Video: Jaxson Riddle’s Stylish Red Bull Rampage POV
Oct 16, 2021 at 1:13
by James Smurthwaite
|Jump on board with Jaxson Riddle as he hammers his mountain bike down the crazy cliffs and jumps of Red Bull Rampage, and joins the elite crew of freeriders to take home the Best Style Award.|
Jaxson had a rad run, obviously. But he didn’t have nearly as much tech riding, he only had one decent sized drop. He missed a trick on the Giraffe booter, he missed his extension on the super whip. While his tricks were fun to watch, he didn’t throw any flips or spins. Which is all stuff he is capable of doing, with insane style. He made top 10, so is in next year. Definitely did not get robbed.
The same can be said for Thomas. Lots of banger tricks, but on all the smallest features on the course, and one minimal tech feature, the double drop off the ridge that TVS built next to Brandon in 2016.
And before someone tries to jump down my throat and say I don’t know anything about the scale there. I attended rampage from 2010-2018 and know the size of these features well.
All of you PB users complaining about rampage this year, are just showing how entitled you think you are. This event is about the riders, and that respect has to remain. Riders go there for the opportunity to challenge themselves and push the sport of mtb freeride. To anyone complaining about “it’s not freeride”, who the f*ck are you to say? Are you at the front of the sport pushing boundaries and defining the path that it takes? No, you’re behind a screen watching and judging via a keyboard.
Show these riders some respect by keeping your mouths shut and opinions to yourselves. You all seem to forget, they aren’t there for you or your entertainment. They’re not even there for the money. That’s just an added bonus if they do well. They are there for themselves. If they didn’t want to go, they wouldn’t.
Got yourself all worked up.
They are 100% there for our entertainment, you watched didn't you? Brings in huge viewership, just like many action sports w/instagram hits, vids, mag covers etc....which brings in $, which drives the machine, circle of life eh...
Why televise it then?
Bigger jumps and crazier tricks lead to more extreme injuries...you would like to see them risk it even more than they are vs getting a higher reward for style on less risky lines & tricks? Got it...
Moto went down a sim path back in 90s, lived and breathed it....
I also don’t think Jackson was really trying to score well as opposed to get out there and do what he wanted. Let’s wait for a fresh venue to see how big he can go.
IMO the steep chute Zink and Strait were riding is absolutely undervalued. This is pure freeride on the edge! Paramount of gnarliness. This one mixed with huge drops is the essence of Rampage for me. Too bad Brage could not show his line...
Please Red Bull change the system next year!
What has 2 wheels, lots of style AND GETS ROBBED?!
Nevertheless you know better than them.
Jaxson maybe deserved better but who are you to tell them they didn't judge properly.
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