After an incredible event, the final results are in for Red Bull Rampage 2021
. But we all know the judges' choices aren't always the people's choices and the most technical run isn't always the run that's the most fun to watch, so let's hear from you all. Who won in your hearts this year?
Riddle, Tommy G and Boggs all had great stylish runs.
The Kyle and Zink train needs to be derailed, same old shit they have been doing for years.
Overall, I m a bit confused how unique freeride lines and creativity are regularly under scored at rampage compare to big - massive? - strait jumps used by too many riders. I don't want to undervalue the level of riding/digging/commitment on those big jumps lines, but Rampage is the only "freeride event", and regarding that, the scoring should put more emphasis on creativity, rawness/uniqueness of the line and tricks.
Nevertheless, "big up" to all riders for their full commitment on this event and to redbull for making that event real.
I think the top 3 runs were all scored correctly and is not much question as to what were the best 3 runs and the order.
Be safe be well,
So I can imagine Brendon has a similar mindset. He envisions a run and if he can stomp that, he's happy. He doesn't care so much about how the judges judge it because he judges his run by his own standard. In a way it is cool if they rate you well but if you're already set to not let that (positive or negative) get to you then it just doesn't. I could also see that in Gee Atherton the last couple of years. He could place well but not rarely did he finish below the top 20 (often carrying injuries). But he could still just be happy if his run went according to plan.
But that whipped out Superman on the hip just oozed style and personality. So fun to watch.
We’re lucky to have those bros representing all these years
Best style = Riddle
Got robbed award = Jaxson Riddle
Some people had way too many backflips in their runs, and i thinj they should prob get some points deducted for that. A huge backflip drop is sick, but if you do 3 more back flips in your run, it kinda takes away from the awesome one.
I don’t think the judging was awful, but i do think style and “enjoyment of watching” should be factored in a bit more.
That regular 360 drop straight into an opposite 360 drop was very impressive.
Definitely deserves to be higher up the "technically difficult" score card.
Change my mind
Thats the difference and having just style like vinny t or riddle never paid in rampage history, brendog understood that at the last rampage after few years of bad scores and start to landing huge ones (canyon flip etc ..)
No hate but trying to explain whats the point
And while jaxson had some sick tricks and amazing style, his runs were lacking a few things
1) A very difficult trick ON a very difficult/large feature
2) Really rough terrain like the zink/strait chute
3) A variety of tricks that included flips and spins. He didn’t do any 360,450, flat spin, front flip, backflip.
4) Flawless execution without coming up short or going long, no pedal slips, etc.
I think this is where the judges are coming from. But overall he did have a sick run! I think if he rounds out his run a bit with a couple big tricks and a slightly more technical line he will score really well. Open to feedback, this is just my initial opinion.
Be safe be well,
These days any dangerous sport shows respect to the rider and their friends/family… except rampage.
Bonus points or something! Semenuk once riding a single crown and pulling off new to Rampage tricks is hard to score lower than first
It's awesome that we get to talk crap and agree or disagree with the judging and what not. That's part of the draw to judged events I think (as fans). You get to pretend you're the expert and you know best. We get to have opinions. They don't mean shit but we get to have them. Ha!
Bottom line. Another one is in the books. Progression was had. People minds were blown.
All I care about at this point is that the riders can all walk, ride and think straight in the near future. Lots of heavy crashes coming into this, during practice and during the event.... and still these dudes had the mental strength to throw first ever tricks and drop bonkers shoots and cliffs. That to me is something we don't recognize enough. Imagine nearly getting smoked or watching some of your best friends get injured and then 5 minutes later you're dropping into the same stuff. Crazy.
All in all. Thanks. Once again I'm shown just how ordinary I am.
Probably the opposite of most viewers scored.
Almost feel they should hold two events at the same time, one focused on technical freeride and one on big tricks and slopestyle.
Yes, he just posted an update on Facebook. He will be able to make a full recovery. Lots of broken bones and surgery tomorrow.
To me, this is more important than who won the event.
Given the danger factor, everyone who rides on this is a winner.
Jaxson run was more fun to watch
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