The Essential Guide to Red Bull Joyride 2018

Aug 16, 2018 at 19:32
by Farah Ahmed  


The biggest showdown in town is nearly upon us. On Saturday afternoon, 14 of the world’s most talented slopestyle riders will take to the hallowed ground in Whistler Bike Park’s Boneyard and commence battle against each other as they strive to claim the title of 2018 Red Bull Joyride champion.

Joyride in one form or another has existed at Crankworx Whistler since 2004 and Brandon Semenuk has been the most successful athlete in its history, achieving five victories to date. No one else has come close to that feat. However, with Semenuk announcing he won’t be competing this year, it leaves the candidacy for this year’s winner much more open.

However. saying that if we look at previous form throughout the 2018 Crankworx World Tour, the strongest contenders for the win on Saturday are Brett Rheeder and Nicholi Rogatkin. Rheeder is leading in the overall FMBA Slopestyle World Championship and put the first marker down by winning the opening round in Crankworx Rotorua. Meanwhile, Nicholi Rogatkin is hot on his heels and secured the win at both Crankworx Innsbruck and Les Gets. With those two wins under his belt, Rogatkin has a serious chance of being the first rider to ever win the illusive Crankworx Triple Crown of Slopestyle.

The remaining 12 other riders are a mix of Joyride stalwarts and a couple who are completely new to the competition. This Saturday we’ll also see a return of last year’s second-placed finisher Emil Johansson. He’s been out due to an injury and illness for the last 10 months so it’ll be great to see him back competing among his peers.

Before we go into the details about the event, let’s take a pause to consider Semenuk’s absence. After having won the competition so many times before on more or less the same course as it ever was, he could be forgiven to seek challenges elsewhere. It’s a shame not to see him take part; he is after all the Jedi master of the slopestyle galaxy. His not competing will no doubt be a relief to his competitors but, come Saturday, they will have to wonder whether their runs would have been able to stand against Semenuk’s. The challenge is now up to the Joyride organisers; how can they bring their most famous star back into the ring for next year? I’m sure there are lots of brains at work figuring that one out but meanwhile, Semenuk fans will now have to wait until Red Bull Rampage to see him compete, and make do with seeing him in slick films that make his riding look even more oh-so-flawless.

But to win it you need to be in it, and we have 14 competitors willing to wow us with their skills and flair. As we draw closer to Saturday, here’s a run down of all you need to know for that day.





The Course

Led by Paddy Kaye, the Joyride course has been sculpted and buffed to perfection by the infamous Joyride Bike Parks crew in preparation for the big event on Saturday. Kaye and his crew know a thing or two about the Joyride course, having been the brains behind its features and their flow every year since 2011. Each year brings adjustments here and there based on athlete feedback. All the while, Kaye makes sure the features are challenging enough but afford a degree of safety at the same time.

As hinted at the start of this article, there aren’t many changes this year compared to 2017, with the only tweaks being replacing the hips before the four-pack and the cabin with berms to aid the riders’ flow.

To get the taste buds going, here are a few photos from last evening’s practice session.




Red Bull Joyride Practice - Crankworx Whistler 2018






The Riders

A tighter pack compared to last year where we saw 18 riders compete, this year the pack is down to 14, with two riders being new faces to Joyride; Erik Fedko and Bernd Winkler.

• Diego CAVERZASI // ITA
• Erik FEDKO // GER
• Max FREDRIKSSON // SWE
• Thomas GENON // BEL
• Szymon GODZIEK // POL
• Emil JOHANSSON // SWE
• Matt JONES // GBR
• Tomas LEMOINE // FRA
• Anthony MESSERE // CAN
• Ryan NYQUIST // USA
• Brett RHEEDER // CAN
• Nicholi ROGATKIN // USA
• Torquato TESTA // ITA
• Bernd WINKLER // AUT






What Happened At The Last Rounds


Rotorua - With the World Tour kicking off without Brandon Semenuk, attention was drawn to the battle between Brett Rheeder and Nicholi Rogatkin. With Rheeder scoring an incredible first run of 94.25, it was Diego Caverzasi who snuck into second place with a 90.5. The new versus old school theme then saw Thomas Genon turning up the heat, pushing Caverzasi into third place. All eyes were then on Rogatkin who charged through his usual trick-heavy run. It wasn’t to be for Rogatkin however; he crashed on the final jump, gifting the win to Rheeder.



