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Update: Brage Vestavik Dislocates Shoulder & Breaks Humerus in Multiple Places in Massive Rampage Crash

Oct 15, 2021 at 11:32
by Alicia Leggett  

Brage Vestavik shared an update on his injury sustained in Rampage practice and said he dislocated his shoulder and sustained multiple fractures to his humerus.

bigquotesLife’s too short not to go big, gotta go big! Dislocated shoulder and some humerus fractures. Thank you everyone for all the love!!Brage Vestavik

Below are two angles on the crash.

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Best healing wishes from all of us at Pinkbike to our favorite biking Viking.


91 Comments

  • 278 1
 I hope the mountain is ok
  • 190 0
 Knew he was tough but damn. Dude got up and walked away with that. Good on you! Gutted for you. Everyone in the world was looking forward to that run. Heal up. Barber... invite this dude again.
  • 8 0
 He got robbed the Xgames and I know he would have taken Rampage. I am a big fan of all of the riders but this guy is next level raw. He would have killed Rampage! So bummed he didn't get to compete!
  • 2 15
flag tomich1 (Oct 17, 2021 at 18:09) (Below Threshold)
 @mexicant: I respect your opinion and I think Barge is a beast.. but there is other guys in the competition that have been doing it way longer then he has with a bigger bag of big mountain tricks. I honestly don’t think Barge was ready for rampage. He’s done some BIG ASS CRAZY SHIT but rampage is next level. Good on him for trying tho. He will come back and smash it one day.

Brandon Semenuk did two tail whips AND rode a single crown fork (never been done before on the rampage stage) He would of won regardless. No hate all love. Peace
  • 7 0
 @tomich1: No one has ever been on a single crown at Rampage? Ever heard of Robbie Bourdon? Lol time for a little bit of homework.
  • 44 0
 In other news, the rocks he landed on are complaining of sore strata.
  • 21 0
 Damn man. So sorry for this dude. I guess you grow more in life when things don't go your way.

I really hope he gets another shot, and is not just another one rampage and done like so many others who got hurt during practice, their first time out. Either way he's got a bright future... Heal up, you've got a lot of supporters/fans.
  • 19 0
 Humerus = upper arm bone. I case someone else had no idea as well
  • 10 4
 It's your funny bone
  • 1 1
 @johncee: That's not so funny! Wink
  • 13 0
 UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US, BRAGE!!!! \m/ \m/
  • 8 1
 Hope he has a speedy recovery! It's crazy to me that most of these guys don't wear any upper body armor. But, serious question, would that have even helped here?
  • 6 0
 Not in his case, but many wear chest protectors actually, at least during their points scorings runs.
  • 8 1
 Dude is a goddam warrior! I wish we could’ve seen him compete! Love his style!
  • 4 0
 I think Tippee's video shows he was wearing some body armour under his shirt, including shoulder pads. But it can only do so much. :-( Gutted for the guys who can't compete this year, I was really looking forward to Brage's run and hoping he'd make it to the bottom. I hope he gets to ride, survive and film his line when he's healed up and ready.
  • 10 0
 The Vanilla Gorilla
  • 9 1
 #Redbull RamBrage 2022!
  • 22 18
 Rampage is flawed. The slopestyle guys who have a big bag of tricks can rack up points that way forcing the freeride guys to do stupidly huge moves to try to keep up and they eventually get mangled. Something has to change.
  • 18 1
 There has always been huge crossover between the two, at least for the last ten years. Semenuk, Zink, the McCauls and loads of others all did slopestyle as well as Rampage. And you've still got the more "freeride" guys like Strait and Sorge placing high (6th and 2nd respectively this year). I think it's pretty clear from the judging that the freeride element is super important, not just the tricks.
  • 4 0
 Eh. Most of the slopestyle guys are also doing huge drops. I would just imagine since it’s not the most important part of their run it’s not focused on as much.
  • 2 3
 His landing looked like a Bender not like the over sculpted transitions the slope stylers demand. Ya raw massive tough lines get you a ticket on the bus not the podium.
  • 3 0
 @redrook: Ya, some guys placing consistently well have been at the top of the game for like 10-20+ years. They are all super solid in every aspect of their riding. Unreal some of the careers these guys have had, and are still deadly to watch! I really enjoy watching Genon hop around between disciplines and just throw down a solid performance in everything he shows up at.
  • 5 1
 Omfg that is such an insane send. He needed literally 2 more feet and he would have greased it perfectly Frown Hope to see him back stronger than ever in the future!!!
  • 2 2
 yup completely nuts.... was being 2 feet short the problem? I was trying to figure it out... as it looks like he lands where he meant to (to my untrained eyes) maybe, I don't know!
  • 5 0
 @tb927: Rear wheel case or crank case, he came up super short unfortunately.
  • 3 0
 @tb927: more like 4 inches short. he came so close to landing it!
  • 3 1
 one simply does not break a skeleton and fist bump
  • 2 0
 @slayerdegnar: Literally only needed like half a crank more before taking off and it would have been perfection! Such a heart breaker
  • 2 0
 slopstyle riders competing raises the bar.

