Cool Whip - Crankworx Innsbruck Alpine Whip-Off 2017

Jun 21, 2017 at 17:28
by Nathan Hughes  



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.


Quite the backdrop quite the Whip-off.
Quite the backdrop, quite the Whip-off.

Bubba Waaren with a much better ending this time than in Les Gets
Bubba Warren with a much better ending this time than in Les Gets.

Shame on you Innsbruck making all the other whip-off venues feel inadequate...
Shame on you Innsbruck, making all the other whip-off venues feel inadequate...

Englishmen abroad.
Englishmen abroad.

Brendan Fairclough going sideways
Brendan Fairclough going sideways.

Austrian trials boss Fabio Wibmer knows how to handle a big bike.
Austrian trials boss, Fabio Wibmer, knows how to handle a big bike.

Blenky winding up.
Blenky winding up.

Phil Atwil versus the mountains.
Phil Atwil versus the mountains.

Current World Champ Danny Hart pulled some of the gnarliest whips
Current World Champ Danny Hart pulled some of the gnarliest whips.

E-jack pumping out the sideways action.
E-jack pumping out the sideways action.

German crew represent Patrick Schweika and Erik Irmisch.
German crew represent, Patrick Schweika and Erik Irmisch.

The German Steve Peat Erik Irmisch was up for a good show
The 'German Steve Peat', Irmisch, was up for a good show.

Patrick Schweika keeping check of any mid-air derailleur issues.
Schweika keeping check of any mid-air derailleur issues.

Warren whips on a Wednesday.
Warren whips on a Wednesday.

It is just the start of a great week and everyone has a big smile on their face
It is just the start of a great week and everyone has a big smile on their face.

Jackson Davis was one of the first riders to attempt the massive jump and made it look easy right away
Jackson Davis was one of the first riders to attempt the massive jump and made it look easy right away.

Bubba Warren making 90 degrees a distant memory.
Bubba Warren making 90 degrees a distant memory.

Number one woman whipper in the World... Miss Brown.
Number one woman-whipper in the World... Miss Brown.

Soderstrom s salute.
Soderstrom's salute.

Quite a setting bravo Austria.
Quite a setting, bravo Austria.

Jono Jones follows Fairclough into land.
Jono Jones follows Fairclough into land.

Jackson Davies on fine form repping the Vanzacs.
Jackson Davis on fine form repping the Vanzacs.

Jackson Davis was all smiling after a wicked session
Davis, all smiles after the session.

Sam Reynolds surfing the crowd
Sam Reynolds surfing the crowd.

Antoni Rocci came out swinging once again
Antoni Rocci came out swinging after winning in Les Gets.

Rocci whips once again gigantic but graceful as they get.
Rocci whips, once again gigantic but graceful as they get.

Dakota Norton the Neo to his Morpheus.
Dakota Norton, the Neo to his Morpheus.

Some of the huge crashes on the unforgiving jumps were tough to watch.
Some of the huge crashes on the unforgiving jumps were tough to watch.

You can easily see that Caroline Buchanan is getting more and more confident on the big bike
You can easily see that Caroline Buchanan is getting more and more confident on the big bike.

Winner of the Whip Offs in Rotorua earlier this year Reed Boggs went big but could not assure the judges
Winner of the Whip-Offs in Rotorua earlier this year, Reed Boggs, went big but could not convince the judges.

British Airlines
British Airways.

Laurie Greenland came out for a shred and went massive.
Laurie Greenland came out for a shred and went massive.

Greenland throwing down.
Greenland throwing down.

Name that rider
Name that rider!

Wishing fast and full recoveries to today s fallen riders especially young Cube rider Sara Bohm following her horrible OTB.
Wishing fast and full recoveries to today's fallen riders, especially young Cube rider Sara Bohm following her horrible OTB.

Bas van Steenbergen is no stranger when it comes to big whips
Bas van Steenbergen is no stranger when it comes to big whips.

