Going sideways… Is it a science or is it an art? How exactly does one return from beyond the point of 90? Are these flying objects birds or planes? Of a great many questions that present themselves during a Crankworx Whip-Off, one need not be asked here in Innsbruck; could the location for a jump contest be any better? Probably it could not.
Two gargantuan jumps nestled in the middle of a mountain paradise by a lake, high above the Innsbruck city-scape played host to the best of today's action at the all-new Austrian Crankworx venue and it proved some start to the event. The typical jam format produced only two winners and no runners-up this time, with Casey Brown and Louis Reboul's massive amplitude eventually rising to the top above the sea of rival ridiculous shape-makers. Let's dip right into the whip from the Tiroler Tageszeitung Official Alpine Whip-Off Championships presented by Spank.