Whenever we see Brandon Semenuk’s name headlining a video title, it’s a cue to drop everything and watch it. It’s actually been a little while since the Canadian slopestyle god graced us with a new video, but his latest creation with none other than Rupert Walker is absolute gold, from a riding, filming, and building standpoint. Talk about a totally out-of-this world slopestyle setup, with features that can be tricked both ways – in fact, you can actually vote for your favorite feature to be included in next year’s Red Bull Joyride comp right here.
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
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.
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