Photo Epic: Whip Off - Crankworx Rotorua 2021

Nov 5, 2021
by Clint Trahan  

Running a compressed schedule due to weather, which we’ve already covered Speed and Style and Downhill, the Whip off was third up on a busy day of competition at Crankworx Rotorua.

Lasting about as long as an episode of Three’s Company, Mount Whip played host to a quick session of "To The Moon, Alice". Factor in two previous events and a continuing drizzle, this years edition of Whip off could be considered Whip-off Lite; not to say those that rode didn’t send, cause, well, they did.

I won’t bore you further with words, as they don’t do justice to the amplitude of the day, so enjoy!

It's always crazy seeing the different styles in each rider's whips

Those who weren't riding were busy providing the stoke for all the riders

Billy going absolutely mental but not quite enough for that top spot

I guess you don't necessarily have to keep your foot on to get it sideways

Sam Blenkinsop and Conor Macfarlane showing the young guns their best

You sometimes wonder how it's even possible to bring it back before the landing. Yet, they do it

You know what the trick is? Leopard skin pants and close your eyes

David McMillan ladies and gentlemen

Conor showing this jump is good for more than just whips and Ronja styling it out for the women

The view from down below, there were a few somewhat close calls with the camera

Ronja Hill-Wright Matt Begg Billy Meaclem David McMillan all found there way onto the podium this evening.
Ronja Hill-Wright, Matt Begg, Billy Meaclem, David McMillan all found their way onto the podium this evening

The ones who braved the conditions for Whip Off.
The whip off crew was small but mighty this year

Stay tuned tomorrow as we have another couple of events ready to roll! Dual Slalom and Pump track


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 Where's the vid! Tough to get a sense of a whip from a photo, it's not the angle of your dangle or how sideways you get but how you get there and the style....
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 it only was on for half an hour as there wasn't many people competing which is why there isnt much of a video
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 Getting more sideways than the CT comments section after the paywall announcement! Be safe be well, Incognito Robin
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 I'm stockpiling popcorn for the PB announcement. Can't wait.
  • 5 0
 Thank you @ClintTrahan These are awesome. They should really broadcast the whip-off. There's never any decent footage of this event!
  • 6 1
 No video? Seriously? Poor reporting.
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 I got used to seeing Kade Edwards and R Dawg doing the sickest 280 whips and bring em back, what?
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 Kaos is still in the uk

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