Photo Epic: Slopestyle - Crankworx Innsbruck 2018

Jun 16, 2018 at 15:20
by Simon Nieborak  




Some famous faces chilling at the Sram pits.
Some famous faces chilling at the Sram pits.

The sum of the square routes of any two sides of an isosceles triagle is equal to the square route of the remaining side.
The sum of the square routes of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side.

This was the very first Crankworx for Alex Alanko. After he won the wild card at FISE he was able to compete at this pinnacle of dirt jumping contest. As he said the size of the jumps were intimidating at first but with every next practice run all tricks started to seem easier to him. He may not the dream result here but it definitely was a day to remember for this young Swede.
This was the very first Crankworx for Alex Alanko. After he won the wild card at FISE, he was able to compete at this pinnacle of dirt jumping contest. As he said, the size of the jumps were intimidating at first, but with each practice run, the tricks started to seem easier to him. He may not have the dream result here, but it definitely was a day to remember for this young Swede.

Jakub Vencl looked solid and composed during the practice but sadly his lost his mojo during the finals and was unable to put his top run together.
Jakub Vencl looked solid and composed during the practice, but sadly he lost the mojo during the finals and was unable to put his top run together.

Ryan Nyquist spinning into the warm up session off the opening drop.
Ryan Nyquist spinning into the warm up session off the opening drop.

Ryan Nyquist was spinning like a mad man at the slopestyle finals. That 720 onto a whale-tail was simply insane.
And he kept on spinning like a mad man in the finals, too.

Simon Pages feels like a fish in the water on dirt jumps. Having a sick backyard to ride and practice tricks undoubtedly helps.
Simon Pages feels like a fish in the water on dirt jumps. Having a sick backyard to ride and practice tricks in undoubtedly helps.

Messere tail-whipping the boner log for the fans.
Messere tail-whipping the boner log for the fans.

With a front flip no hander off the first double Lukas Knopf didn t come here to mess around.
With a front flip no hander off the first double, Lukas Knopf didn't come here to mess around.

Lukas Knopf was in all in for the podium but it wasn t meant to be. Still clean and very technical riding as expected from the young german rider.
Lukas Knopf was in all in for the podium, but it wasn't meant to be. Still, clean and very technical riding as expected from the young, German rider.

Flip-can dropping with Szymon Godziek.
Flip-can dropping with Szymon Godziek.

Maximum superman steeze from Godziek.
Maximum superman steeze from Godziek.

An increbile run slipping through Godziek s fingers.
An incredbile run slipping through Godziek's fingers.

Fire in the whole Tommy G ready to drop.
Fire in the whole, Tommy G, ready to drop.

After the nasty injury Thomas Genon caught at FISE it s was great to see him healthy and going big here in Innsbruck.
After the nasty injury Thomas Genon had at FISE, it's was great to see him healthy and going big here in Innsbruck.

Matt Jones loves a flip-tuck no hander who doesn t
Matt Jones loves a flip-tuck no hander, who doesn't?
Matt Jones is in fine form looking precise and going huge.
Matt Jones is in fine form, looking precise and going huge.

Matt Jones surely earned a few extra points for the amplitude and extension. Spreading wings in front of the crowd.
Matt Jones surely earned a few extra points for the amplitude and extension. Spreading wings in front of the crowd.

Erick Fedko is more and more confident with his riding at the big slopestyle courses with every next event he goes to. Remember his name you ll be hearing it much more often...
Erik Fedko is more and more confident with his riding at the big, slopestyle courses with every next event he goes to. Remember his name, you'll be hearing it much more often...

Tomeas Lemoine had a very busy weekend. But all this effort paid off handsomely. He repeated his success in Speed n Style however he wasn t able to keep or improve on his position from last year in slopestyle. Yet he missed the podium by one spot only...
Tomas Lemoine had a very busy weekend. But all this effort paid off handsomely. He repeated his success in Speed 'n Style, however, he wasn't able to keep or improve on his position from last year in slopestyle. Yet, he missed the podium by only one spot...

Diego Caverzasi had the run of his life to land on the podium in 3rd place.
Diego Caverzasi had the run of his life to land on the podium in 3rd place.

Diego Caverzasi aka Mr. Frontflip in full force - Fearless frontflip out of the whale-tail.
Diego Caverzasi aka Mr. Frontflip in full force - Fearless frontflip out of the whale-tail.

Brett Rheeder had his ups and downs this weekend but he overcome all the struggles and put up hell of the show. That flat drop flip-whip was just mental.
Brett Rheeder had his ups and downs this weekend, but he overcame all the struggles and put up a hell of the show. That flat drop flip-whip was just mental.

Brett Rheeder was still hurting from a huge whipe-out on the first drop in training the other day but you wouldn t know it.
Brett Rheeder was still hurting from a huge wipe-out on the first drop in training the other day but you wouldn't know it.
Rheeder completes his second run with all the steeze already knowing it was Rogatkin s day.
Rheeder completes his second run with all the steeze, already knowing it was Rogatkin's day.

Nikolai Rogatkin mid huge cash-roll.
Nicholi Rogatkin mid huge cash-roll.

Rogatkin bossed a perfect cork 7 off the whale-tail.
Rogatkin bossed a perfect cork 7 off the whale-tail.

The one and only Nicholi Rogatkin. He did it again - won the battle of the tricks and nerves with all the other riders of Crankworx Innsbruck.
The one and only, Nicholi Rogatkin. He did it again - won the battle of the tricks and nerves against all the other riders of Crankworx Innsbruck.

The Rheeder Rogatkin battle continues.
The Rheeder, Rogatkin battle continues.

On his day Rogatkin takes some stopping and no one could hold him back from the top step for the second year in a row here in Innsbruck.
On his day Rogatkin takes some stopping and no one could hold him back from the top step for the second year in a row here in Innsbruck.
Look forward to Rheeder bouncing back next weekend.
Look forward to Rheeder bouncing back next weekend.

Rogatkin Rheeder and Caverzasi in the medals here in Austria.
Rogatkin, Rheeder and Caverzasi in the medals here in Austria.

That s one way to drink champagne...
That's one way to drink champagne...



16 Comments

  • + 28
 Great shots guys...you’re killing it!! Keep em coming!!
  • + 5
 The King has spoken.
  • + 4
 “The sum of the square routes of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side.”
Poor Scarecrow, still didn’t have a brain.
  • + 3
 Go back 10 years....any one of those shots could be POY. Just wow.
  • + 1
 is it weird that i want to become Nyquist best buddy and hang out in front of a beer with him?
  • + 1
 i think Godziek could have been up there, maybe not first but podium.
  • + 1
 Awesome show boys!! Can't wait for next Sunday Funday!!
  • + 0
 What did Diego and Nicolai have on their top tubes?
  • + 1
 Was wondering the same! Anyone?
  • + 8
 @Rideuse67: they were mics to pick up audio. I had one as well but I had it stashed in my elbow pad rather than on my frame.
  • + 2
 @RyanNyquist: Oh well, looks who answers.

Thanks for that information Mr. Nyquist & congrats on those sweet 720 up on the whale tail Smile

I guess now we'll be able to hear the famous "oooh sh*t" mid-air when riders understand it's gonna be short! Big Grin
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