Les Gets - Nicholi Rogatkin’s unbelievable first run secured him the highest score from the clearly impressed judges. If that wasn’t enough, he then put in an incredible second run, notching a score of 94.5. Although he put down an impressive second run, Brett Rheeder wasn’t able to get close to Rogatkin and could only manage a score of 92.



Innsbruck - Having pulled one of the strongest second runs that the slopestyle field could muster, it was Brett Rheeder who was heading the field after scoring 86.75. Rheeder used Innsbruck to showcase his new trick; a flat-drop backflip oppo-tailwhip, and with Nicholi Rogatkin only securing a ninth in his first place run, it was all down to the American to pull out all the stops in the second run. With his signature Twister off the second jump and then trick after jaw-dropping trick, Rogatkin secured first place with an impressive score of 93.0.





The prize money

Everyone’s a winner at Joyride and all 14 athletes will walk away from the event with cash in their back pocket. With a total amount of $60,000 set aside, the amount each rider gets is dependant on how they finish. Here’s the breakdown of the cash per finisher in Canadian dollars-

• 1st // $25,000
• 2nd // $10,000
• 3rd // $5,000
• 4th // $4,000
• 5th // $3,500
• 6th // $3,000
• 7th // $2,500
• 8th // $2,000
• 9th // $1,500
• 10th // $1,000
• 11th // $750
• 12th // $750
• 13th // $500
• 14th // $500





Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle Championship Standings

1st // Brett RHEEDER // CAN // 2800 // No change
2nd // Nicholi ROGATKIN // USA // 2656 // -144 // No change
3rd // Thomas LEMOINE // FRA // 2160 // -640 // Moves up from 5th
4th // Diego CAVERZASI // ITA // 2010 // -790 // Moves down from 3rd
5th // Erik FEDKO // GER // 1866 // -934 // Moves up from 6th
6th // Thomas GENON // BEL // 1804 // -996 // Moves down from 4th
7th // Simon PAGÈS // FRA // 1522 // -1278 // No change
8th // Anthony MESSERE // CAN // 1374 // -1426 // No change
9th // Ryan NYQUIST // USA // 1368 // -1568 // No change
10th // Szymon GODZIEK // POL // 1190 // -1610 // No change

In addition to the Crankworx Red Bull Joyride results and the Triple Crown, there’s also a $50,000 prize purse up for grabs in the Slopestyle World Championship overall. Here’s the breakdown of what’s on offer per finisher-

• 1st // $15,000
• 2nd // $10,000
• 3rd // $7,500
• 4th // $3,750
• 5th // $3,000
• 6th // $2,500
• 7th // $2,000
• 8th // $1,750
• 9th // $1,500
• 10th // $1,250
• 11th // $1,000
• 12th // $750





Crankworx Slopestyle Triple Crown

Riders must win three of the four Crankworx slopestyle events to be able to win one of the ultimate freeride honours; the Crankworx Slopestyle ‘Triple Crown’.

No one has managed it since its inception in 2015, which means no one has managed to claim the $25,000 (CAD) in prize money - imagine if it rolled over each year if no one won it!

This year, all eyes are on Rogatkin who to date has secured two wins from the previous three Crankworx slopestyle competitions. Can Rogatkin do what all others before him have failed?






What Happened Here Last Year


The crowning event at Crankworx Whistler saw a lot of riders getting it wrong early. This mixed things up considerably, as well as increasing the stress levels for riders on their second runs; even Semenuk made a few small mistakes on his first run but it didn’t matter. Others were doing the same and in the end he didn’t need to do anything further because no one else could better his score. The legend would take his fifth victory in Joyride.





Previous Winners

2017 // Brandon SEMENUK // CAN
2016 // Brett RHEEDER // CAN
2015 // Brandon SEMENUK // CAN
2014 // Brandon SEMENUK // CAN
2013 // Brandon SEMENUK // CAN
2012 // Thomas GENON // BEL
2011 // Brandon SEMENUK // CAN
2010 // Cam ZINK // USA
2009 // Greg WATTS // USA
2008 // Andreu LACONDEGUY // ESP
2007 // Ben BOYKO // CAN
2006 // Cam ZINK // USA
2005 // Paul BASAGOITIA // USA
2004 // Paul BASAGOITIA // USA





Previous Winning Runs and Highlight Videos

There isn’t a complete archive of winning runs or highlights videos, but here’s just a few to get you all nostalgic.



