These rippers have been breaking out of their shells and discovering who they really are. Another unstoppable generation of riders is coming out of Trollhaugen and they’re bringing the heat.
Riders: Luke Zajac, Zach Zajac, Benny Milam, Garret Mckenzie, Nick Irwin, Gabe Walstrom, Cam Kaiser, and Cole Dimeglio
Edit: Zach Zajac
Film: Emit Salokar and Zach Zajac and others
You may think this is just a highlight real, and it is, but this park edit also displays how Robbie Roether rides every day. Robbie Roethler’s 2014-2015 Park Edit is nothing short of amazing. Hammer after hammer, banger after banger, Robbie rips jumps and thrashes rails. It’s difficult to fill a 2:41 edit with so many heavy tricks, yet somehow Robbie goes above and beyond what is extraordinary. How many riders riders have a Cab 270°- Front Board to Back Board (Change Up) – Pretzel Out as an ender? Just one, Robbie Roethler.
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Edit: Billy Bjork
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Chima Ferguson is no joke. With flawless style Chima does what he does best in Vans’ Propeller. Even after a beating Chima owns every drop, stair-set, gap, and bank he skates. Maybe it the Australia waters that give him his super powers, or just maybe his pro-model Vans Chima Ferguson Pro Skate Shoes help him out. What ever it is, it works.
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Red Bull’s newest mountain bike event is called Sky Gate, whereas I simply call it sketchy. The course flows rapidly down a 50° pitched flight of 999 stairs that leads up to the world renowned Big Gate at Tianmen Mountain National Park – Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, China.
It’s very likely that the riders invited had no idea what the course would look like, let alone ride like. An intense straight drop-in to 500 stairs, onto sections of flats, little gaps to stairset landings, to rickety berm/wallrides, a blind closeout-ish gap to short stop finish line like this is not for the faint-hearted. To stand behind the start gate’s wand is one thing, but if you actually want to drop you’ll need watermelon sized balls.
In the highlights reel above you’ll see all the action, including Kelly McGarry’s brutal slam at the 1:47 mark. I’m not sure if the 360p quality video is what makes the course look damp, but it’s easy to see there isn’t any room for error. Event coordinators need to ensure that riders can ride to their best ability while creating a course that is fast and technical; it’s a tough job, but someone needs to do it.
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