Video: Emil Johansson Best Slopestyle Run Ever? - Embedded S2 EP1

Mar 16, 2020
by Pinkbike Originals  

It hasn't been an easy journey to the top for Emil Johansson. Over the last couple of years he has battled adversity and this year at the Maxxis Slopestyle in Memory of McGazza at Crankworx Rotorua he laid down one of the best slopestyle runs in history.

Video by Ryys.


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 Did anyone else notice that he won without even one backflip? When was the last time that happened? Darren Berrecloth or not?
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flag SupraKZ (Mar 16, 2020 at 7:57) (Below Threshold)
 The backflip is relatively easy and awards 0 points probably unless you triple barspin it. The sport has evolved past it.
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 @SupraKZ: Tons of gnarly flip combos, basically any flip combo involving 2 tricks is still a banger trick for any run
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 @SupraKZ: And tailwhips not if I continue your arguments?
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 @dh-corn: Are you comparing a backflip combo to a triple oppo tailwhip?
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 Chris Doyle made an entire very successful BMX career without backflips.
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 @SupraKZ: When you are talking about riding in this level the same can be said for almost any stand alone trick. 360, barspin, tailwhip, etc. They are all easy for these guys.
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 @nsmithbmx: Doyle is a dirt jump hall of famer.
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 you cant beat lord semenuk.
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 @chyu: if Emil starts taking more wins and putting in the work.. give him less years than Semenuk and he could be just as good or better...that windshield wiper was only attempted by Brett and failed that trick last year at Joyride.... and another thing I don’t think a score of 96.00 has been done at a Crankworx Slopestyle event for at least 3 or 4 if not more years!!!! It would have been really interesting to have seen somebody challenge him at Rotorua tho! It would have been interesting to see what else he could have packed in! Maybe a added bar spin over the long and low or something but that’s about all!!! Nobody knows!
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 Battling adversity? He's battling EBV and Hashimotos- the disease that steals your energy and your mind, and over time a big part of your life. I'm married to someone with Hasimotos for 19 years and I've seen the theft firsthand.

What he's overcome will be a light of hope for many, definitely for my house. Watching his medical bio was a family event for us.
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 I was reading the BBC website, then I thought balls to this, I want to read about bikes.
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 You found the cure.
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 Switched off everything but biking on the feed now. My one reliable retreat. Be safe everyone. ????????✊????????????
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 Wow, we have found the one emoji that works!! ✊
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 @brappuccino: yess! ✊????????
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 I will take my commenting to another level! Eek
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 @WAKIdesigns: I can't wait! Sheep
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 It's hard to judge a 'best run ever' so I would say that this goes into the joint 1st best runs ever with Semenuk joyride 2014 & Rheeder Rotorua 2019
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 His windshield wiper 360 is one of the sickest tricks I've seen. I still don't even understand the physics of being able to pull that off!
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 Maybe if you only look at combos and the wiper. Emil is a steeze master but i think Reeder has thrown a few perfect runs imo.
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 That run was bonkers. I don't know a ton about Slopestyle, but that was techy as it gets!
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 @yinyang: when there’s beeps as he’s looking over his own run... you know that surprised him and boosted his confidence for the future!!! So rad!
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 Rheeders 2019 rotorua run beats semenuk 2014 joyride winning run for sure and emils 2020 rotorua run bets both for sure!
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 Hell yeah Emil, well deserved. It's cool to see such a hard working nice dude killing it like this.
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 Ya he deserves extra points for riding like that while dealing with a serious health issue.
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 100 percent the best slope style run ever!

Semenuk and Rheeder could not match this. We’ll never know huh?
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 "sickest run ever"

9min video.... wtf
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 7:00 for anyone who just wants the run
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 Even if it isnt the best (I think it is), he is definitely the most deserving.
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 Number 1. His first run last year at cw Whistler was also like this. I thought he had won by the time he was down the hill. Insane! Best runs of all time!
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 Get to the damn run already!
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 I'm gonna say it...he MIGHT, be better than Brandon
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 people shouldn't say stuff like that out loud...
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 No what?
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