Social Roundup: Carson Storch, Ethan Nell, Nicholi Rogatkin, and Other Top Freeriders Throw Down at Freeride Fiesta

Feb 5, 2021
by Alicia Leggett  

Johny Salido's international freeride event is in full swing, and it looks like a hell of a party. Here is a selection of Instagram clips so that we can live vicariously through these shredders. Freeride Fiesta started when Johny Salido wanted to bring some of the Rampage spirit home with him and decided to build the biggest jumps in Mexico, and it's safe to say he succeeded in creating something special. It will be exciting to follow along as these riders become more comfortable on the course. We've already seen tons of style on the massive hits, and things will only get better from here.

A lap through the course with the man himself, Johny Salido


Bienvenido Aguado's massive backflip


Bienvenido Aguado follows Johny Salido through the course


Chelsea Kimball pushes the envelope not just for women in freeride, but also for humans in general


Drone footage of the flipmaster Nicholi Rogatkin


DJ Brandt oozes style, as usual



Antoine Bizet tends to be a crowd favorite, and for good reason


Ethan Nell's riding isn't the only stylish thing about him


Carson Storch and friends are kicking things up a notch as they get more comfortable on the course


Whips 'n' spins with William Robert


Garret Mecham looks right at home on the huge jumps




27 Comments

  • 40 1
 Chelsea f*cking sends it!!! She’s an inspiration!
  • 20 3
 She should identify as mail, because all she ever does is send it!
  • 3 1
 @lehott: Convoluted, but damn funny!!!
  • 2 0
 She is so solid! She shreds king Kong faster than most guys.
  • 1 0
 @DirtbagMatt:
Really clever, but not convoluted.
Makes everyone think while only letting you portray guilt on yourself...
  • 1 6
flag scottlink (Feb 7, 2021 at 7:06) (Below Threshold)
 @lehott: dumb comment.... Why don't you identify as a female???
  • 4 0
 @scottlink: whoosh. My 'joke' was sent way above you're head
  • 1 0
 @lehott: I got it....tee heee
  • 2 0
 I showed your comment to Chelsea, she loves it@lehott:
  • 1 0
 @RynoRodrigosouraus: she is rad haha is amazing to be able to ride with guys like you both
  • 28 5
 bunch of mexicans getting crazy air... better put a few more feet on that wall donald
  • 8 0
 Awesome jumps that is a Freeride Fiesta, but that weather bro that weather looks amazing.
  • 5 0
 Dude, sending huge jumps with a group of friends, seriously, what could be better?
  • 5 0
 DJ Brandt’s manual landing is so smooth.
  • 2 2
 Drones needs to be SO much quieter. They are a real bummer in this kind of footage now...
  • 3 2
 This is the first time I've ever been on Instagram.
  • 1 0
 Now I wanna ride my big bike
  • 1 0
 Sendies for your Sunday. Super.
  • 1 2
 Zinks on Hyper he posted a GoPro and I flipped the video around in a screen shot, headtube has Hyper logo ......congrats
  • 2 1
 Well its on his wiki page - easier to read then flipped screenshots
  • 11 8
 Is that before or after he walked around calling everyone a rather harsh pejorative for not riding Sensus Grips. Unfollowed.
  • 2 1
 Since when? @BikesBoatsNJeeps:
  • 4 4
 @Jkirn07: he posted and deleted a story on his IG and the posted an apology, but its hard to take that kind of thing back.
  • 16 1
 @BikesBoatsNJeeps: I agree it is very hard to take back. I am extremely sorry for offending you or anyone else with my careless choice of antiquated and hurtful words. I promise it will never happen again, as I have nothing but love and compassion for people, regardless of their sexual orientations. Consider these words removed from my vocabulary forever.
  • 4 9
flag RynoRodrigosouraus (Feb 6, 2021 at 21:32) (Below Threshold)
 What’s it like to eat so much soy for breakfast? @BikesBoatsNJeeps:
  • 3 5
 @EeehhZink: it helps to apologize, but I find it difficult to support you, when I support other openly gay riders. I understand that people get caught up in the moment and say things... But you didn't say it once, you said it like five times... Once wouldn't make it acceptable, but saying it rapid fire like that is really deplorable.
  • 7 0
 @EeehhZink: I just want to say thank you for taking the time to reach out to me personally. After reading your message, I will say this; I do believe you realize you had a gigantic, unconscious, lapse in judgment and feel true real remorse for your words. And although it is my personal choice to no longer follow you on social media, I in no way endorse a boycott of you or any of your sponsors based purely on those words, in that moment. I honestly believe we should treat others as we expect to be treated, and I wouldn't wish the blowback I assume you're receiving on anyone. I don't think you deserve to be "cancelled" and I wish you much growth and luck going forward.
And to be clear, I wasn't offended, I was angry. I have to make sure the social media I consume doesn't have a negative impact on my children. We watch events like Rampage together, and although I do engage in discussions with them about hate and bias, I do not wish to do so as we watch the athletes they idolize.

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