Photo Recap: Colorado Freeride Festival 2015

Jul 25, 2015
by Suspended Productions  
Kelly did a fantastic job on designing the CFF course this year.
Kelly McGarry did an awesome job designing and building this years course. The riders and media had nothing but good things to say about it.

Since colorado dirt is like Marbles on a wood floor the course crew made sure to keep it well maintained.
Colorado's dirt is known to be like marbles on concrete. The course crew worked hard to make sure that it was well maintained.

Backflip up the on off
Matt Jones backflipping his way up to the massive on off at the bottom of the course.

450 over the first hip
DJ Brandt, one of the Colorado locals proving that hard work pays off. After qualifying for finals on Friday, landed himself in 11th place.

360 Tuck No-hander
Danyl Brown had an impressive final run that landed him a top 10 finish.

Dabbling in the commentating.
Cam McCaul was all smiles all weekend. He may not be competing but he still knows how to get people stoked.

Carson stomping his final trick for the win.
Carson Storch going huge on the last hit.

Mike forgetting that he was on a mountain bike
Mike Montgomery forgetting what kind of bike he was on. It was good to see him out competing and having a good time.

Executing his no hander up the lip of the on off. One of the gnarliest things we saw all day.
Out of all the nutty things that was thrown this weekend... This has to be one of the gnarliest things that was done. Dj Brandt No-Hander up the lip for the on off.

One of the few riders to double whip off of the start drop. Bummed to see him crash on both of his run after qualifying 1st on Friday.
Nicoli was one of the few riders to double whip off of the start drop. Bummed to see him crash on both of his run after qualifying 1st on Friday.

Photo Recap Colorado Freeride Festival 2015
Not only is Winter Park Colorado an amazing venue for events like this but the spectators are on a next level.

Dumping his three off the boner log
Ray George dumping his three off the boner log.

Jakub Stomping the 360 Tuck no to land himself a 3rd place here in Colorado.
Jakub stomping the 360 Tuck no to land himself a 3rd place here in Colorado.

Nothing but smiles
Carson Storch definitely showed everyone what it takes to win. Nothing but high fives and hugs for him.

Colorado Freeride Fest Podium
2015 Colorado Freeride Festival Slopestyle Podium.

MENTIONS: @suspended-productions / @ColoradoFreerideFestival


  • 43 1
 Storch, you may not be Canadian, but your close enough ... more so, you deserved the win.
  • 2 1
 I totally agree, I really, really wanted him to win.
  • 30 1
 Nice to see some new names on the podium - Congrats Storch!
  • 26 0
 nice to see that prize money in mtb events is finally starting to increase
  • 7 0
 No doubt. I love that these riders showed up and got paid. Props to the resort and their team for supporting the sport. Not only did they have good money at the top, the also actually have our this event on for a while and continue to commit to it... They also built Banana Peel and have an overall progressive park to actually train the next generation of riders. They get it. The boss man went to the Olympics in ski, so he knows about athlete development.
  • 1 1
 glad storch and the other got rewarded.
They damn well earned it Smile
  • 15 1
  • 13 6
 If Nicolai Rogatkin ever stops crashing during his runs every other slopestyle rider is going to be in trouble.
  • 25 2
 and becomes smooth
  • 37 2
 And gets a visor
  • 7 6
 and learn tricks in different ways. except Semenuk,Rheeder and Genon.
  • 7 1
 I'm going to be completely honest that he really just does like five or so tricks over and over again in every contest.
  • 12 5
 Rogatkin may be able to do tailwhips and a couple other hard tricks but he has zero style on a bike which makes his runs look like crap.
  • 4 3
 Im not sure he has time for style when filling his runs with cash rolls, corked 720s and double whips.
  • 5 1
 @rockyflowtbay but Sem and Rheeder look stylish with bangers.And Nicholi have ugliest shit)
  • 9 1
 Where's the Colorado women at?
  • 4 1
 if you go to a ski town, its BYO ladies, ur not likely to find an attractive single woman while you're there
  • 1 0
 Well, I'd say alpine towns have great looking, fit/fun people but ya, the hotties are usually not single for very long. But, these large events usually bring em out, whether their single or not, I wish the lens would capture them. I guess ill head down to the us open/surfing now Smile
  • 4 3
 Yeah good for Carson but in my opinion he was extremly overrated both in his qualy and final runs! He did "just" two combos (3 whip and flipwhip) and "only" an nohander on the step up, compared to truckdrivers and backflips from the other riders.

Compared to the runs of Fredriksons/ Jones or Testa the judging doesn't make that much sence to me. Carson should have get a 4th or 5th place.

It seems to me a bit like the judges just wanted a US rider on top and push a little bit Carson's career (i know he is already in the diamond series).

BTW I don't care if a euro or american riders wins, I just want a fair and clear judging.
  • 3 0
 Oliver I can say that the judges this time were clear. Carson did also 3table down the first stepdown, but I think he take few points for the win in the speed jump were he did barspin and for that I think he take 2/3 points, enought to be in first.
For me, I lost 10p for my foot down on the last jump. I didn't touch the floor but was impossibile to dispute the decision from the cable camera video Frown

I'm in accord with you to say that in Europe the judging is too strange!!
  • 1 0
 hey @dieghino94 For me it`s strange that Carson had two pedal slips in his second run and still got 89 points!? And you lost 10 pts for one pedal slip... seems not fair to me. Torquato had 88 points, that means Carson also would have won with his second run, with 2 mistakes in it...:/
ps: How`s whistler ? Smile
  • 4 0
 Anyone have a clip of Dj Brandt's no hander?
  • 2 0
 Yeah Carson!. Great job man. Everything mustve just clicked nicely. Hope theres a replay somewhere...
  • 2 0
  • 1 0
 It doesnt work?! Its only the Qualis? Frown
  • 1 0
 It seems to have stopped working.....
  • 2 0
 well then i got robbed
  • 3 0
 No Torqato Testa photos?
  • 2 0
 totally missed, not a big name into the scene, but if you do not show the newcomer they will never get sponsor and support! Come on!
  • 1 1
 Stoked for Storch!!! Storch still got robbed in the last redbull rampage tho,so fingers crossed for him at rampage this year!
  • 2 0
 Colorado freeride fest paying riders big time!!! Awesome event!
  • 2 0
 Jakubs eyes look pretty crazy in the last picture 0.o
  • 2 0
 Wooo! Yeah Carson!
  • 1 0
 I'm actually surprised that there are still people riding RST forks.
  • 1 0
 Cool!I love this game.
  • 3 0
 Props to McGarry and crew for building that awesome course. Cool seeing real riders building and commenting at these events as well.
  • 1 0
 wasnt freeride dead?
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