Kokanee Crankworx 2011 - Day 3 - Canadian Open DH Highlights

Jul 18, 2011 at 11:02
by Official Crankworx  



52 Comments

  • + 48
 I have to agree with everyone else, the coverage is very weak. All of this talk about Hecklers Rock and not being able to see it sucks. Also, there are only four cameras on the entire course and the two that are in the woods are of horrible quality. And it would also be nice to have some commentators that actually know something about downhill racing and not there just to show off their girl hair. I've come to expect better from Whistler, Crankworxs and Pinkbike.
  • + 19
 vimeo.com/26589218

Watch this, it is way better, and tippie is commentating.
  • + 2
 Thanks for the link mtnbyker. Tippie is a crazy man!
  • + 3
 Thanks mtnbyker. Tippie and co did a great job!
  • - 4
flag mmakuch (Jul 18, 2011 at 13:27) (Below Threshold)
 Hey dont talk shit about Mason, that guys seriously shreds! But I see what your getting at.
  • + 4
 I will talk shit about "mason" and I just did, He's the worst commentator my ears have ever heard, I feel like I want to fall asleep every time he speaks about rubbish.
  • + 5
 I can't wait for Garbonzo, going to enjoy saying what I think about the commentary on PB chat
  • + 2
 ITS OFFICAL: crankworx has become a parody of itself.
no team trek, no team santa cruz,some other top racers missing, horrible announcing, slopestyle course still being worked on 3 days into the event, features being built too late for the races(where were those big gaps in the open?), racers not racing events, smaller presence in the village from vendors,no real crowds, no vibe........ i don't know man, this thing looks like its headed in the same direction as the ski and snowboard festival(as soon as the posers get control, they run it into the ground).
still,big thumbs up to those few dudes and dudettes that still got the passion and are doing it for the right reasons.
is crankworx still world class? not even.
  • + 1
 These two commentators pretty ruines every Live feed of crankworx with the lack of knowledge on every thing,i can't stand that annoying mason like the year before he did it and now again.If that is best commentators Crankworx has to offer i better eat my shoes for dinner because this is just dissapointing on every detail. If this was a world cup race it pretty much is the worst race coverage ever but for crankworx standards this one sucks. Im a bit skeptical about the live feed for the Garbonzo DH,im affraid we hear the same commentators again but luckly there is a mute button when im getting tired of listening to all that crap and i hope they have lot's of camera's if not this will be very dissapointing again.
  • + 1
 they probably didn't put heckler's rock on the coverage because everyone was getting butt naked and they're probably not allowed to show it on the live feed....would've been very entertaining though!
  • + 2
 Fuck you gee milner Mason shreds hard, sure the announcing may be bad but theres no reason to be such a dick about it. KOKANEE BEST BEER EVER WOOOOOOO
  • + 2
 mason mashon shreds man he might not be good at commentating but he sure has hell better at riding then all of us
  • + 21
 freecaster lets have warner
  • + 2
 JFC, those guys are boring as hell. It looks like a bad audition. Total cringe-factor.
  • + 17
 MESSAGE TO FREECASTER: Get the shitty commentators off and put tippie at the helm of commmentating!
  • + 1
 It wasnt freecaster that chose them
  • + 3
 So what idiot did? :S
  • + 9
 Coverage sucks so far, hearing all this shit about the Hecklers Rock and there is no video of it yet. And these commentators blow, how did they get the job? Soul patch mid 40s fat dude and girl hair bro? Comonn Warner and Nigel Page would have been much better. Love pinkbike, but i'll be going on over to Dirt for Crankworx coverage.
  • + 3
 video coming with Tippie all about Hecklers Rock etc. Should be good.
  • + 6
 I made several comments in the chat during the Canadian Open asking Mason 'the commentator' to stop discussing/arguing with people online about his hair and commentate THE RACE. The commentators both failed to realize that there were thousands of people standing there watching the race at Whistler listening to him chit chat to groms online that don't like his hair. Meanwhile there were riders giving their all in the race and coming to the finish line to a deflated crowd that was truly impressed with the commentators they were forced to listen to.

The professionalism shown was absolutely dismal.