Fresh faces from crew on the road over from Les Gets.
Fresh faces from crew on the road over from Les Gets.

Ratty and Phil had fun did you
Ratty and Phil had fun, did you?

Danny the champ.
Danny the champ.

Innsbruck local Peter Kaiser brought a strong home game.
Innsbruck local, Peter Kaiser, brought a strong home game.

The winning whip by the frenchman Louis Reboul
The winning whip by the Frenchman Louis Reboul.

Casey Brown doing what she does best
Casey Brown doing what she does best.

The crowd pleaser and Whip Off winner Louis Reboul
The crowd pleaser and Whip-Off winner Louis Reboul.

Going nuts on and off the bike seems to be just their thing
Going nuts on and off the bike seems to be just their thing.

Casey throwing some horns to celebrate her win
Casey throwing some horns to celebrate her win.

The infamous Crankworx Whip Off belt everyone is bent on
The infamous Crankworx Whip Off belt everyone is hell-bent on winning. Whistler here we come.



33 Comments

  • + 39
 i wanna see semenuk come to these events and i want him to throw down a massive whip to tail whip
  • + 12
 i kinda wanna see that too. his whips are tits.

DJ style whip
twitter.com/anchorice/status/710982988633219072

big bike whip @ 2:15
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi0NDMtnzUg
  • + 2
 Yeah, i think that Semenuk would win this competition with his style
  • + 16
 That shot of Patrick Schweika and Erik Irmisch.....Totally the evil twins of Rheeder and Semenuk.
  • + 9
 I think this Crankworx series is just the fun shot mtb has needed for a long while. I hope it can take over from UCI. So much more fun to have more disciplines crammed together and riders cross compete in more events.
  • + 3
 SO awesome to have events like Crankworx where we get to see Racers mix it up with the freeriders and slope guys !
  • + 9
 Oh c'mon that one doesn't even have an H!
  • + 8
 name that rider: Mr Dominik Widmer! What a boss!!
  • + 5
 Full commitment from innsbrooklyn to crankworx. I really didn't expect that! Great! Curious about what will happen with this line after the event !
  • + 3
 Yeah, they manage to finish nicely everything at the last minute. I'm also quite surprised. Apparently they also managed to fix the slopestyle course that was really looking bad few week ago. But there is still only one official trail open in this "bike park", so it's still lame compared to other crankworx venues
  • + 3
 @zede: IBK has a lot to do for the next years! Wink
  • + 5
 Starting to get a crush on Casey B... A chick that can throw whips on a jump like that is just something else.
  • + 4
 Scroll back up to the Martin Soderstrom pic. To whip on such a big jump is one thing that is just awesome what a pic.
  • + 5
 Dayum, that jump wasn't playing around. Yuge
  • + 4
 Name that rider - Cam McCaul?
  • + 4
 sam reynolds (i think)
  • + 3
 def Cam McCaul
  • + 3
 @mikefromdownthestreet: not sam, he rides a polygon not a session, gonna be cam
  • + 2
 The video should have been 3x long! Love this ship
  • + 2
 Danny Hart thrown it sideways!!
  • + 1
 Louis Reboul... the French Ryan Howard doppelganger
  • + 1
 There's a typo, isn't it "Cool hwip"
  • - 1
 #Glamboyzzzxxx #Pranceboyzzzxxx #StrikeAPose Who's tats are the most emo? Who's kit is the most emo? Who's sponsors are the most emo? Who's the most emo?
  • + 1
 Rathawk looking good, there Josh /nh
  • + 2
 Where are the kangaroos?
  • + 5
 Austria ..... Australia .... Only when you have the extra 2 letters do you get Kangaroos
  • + 1
 Speedy recovery wishes for gregers pedersen!
  • + 1
 Speedy recovery Sara.
  • + 1
 Hope you can send massive Whips soon again!
  • - 3
 No video of this event???
  • + 3
 It takes less time to edit the photos and post them then it does the video.
  • + 1
 @goldsie: Woohooo! Thanks!

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