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The Judges

This year’s judging panel will consist of Paul Rak (Head Judge), Grant ‘Chopper’ Fielder, Geoff Gulevich and Kraig Kinsman. All eyes will be on these guys as they mark up their scores. It’s going to be interesting to see how they judge the varied style of Rheeder and Rogatkin. Both have their strengths as do they have their weaknesses. The first round marks will show us whether they favour buttery smoothness or lightspeed rotations.




The Weather Forecast

Bizet pefect
Saturday 18 August - Finals
Clouds and some sun // max 29°C // 1% precipitation // wind 4km/h // 6km/h gusts


Weather forecast as of Thursday 16 August. Live updates from Accuweather.





Watching It In Person


Red Bull Joyride is an open event but it gets crowded quickly as people race to get the best vantage point. If you don’t fancy mingling with the general population and want to watch the competition from a hospitality tent then there are a couple of options:

• Red Bull Joyride VIP Experience (from $129 CAD)
• Crankworx Skybox at Red Bull Joyride presented by Bearfoot Bistro (from $649 CAD)





Must Know, Must See, Must Do

Before the invading Europeans took the land that Whistler stands on today, the area was shared between two First Nation communities; the Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh (Squamish) and L̓il̓wat7úl (Lil'wat). For thousands of years, the two communities lived side by side and used the area as a rich natural larder for food and materials. The area we now call Whistler was known to the Nations as Spo7ez.

The stories of their origins are intertwined and passed down generation after generation by the spoken word. The Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh story of Spo7ez goes back to when despite living with the L̓il̓wat7úl peacefully, things started to get difficult. The Thunderbird stepped in to stop them. The Thunderbird flapped his great wings which caused a rockslide, killing hundreds of people from both nations in Spo7ez village. For the L̓il̓wat7úl the story, the rockslide was caused by a massive volcanic eruption. The shared village of Spo7ez was destroyed and was swept into the ocean. Both stories reflect on the importance of peaceful coexistence and cooperation, and that both nations have a shared history.

Life for the Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh and L̓il̓wat7úl changed dramatically with the invasion of Europeans on their way to find precious metals and furs. With the permission of their governments in cities thousands of miles away, they would push the indigenous communities out, dividing up the land whichever way they wanted. The Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh and L̓il̓wat7úl would be rounded up into reservations while the Europeans plundered their land, and most of the indigenous population still live on the reservations today.

Pretending like the last few thousand years of culture and convention never happened, when the British Navy were out charting the coastal area and the land adjacent to it, they sighted its highest peak and clearly with all sorts of originality running through their veins, they named it London Mountain. The mountain would eventually change its name to Whistler Mountain, apparently on account for the scores of marmots whistling on it.

Fast forward into the early 20th century and while Europe was starting to battle it out on the fields of northern Europe in 1914, two people - Myrtle and Alex Philip - would call the shores of Alta Lake their home and establish a fishing and weekend retreat business there. They were soon followed by others trying to make their mark through leisure activities in the picturesque shadow of Whistler Mountain, and thanks to the Pacific Great Eastern railway, the tourists began arriving in their droves.

Over a hundred years later, Whistler is now the centre of all things mountain biking as well as being pretty alright in the winter months for skiing and snowboarding. Whistler was one of the main locations for the Vancouver Winter Olympics a few years ago.

Meanwhile, the local Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh and L̓il̓wat7úl nations are gaining greater acknowledgment for the ownership of their ancestral land. There’s still a long way to go but a must for when you’re in Whistler is to check out the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre just down from Whistler Village on your way to Lost Lake. Here you’ll receive a warm welcome (in form of a song), and be shown various items of importance to the people, including canoes, totem poles, and you’ll find out about how the nations lived off the land, never taking anything that they would waste. We have a lot to learn from this ancient culture, and the cafe is a must too (you have to try the bannock bread - a traditional flat bread - topped with venison chilli... yum!) Don’t forget either that all money spent at the Cultural Centre goes back into the First Nations community which is money well spent.

