Photo Epic: DirtWars Dirt Jump Competition at The Malverns Classic

Sep 1, 2021
by Nick Bentley  


Jake Warfield completing a double bar spin 360
Jake Warfield completing a double bar spin 360

Keeping one eye on the landing
Keeping one eye on the landing

Fin Evans had a few close calls
Fin Evans had a few close calls

The youngest rider in the Elite Field Fin Davies heading up for his next run
The youngest rider in the Elite Field, Fin Davies heading up for his next run

Smiles for miles everyone hyped for the first DirtWars at The Malverns Classic
Smiles for miles, everyone hyped for the first DirtWars at The Malverns Classic

Back Flip Can Can anyone
Back Flip Can Can anyone?

Waiting for a break in the wind before setting off
Waiting for a break in the wind before setting off

Zac Rainbow pulling a Tuck No Hander Back Flip into the stunning Eastnor Deer Park view
Zac Rainbow pulling a Tuck No Hander Back Flip into the stunning Eastnor Deer Park view

A massive corkscrew 720 to finish off Jordan Clark s first run
A massive corkscrew 720 to finish off Jordan Clark's first run

A Double with all the commotion of the crash that followed I think it was a double Tail Whip 360 resulted in the biggest crash of the day
A Double (with all the commotion of the crash that followed I think it was a double) Tail Whip 360 resulted in the biggest crash of the day

Unfortunately it was a rough day at The Malverns for injuries with some big crashes in multiple races culminating in this big slam for Fin Evans. With medical crews dealing with Fin and the other incidents there was an early end to the DirtWars competition. We wish Fin a speedy recovery.
Unfortunately it was a rough day at The Malverns for injuries with some big crashes in multiple races, culminating in this big slam for Fin Evans. With medical crews dealing with Fin and the other incidents, there was an early end to the DirtWars competition. We wish Fin a speedy recovery.

Ryan Beard attempting a bike flip he was so close he was allowed to go for a fourth run to complete the move
Ryan Beard attempting a bike flip, he was so close he was allowed to go for a fourth run to complete the move

Thankfully there was a soft landing
Thankfully there was a soft landing

Crowds gathered as the tricks got bigger and bigger
Crowds gathered as the tricks got bigger and bigger

Jordan Clark celebrating a clean run
Jordan Clark celebrating a clean run

Celebrations all round at completing a race run
Celebrations all round at completing a race run

The crowd were loving the DirtWards guys going big
The crowd were loving the DirtWars guys going big

Back flips all round
Back flips all round

Guest Judge Team GBs James Jones added even more prestige to the judging panel
Guest Judge Team GBs James Jones added even more prestige to the judging panel

Cliff with his ever watchful eye over proceedings at DirtWars
Cliff with his ever watchful eye over proceedings at DirtWars

Look Mum no hands
Look Mum, no hands!

When you re six foot tall you need an even bigger gap in the wind
When you're six foot tall you need an even bigger gap in the wind

Riders starting through combinations with a suicide no hander to bar spin
Riders starting through combinations with a suicide no hander to bar spin

Always impressive to see kids progressing - pushing the bar higher
Always impressive to see kids progressing - pushing the bar higher

Best trick winner George Keen getting ready for Toboggan Tuesdays
Getting ready for Toboggan Tuesdays

It s crazy to say that back flips have become common place for every rider in both fields including the open. The progression in UK Slope style is through the roof
It's crazy to say that back flips have become common place for every rider in both fields including the open. The progression in UK Slope style is through the roof!

Sending a No Foot Can
Sending a No Foot Can

Can t beat a classic tyre grab
Can't beat a classic tyre grab

George Keen emotional after completing his first ever back flip which unfortunately I completely missed - so sorry George
George Keen emotional after completing his first ever back flip (which unfortunately I completely missed - so sorry George)

Ryan edged ever closer with every attempt of his bike flip but unfortunately didn t quite get it this time. An insane trick for someone in the unsponsored open field.
Ryan edged ever closer with every attempt of his bike flip but unfortunately didn't quite get it this time. An insane trick for someone in the unsponsored open field.

Finley Davies sending a massive Tuck No Hander back Flip - not bad for a 12 year old
Finley Davies sending a massive Tuck No Hander back Flip - not bad for a 12 year old

Double Tail Whip fun
Double Tail Whip fun

You know you ve got back flip styled when you can look straight the camera whilst upside down
You know you've got back flip styled when you can look straight the camera whilst upside down

Riders in the slope style competition are such a tight knit group and are genuinely excited for each other when big tricks start to go down
Riders in the slope style competition are such a tight knit group and are genuinely excited for each other when big tricks start to go down

Time to mix it up with some front flips
Time to mix it up with some front flips

It s great to British Brand DMR supporting the DirtWars series once again. Without brands supporting these events they just simply wouldn t happen
It's great to British Brand DMR supporting the DirtWars series once again. Without brands supporting these events they just simply wouldn't happen

Into the inflatable landing the riders maximise the use of this unique landing with many riders learning new tricks through the weekend
Into the inflatable landing, the riders maximise the use of this unique landing with many riders learning new tricks through the weekend



10 Comments

  • 30 0
 They don’t look like BMX’s
  • 5 0
 No bmx to be seen here
  • 4 0
 Can remove the word BMX from the title..
  • 3 0
 Article title written by new Outside editors?

I'm no bikeologist but I don't see much BMX in here
  • 4 1
 BMX Dirt Jump ??? Urrrrrmmmmm lol
  • 3 0
 Did my mum write this article headline?
  • 3 4
 An airbag landing for the final trick jump in a comp? Not sure I’m a fan of that
  • 7 1
 Most of them are not full pros.

If an Airbag landing allows them to take more risk to land a bigger track and walk away to their day job I’m more than happy to see it.
  • 11 1
 We did it to allow the riders to fully push their limits. Young George Keen Pulling his first ever flip was enough reason to have it there. Dirt Wars is all about rider progression
  • 2 1
 @DirtWarsUK: well said!

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