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First Time Senders at Red Bull Rampage 2013

<b>After getting rained out yesterday, it was suns out, guns out today as riders finished their lines and put tires in the Rampage dirt for the first time.</b> - Trumpore

<b>Brendan Fairclough contemplates conquering his demons from last year.</b> - Collins

<b>Brendog finally silenced all the doubters, including himself. It's about 50 feet across and about 50 feet down if you come up short.</b> - Trumpore

<b>ET phone home.</b> - Collins

<b>R-Dog provides the style while nature provides the view.</b> - Trumpore

<b>Brandon Semenuk adds a few sandbags to his infamous canyon gap, partly to change it up a bit, and partly due to safety as the rock face has begun to crack and fall away.</b> - Trumpore

<b>Semenuk's team built an impeccably groomed, completely new run in to his canyon gap from last year. This time his entrance is much burlier.</b> - Collins

<b>Josh keeping a watchful eye over Rampage practice.</b> - Turman

<b>James Doerfling was the first to step up to the plate and take the Oakley Icon Sender plunge.</b> - Turman

<b>#dumped</b> – Robinson

<b>Doerfling found out the hard way what it feels like to come up a foot short on the Icon Sender. Luckily he rolled out of it just fine.</b> - Trumpore

<b>Logan Binggeli shows the style that earned him 3rd last year. Randy Spangler on the mic.</b> - Trumpore

<b>After a few runs, Binggeli looked smooth and composed throughout his entire line.</b> - Turman

<b>In 2003, Cedric Gracia won Rampage for flipping a DH bike. Fast forward to 2013 and Pierre Edouard Ferry is just warming up.</b> - Trumpore

<b>Mike Hopkins charging.</b> - Turman

<b>Thomas Vanderham has a HUGE hit that transfers from one side of the ridge line over to the other. Unfortunately things didn't go as planned.</b> - Trumpore

<b>Vanderslam!</b> - Turman

<b>Vanderslam!</b> - Turman

<b>Vanderslam!</b> - Turman

<b>Vanderslam!</b> - Turman

<b>Vanderslam!</b> - Turman

<b>Vanderslam!</b> - Turman

<b>Vanderslam!</b> - Turman

<b>Vanderslam!</b> - Turman

<b>Vanderslam!</b> - Turman

<b>Vanderslam!</b> - Turman

<b>Vanderslam!</b> - Turman

<b>T-Mac was out finding his flow while his build crew put the finishing touches on a massive drop at the end of this ridge.</b> - Trumpore

<b>Aggy clicked.</b> - Robinson

<b>Hopefully what's hiding behind the smoke screen will keep Norbs from getting robbed this year.</b> - Trumpore

<b>Mark Matthews attempted Gee Atherton's Gap today and suffered a similar fate. Word on the street is he suffered a broken femur after hanging up his rear wheel on the ridge. Well wishes, Mark!</b> - Trumpore

<b>Andreu Lacondeguy easily took the most laps today and was riding until the light all but disappeared.</b> -Trumpore

<b>Don't tell the Red Bull officials, but Brendan Fairclough had three and a half people in his build crew. Claudio Calouri's kids were crushing it.</b> - Collins

<b>Geoff Gulevich winning practice, round one.</b> - Turman

<b>Geoff Gulevich winning practice, round one.</b> - Turman

<b>Geoff Gulevich winning practice, round one.</b> - Turman

<b>Geoff Gulevich winning practice, round one.</b> - Turman

<b>Geoff Gulevich winning practice, round one.</b> - Turman

<b>Geoff Gulevich winning practice, round one.</b> - Turman

<b>Geoff Gulevich winning practice, round one.</b> - Turman

<b>Geoff Gulevich winning practice, round one.</b> - Turman

<b>Gully spent the morning chipping away at his incredibly rowdy entrance that he'll charge down during finals.</b> - Turman

<b>Gully winning practice, round two. He put in the work to dial in his whole line top to bottom and it showed. Right as the sun set he flipped this nutty step down.</b> - Collins

<b>Mitch Chubey is gonna be sore in the morning...</b> - Turman

<b>Nico Vink was charging some big lines today. What separated him from the rest was World Cup speed. Foot out, flat out!</b> - Collins

<b>Mike Mongomery's line is massive. Especially considering that he's riding a park bike.</b> - Collins

<b>Kirill Benderoni's in progress open loop, just below the canyon gap. Wild!</b> - Collins

<b>Thomas Genon sent some pretty big lines, but also got super loose and roosted the steep bits.</b> - Collins

<b>Jackson Goldstone scouting lines for Rampage 2020.</b> - Turman

<b>Aggy's entrance off the top is raw, through and through. It runs into a huge step down that he plans to 360 in the finals, provided that he makes the big show.</b> - Collins

<b>Vital MTB doesn't condone the use of child labor, but as a part time adventurer to third world countries, Chris Van Dine sees nothing wrong with keeping kids busy.</b> - Collins

<b>Van Dine eyes up the most savage line on the entire mountain. Will he ride it on Sunday? First he has to qualify.</b> - Turman

<b>Wil White drops in while his long hair flows in the fading light.</b> - Trumpore

<b>Kenny Smith went down a few days ago. Unfortunately we likely won't see him in qualifiers.</b> - Turman

<b>Anton Moonlander sends the squirrel catcher at the qualifier start gate.</b> - Robinson

<b>Last year's second place finisher, Antoine Bizet, is planning a double flip off this lip. Burly.</b> - Turman

<b>As Cam McCaul peeked around this corner, he was taken aback by his first view of his brother Tyler's line. TMac isn't messing around.</b> - Turman

<b>Cam Zink is a bad dude. After eight hours in the hospital getting a large hemotoma drained, he rallied and started digging his line up top.</b> - Collins

<b>Zink's line punches straight down the heart of the mountain.</b> - Turman

<b>Guess who this custom Sender addition is for? This 6-inch lip is built for flipping...</b> - Turman

<b>Where The Slideshow Ends. Stay tuned for qualifier results and action tomorrow!</b> - Trumpore

As building concludes, riders grab their bikes, hike to the top and drop into their MASSIVE hits at Red Bull Rampage, the gnarliest of all freeride contests. This year is HUGE!

Photos by Brandon Turman, Dave Trumpore, Ian Collins and Fred Robinson

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