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If you’re in Whistler and you have a bit of time on your hands in between riding and watching other people riding (i.e. Crankworx), there’s plenty of other things to see and do. A must is to go up to the top of Whistler Mountain to get an incredible view of the Coastal Range. It’s chilly up there mind you, so don’t forget to wrap up warm. If you’re flush with cash you can get a helicopter ride up, and if you fancy riding down there’s room for your bike too. For those on foot, there’s the peak-to-peak chair which is a great experience as long as you’re not afraid of heights which is especially important if you’re lucky (or is that unlucky?) enough to get one of the gondolas with the ‘see through’ floor.

There are glacial treks, wildlife watching (I’m talking about actual wildlife not the population of the 2am dance floor in one of the many Whistler clubs) canoeing, paddle boarding, bobsleigh running (yes, the Whistler Sliding Centre is open in the summer, and the price of the ticket goes back into Whistler Sport Legacies, a not-for-profit organisation that provides access to sports for everyone of all ages and abilities), as well as plenty of museums and art great galleries to visit in between the people watching in the vibrant Whistler Village.

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Not Just For The Men

Saturday morning also sees the first-ever Riverside Women’s-Only Jump Jam. Kicking off at 10:45, this event is open to women (ages 16 and up) who fancy a punt at some air-time competition. There’s $500 up for grabs to the one rider who rises to the top and impresses the judges with their style over dirt jumps.

It’s great to see a women’s freeride comp getting back into the Crankworx calendar. A few years ago women used to compete on the slopestyle course but then it stopped. The more of these events the organisers support in real terms, the more inspiration it will give to future generations of female riders. Let’s hope that in that future the prize money and support from the industry will grow too because the vanguard for the women’s freeride movement need support and respect too.






The Coverage


The live show will be broadcast from the following times-

• Saturday 18 August // 16:30 // PDT
• Sunday 19 August // 01:30 // CEST
• Sunday 19 August // 00:30 // BST
• Sunday 19 August // 09:30 // AEST
• Sunday 19 August // 11:30 // NZST

Note: These times are subject to change. Pinkbike and Crankworx will provide updates to the coverage if they change - remember to keep checking Pinkbike’s homepage to avoid disappointment.

Red Bull Joyride Practice - Crankworx Whistler 2018


MENTIONS: @Fahhhmed / @officialcrankworx / @cameronmackenzie / @redbull



59 Comments

  • + 18
 "Before the invading Europeans took the land that Whistler stands on today, the area was shared between two First Nation communities....." Despite being an English white guy living in Canada for the last 11 years, I'm still happy to see facts like this being reported more and more, rather than the old 'Canada was discovered' BS that was taught in schools. Thanks for educating us PB Smile
  • + 2
 Yes, I thoroughly enjoy a serving of white guilt with all my hobbies. I believe that part was taken verbatim from from a few previous essential guides. You can add the history without the " feel ashamed of yourself, now come spend tons of money!".
  • + 13
 @drunknride: Yes and no. This EG has been updated after I went and visited the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre a few days ago and learned a lot more about the original inhabitants of the area we now call Whistler. I do recommend visiting the centre and like I said, all proceeds of your visit goes back into the community which IMO is money well spent. Being of mixed race myself I think it's important that people are made aware of the history of the places like these. Whether the facts make you feel guilty is down to your own personal reflection, but I think not everyone is aware of the legacy the Europeans have made on the First Nations, hence including it again and again in my Essential Guides.
  • + 5
 @Fahhhmed: Well said, and thanks for continuing to introduce real topics into the mtb community. We all can learn from it, take a breath and a few steps back, and realize that mountain biking is fun & exciting & creative... but is likely not the most important thing that's happened in the dirt where we stand.
  • - 2
 @Fahhhmed: I went to public school in Southern California (15-20 years ago now) and that was covered. I have always been into history so I guess I take it the wrong way when people get over zealous about "acknowledging our past". It's just that; the past. I feel zero guilt as I wasn't there. You know there's a way to write that section with less of a negative tone as well but I do appreciate it being included.
*everyone in the world is mixed race one way or another
  • + 5
 i logged in just to upvote this, the “history” we learned in school didn’t even touch on pre-European times.
  • - 4
flag drunknride (Aug 17, 2018 at 11:57) (Below Threshold)
 @husstler: WTF redneck school did you attend? Anyone I've ever met under sixty was taught pre-columbian history in North America in elementary school.
  • + 2
 @drunknride: So you don't care about history and you would rather white-wash it than to pay respect to the natives and what actually happened.... How American of you.

