Results: Red Bull Joyride

Aug 7, 2014 at 12:56
by Pinkbike Staff  


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111 Comments

  • 101 5
 OH MY GOD SEMENUKS RUN WAS THE CLOSEST THING TO A PERFECT RUN
  • 27 102
flag bgmullan (Aug 16, 2014 at 19:29) (Below Threshold)
 it was definitely an amazing run, i kinda thought rheeder's run was better though
  • 19 0
 It was a game changer that for sure
  • 64 3
 Logan peat in 4th. Not bad atall
  • 29 0
 I remember when Logan was on Drop In TV series... he has grown a lot! stoked on his riding for sure
  • 3 1
 Kleinblake, crankeorx=crunkworks for me, i gave you neg props by accident. My bad
  • 8 54
flag VTwintips (Aug 16, 2014 at 19:56) (Below Threshold)
 Semenuk could have stepped it up a bunch. I thought that his run was like a 92, and Rheeders a 90, Logan Peat a 84 and Messere like an 82. Seemed extremely biased today.
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flag VTwintips (Aug 16, 2014 at 19:57) (Below Threshold)
 Edit: Semenuk left room for 2 double tailwhips in place of singles plus two places where he could have had little tricks like barspins from memory.
  • 11 5
 It's not about the score, it's more about the ranking.
  • 6 32
flag VTwintips (Aug 16, 2014 at 20:08) (Below Threshold)
 So you are saying that the scoring is corrupt?
  • 9 6
 No, that's just the way it has been set up.
  • 7 2
 Either way VTwintips semenuk would still have one even with your scoring so it doesn't matter
  • 11 1
 Won
  • 10 0
 Brandon and Bretts runs were ridiculous. Those guys are on another level.
  • 8 16
flag VTwintips (Aug 16, 2014 at 22:02) (Below Threshold)
 Yah, but it would still changes what goes on in the other riders minds when they see a 97 on the board. For example, Reeder got hyped up and overshot on his second run, knowing he might as well have needed a perfect run to beat Semenuk's. If ya'll really think that scoring isn't important, you need to go compete and see what difference it makes you know you have a huge uphill battle to win vs a small improvement.
  • 15 1
 @VTwintips: ok man, go do some doublewhips on features where he did singles and show us how it's done.
  • 8 0
 I do compete. This was what the head judge told me.
  • 7 20
flag VTwintips (Aug 16, 2014 at 22:21) (Below Threshold)
 Other riders did doubles on the jumps that Semenuk did singles. I don't need to show you, and I couldn't anyways. I'm also not denying the fact that his run was the best - it was. All I'm saying is that his run was not 3 points away from 100 when there were so many places improvements could have been made, and that the judges bias towards higher profile riders says a lot about the sport. You could see it on the faces of the riders when their scores came out. Messere knew his first run didn't really deserve the score it got. It goes to show that slopestyle is still at a point where it is so dependent on the fanbase that it is necessary to cater to entertainment rather than competition. Admittedly, it is hard to remove the bias - look at Lebron James getting calls in the NBA, or look at top players in FIFA. At least in those sports, the fans are willing to admit its there, but I guess I should be grateful that you can't dive in slopestyle, and that the athletes aren't so headstrong that they will publicly admit to blown calls.
  • 5 11
flag demz (Aug 16, 2014 at 22:52) (Below Threshold)
 @VTwintips don't be a hater... his run did have a double whip flip, so with your suggestion that he did not do combo tricks is being backfired. flip barspin isn't a combination of two tricks? cork 7 isn't actually two 360s corked in one rotation?

go watch NBA or fooseball braah and leave mountain biking to mountain bikers please. I think their scoring system worked quite right during this contest and obviously the runs that Rheeder and Semenuk threw down, though both insanely gnarly, Semenuk's run had that edge. Rheeder fell down not because of the scoring board result... this is a joke of an argument, for real... would argue that you've hit a car just because the other driver drove past you and advanced? this is quite a childish argument sorry to say, but it truly is.

