Video: Leading up to Kyle Strait's Crash - Red Bull Rampage 2022

Oct 22, 2022 at 18:00
by luca cometti  


bigquotesEverything was coming together for our finals run, but sometimes, when testing your features, things don't always go to plan. I don't know if I'm more bummed that I couldn't make my finals run, or that fact that this is the first Rampage I missed. Either way surgery went well and the road to recovery has already began. Going to be a rough couple months, but looking forward to healing up and getting back to riding.Kyle Strait



68 Comments

  • 89 13
 Honestly I think if anybody in cycling should be allowed to dope it should be these guys. Who cares if they're chasing shots of HGH with Redbull or injecting their spinal column with stem cells from Mexico, just get them healed ASAP and back doing what they love (and we love to watch). Best wishes to Kyle!
  • 33 0
 Afaik this is not UCI sanctioned so they may be allowed to administer a limb saving injection like the one that got Maes in trouble.
  • 36 3
 Dylan stark was smoking doobies in some of his clips leading up to the event if I recall. I don't think wada is involved lol
  • 7 0
 Blernsball anyone? "Steroid injections are mandatory"
  • 1 0
 @adrennan: God I hope it stays that way!
  • 5 6
 How would doping help? They are not competing in performance, instead they are competing in skills. They cannot inject or take anything that will suddenly increase their skill. Do you know something I don't?
  • 4 1
 @abzillah: Not losing your limb does help.
  • 3 1
 @abzillah: Doping is not only related to the physical aspect of the performance on the contrary the mental aspect is much more important in some cases ...there are evidences that some drugs have been used in shooting, archery and even in chess or poker games.
  • 2 0
 @abzillah: I think it would be most helpful for recovery from injuries. Wouldn't surprise me if Tom van Steenberger got some stuff to recover from his injury last year that could disqualify him from race events.
  • 3 1
 @flowisforpussies: Yep, alcohol is treated as a performance-enhancing drug in shooting disciplines because it can relax you and steady your hands.
  • 1 0
 @adrennan: performance doobies, he wouldn't have been able to hit that rail. trials rider Dylan Stark
  • 1 0
 Is stem cell treatment really considered doping by UCI or other sanctioning bodies? I have lots of friends with success stories of stem cell treatment from Mexico.
  • 2 0
 @kleinschuster: the UCI considers tall socks as cheating, plan accordingly.
  • 2 0
 @davidccoleman: I think you are allowed to wear tall socks in competition, but they should be baggy. If you've got your socks flapping in the wind in the high speed sections, you're good.
  • 1 0
 @abzillah: yeah please i need some of this magic skill increasing substance please.
  • 1 1
 @kleinschuster: Just curious why they went to MX for stem cells when stem cell treatments are widely available here in the US. At least here in AZ. I can call my natural path and get injections tomorrow.
  • 1 0
 @BenZen: I can't provide their entire reasoning but I know where they went in Mexico was/is used and recommended to them by some professional athletes they are acquainted with. One person, a 60+ year old male with a bunch of prior poor life habits had a massive heart attack. He went for multiple treatments afterwards and now functions like he is 20 years younger without the effects of the heart attack or prior poor habits. The other wanted treatment for MS which I don't believe at the time a few years ago was being done within the states but I could be wrong on that. Both people were California residents and IDK what CA has in regards to stem cell treatment offerings currently or back 5 years. Other people I know are acquaintances of those two people who have simply chosen to go to the same center based on their testimonials.
  • 1 0
 @kleinschuster: That's awesome. Just had manor knee surgery and I am considering stem cell injections to accelerate recovery. I've heard nothing but good things.
  • 49 3
 FVCK. That case clip literally made me jump. Props for that "cliff hanger" edit.
  • 4 0
 Same. Jumped
  • 2 0
 I’m just shocked he had surgery in St George. Some people don’t lose feeling until the surgery…
The U of U has a proper spinal nuero center.
They saved me.
  • 3 0
 @snomaster: I've had a few Virgin related surgeries in St. G and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the ER/hospital there..