If the two commentators read this, I sincerely hope you use my comments to improve your next commentating job. Use this as a learning experience.
  • + 6
 I just found a tiny field mouse in our compost. Turns out he knows more about mountain bike DH racing than these dullard commentators. I'm actually glad there isn't a World Cup at Whistler. It'd be embarrassing hearing this sort of shit with all the top riders around. I think Stevie was close to cringing at times with those moronic questions.
  • + 5
 Deffo get rid of the long haired commentator. He's a total unprofessional fool! Not only did he fail multiple times to get some of the riders names correct, then following that up being a total jackass about it;, but he went as far as battling the Pinkbike chatroom users on air!! What a prick! NOT COOL!
Apart from that, I was happy I got to see abit of coverage for this race but would have been much better if there were cameras at Hecklers Rock.
  • + 4
 I sort of tuned out the commentary after I saw how bad the timing, production etc was... But what really annoyed me was when Gee was still finishing his run after the crash and the hosts were already screaming for stevie smiths win.... Show some respect and let the guy finish before congratulating the winner.
  • + 4
 The commentaters should spend some time learning about the riders and the sport rather than f*cking sponsor mentions. I struggled to get through the live coverage of the women and gave up after two of the men. I'm pretty sure Claire Buchar went 10 seconds up or something crazy like that, and they were only interested in telling us when the sram tent was open for business and what they were selling. I also missed who actually won the race because they barely mentioned it, I had to wait for the results to come out so I could find out. Thats not what I expect from the coverage of arguably the biggest event/festival of the year.
  • + 5
 To be honest I found these commentators alright, its that 'SHUT THE FRONT DOOR' and 'HOLY MOTHERTRUCKER' Brad guy that really annoys me... pretty sure we've got him for the joyride as well... Confused
  • + 2
 Worst DH race coverage ever. I was very disappointed with it overall. One of the worlds best races and they talked about the commentators hair. They completely missed the women's race. Rachel killed most of the guys times.
  • + 2
 Some pretty bad coverage of Crankworks going on here, only get to see the winning runs, with no crashes or any footage of hecklers rock! whats going on. Plus the commentary is terrible.
  • + 2
 Go to the main page and watch the top video - it has what you are looking for.
  • + 2
 "Come on, are you guys at a golf match or what?" Nah mate, just watching blurry footage with down right shit commentators. Seriously, give the job to tippie and add just a little character to an otherwise awesome event.
  • + 4
 pinkbike cant take criticism ad they deleted my comments! come on guys
  • + 2
 Same me, why not learn from it?
  • + 1
 We did learn and had put in a wrong video - video is swapped - why leave a lot of negative things when they no longer look good on the users behalf as the problem was fixed. Your comments would look silly now that the video is fixed - full length.
  • + 1
 Thats fair enough, were all human anyways!
  • + 1
 Indeed, thats true. i'll take that back then. However, by highlight I would have thought the top 5 fastest times would have been shown, not just the fastest time for men's and women's.
  • + 2
 My comment wasn't about the video having problems, still got deleted.
  • + 2
 Jesus christ...The coverage is shitty bad! In all fairness I'm deeply disappointed =/
  • + 2
 nice for steve, but again, props to to troy! he's so fast; i mean...how old is he?!
  • + 3
 Where is Warner when you need him? LOOK AT THE TIME!!!
  • + 2
 Stevie had a perfect run! Glad he won at his own turf Big Grin
  • + 1
 the whole video is right here vimeo.com/26558550
  • + 1
 Props to the girls. they where very good
  • + 1
 Shitty coverage, and that "Dude looks like a lady"
  • + 1
 Gwin wasn't interested in racing?
  • - 3
 Must have something against Canada, the nut
  • + 1
 RACHEL FTW.
  • + 1
 GO RACH................
  • + 6
 I already miss Warner & Page on freecaster with this,these two commentators doesn't know any shit & suck big time.At the dual slalom they said Mick Hannah is from the USA while his Australian Facepalm . The worst part of all this is that we are stuck with these two commentators on every Live broadcast of Crankworx
  • + 1
 CHAINSAW GEOFF! CHAINSAW GEOFF!
  • + 1
 www.pinkbike.com/photo/6871673 is this you? There is a guy with a chain saw!
  • + 2
 In fairness, Mick Hannah and his family do live in Colorado these days. So, he probably put that as his home address for registration. That said, even most casual racing fans know that Sik Mick is an Aussie. The flag on his sleeve is also an indicator of that!
  • + 1
 That's me.
  • + 1
 TEAM JACOB TWILIGHT FTW

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