But it's part of the evolution of Rampage and has been since the early days. Just hucking off of the biggest cliffs is not as big as it once was. Pro riders like Vinc, VinnyT, Zinc etc etc are hitting these like it was nothing. But I still remember how exciting it was to see backflips, 180's, tail whips, forward flips, no handers slowly creeping into the event.

This made Rampage more exciting and no one back then complained. It's saying to the competition "Oh you can huck off that ledge? Me too but I can also do a forward flip off of it"

I think if Rampage had rules against doing tricks the event eventually would cease to be exciting. The average person doesn't sit in the race car, or in the action of a UFC match and same with mountain biking. If the average person sees people doing gnarly lines and hucking off huge jumps but making it look easy then eventually people will become used to it.

Just a thought about slopstyle riders competing in Rampage.
  • 6 0
 Valhalla has to wait.
  • 5 0
 That's his "some humerus fractures" face is it?!
  • 3 0
 Heal up Vestavik, I know your going to slay this completion one day. Can’t wait to see your style back out there.
  • 4 0
 Damn I was looking forward to his run the most
  • 4 0
 So that explains the earthquake I felt earlier
  • 3 0
 So pissed off. I was actually rooting for him big time. His raw style is what we ve been missing for a while.
  • 3 0
 This guy needs to be invited back.
  • 2 0
 That drop was so heavy, heal up Brage. We all want to see your run at Rampage next year!
  • 5 2
 Wearing less padding than I do going down the street for a falafel.
  • 3 0
 Breaking your humorous is nothing to laugh about
  • 2 0
 I think every rider who pulled out due to injuries should automatically be invited back.
  • 1 0
 Get well soon dude. This is just the beginning for you and you’re already a legend
  • 2 1
 Brage will have a bigger presence in the media now, something we’d all be happy with.
Here’s cheers to a safe recovery
  • 1 0
 I hope this doesn't mean a proximal humerus fracture, that would NOT be good. Been there and it was a nightmare recovery.
  • 2 0
 Healing vibes from Scotland.
  • 1 0
 That guys made from steel,I'd hate to see what that crash would do to Jo average!! Heal up quick mate
  • 1 0
 Would have scored well with Bender! Reminds me his only run in 2001 that began and ended with a huge drop..
  • 1 0
 Just realized the fist bump is going to Bender in that photo, lol that explains alot
  • 2 0
 Holy shit. Warrior.
  • 1 0
 What a crash heel well mate see you on the rampage soon
  • 1 0
 Glad he was able to escape with so few injuries.
  • 1 0
 Anyone know exactly how big this drop is?
  • 15 0
 About 9 Brages
  • 2 0
 Cam said it was the tallest drop ever...
  • 4 1
 47 feet vertical
  • 2 0
 The official measurement came in at 47feet vertical drop. Don’t know how far out it was though
  • 2 0
 @TheLongMan: that is absolute insanity
  • 1 0
 Genon on a Canyon prototype?
  • 1 0
 What an absolute beast. Can't wait to see him next year!
  • 1 0
 All these guys are on Wolverine levels!
  • 1 0
 Was really pulling for Brage. Get well soon!
  • 2 1
 The poor tectonic plates are gonna feel that tomorrow
  • 2 0
 Is that WIllie Nelson?
  • 1 0
 That's Willie Nelson look alike Josh Bender
  • 1 0
 That was tough. Hope he gets another shot.
  • 1 0
 They better invite him to the next rampage
  • 1 0
 Yikes, heal.up soon. Looking forward to more big riding from Brage!
  • 1 0
 Sending the Vibez...heal up dude...You deserve to be there again. Ballz
  • 1 0
 This guy could dent Thor's hammer!
  • 1 0
 Valhalla wasn't ready for him just yet.
  • 1 0
 Honestly I don’t know how y’all do it. I can’t watch people crash.
  • 1 0
 Damnit
  • 1 0
 Damn, monster
  • 1 0
 oops, wrong page..
  • 1 0
 BraGe is a G!
  • 1 1
 He was gonna win for sure.....hopefully he gets another chance next year.
  • 1 0
 Such a bummer.
  • 1 0
 Whoa Momma
  • 1 0
 Savage!
  • 1 0
 gnarly man!
  • 1 0
 Heal up well man !
  • 1 1
 to short
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