IIRC, the surgery was to stabilize one of 3 broken vertebrae, so not sure if a neuro would have been required. Not a doctor and wrong a lot about everything else, though...
  • 29 0
 So gutted... the feeling when you see that landing come into view and know that he's going to be short. It sucks that this caused him to miss rampage for the first time. Heal up and get back at it soon Kyle!
  • 6 7
 He didn't miss Rampage, he knuckled it in the worst way.
  • 16 1
 Kyle is such a legend and I am gutted for him!! He’ll get back quick tho!! Dude is a beast!!!
  • 12 0
 Sometimes you're the bull, Sometimes you're the $hit. I hope you have a successful and complete recovery. Maybe talk to Gee's PTs about how to get back up and running!
  • 11 0
 Hate seeing guys get hurt but that was a really solid piece. Well done guys.
  • 7 0
 Whitey Morgan, Cody Jinks, Willie & Waylon, and a Sad ending.

This is the Most c*ntry thing ever.

Sorry about your Spine, GWS
  • 5 0
 Whew, the sounds he made in the air when he knew he was gonna come up short.
  • 5 0
 I hope it is a full and speedy recovery!
  • 4 0
 Surgery went well. Heal up and get back on that horse . Glad to hear the man in a positive mood after such a nasty crash .
  • 4 0
 Thank you Luca for all the hard work that went into this series. Here's to a speedy recovery Big Dog.
  • 1 0
 Hope he heals well! Every year I'm worried about injuries.

On another note, speaking of POV footage, where is all the GoPro footage? I haven't seen any from the finals. Is there some kind of dumb RedBull or ESPN media embargo on releasing GoPoro footage now?
  • 1 0
 Well not two seconds after posting this I see Reed Boggs POV up on YT www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMDs7ybyfIc
  • 1 0
 Kyle - Keep up that hard working spirit healing man. Great lines your team was putting together. Know that you have helped me enjoy mountain biking immensely since we met. Shout out to dirt jumping at Highland!! All the best. Jake
  • 1 0
 Rampage this year to me felt like a bit of a non event, without this guy in finals it was only right that the wind came in and the second runs scratched. The digging and the pre show media was all sick! Come finals day, was a bit of a yawn fest. Just the way I saw it. I was probly too hyped before
  • 4 0
 Video of the full crash from above is on Cam Zink's vlog.
  • 3 0
 Equanimity ep.3 @ 8:35
youtu.be/ZliRNY3qJwA?t=515
  • 3 0
 @erikober: also, keep watching till 11:20 for another gnarly one
  • 1 0
 Jeezus, hard to see Rachel with baby girl on her back so calmly sitting over her very injured hubs. This has not been her first rodeo.
  • 2 0
 Was really excited to see Zink and Strait ride their line. Big Gulp was massive! Wishing Kyle a full recovery!
  • 6 4
 I’m sure it’s no consolation, but that was a fantastic edit! I might just be a country fan now.
  • 1 0
 Gutted to see an athlete go down like that, but really glad to hear that the surgery went well and the road to recovery seems pretty clear ahead.
  • 1 0
 Sending positive vibes to Kyle and his family. He is a true gladiator and has proven it year after year. Big props on the music for this edit as well ...
  • 1 0
 Kyle is a man among boys. I want to take a moment to send healing vibes to the earth. I'm sorry Kyle just fucking body checked you into the next galaxy.
  • 1 0
 Wishing Kyle the best on his recovery! Sorry you missed your first Rampage!
  • 1 0
 I thought I felt an earthquake that day, turns out it was just Kyle taking a slam. Heal up dude!!!
  • 1 0
 Jesus, that and Gee’s are two videos that made my stomach hurt and I never want to watch again. Heal up quick Kyle!
  • 1 0
 What does Kyle do to stay in shape? He is built like a linebacker. God bless and hopes for a speedy recovery.
  • 2 0
 It’s a punk rock sport!
  • 1 0
 That’s right, non of that country crap!
  • 1 0
 Bummer. Was looking forward to Straight’s run.
  • 1 0
 I didn´t like the ending.
  • 1 0
 That’s going to leave a mark…
  • 1 0
 Pressé de te revoir sur le bike.
Un français des Alpes :@)
  • 1 0
 Ouch! Heal up Big Dog
  • 1 0
 Speedy recovery Kyle
  • 1 0
 Friday fail?
  • 6 6
 got bucked, cowboy!
  • 5 0
 I was half expecting an 8 second video
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