when riders come up to the event they take in that there is pressure surely for those who want to win badly. so you would say then in Olympic Snowboarding, just because Shaun White has a bigger fan base, he should have won it anyways? hell no... the rider who gets the win, is the one who pushes the envelope of his/her one single run and in both cases, snowboard and mountain biking, there are two runs, therefore one best run counts. Shaun and Brett know exactly the pressure of such big events and many others do as well. this is why they compete, to push that adrenaline buzz and to progress, like Harry Main said in his interview, onto level number 2.

and another thing about scoring... really why shouldn't he have gotten the score he has got? Shaun has gotten 100 points at xgames because he did in fact those tricks which nobody else did and so did Semenuk as well -> flat flip cancan drop and corked 720 off the step down. the magnitude and how clean everything was done shows that he has them dialed and it also shows to the judges that he is capable of throwing down even in the first run.

your theory just breaks down like that sir, with a flicker of two fingers
  • 3 11
flag VTwintips (Aug 17, 2014 at 7:11) (Below Threshold)
 Bull Fvcking Shlt.

I'm talking about 4 main places - although I haven't rewatched so I'm sure there are others. The Boner log, the hip, into the toilet bowl and out of the wallride, where Semenuk allotted a total of two tailwhips and two straight airs, whereas other riders were actually doing combos - although I never actually suggested his run didn't have combos. Again, all I'm saying is that he left room for improvement there - it was a safety run, and if he put down his best run it would have been a 103 with that scoring.

You need to reread my comment because I didn't say a lot of the things you said I said. (In particular that I think Semenuk's run was the best, because it so clearly was). My point about the pressure is based off of D1 college experience, and it is surely applicable to here. I do a sport where you have 3 attempts to throw something as far as you can, yet the sport is about finesse, just as much as power. A big thing in the sport is to hit a good throw early. It puts the pressure on the other guy, and the other guy is likely to try to muscle the javelin, and it can end up not going as far.