I guess that's what happens when you grow up in a country where Thanksgiving and Columbus Day are national holidays and the amazing schools regularly teach revised history...
  • + 0
 @scott-townes: thanks for summing it up for me bud
  • + 15
 I can't believe the prize money is still only $25,000. The athletes are bringing huge numbers of spectators, media coverage, and advertising to the venue and event sponsors. A Crankworx win should payout way more. Same can be said for the other events- Air DH ($2500 for 1st), Pumptrack ($2000), etc.
  • + 1
 I've updated the article with more details as to the prize money for the event on the day as well as the prize money on offer for the FMBA Slopestyle World Championships.
  • + 4
 I agree completely. The World Surf League tour pays out $100,000 for first place alone, and the tour has 11 stops. Street League Skateboarding has similar payouts and multiple other action sports are within that prize money area. And in my opinion the mtb riders have a higher risk of injury due to the magnitude of the jumps. I'd say they definitely deserve those six figure cheques as well. However, I think the reason why prize amounts are less is because the sport is not nearly as big as surfing, skateboarding, skiing or other action sports. It is growing steadily though and I hope to see the top riders in all aspects of mtb getting bigger prize cheques in the near future.
  • + 1
 @AndrewIsShreding: is it growing? It seems like way less people comment on pinkbike now than they did 6-7 years ago. Maybe I'm just getting old and the younger generation is just following the pros on instagram?
  • + 1
 @AndrewIsShreding: that’s exactky it, has nothing to do with risk. It had to do with popularity. The prize money comes from sponsors, and the sponsors are only going to commit money based on the value they see in return for their advertising. If there was a higher perceived value, more sponsors would jump in or pay higher amounts. Since that’s not happening it would seem the value isn’t there.
  • + 12
 "the Jedi master of the slopestyle galaxy"

The most accurate thing ever written of Semenuk.
  • + 3
 Still the best slopestyle (and overall) rider of all time.

The other day some friends told that Semenuk only was sucessful because the level of the scene those years was way lower than it is today. I just can't believe anyone thinks that, this guy pushed the sport to a new level and the contenders were incredible.

The duels between Rheeder and Semenuk were just epic
  • + 1
 @norfiril: That showdown between Brandon and Martin when Martin broke his leg on the last jump was probably my favorite moment watching MTB... more than aaron gwin unchained
  • + 12
 *already scared of horrible judging*
  • + 1
 Don't be scared, i will hold your hand!
  • + 6
 I hate how Thomas Genon is Belgian in one list and French in another. Same with how they sometimes say Martin Maes is Dutch. Next they'll put Nico Vink down as a German. I know it's a small country and doesn't have it's own language, but come on...The beer, the chocolate, waffles, cycling. I live in Canada now but still carry some pride in my passport.
  • + 3
 Whoops, my bad. Not sure how that one snuck in. You're right, the beer, the chocolate, the waffles... all good, and don't forget fries, the diamonds and Tintin ;-)
  • + 2
 To be fair, he was living in France for several years and is a local in the french riding scene.
  • + 2
 @Yarlezy: I heard that he lives in france now Smile
  • + 0
 @Yarlezy: I live in Canada, but I’m not Canadian...yet. I’m not good enough to be a local in the riding scene ????
  • + 9
 Yay, go Red Bull. You are the sweetest of nectars. I am not a robot.
  • + 7
 15 yo Anthony MESSERE on that transfer .. still like “HOLY SHIT” every time I watch it
  • + 7
 It would be cool to see a new champ on that list.
  • + 0
 One of the European riders maybe =)
  • + 3
 Messere should have totally won in 2014. To this day, the most exciting run I've seen. Not knowing anything about the guy and seeing him boosting and stomping his run, much better than the clinical feel that Semenuk has. I'm not discrediting Brandon in any way, he is a totally solid rider, but to this day nobody has boosted a quarter-hip jump like Anthony.
  • + 3
 It's weird but for me, personally, I can't get excited about slopestyle events because the maneuvers are so far outside of my skill set that it almost seems fake to me. Testament to how good these guys are, but I just can't get into it. It's kinda like an porno where... you know what? Never mind.
  • + 2
 Looking back at all the amazing previous winner - it's amazing that boyko and basagoita were winning with the tricks they were at the time compared to the level if stunts going down now. My money is on rheeder for tricks or rhogatkin for consistency of crazy tricks.
  • + 4
 ONLY $649 CAD TO SIT IN A BOX!? Count me in!
  • + 2
 what's in the box though? could be amazing! plus, that's only like $20 US
  • + 1
 @drunknride: WHATS IN THE BOX!!
  • + 1
 @Macdo159 @drunknride @scott-townes I'll try to find out ;-)
  • + 2
 @Macdo159 @drunknride @scott-townes OK, so here goes...

