Photo Epic: Whip Offs - Crankworx Rotorua 2020

Mar 5, 2020
by Trevor Lyden  



Photos just can't do these whips justice, but they can look pretty cool! Here's a smorgasbord of shots from the Official Oceania Whip-Off Championships presented by SPANK last night. Great work to all the riders who battled the windy conditions, and a huge congratulations to Jackson Goldstone for taking home the win.





Kaos looking down at the wind chaos



16 year old Jackson Goldstone taking the win

Bernard Kerr flying over the crowd

A little close look at his bike, do you notice anything?

Kaos whipped his way into second place






Classic R-Dogg

Billy Meaclem looked more like he was on a moto. He took 3rd with this


One rider had a pretty gnarly crash, wishing him the best





54 Comments

  • 42 0
 Podium looks like Junior category.. Respect to this guys!!
  • 8 0
 It does. Jackson looks like a kid, especially standing next to Billy Meaclem. Great to see so much young talent, but makes me realize I'm old, tired, slow and nearly not as much fun now...
  • 21 3
 Kaos got robbed.
  • 5 0
 Don't worry, the whole judging system has not gone into Kaos...
  • 2 0
 I agree. Kaos should have won.
  • 2 0
 @frednewton: were you there in person?
  • 3 0
 1st place meant a picture of his bike
  • 15 0
 Hope that rider down is ok
  • 8 2
 Bernard Kerr and Edward Masters are gods.
  • 5 0
 Do we know the condition of the guy who crashed?? Saw it happen and it didn't look good at all...
  • 3 0
 2 things observed in these pics; I’d love to see a pic of Jackson with a more impressive whip than that shot of kaos and also is it just because I’m on my phone or are all the pics out of focus ?
  • 2 0
 Probably just look slightly out of focus because it's shot in dark and the edges get slightly softer and they had to use slightly longer shutter speeds so it gets a bit blurry. Also the lens should be wide open so you dont get shallower depth of field so only a smaller part is in focus.
  • 1 0
 Sven and the rest of the judges put a lot of emphasis on bringing it back and landing straight, so a single photo doesn't show the full picture.
  • 5 0
 So all we gotta do for bigger whips is chuck some white pants on!
  • 2 0
 pics of whips are hard to take and be impressive, kinda like pics of 3's or bars. hopefully we will get a vid soon. any one know who went down? get well soon!
  • 4 1
 Whip it........ whip it real good.
  • 1 0
 What a Devo...I think he was wearing a red helmet?
  • 4 0
 Video.
  • 7 5
 Next thing you know the industry is going to force crankworx to schedule an E-bike whip off.
  • 3 0
 As much as we dont like the e stuff the industry will keep forcing it on us like weinstein at a movie casting. Danny MacAskill has even released an edit on the new sc e bike. Fortunately its not as good as his regular stuff.
  • 1 0
 @onemind123: ebikes are sick
  • 3 1
 Bernard Kerr whips it too Eas-E!!!!!!!
  • 2 0
 White pants podium's new style 2K20
  • 2 0
 probably helpful to wear white when the whip off is at night Wink
  • 3 1
 Kerr had a single crown?
  • 8 0
 He had an eBike! He was on a Shuttle...
  • 1 1
 single crown on an ebike
  • 2 0
 Pretty sure he’s on a bike with a motor and battery as well.
  • 2 0
 ebike. Can't tell if the guy is a troll or really witty. Fine line I guess.
  • 1 0
 @criscokid25: nope was looking at the picture on my phone....
  • 1 1
 Battery and motor were foam dummies to save weight but look like an e bike
  • 2 0
 @dan23dan23: Maybe training for Anaheim 2021?
  • 1 0
 @Footey72: true story...
  • 1 0
 Does a anyone have any good whip tips? Seriously. I suck at these.
  • 1 0
 @LuvAZ Turn your hips as well as your bars
  • 2 0
 @gapsforlife: and then u turn them both back? Do u enter the jump straight on?
  • 1 0
 Yewww Get The Dogs
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