I'm not sure how that argument is childish. Reeder knew he couldn't out-trick Semenuk's 96.8, so he had to out amplitude him, which failed because he ended up overshooting. What experience competing do you have?
  • 7 0
 Dude Brandons badass, just chill
  • 2 0
 Uh hi those two dudes (Rheeder and Semenuk) just changed the game! This is so much harder than a video game, get a clue! MTB will save the world!
  • 59 0
 That was hands down the best crankworx to date! Both course and skill level was off the charts!!. Lets give a shout out to pinkbike/redbull for the amazing webcast, great panel, interviews, camera angles/ replays. Mountain Biking is going mainstream!!
  • 3 0
 The broadcast is actually all done by Crankworx/Boombox Group and Red Bull Media House puts it online.
  • 4 4
 The event, riders, commentators where Great. Coverage of the upper half of the course was an epic fail. Hard to see the action from a single long shot, Sad.
  • 6 0
 It was so awesome! Where did the bananas go?
  • 1 0
 That wasn't run by Crankworx, it was a random guy that started that.
  • 1 0
 that was awesome for sure, but i would've loved to see some riders like yannick, nicholi, brett, cam, etc. finish their second runs. sounds like there was some CRAZY stuff planned
  • 1 0
 TBH, I didn't really,like the course. Its just a glorified dirt line, there was just one place where riders could choose between two jumps. Plus it was almost exactly the same course as last year, only real difference I found was the fish bowl...
  • 34 0
 go canada! so proud to be canadian!!!
  • 18 0
 OHHHHH CAAAANADAAAAAAA!! what a competition! Loved yannicks frontie! Rheeder your beast..
  • 18 0
 what the hell eat this canadians? this runs have seen the more insane that i've seen in my life
  • 16 0
 Canadian sweep.
  • 16 0
 Where was Bizet ??
  • 5 0
 And where was Pilgrim? My guess is they got injured.... But that is just speculation
  • 23 2
 pilgrim resigned and went home, said the course was not good
  • 2 0
 good one Smile
  • 1 0
 Pilgrim was in Whistler all week wasn't he?
  • 4 0
 Yes he was
  • 1 0
 Yeah he was even at the rider's meeting. I've seen him around all week... Too bad
  • 3 0
 Some people definitely got injured in the days running up to the event: thus there were two wildcards that didn't even know they were riding until the previous night. Pilgrim was definitely there; he was on a couple of edits earlier in the week. My guess (tried to find coinfirmation online but failed) is that he got injured. Someone was down and needing attention on the backside of the whale-tail during the dual slalom feed....was it Sam?
  • 4 0
 no, he just went home, no injury for him
  • 1 0
 That was Gregg Watts. He was competing in DS... Sam just got bored
  • 1 1
 Not like Kirill Bendaroni? Nooo can't be!
  • 2 0
 Bizet crashed in practice and ruptured his kidney.
  • 2 0
 That's really scary!
  • 6 2
 classic Pilgrim
  • 4 9
flag mudmandhbrazil (Aug 17, 2014 at 10:49) (Below Threshold)
 Where is Pilgrim??? this is a joke or an afirmative that he is a pussy rider. only ride smaller jump contest. where is Pilgrim??? he is with his tail betwin his legs till today... or maybe sorrounded by his cockzsuckers
  • 1 0
 @mudmandhbrazil stfu he is a great rider and is free to choose what ever he wants to ride. Is andreu a pussy since he didn't ride joyride? I don't think so.
  • 15 1
 ONTARIO REPRESENT!!!!!! YEAH RHEEDER
  • 14 0
 GIVE IT UP FOR BRANDOOON SEMENUUUUK!!
  • 11 0
 Was that the first crankworx without a major injury? There have always been huge crashes in previous years. Props to the course builders for making a smooth and safe course that could the riders could still go huge on.
  • 12 0
 Yeah Logan, woot woot Owen Sound!!!
  • 2 0
 major props to an Onterrible hero. Logan is on the rise
  • 12 0
 Semenuk's run... OMG! That's why i'm stood awake till 4:30am!!
  • 11 0
 Bro did you SEE semunuks run??
  • 4 1
 bro, do you even Semenuk? - new verb that should be put out for events like Crankworx. 4 red bulls was way too much for one night, but would have fallen asleep otherwise due to Panjabi MC shoot earlier...
  • 2 0
 major props to an Onterrible hero. Logan is on the rise
  • 9 1
 How awkward would it have been if Brett Rheeder was on the top of the RedBull podium LOL! Semenuk killed it! Next level stuff
  • 7 1
 I'd like to see a side-by -side of Rheeder and Semenuk's runs. Rheeder's was mighty impressive, I thought it would hold up until Brandon went into first.
  • 6 0
 Huge props to every rider that can even coast down Joyride. That said, I think there is only 5-6 riders that have a shot at the podium.
  • 6 2
