Video: Digging, Testing & Ticking Off the Biggest Sends at Red Bull Formation

Nov 24, 2021 at 14:28
by Sarah Moore  
At the end of May, Camila Nogueira, Casey Brown, Chelsea Kimball, Hannah Bergemann, Jess Blewitt, Samantha Soriano, Vaea Verbeeck, Vinny Armstrong gathered in the Utah desert alongside a selection of industry mentors, diggers and other professional athletes for Red Bull Formation, a progression session for women’s freeride mountain biking.


  • 20 3
 unpopular opinion: formation is much fresher than bro'page
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 Props to all the ladies out there going big and sending it!
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 Sick to see PEOPLE on bikes, I don’t know why a lot of people care about gender so much. It’s sick to see anyone shredding having a good time.
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 I get your point and I would agree if we lived in an ideal world. But in the real world where women athletes get a tiny fraction of the support and the exposure the men do, I think stuff like this is the very least we can do. I even wish for a lot more of that kind of stuff until the day it won’t be needed anymore.
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flag BikesNRussets (Nov 24, 2021 at 21:06) (Below Threshold)
 @t1000: I don't know man, because we are on a website for mtb I will only be talking about mtb not the wnba or something like that. I honestly think that In mtb women often receive more recognition than men, this is less true in the gravity world but in xc I have seen more talk about women than men. I just think that people are people and riders are riders, but in our identity crazy world people think otherwise.
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 @t1000: not that the recognition is a bad thing, I just think that judging people by identify is stupid.
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 We all grew so accustomed to seeing the guys compete at rampage and doing superhuman stuff that it takes a while to actually appreciate what these girls are doing.
If you distance yourself from what you've seen some guys do and actually take a measured look at some of the hits in these videos, they really are riding some pretty heavy stuff =D
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 Hannah is killing it. So cool to see the women pushing their limits and progressing. Glad to see the industry stepping up and supporting.
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 I don't wish to offend anyone, but there isn't a freeride contest for women, only this progression stuff, which is cool I suppose to progress the sport, but doesnt everyone deserve the chance to compete
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 If they are good enough then I can’t see why not.
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 Its a start.
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 Don't let perfect be the enemy of better!
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 That canyon gap on Chelsea's run was dope.
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 Watching the this just gave me exactly the same feeling I get watching Rampage - the buzz from seeing people pushing the envelope of their sport. Massive respect, this was an inspirational event.
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 How do they ride with such massive ..... ah, heart?
Truly inspiring, keep pushing ladies! Just what the sport needs.
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flag spaztronaut (Nov 24, 2021 at 16:45) (Below Threshold)
 I also loves boobs
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 i guess we praise the massive balls of rampage riders so why not?
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 Killing it ladies! Fun to watch!
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 Outstanding! I wish I could ride like them!
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 Love seeing more and more ladies out there killing it. More of this please!
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 So great to watch! Y’all are killing it! Can’t wait to see next years Formation!
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 Any news on how well Jess is recovering from her DH race injury?
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 Absolutely incredible sends. These women are killing it!
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 Some heavy crashes in that second vid; tough peeps shrugging those off
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 That was great!

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