Robbie Bourdon: Spirit Animal of Red Bull Rampage - Video

Oct 23, 2017 at 9:20
by Red Bull Bike  

Sixteen years ago a young Robbie Bourdon entered his first contest, the Red Bull Rampage. From that day Bourdo went on to pave the way for many a freerider, including guys like Cam McCaul and Kyle Strait.



Red Bull Rampage airs as a part of the Red Bull Signature Series, a collection of the most progressive and innovative events in action sports. Fans from around the world can tune-in LIVE on Red Bull TV on October 27 at 1:30pm EDT for an all-access pass to Red Bull Rampage. Red Bull TV is distributed digitally as an app across mobile phones, tablets, consoles, OTT devices, Smart TVs and online at www.redbull.tv.

Schedule

• 13:30 – EDT (USA, NY Time)
• 10:30 – PDT (LA Time)
• 18:30 – BST (London UK Time)
• 4:30 – AEST (Australia, Sydney)
• 6:30 – NZDT (New Zealand, Auckland)



67 Comments

  • + 101
 That was a sick tribute. Stoked as you can get on Rampage right now.
  • + 7
 I am sooooo happy to see this. About once a year I would google Robbie to see what he was up to, but for the most part I found nothing new. Glad this is out there now. What a legend.
  • - 1
 @ninjatarian: Looks like he's at Rampage right now from the video, but on the other hand his Instagram has a recent update with something he's building in his shop. So... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

www.instagram.com/robbiebourdon
  • + 24
 yep NWD1. Those tiny little handlebars. That roof huck was amazing
  • + 24
 being on NWD1 is like being on the constitution of MTB !!!
  • + 22
 legend.
  • + 3
 So fuckin gnar
  • + 20
 What a nut!
  • + 11
 I remember one of my room mates up in Banff, went to Nelson for a week of riding way back in about '98, and he came back talking about this little Robbie dude who would huck off just about anything, and would ride some of the gnarliest trails. They did his old stunt called the Spank Machine in Nelson, where there was a large like 30 foot long teeter totter that stopped it's downward motion onto the top of a stump about ten feet off the ground. If your timing was off the end of the totter would hit the stump and rebound quickly enough to "spank" your rear tire in the air and send you ass over tea kettle into the dirt!
  • + 21
 thats awesome! i wanna google to see if there's video of the 'spank machine' but i'm super reluctant to search for that on my work computer...
  • + 3
 @Bould170: Great find, so I remembered wrong about the stump, but that stunt looked old even back then!
  • + 1
 @Bould170: holly S*** the Drop in series, the memories.... I grew up with that show, always wanted to own a bus ever since Big Grin
  • + 13
 If wouldn't say no to a new NWD movie, you guys?
  • + 1
 I'd say YES!
  • + 12
 The bigest balls on a bike, Bourdon you legend!!!
  • + 11
 That flat spin in nwd 7 is one of my favs
  • + 6
 YES! I think of Robbies flatspins every time I see Lacondeguy send a huge one on the FEST jumps
  • + 10
 Yeah Bourdo!!
  • + 5
 Wasn't the All Terrain Mountain Bike Challenge at Jindabyne Australia the first competition Bourdon rode in? It predated Rampage I'm sure and I think was the world's first free ride comp.
  • + 3
 I still have the VHS- just nothing to play it in
  • + 2
 Gave mine away just last month. That drop to flat...and was Bourden who was saying that you need to land front tyre first and then follow through with the back? That's where it all began man
  • + 2
 It was put on by red bull behind the the jindabyne dam I had the video Bordo had a classic line "balance is key for sure " as there was a large section of North shore ladders .
  • + 1
 @CRAFTY-P: same here, binned it a few years ago as nothing to play it in.
  • + 1
 @danncam The first Rampage was in 2001.
  • + 7
 He's a f***ing psycho! Love it!
  • + 7
 NWD segment ..... never forget !!!
  • + 2
 Him and Joe Schwartz got up to all sorts of shenanigans!
  • + 7
 Still one of my favorite riders.
  • + 5
 Robbie is most definitely one of my top 5 favorite freeriders of all time along with Simmons, Tippie etc.
  • + 5
 So much respect for Robbie as a great rider and awesome Dad!
  • + 1
 Hey Robbie, your brother is a FLOG. Spent one night out in Nelson, went to the pub for a drink and your brother wanted to 'smash my head in' because I was at the bar buying a drink. Tell him to pull his head in
  • + 4
 So where is he now? Does he still ride? Does he own a cyclocross bike?
  • - 9
flag Trouterspace (Oct 23, 2017 at 13:40) (Below Threshold)
 Judging by the teeth, off somewhere doing meth.
  • + 3
 @Trouterspace: I think it was just dirt, humor
  • + 3
 Still riding. I rode with him on an after work shuttle while on a trip to Nelson. Couldn't decide where we knew him from until he took off his sweatshirt and had on an old jersey. Couldn't keep up long enough to really see him ride. No pics because we were just trying to blend in and pretend we should have been there.
  • + 2
 @abusfullofnuns: That's cool. I often worry that many of these ol'huckers battered themselves so much they gave up riding because joints didn't work anymore. Glad that he's still at it.
  • + 4
 I love how he just kept holding his bike while dangling off that ledge...
  • + 4
 Bourdo and Bender, sending the hardest back in the day!
  • + 16
 Except Bourdo actually landed his sends.
  • + 5
 @the-lorax: A lot of that video would say otherwise Big Grin
  • + 3
 Self preservation? What's That?
  • + 3
 Full Respect from day one!
  • + 3
 gnarliest freerider of all time!
  • + 2
 More gumption than a one legged man at an ass kicking competition!
  • + 1
 back in the days, I bought kona thanks to him. RB should have % off every Kona sold!!!!!
  • + 2
 “...steepest and chutiest lines...”
  • + 3
 His shoe went flying!
  • + 1
 Whoaaa yeahhh will you save my wicked skull, if I swear that I'll change my ways!!!
  • + 1
 IS IT FRIDAY YET??? How about now? Now??? Yeah Bourdo!! #LEGEND
  • + 1
 20 second...fucking sick!
  • + 1
 I remember all those old video clips - great stuff
  • + 2
 Such an animal!
  • + 1
 I still think about Bourdon every time I get on my bike.
  • + 1
 He is just a different breed.
  • + 2
 Legendary Badass!
  • + 2
 goosebumps!!
  • + 1
 those were the days! hell yeah Bourdo! where you at?
  • + 1
 What a legend!
  • + 1
 What a LEGEND!!
  • + 1
 one of my idols
  • + 1
 Hell yeah
  • + 1
 Love the old footage
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