Photo Epic: Whip-Off - Crankworx Rotorua 2023

Mar 23, 2023
by Ed Spratt  


A week of Crankwork competition as riders arrive at Skyline Rotorua for the Official New Zealand Whip-Off Championships. Alongside a wild crowd and huge whips there was potentially the largest women’s Whip-Off field in Crankworx Rotorua history.

Georgia Astle and Kirsten Van Horne made their first appearances on the Crankworx Whip-Off podium with Vinny Armstrong making it look effortless as she took the top step of the podium. At only his second Crankworx Whip Off event Edgar Briole took the win beating out the always stylish riders Kaos Seagrave and Kade Edwards for the gold medal.

Results:

1st. Edgar Briole (FRA) // Vinny Armstrong (NZL)
2nd. Kaos Seagrave (GBR) // Georgia Astle (CAN)
3rd. Kade Edwards (GBR) // Kirsten Van Horne (CAN)

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Tuhoto Ariki Pene
Tuhoto Ariki Pene

VAN HORNE Kirsten
Kirsten Van Horne

Alan Cooke
Alan Cooke

DELESALLE Michael
Michael Delesalle

Georgia Astle
Georgia Astle

Kade Edwards
Kade Edwards

BRIOLE Edgar
Edgar Briole

Oli Clark
Oli Clark

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Vinny Armstrong
Vinny Armstrong

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Kade Edwards
Kade Edwards

Alan Cooke
Alan Cooke

BRIOLE Edgar
Edgar Briole

Gareth Burgess
Gareth Burgess

Podium 1st Edgar Briole 2nd Kaos Seagrave Georgia Astle 3rd Kirsten Van Horne Kade Edwards

Podium 1st Edgar Briole 2nd Kaos Seagrave Georgia Astle 3rd Kirsten Van Horne Kade Edwards


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7 Comments
  • 14 0
 It’s funny how life changes, when I was a kid my dad would laugh or ……me for wearing pink,now men wear more pink than women!
Ps I’ve got pink on my goggles,jacket and my bike!
Well done kade
  • 3 0
 Pink used to be a boys color - the lighter version of red.
  • 3 0
 I've always loved pink. When I was a kid I used to spend hours on PINKBIKE. I'm now 30 and I still do.
  • 5 0
 These are good photos, but this is a really emotionless photo epic. I usually get so hyped to go fail at whips after looking at these but there is zero storytelling here. Meh.
  • 2 0
 It's crazy to me to see how cranked Kade is. Then you look at his feet and he's completely planted in the bike. A lot of people will rock out of their pedals to gain the extra tweak but he's there with both feet glued to the pedals... and his forearms... Jesus bruh.... giving Rude a run for his money.
  • 1 0
 Dang it, #1 rule of whip off photography: at least 75% of photos taken from behind the lip or looking straight up the landing so you can see how sideways they got!! Missed opportunity here..
  • 1 0
 This should be a new scope style event where there’s just a line of jumps and you just whip as much as you can







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