Results: Red Bull Joyride - Crankworx Whistler 2015

Aug 16, 2015
by Pinkbike Staff  

156 Comments

  • 115 5
 SEMENUK!!!
  • 43 3
 Brandon Semenuk is just so god damn gnarly... I need to change my pants after watching his run.
  • 30 1
 flatdrop flip to can during his victory lap was insane
  • 53 28
 If rogatkin had done something heavy of the last jump he would have definetly thrown Brandon of the podium
  • 8 4
 I totally agree. He should have tried a front flip.
  • 64 13
 Nah, you can't win a slopestyle event while wearing the Bullet. It's slopestyle not slopedoloadsofspinsandshit
  • 17 3
 Nick needed to combo his backflip off the whale tail to best Semenuk. No idea why he didn't. Everything else he did was money.
  • 7 0
 is brett alright?
  • 4 9
flag Hyperx (Aug 16, 2015 at 15:36) (Below Threshold)
 cause rogatkin know,that he couldnt throw any trick,whic are harder then cork720 from step down and clean end run (he dont often did it lol)
  • 12 5
 Did you all forget Brandon still had another run?
  • 3 5
 @jackers but he didn't so...
  • 5 2
 can anyone tell me exactly how different Semenuk's run was from last years? just the can flip-whip?
  • 4 1
 Diffrent spots on course, decade, some new tricks
  • 24 0
 oppo truck driver off the start-last year he did a flat drop flip can, 360 downside whip-last year he did a 3 tuck, flip double whip the same, last year he didnt bar the wallride, cork 7 then flipwhip to can on the 4 set- last year he did a flip bar to cork 7 on the 4 set, on the boner log he did a flip bar- last year he did an oppo whip, on the hip he did a double whip-last year he did a tailwhip, up the cabin he did a double truck-last year he did a flip, on the way down the cabin he did a flat drop flip-last year he did a fastplant 3, last year he didnt barspin the toilet berm, he did a barspin up the whaletail instead of a tuck no, then the cork 7 was the same. pretty different runs really
  • 17 18
 Rogatkin can throw down massive tricks, but he has no style whatsoever. A run full of sketchy, stiff looking bangers vs a run full of smooth as f**k stylish bangers. Style will win every time.
  • 17 4
 @chris199 Rogatkin has his tricks so dialed and has such a great attitude towards the sport. Yesterday during practice he threw down a cork 7 to cash roll purely for the crowds pleasure. Don't get me wrong, I love a nice smooth stylish run but I love watching rogatkin throw down these insanely technical and risky tricks flawlessly
  • 4 8
flag s-wilson (Aug 16, 2015 at 21:07) (Below Threshold)
 switch tricks and style. two things rogatkin simply doesnt have. none the less hes and incredible rider and was great to watch today, had me hyped on that triple whip for sure.
  • 5 7
 Why prop jackers comment, coulda, shoulda, woulda. But he didnt. ``I would`ve had you man but I did this and that`` Such a sore losers attitude.
  • 5 3
 You're mad that people agree with Jackers? Personally I though Rogatkin's run was more impressive than Semenuk's. He had riskier tricks that nobody else was doing. Maybe if Rogatkin can smooth it out next year, he'll take the win over Semenuk.
  • 1 0
 @mm0302 thanks, that was exactly the explanation i was looking for.
  • 3 1
 Rogatkins run was good. But Semenuk made it look easy. He barely pedaled through his whole run, just flowed the whole course so casually. He deserved to win.
  • 2 1
 @Jackers I wouldnt say dialed. Im sure he's a good bloke and like I said, he can throw down bangers, but just lacks the style to beat rheeder and semenuk.
  • 65 5
 Pilgrim and Genovese got robbed, Watts score is a joke.
  • 36 0
 Pilgrim's score should have been at least 70
  • 18 2
 At least someone else was thinking what I was thinking... Idk how watts got the score he did
  • 23 0
 Genovese was so good but got such a shit score
  • 22 0
 Was super surprised of the score they gave Sam for his second run as well.
  • 27 18
 Greg Watts sucked, he was better ten years ago ...............................
  • 19 0
 kinda hard to return to form after breaking your neck, watt's definitely was overscored but there's a reason he's worse now than he used to be
  • 3 0
 You seriously just made my day bro, thankyou Smile
  • 15 0
 Haha no Thomas Zejda score is a joke 69
  • 4 0
 Thank you for that Old Gregg comment! I could learn to love ya!
  • 21 9
 How exactly did Greg Watts suck? His run was next level. You Pinkbike groms have it easy sitting behind a keyboard and making your narrow minded judgements. You have no idea how much athletes like Greg Watts have and are doing for this sport. Every single one of the riders competing in Joyride are insanely talented and deserve to be there. So you can start talking when you've contributed an ounce to the world of slopestlye, in the mean time keep your deragatory comments to yourself.
  • 4 5
 CHRISTAN-W In fucking comparison ffs
  • 4 0
 Agree that pilgrim deserves more than 62
  • 8 3
 @CHRISTIAN-W please consider that you don't have to be a good singer to judge Justin Bieber. Watts is, obviously, an mtb hero but his slopestyle runs are always the same! 360s & backflips combined with barspins and suicides.
F**k it, let me be 100% clear.

