For Casey Brown, it’s all about giving the younger riders a chance to progress and be seen in women’s freeride. “To bring the event to a bunch of my friends and young girls that are coming up in the sport, I think that’s just inspiring,” Brown stated. The event is four days of a brand new jumpline in Brown’s hometown of Revelstoke, British Columbia, and the youngins hitting the course made it clear that they could not be more stoked about it. The interactions between the younger girls and the veterans allow for an event where every rider is helping the others progress in some way. “It’s the environment that you’re in - being around all these other girls that are also shredders and we’re all capable, it’s really cool seeing once someone unlocks it, then it’s unlocked for all of us”, said rider Christina Chappetta. Check out the full video for some sick jumps and heartwarming interviews.
When they say that Rampage riders are hitting jumps akin to falling out of a four-story window, they’re not kidding. Nicholi Rogatkin and Jaxson Riddle go full Mythbusters in trying to explain what exactly goes down when a rider drops into a Rampage run. Remember, the whole competition was inspired by freeride skiers like those in TGR films hitting big Alaskan spines. We’re talking the same exposure and arguably worse consequences if you mess up. So for us mere mortals, what does that even
The big day is finally here. After more than a year of waiting, the best freeride mountain bikers in the world return to Virgin, Utah for 2021 Red Bull Rampage. For the last week, athletes have been busy digging their lines and practicing, but it all comes down to putting wheels on dirt today for their finals run. We’ve already seen some insanity from riders in their practice runs, but expect the levels to get turned to 11 for finals. For more info on the info, check out the Red Bull TV page
TGR Optics team member Nick Clark (@rowdyflow) might know the trails of Teton Pass better than just about anybody. If you’ve ever ridden there, you might recognize some of these iconic features – but we bet you haven’t seen style smothered on them like this before. Nick teamed up with Tannus inserts to see how low of tire pressure he could get away with running – but in reality it was just another reason for him to go out and hit his favorite features.