Crankworx Whistler is Here. Are You?

Aug 9, 2014 at 12:45
by Margus Riga  
Crankworx 2014 is upon us, and here's a little teaser of what to expect when you get here.

The Peak chair...bringing riders to the goods since the early 2000 s. Before that getting up here involved a life-sucking illegal hike-a-bike. Now it s an extra 17 and a five-minute chairlift ride. Progress.
  The Peak chair...bringing riders to the goods since the early 2000's. Before that, getting up here involved a life-sucking, illegal hike-a-bike. Now it's an extra $17, and a five-minute chairlift ride. Progress.

Wade Simmons dropping into the Top of the World trail.
  Wade Simmons, dropping into the Top of the World trail.

Andreas Hestler and Wade Simmons looking for lines somewhere off Whistler peak.
  Andreas Hestler and Wade Simmons, looking for lines somewhere off Whistler peak.

Andreas Hestler exploring Whistler peak with Black Tusk looming in the distance.
  Andreas Hestler, exploring Whistler peak with Black Tusk looming in the distance.

Wade Simmons happily hopping along the Top of the World trail.
  Wade Simmons, happily hopping along the Top of the World trail.

The Black Tusk...probably Whistler s most iconic landmark.
  The Black Tusk...probably Whistler's most iconic landmark.

Tippie. The infamous Saddle line off Whistler Peak.
  Tippie. The infamous Saddle line off Whistler Peak.

Tippie ripping Top of the World a new one.
  Tippie, ripping Top of the World a new one.

Wade Simmons and Andreas Hestler dropping in on Khyber Pass...Whistler s first epic descent.
  Wade Simmons and Andreas Hestler dropping in on Khyber Pass...Whistler's first epic descent.

James Doerfling and his new camo Knolly Podium. You can check out what James is doing during Crankworx at Paris Gore s Deep Summer slideshow tuesday night at Olympic Plaza.
  James Doerfling and his new camo Knolly Podium. You can check out what James is doing during Crankworx at Paris Gore's Deep Summer slideshow tuesday night at Olympic Plaza.

The Chromag friday ride...a Whistler tradition since forever.
  The Chromag friday ride...a Whistler tradition since forever.

Whistler s deep and dreamy woods.
  Whistler's deep and dreamy woods.

Kurt Sorge at last year s Whip of World Championship.
  Kurt Sorge at last year's Whip of World Championship.

Thomas Vanderham abides the whip.
  Thomas Vanderham abides the whip.

Will Brandon win again this year Come and find out this this next Saturday at the Red Bull Joyride...the biggest bestest event at Crankworx.
  Will Brandon win again this year? Come and find out next Saturday at the Red Bull Joyride...the biggest, bestest event at Crankworx.



29 Comments

  • + 40
 wow i wish i was here... but at least i got ratboys autograph today!
  • + 2
 Awesome !!!
  • + 19
 That knolly... the perfect bike for your back country huntn'
  • + 2
 they better make that available to the public
  • + 4
 I was just on the peak lift with my wife and daughter yesterday. The wife froze on the way back down and started chanting numbers to herself to calm herself down. It took them 5 minutes to prise her fingers off the safety bar :-) I'm booked to do top of the world on Wednesday and had a private lesson with Wade last week on Cypress and Seymour in Vancouver, so am super stoked to see both in the photos. Wade is a top man and amazing to watch him ride!
  • + 6
 That pic of Tippie is just FUCKING AWESOME!!!
  • + 3
 Yes. Yes I was there. I deepened a few deep bomb holes, I jumped some jumps, I turned some turns and I left smiling. After drinking some drinks.
  • + 1
 Whistler is a blast, but it's the most bombed out spot on the planet!

Of course, I still like going. ;-)
  • + 3
 "illegal hike-a-bike". So hiking is illegal? there should be something illegal about preventing public access to land you don't own...
  • + 1
 They're just preventing access to land they don't own and also is illegal to ride on... For now ;-)
  • + 5
 #LetFinnin
  • + 3
 That is one SICK!! Knolly Podium Totally fits Doerfling's image....
  • + 1
 I was in Whistler during crankworks in 2009. Whistler is a magical place... All worries fade from thought. I wish I could be there this year
  • + 1
 Aaarrg I feel so bad ! I had to go there with a friend for our holidays but due to a financial problem he canceled at the last minute...Frown
I hope next we'll be there
  • + 2
 I'm here for a week and very lucky. Can't wait to see all the events live. It's a once in a life time dream come true.
  • + 1
 Let's hope Finn can compete in the Whip Off! He SENDS it for a 14 year old!
  • + 2
 Nathan ALL these foto's are so Great! Keep them coming Smile
  • + 1
 See you in three days Whistler!!! Woop woop. 4 years in row. So pumped!!!
  • + 1
 When Doerfling is here it means business
  • + 1
 I was supposed to be. Instead I'm sitting on my sofa with a knee injury.
  • + 1
 So excited to go up saturday!
  • + 1
 so syched to have been here for speed and style today Smile
  • + 1
 There on the 15th..Canadian Open!Smile
  • + 1
 Canadian open is the 17th
  • + 4
 I'm aware.. Not gonna race without practice on the course.
  • + 1
 A camo podium would be so cool!!
  • + 1
 Can't wait. Will be there Wednesday to Sunday!! 11th year in a row.
  • + 1
 I dig that podium.

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