Greg Watts | Sam Pilgrim | Wins
360 drop | flatdrop BF | Pilgrim
Superman sg | 360xup | Pilgrim
360 suicide nh | Cork 720 | Pilgrim
BF suicide nh | BF tuck | Draw or Watts
BF double bars | BF tailwhip | Draw or Watts
Suicide nh | Flip | Pilgrim
BF xup | 360 | Watts
BF up | Tw up | Pilgrim
360xup down | 360 down | Watts
Bar in | No trick in | Watts
BF out | BF table out | Pilgrim

For me Pilgrim wins especially when you consider variety of the tricks. Watts score was almost 70, Pilgrim got 62. Come the f*ck on.
  • 2 0
 @bartzt I like how you broke that down... It does make a ton of sense
  • 52 5
 Just watched it, so bummed out that Zink didn't get the run he wanted.
  • 43 0
 and brett... wouldve been nice to see a showdown between him and brandon
  • 23 0
 I want to see 2 clean runs from both brandon and brett that would be the highlight of the year
  • 10 3
 Did he ever got a full run in joyride these last 3 years ? Frown It always looks like he's trying to land a new trick during his run ...
  • 14 0
 Pressure was just too darn hard on Rheeder... Poor guy. LOVED his backflip DOUBLE tailwhip
  • 2 1
 Pressure might have been part of it but he was saying he was sick all morning yesterday.
  • 1 0
 Oh really was he sick i didn't knew thanks for telling
  • 42 1
 Brandon just looked like a freaking snake on the last cork sev. He twisted so damn fast!
  • 14 0
 he definitely has that trick dialled
  • 3 0
 He twisted like a fish!
  • 39 1
 Im wondering if Zinks winning run in 2010 was actually the last slopestyle run he really finished...
  • 14 0
 Agreed, I havent seen zink finish a slope run in years
  • 13 0
 Probably yes. I felt like he just picking the tricks that he wanted to have in his bag, but never actually is consistent with. It also sucked that there wasn't any substitute for 2 missing guys. I'm guessing that Matt Jones or Bearclaw would love to put up a run
  • 30 2
 Rogatkin and Reynolds had great runs, both dropping tricks that others didn't get near to. Pleased Semenuk put those demons to rest but heart goes out to Rheeder who was obviously not at his best today thanks to a stomach bug.
  • 8 1
 I was crushed when Rheeder went down, his run was so cool.
  • 30 1
 Rheeder without Monster ?
  • 18 0
 Yeh, it's strange. Some other monster athletes have lost their sponsor. e.g. Rat boy.
  • 9 0
 Is Aggy still with them?
  • 36 0
 @jakecallcut as far as I was aware, ratboy left monster, not them him? Apparently because "I just don't drink the stuff" or something along those lines (probably needed a translator to get the quote down to that)....
  • 44 0
 I saw Ratty promoting the wedrinkwater movement instead. Great to see athletes with an opinion.
  • 3 0
 Wow really anyone have a link to this? What an amazing role model!!
  • 2 0
 Check Sam Dale's instagram account! He was also wearing a shirt from them during trackwalk in Windham.
  • 29 0
 What was that 720 Lemoine threw down? Looked insane
  • 11 1
 he did like an invert during the first 360 rotation
  • 1 11
flag fatfingur (Aug 16, 2015 at 13:07) (Below Threshold)
 Looked like a flatspin x-up on the first rotation it seems.
  • 9 2
 He tried it in Les2Alpes too, but crashed. For me looks like turndown 720
  • 3 0
 its called cork720 unturn.
  • 1 1
 Cork 720 downside invert
  • 1 1
 Cork 720 unvert
  • 30 2
 Why was the damm chairlift in the way off the first drop 95% of the time.
  • 7 2
 Because it isn't easy live streaming an event like this? Glad that you are appreciating the free high quality content.
  • 2 0
 You would think media poduction and event coordinators would have moved that camera angle just a bit in pre production. That seems pretty easy. And with the amount of red bull i drink its about time they gave me somthing for free. Wait i pay for internet.... damm this response isn't even free..