 Nicholi. Rogatkin. Ro-motha-fucking-gatkin. If he had been able to finish his fun... flip double whip into lawn dart frontflip, into cashroll, with off axis backflips, and tailwhips where others did tuck-no's. New favorite rider.
  • 1 0
 Same here. Future of USA freeriding
  • 7 3
 Truth to be told, I was getting bored... I know these tricks are super difficult but every time somebody was riding, there were flip-whips, backflips and x-ups.... And not that I am from Poland, but Szymon Godziek was the only one bringing something different... Backflip-cliffhanger, double seat grab or Tsunami were just shocking my eyes not letting me fall a sleep.... Thank You Simon Smile
  • 1 0
 100% agree. TBH the score for the two top dogs was far too high - I'd like to see more variation in the runs. I'd still say they were the best, but the gap to the rest of the pack was just overrated. They weren't super-smooth, they had relatively few different tricks, etc. Simon, Louis and Yannick put on a more enjoyable Show - not just "push buttons"...
  • 5 0
 Semenuk is one gnarly killing ... machine? ermmm now he is definitely close to god-like. Rheeder is close on his tail though. Congrats to the top 3!
  • 8 0
 Stoked for Logan Peat
  • 7 1
 Congrats to Sem! That run was ballistic, all the props to you my dude.
  • 7 1
 I hope everyone had a very merry crankworx
  • 4 0
 Most merry time of the year for us mountainbikers... 12 days of christmas but better
  • 6 0
 Wait so that means Logan peat is getting sponsored by redbull
  • 4 0
 Woohoo! That's a podium I like to see! Glad to see everyone got their runs together!
  • 4 0
 Nicholis first run, holy shit........... So gutted he crashed on the cabin drop, would have definitely been on podium
  • 5 1
 Did anyone think the camera angles, distance, etc on the top half of course were average?
  • 3 1
 Thanks for the show boys, my mind is officially blown!!! Props to the judging team and Yannicks front flip onto the wale tail!
  • 1 0
 the only place where semenuk did't do a trick was the wall ride and the toilet bowl transfer. otherwise, an insane, almost perfect run. every trick showcased 2 tricks or something. so SICK!
  • 2 0
 Slope bikes sweep the podium! Riders on hardtails always crash figure it out ppl this is why the make slopestyle bikes for slopestyle !!!
  • 2 0
 I would love a replay right about now since I couldn't watch the live stream!
  • 4 1
 Brandon semenuk is the Wayne Gretzky of slopestyle mtb
  • 3 0
 he's only 23! Imagine what's to come from this dude..
  • 1 0
 Was a blast to watch, sorry to the mama bear that I upset when I stepped on the mini slopestyle course her kids spent the day building.
  • 6 2
 Norbs got robbed
  • 3 0
 Spelt that wrong
  • 2 1
 Can we get a replay for those of us who couldn't get the live stream to work please PB and redbull ?
  • 2 0
 Anybody know where one can find the replay of this thing?
  • 1 3
 When exactly was semi-wanks epic run in the replay?
  • 2 0
 Norbs was... oh crap, never mind. Congrats Canada!
  • 2 1
 alright guys and girls, i didn't think it would have to come to this, but....i think it's time i de-throne semenuk
  • 3 3
 Great Run Semenuk....!!!! It was the Magic of the the German Flag on the left Side at the Helmet....;-) Germany World Champion !!!..Brandon to.....!!!!!! Amazing !!!!
  • 1 0
 does anyone know why andreu lacondeguy didn't ride? I saw him in the park all week.
  • 2 0
 Awesomeness!!!!!
  • 3 1
 So gutted for Nicoli
  • 1 0
 Was Martin Solderstom injured or something?
  • 2 0
 Broken foot I think.
  • 2 2
 He had a set back on his fracture from last year.
  • 1 0
 So that's what happened. Gotta admit I was really looking forward to seeing what Soderstrom would have laid down. Pilgrim too. I'm still confused on Pilgrim. Either he got hurt, or just decided to leave before the comp.....?
  • 4 0
 "Sorry to those who wanted to see me ride in crankworx, I dunno why but this year I've been getting crazy mental blocks at the events, it could be a mixture of pressure from last year and stress etc, who know's, anyway I'll be back at some point just need to sort out my mindset! Don't wanna be hitting 50footers while I'm not feeling 100% really, do I!!!?" - Pilgrim
  • 1 0
 Aha. Got it. Thanks. Hope Sam gets it all sorted soon.
  • 1 2
 Some how I can understand Pilgrim, because it is really hard for European riders to get on the podium across the ocean ;-) Exception Genon..... two years ago.....
  • 1 0
 A side-by-side of Rheeder and Semenuk runs would be awesome!
  • 6 5
 Whose Brandon semenuk ?
  • 11 0
 Canada's last I looked.
  • 1 1
 Granieri got Norbed on his first run...
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