Photo Epic: Slopestyle - Crankworx Rotorua 2020

Mar 7, 2020
by Trevor Lyden  


What a great day. We saw some fierce competition with riders absolutely destroying the course and posting high scores. Owen Marks was the first rider on course and put down a clean run to get things started. O-Bro was followed by fellow newcomer Timothé Bringer who made a solid showing for his first time on the world's biggest stage. Dropping shortly after that was veteran Tommy G who had a clean first run but an unfortunate fall on his second. Despite the field being stacked with names like Rogatkin, Godziek and Messere, fan-favorite and reigning Joyride champion Emil Johansson set the high score on his first go and no one could touch it after. Nicholi Rogatkin took the silver with a huge cash roll combination and front flip tailwhip. Rounding out the podium was Erik Fedko who put on a spectacular showing. This competition started 2020 off strong and we're all looking forward to seeing what the rest of the year holds.

The slopestyle kicked off in the usual fashion a tribute train to the late Kelly McGarry.
The slopestyle kicked off in the usual fashion, a tribute train to the late Kelly McGarry.
The riders sharing the stoked at the end of the starting train.
The riders sharing the stoked at the end of the starting train.

O-Bro competing in his first Crankworx slopestyle event and finishing with a respectable 72.25.
O-Bro competing in his first Crankworx slopestyle event and finishing with a respectable 72.25.

Jakub Vencl barspin on new wood feature.
Jakub Vencl barspin on the new wood feature.

Tommy G finishing strong.
Tommy G finishing strong.

Lemoine airing over the newest feature on the course. His second run he put down a huge tuck no-hander over this.
Lemoine airing over the newest feature on the course. His second run he put down a huge tuck no-hander over this.

Emil foot planting his way to gold.
Emil foot planting his way to gold.

Tommy G foot plant. We would have loved to see Tommy put down a full second run but unfortunately he crashed on the last jump.
Tommy G foot plant. We would have loved to see Tommy put down a full second run, but unfortunately, he crashed on the last jump.

Lucas Hubbert with a twister.
Lucas Huppert with a twister.

Messere was the first rider to air over the new wood on-off and later followed up the Lemoine.
Messere was the first rider to air over the new wood on-off, and later followed up by Lemoine.

Lukas blending in with the tropical trees.
Lukas blending in with the tropical trees.

Showing off for the judges.
Showing off for the judges.

Fedko threw down some heavy hits and wound up in the bronze medal spot.
Fedko threw down some heavy hits and wound up in the bronze medal spot.

Timoth Bringer tucking it up on the large on-off.
Timothé Bringer tucking it up on the large on-off.

Carrying speed into the wood drop.
Carrying speed into the wood drop.

Messere flipping out.
Messere flipping out.

Alex Alanko dropping in and ending up in 8th place.
Alex Alanko dropping in and ending up in 8th place.

Lemoine with a cash roll on the last feature.
Lemoine with a cash roll on the last feature.

Showing off for the fans.
Showing off for the fans.

Timoth Bringer on the last jump.
Timothé Bringer on the last jump.

Rogatkin with one of many impressive tricks.
Rogatkin with one of many impressive tricks.

Alanko on the top of the course.
Alanko on the top of the course.

Fedko flip to no-hander.
Fedko flip to no-hander.

We re not in Kansas anymore.
We're not in Kansas anymore.
Emcee Mikey Haderer not just a pretty face.
Emcee Mikey Haderer, not just a pretty face.

Dawid Godziek had trouble the the on-off but managed to save his bike from taking a tumble off the top.
Dawid Godziek had trouble with the on-off but managed to save his bike from taking a tumble off the top.

He went on to finish strong with a cash roll tuck no-hander.
He went on to finish strong with a cash roll tuck no-hander.

Rogatkin with his frontflip tailwhip.
Rogatkin with his frontflip tailwhip.

Stoke for the boys.
Pure stoke.
2020 Crankworx Rotorua slopestyle podium.
2020 poduim.

Champagne showers ferda boys.
Champagne showers ferda boys.



23 Comments

  • 26 0
 One of the best crankworx slopestyle we have ever seen !

I hope Thomas Genon is fine ! #goodluckfromlesvogses
  • 12 0
 It's amazing how far the sport has come. As the McCaul bros were saying yesterday, no one's slipping pedals, everything is smooth and clean. And the caliber of tricks has grown exponentially the last 8 years or so.
  • 4 0
 coulnt beleive that windshield wiper was perfect straight to pedals
  • 7 0
 This was next level. for long time slopestyle fans like myself, for the first time in 6 years Emil's run couldn't have been matched by rheeder or semenuk had they been there. a real changing of the guard. seeing lemoine, marks, and alanko laying it down was the highlight for me apart from johannsen.
  • 10 0
 Solid pics of the winning run
  • 4 0
 hahahaha
  • 5 0
 I'd hate to have to judge those runs. The level of technical difficulty is getting crazy! Loving how the riders have their own unique style.
  • 5 0
 "Lucas Huppert with a twister" I mean, Huppi got some skills, but this is news to me Wink
  • 4 0
 lol. all the other captions are off too. i'm pretty sure nobody did a cashroll tuck. It was a twister tuck.
  • 2 0
 In the 5th year of the competition being dedicated to the Bro Kelly Mc Gazza : Its about time the Yanks started to pronounce his name right. Good job team! Someone finally pointed it out to them
  • 1 0
 Ravis de voir Anthony messere toujours la après 10 ans. Toujours du style, tellement plus agréable à regarder que d'autres qui sont là pour rentrer des tricks certes techniques, mais pas jolie à regarder.
  • 3 0
 Everyone looks to be having FUN this year.Should be quite the season.
  • 3 0
 Nice work trevor!! That was a show!!
  • 2 0
 Gutted for Tommy G. Shoulders suck. Heal up quick!
  • 2 0
 Crushed these photos!!! @trevorlyden
  • 1 0
 Dang! I was really looking for that happy trail shot from the mega bar hump.
  • 1 2
 Yes “were” Was autocorrected to “we’re” ... Apple FTW.
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