  • 2 0
 You'd be amazed at how expensive it is to put on the event coverage like Redbull does. Sure, they are a multi-billion dollar company, but without them stepping up we wouldn't have near the coverage of these events (as well as WC downhill races). I don't buy any energy drink, but if I did it would likely be RB just so as to keep them doing what they're doing.
  • 23 1
 Rogatkin's score could be higher I think, but not high enough to beat Semenuk. Cork 720 out of the whale tail was HUUUGE!
  • 16 4
 Triple whip on the hip before the cabin....I think it should have been a little higher....
  • 21 4
 Watching Semenuk's run was pure gold. You better believe I was out of my seat when he pulled that Cork 7 out of the whale tail!
  • 6 0
 That cork was insane gives me goosebumps
  • 2 3
 I couldn't breathe !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 18 1
 so gutted for rheeder..but so amped for brandon and the rest of the boys tho..what an amazing show..was worth staying up till 5:30am for haha
  • 21 2
 Ah so bummed for rheeder... was wishing he got that triple crown...
  • 11 6
 Rheeder may win everything, but RB Joyride is saved for Semenuk
  • 18 0
 That double superman from Zink though
  • 2 4
 Thought he was for sure going OTB then when he landed back on his bike I laughed so hard.
  • 3 0
 Do you have a time on that from the red bull replay? Would love to see that.
  • 1 0
 Happens about 28 mins in. Enjoy
  • 1 0
 Interesting take on a double superman.
  • 1 0
 Aha may of been a bit misleading there.. an actual double would be sick
  • 17 1
 I thought Paul Genovese's first run should have scored in the 70's.
  • 6 0
 so bummed for him
  • 15 0
 Tomas Lemoine is such a badass !!!
  • 12 1
 Semenuk is one of the best bike riders in history, amazing riders on the start list made to look average by what he's throwing down. Rheeder and Soderstrom only ones to challenge him at slopestyle at the mo but props to Nicoli from bringing new blood in
  • 15 2
 Once again:all hail king Semenuk!
  • 12 2
 Clearly not since Semenuk has won Crankworx 4 times, and Rheeder has not won it once. Rheeder is good, but when Semenuk is on his game, he is unbeatable.
  • 4 5
 Why did Rheeder win the Crankworx overall then?
  • 3 5
 I thiknk he means Whistler crankworx. Its the only one that matters to a lot of people I guess?
  • 11 0
 Was rooting for Peat to podium. Bummed out for him. Would have been great to see him up there. Rogatkin was awesome and great win for Semenuk.
  • 8 0
 Sad to see a bunch of guys crash hard and not complete their runs, but great to see some new blood like Testa coming through. I don't think there's anyone better than Brandon at smashing a huge first run. Props to Rogatkin he's a unique talent too.
  • 10 0
 Great show!! I am afraid i am not going to win the fantasy contest haha
  • 15 7
 I don't say that Rogatkin got robbed but maaan his run was SO SO SO awesome, I just mean wouldn't have been disapointed to see him take the win !!! !!! !!! Smile
  • 5 4
 Same here. If he had thrown a barspin on that transition jump, he would have tricked everything, and might have won. But he needed that speed for the next two jumps (720 and cashroll !). That was insane !
  • 5 1
 but he did a barspin there ...
  • 5 1
 He should have better thrown a doublewhip out of the whaletail
  • 1 0
 @RedBurn well, I might have missed this one then !
  • 10 0
 What's happen to Carson Storch ? bad crash ?
  • 12 0
 He went to barspin out of the wallride, and didn't catch the bars.. such a shame
  • 4 0
 agree, was looking fwd to seeing his run
  • 7 0
 most crashes ever in joyride?

