Pinkbike's Inaugural Long-Jump World Championships - Video

Aug 22, 2017 at 14:49
by Pinkbike Productions  


Wanting to do something a little bit different, Pinkbike held a discrete world championship recently—the Long-Jump World Championship. Gathering a bunch of the world's top riders was our goal and that's just what we got. We threw some cash into the mix to reward first place and the contest was on. Riders went big off the selected step up in the Whistler Bike Park and bikes were well and truly abused.


With each successful huck the envelope of cash moved further and further out of reach.
  With each successful huck the envelope of cash moved further and further out of reach.

Traditionally riders keep it fast an low here as the landing is completely flat if not uphill.
  Traditionally riders keep it fast and low here as the landing is completely flat, if not uphill.

Brook Macdonald about to go 52 feet.
  Brook Macdonald about to go 52 feet.

When you go as big as Brook the landing isn t pretty.
  When you go as big as Brook, the landing isn't pretty.

Fill Iles boosting.
  Finn Iles boosting.

R-Dog with the most style if not the distance.
  R-Dog with the most style if not the distance.

Craig Evans looking for those extra few feet.
  Craig Evans looking for those extra few feet.

Finn Iles went the highest landed the hardest but didn t quite go the furthest.
  Finn Iles went the highest and landed the hardest but couldn't get the distance to compete with the top three.

If Finn had gotten another pedal stroke in he might have been the winner.
  If Finn had gotten another pedal stroke in he might have been the winner.

Finn Iles to flat.
  Finn Iles to flat.

The sound of runs smashing into the ground on each landing was cringe worthy.
  The sound of rims smashing into the ground on each landing was cringe worthy.

Remy Metailler would be third only about a foot off of Brook.
  Remy Metailler finished in third, only about a foot off of Brook.

Jono Jones looking down Brook s landing mark and trying to stretch out those final few inches.
Jono Jones just a foot short of Brook Macdonald.
Jono Jones went massive, looking down toward Brook's landing and trying to stretch for those final inches.

Brook pedaled all the way to the lip and went HUGE.
  Brook pedaled all the way to the lip and went yuuuuge.

We are not sure who will actually take home the 500 Brook Macdonald or the Longhorn.
  We are not sure who took home the $500, Brook, or the Longhorn.

75 Comments

  • + 78
 Should have been sponsored by Transition and their Huck-to-flat technology.
  • + 18
 Poor poor bikes, I cringed every time I heard them land.
  • + 9
 @richierocket: well when you suck like me, you always hear that noise.... recently found the MTB community. Fountain of youth.
  • + 3
 Yea BROOK !!!!! Expect nothing less bro !!!
  • + 1
 @glenno: The ole free rider coming out of him...hell yeah. Where's Fairclough...those boys can huck
  • + 44
 Please, please, please do this again next year. Because to be honest I enjoyed watching this low key fun event more than the whip off vids...
  • + 17
 that is exactly how the Whip-Off comp started, some bro's having fun on a hill. But you know what, I agree this was the most interesting 'event' in Whistler this week.
  • + 15
 @darkmuncan: this will turn into a four-venue event in a couple of years - commoditized by the bean-counters and presided over by that awful announcer -
  • + 5
 This is, essentially, my favourite piece of content from Crankworx.
  • - 1
 Corollary competition could be to do this event again, but everybody has to use the same bike. Bonus points for landing long jumps in the later rounds, while parts are falling off.
  • + 2
 torquing down spark plugs with a pipe wrench, haha! thanks for that link.
  • + 5
 Kyle Strait's cousin?
  • + 4
 still gonna send itt xd
  • + 1
 Long live the Mullet!
  • + 1
 @Myfianceemademedoit: looks just like him!

Who is this guy?! Funny as you like!
  • + 3
 @Myfianceemademedoit: Nope, Canadian legend Larry Enticer
  • + 13
 Remy......from France or somewhere Smile )
  • + 1
 Noticed this too LOL
  • + 10
 That fist bump fail tho......That's what riding is about, good times
  • + 3
 Bernard Kerr might be actually a funny bloke. Wyn Masters made him look like a grumpy sod. Kerr, you should've retorted with a witty line everytime Wyn ribbed you on Wyn TV. Big up Pinkbike for letting Kerr present himself in this way.
  • + 6
 Yeah LOST bike boys made the vid!
  • + 1
 Hell yeah!
  • + 4
 Now that was some good ol' fashioned bike shenanigans.
I needed that for a laugh on my Wednesday morning.
Well done Bernie & Pinkbike, Keep that shit up!
  • + 5
 Was Bernard Kerr just watching, or did he actually compete? (as in, is he back on a bike and healthy?)
  • + 1
 My question too
  • + 4
 He's standing there in the first pic not riding and in an XC helmet and posted pics on Instagram of rehab stuff, nothing on bike.
  • + 3
 Bernard was just keeping everyone in line today, he's still out of action officially.
  • + 4
 Excellent idea for a fun competition. Glad to see the Bulldog cashing out some prizes.
  • + 4
 This should be on Olympics Wink
  • + 4
 Of course it was the Bulldog.
  • + 4
 Those poor guys at rockshox, fox, and dvo
  • + 3
 No rims, tyres, spokes, shocks, bearings or pedals were harmed in the making of this video.....Errr
  • + 2
 Good call modeling it after the Olympic ski jump, which everyone know is done on a standard step-up!
  • + 3
 Fin in all is adolescence, "THAT ONE'S MINE!!!" haha
  • + 1
 Next year they should find a ski jump: m.youtube.com/watch?v=5YLjrgdqCxc
  • + 2
 The sound of bikes dying a slow death.
  • + 1
 So that's what happened to Finn's Pink Bike. www.pinkbike.com/photo/15084775
  • + 1
 @mtb-mech: I had the exact same thought... Wink
  • + 2
 Nothing better than Huck to flat!
  • + 3
 we need more of this!!
  • + 2
 Good to see Brook finally win something Now take a WC mate!
  • + 3
 Remember he is still a member of the elite team of world winners...

www.rootsandrain.com/race692/2012-jul-29-uci-world-cup-6-val-disere/results/#helitem
  • + 3
 sausage to flat
  • + 1
 Watch the video, Finn lands past Brooke's line. Pause it and you'll see he clearly wins.
  • + 1
 I thought the same!
  • + 1
 @BT180: he clears it with the front tire, no?
  • + 1
 www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_wjrsgyfvM

Looks like Bernard Kerr was compere/judge!
  • + 2
 So does Brook get to wear a rainbow stripe down his trousers???
  • + 2
 Good thing their wheel sponsors don't follow Pinkbike! Big Grin
  • + 2
 Remy's photo tag says third, but he came second.
  • + 1
 Ed Masters' Canadian accent had me tearing up laughing
  • + 2
 didn't remy get second?
  • + 1
 i could listen to ingerlish dudes talk all day
  • + 2
 ferda beys
  • + 2
 feddabeeeeyz!
  • + 2
 Needs more Brayton!
  • + 1
 What a waste of a day.... GREAT!
  • + 1
 What's goin on? Oh we're jus sendin er.
  • + 1
 Living the dream Nick, keep up the good work!
  • + 1
 Should have been off a 90m ski jump... Big Grin
  • + 1
 Yeah Berkel !
  • + 0
 Next G out project to bottom up.
  • + 1
 bulldog for the win!
  • + 1
 so good
  • + 0
 Beautiful lives !!
  • - 3
 Finishing list??
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