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Video: 16-Year-Old Finley Kirschenmann & Drake Parker Send the 2022 Rampage Site

Mar 31, 2023 at 2:52
by COMMENCAL BIKES & SKIS  

Drake Parker and Finley Kirschenmann, both 16 years old, put their mark on the 2022 Rampage site.

Our time in the desert is always magical. Over the past 5 years of riding Virgin in the Fall with the Outlaw athletes, ever since they were even smaller groms (except Drake, he's a huge grom now), it's been awesome to see their confidence and comfort increase while riding these lines.

What's even better is how much their riding smarts and desert I.Q. have increased. They know what goes into riding these big lines and how much preparation it takes to ride them successfully, and have the most amount of fun doing it.

Early mornings, and late nights went into making this edit over 3 days of riding. We couldn't be happier with the end product that Syd Hyldahl has created, showcasing the amazing riding from both Finley and Drake and Syd's ability to capture the story and feel of the trip.

"I knew I could ride the full line after we sessioned the biggest drop on it a week earlier. Piecing all the hits together and dropping into The Heart was a dream come true." - Drake

"The desert is one of my favorite places to ride. There are so many options to get creative and build what suits you and your riding style." - Finley

Rider: Finley Kirschenmann & Drake Parker
Film & Edit: Syd Hydlahl - Sqyd Media
Music & Sound Edit: Brent Cobb - Black Creek

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38 Comments
  • 35 0
 Massive. The future is looking bright
  • 1 0
 Awesome
  • 16 0
 Should also be noted that the filmer/cinematographer/editor (Syd) was also only 15 years old. Indeed, the future of mountain bike edits is also in good hands.
  • 13 0
 Red Bull needs to make a Rampage Futures comp featuring some up and comers!
  • 9 0
 Absolutely love this video! Great work!!!
  • 7 0
 Just looking over the drops from the top are terrifying let alone riding them. These teens are pushing the sport like Kyle Strait did at their age
  • 2 0
 When you're riding lines when there are multiple options it's so hard to stay focused on your line with so much else going through your mind like cliffs, speed, assessing boost, injury, etc.. Impressive riding and mental strength too.
  • 3 0
 Yeewwwww! These kids are on a path of destruction! (In a good way) The send is strong with these ones. Keep it
up the futures lookin bright!
  • 10 8
 Wearing a Helmet ,kneepads ? no gloves ,no elbow no chest/back at rampage trails.At a regular enduro/dh trail he will wear a siwmm pants and crocs on feet.I am iron man and i have parts for body at my support ...
  • 3 0
 I've always said its the worlds gnarliest bike park after we have been there!
  • 3 0
 GNARLY! Redbull, Save a spot for these young savages!
  • 3 0
 With a little ode to Tippie at the end.
  • 3 0
 Tik Tok dance, noooooooooooo!
  • 1 0
 Pfffff. When I was 16 I was one-year post-recovery from breaking both wrists from being no more than 4 feet off the ground whilst snowboarding. Kids these days...
  • 2 1
 Those kids suck ! All that amplitude, smoothness and style. There never going to go anywhere.
  • 1 0
 And the next generation of rampage emerges. Nice touch at the end. You guys are going places, well done!
  • 2 0
 Get them to Rampage
  • 1 0
 Awesome, great work boys!
  • 1 0
 No double crown?

Inconceivable!
  • 2 0
 Wow.
  • 1 0
 03:15 Had me laughing probably too hard.
  • 1 0
 Sick!! Nice work Drake and Finley.
  • 1 0
 Incredible stuff from the youngsters! Sick!
  • 1 0
 So much style and control from kids so young
  • 1 0
 no one got robbed Smile great job hell of a ride
  • 1 0
 RampAge16 - Looks crazy fun but scary for this geezer.
  • 1 0
 When I get younger I want to ride like these kids.
  • 1 0
 Well done gentleman!
  • 1 0
 Whoa. Nice job guys.
  • 1 0
 stomped!
  • 1 0
 H E L L Y E S
  • 1 0
 super low key
  • 1 0
 wow, massive props boys.
  • 1 0
 Savage!
  • 1 0
 That was sick
  • 1 0
 Good job boys!
  • 1 0
 Nice work, fellas!
  • 1 0
 Absolutely incredible!







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