just shows how hard these guys are pushing. stoked for Yannick to stomp a gnarly run after his crash on the last feature
  • 2 1
 You didn't watch in 2012 did you?
  • 6 0
 Semenuk went huge and deserved the win, just wish Rheeder could have made it through to round 2.
  • 7 0
 I bet Pilgrim's GoPro footage will win this month's GoPro contest.
  • 7 0
 Why was Kelly Mcgarry a fantasy team option?!?!
  • 5 0
 Anybody know why Carson Storch didn't compete today ??
He was as of yesterday and then today is name wasn't on the rider lineup.
  • 3 0
 Broken collarbone
  • 2 0
 Crash in practice?
  • 8 2
 Pilgrim got robbed!
  • 5 1
 Pilgrim and Genovese definitely got robbed! Both deserved 70+ for their second runs
  • 4 2
 Only 93.8 for Brandon. Felt like it should be scored higher that his last year 96.x Pretty much his run was almost perfect, he did 2 barspins, maybe if he can tailwhip this toilet bowl he would end up with highest score ever
  • 2 1
 Maybe they expected even more this year? But I had the feeling that the course was more difficult than before. At least regarding the difficulties quite a lot of the riders had carrying just the right amunt of speed...
  • 3 0
 If Rheeder let's this loss go and continues to push as hard as he has been this year he will no doubt come back for the triple crown next year!
  • 1 0
 Karma is beautiful..

Semenuk crashed out in Rotura whereas Rheeder wins it,
Semenuk comes 2nd at Les 2 Alpes whereas Rheeder annoyingly wins again..
and now Rheeder crashes out at Joyride whereas Semen smashes it with a vengeance! What goes around certainly comes around.

That flip can drop in on his victory lap is a statement to Rheeder... showing who's the true boss of slopestyle (it's his original trick btw)
  • 4 0
 bummed for rheeder but soo stoked to see sem back on top
  • 3 0
 Watch the 2009 edition, the game has changed.. seriously!!! flatdrop flip to can in a chill run, WTF.
  • 5 1
 No ClifBars were won on this day.
  • 5 0
 Triple tailwhip!
  • 3 0
 Even though Semenuk won, he got robbed. That was at least a 96 point run. Wink
  • 4 0
 Stoked for Lemoine
  • 2 1
 What really happened with Rheeder?Bike is ok,he end second run,looks like he forgŠµt for a second where he is and how ride a bike,lol
  • 5 0
 landed low on flip double whip, didnt have the speed for the next, but went for it anyways
  • 1 0
 not looks like that.I read about pedal slip after pedaling to the second jump...
  • 4 1
 Best trick= invert 7 by fancy pants
  • 2 3
 Semenuk is a master. I was actually hoping Rheeder could win a triple crown but after Semenuks first run I knew he was going to be the man at this event. Wish he would do a little touch down dance...show some excitement after a run like that. All his fans are pumped but he looks so melancholy. At least Nicholi was pumped about his run.
  • 4 1
 The man ! What a man
  • 2 0
 Brandon's run was next level!
  • 2 0
 where can I watch the replay please??
  • 1 0
 Redbull.com
  • 2 0
 WOW The Canadian presence in the results is amazing eh !
  • 2 0
 What happened to rheeder
  • 4 0
 He crashed first run and second he just didn't have enough speed or something
  • 23 2
 Semenuk spiked his drink
  • 1 0
 tomas lemoine s run was so smooth and dialed
  • 4 3
 yeaaaah FRENCHIES !!!
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