You get access to the platform on the box which is 40 feet up in the air giving you the view of the course. You get two Kokanees, Red Bull, access to a bar and a selection of appetisers supplied by the Bearfoot Bistro. The food you can scoff your face full with includes-
- Charcuterie & Artisan Cheese Platter
- White Gulf Prawn Cocktail
- Antipasto Platter
- Grilled Platter
- Moroccan spiced lamb chops, free range chicken satay, bacon wrapped beef tenderloin Tzatziki, whiskey bbq sauce, truffle aioli
- Crispy Fish Tacos
- Assorted Summer Inspired Salad
- Assorted Fruit Tarts
- Summer Fruit & Berry Platter
- Popcorn, chips, candy, frozen treats
  • + 1
 @Fahhhmed: With this massive increase in business/sponsorship dollars this event is bringing in, have we seen an equal growth in the prize purse for the riders over the past couple of years?
  • + 1
 @scott-townes: Shh, you'll spoil their fun.
  • + 1
 @Fahhhmed: I'm in for that next year. saving my beer cans for recycling cash. not joking
  • + 1
 How does Rheeder have more points than Rogatkin when Rogakin has won 2 of 3 Crankworks? Is that just points from Crankworks events or is that all FMB events? I'm confused.
  • + 1
 It's from all lf FMBA events.
  • + 2
 did drew bezanson give up on trying to compete in mtb slope?
  • + 1
 Oh yeah, you won't find a single article or interview about him competing in MTB slope after 2016. It seems like he tried it for fun and for the short video series with Red Bull.
  • + 1
 Good to see Brandon made way for the young guns than accidentally won the competition again.
  • + 1
 Love how Rogatkin brings absolute legitimacy to the squid helmet by simply riding.

#brahs #highschool #fashionshow
  • + 1
 consider "elusive" and "dependent"--love, the middle NAFTA brother.
  • + 2
 This is the
  • + 6
 Yes that is the
  • + 4
 @fatfingur: No way. I have been mountain biking for 27 years and ir is DEFINITELY NOT the. Anyone who says it is the clearly has no idea. You are ignorant fatfingur and I doubt you even ride.
  • + 1
 Can't wait for today's "Superbowl of Slopestyle!!" Good luck boyz!!!!
  • + 1
 How has no one picket up that Semenuk is not competing ? anyone know why
  • + 7
 He doesn't need to take these risks anymore. Last time the wind made him crash on a trick he usually can do with his eyes closed, so pretty sure that turned him off. When he does his videos he doesn't get the added pressure of performing at a set time in front of a crowd, he rides whenever he feels like it and can still get paid from his sponsors. Because let's face it a win at Joyride doesn't pay much.
  • + 3
 even tho winning is bitching, im sure years of competing wears on the soul. Dude has plenty of other hobbies and he's built a life where he can film, rally cars, travel without having to compete anymore and he'd be a moron if he didn't take that opportunity while he's still young.
  • + 8
 Finishing up as a champ also has it's appeal, and he doesn't really have anything left to prove with 5 joyride wins (and all of those being in the last 7 years). I do hope we get to see him at Rampage though, as I think it displays even more of his ridiculous skillset such as his vision, style and flow (as opposed to Joyride, which 'only' showcases technical tricks).
  • + 2
 @brownies: for sure, would rather see his genius at rampage, hopefully he follows in the claw's footsteps and we get another decade of freeride insanity from him.
  • + 1
 Semenuk is my hero!
  • + 1
 @mollow: yea these riders aren’t doing it for the prize money. The real prize is the recognition from wining the event which then brings in more individual sponsorship money. At this point winning another joyride does nothing for Brandon in that regard.

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