsop's whips are poetry in motion.
There's never enough T-Mac at Whip Off Worlds.
Allan Cooke showing why he deserved a spot on the podium.
Finn Iles last whip was the one that sealed the deal for the judges. Until then it was a stalemate between him and Vanderham, but when this one went way past 90 degrees it was game over.
Finn wasn't sure how he had done but knew it would be close. When they called Vanderham up for 2nd the nerves really started to kick in.
The highest flying, most sideways men in the business.
The top three ladies from left to right. Jaime Hill, winner Casey Brown, and Lorraine Blancher.
Casey Brown fought the winds to win Whip Off once again.