SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! 2013 Red Bull Joyride at Crankworx Recap 2

<b>The flip whip heard 'round the world. Brandon "The Tactician" Semenuk came out strong at this year's Joyride, attempting to set the bar high on run one, but fell short over the last jump.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Anton Thelander found his way into the Top 4 with a clean run, big combos and plenty of variety.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Thelander corked out.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Where's Waldo? Riders put on a show for the biggest crowd in Crankworx history.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Kurt Sorge whipping his way to 9th on a smooth first run.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Anthony Messere makin' moves. He'd end up in 8th on the day.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Road rash central! Messere was on a heater until the last hit.</b> -Brandon Turman

<b>Lucky for Anthony, chicks dig scars.</b> -Brandon Turman

<b>Papa Cam McCaul sending it for his newborn daughter, Chloee.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>The crowd went bananas for big moves.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Look ma, no hands AND no feet! Sam Reynolds earning his re-invite.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Joyride was a new experience for many. This was Reynolds's first time tailwhipping such a large drop.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>It's no walk in the park out there.</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>Classic Claw style.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Meanwhile, a new Canadian sport was being born.</b>

<b>Unfortunately for Mike Montgomery, mistakes on both runs kept him from unleashing his trademark moves lower down.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Tall guy McGazza setting the dinner table.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Tyler McCaul put on a show, high above the cheers of the Whistler Village.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>If there was a photo that screamed Whistler in this collection... Last year's winner Thomas Genon steps up to bat.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Genon's airial maneuvers slotted him into 6th when all was said and done.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>You know you're in Canada when the Green Man shows up!</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Tim Bardsley-Smith was absent from the action, having gone down just hours earlier. Get well soon, big guy! Your photos and humor were missed.</b> -Boris Beyer

<b>Sam Pilgrim making it look easy, tank top and all.</b> -Sven Martin

<b>Textbook form and the balls to let it rip left Pilgrim in 3rd.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Soderstrom held the lead after run one. On a mission to improve his overall score, he triple whipped, bar spun, three sixtied his way down the hill.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Soderstrom's day went downhill when he over rotated this 360 whip. Healing vibes...</b> -Duncan Philpott

<b>The moment when Soderstrom went down.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Just minutes before, Semenuk lit the hill on fire with the highest scoring run in Crankworx history, taking the lead.</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Semenuk cabin flipping. BURLY!</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Semenuk cabin flipping. BURLY!</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Semenuk cabin flipping. BURLY!</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Semenuk cabin flipping. BURLY!</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Semenuk cabin flipping. BURLY!</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Semenuk cabin flipping. BURLY!</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Semenuk cabin flipping. BURLY!</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Semenuk cabin flipping. BURLY!</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Semenuk cabin flipping. BURLY!</b> -Dave Trumpore

<b>Champagne and smiles. Congrats to Semenuk, Soderstrom, and Pilgrim on a job well done! That's a wrap from Joyride!</b> -Dave Trumpore

41 killer images that tell the slopestyle tale from the 10th annual Crankworx Whistler festival. Big tricks, record-setting runs, upsets, injuries, and the biggest crowd ever highlighted an incredible day on the hill. Boosh!
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  • Smutok

    8/19/2013 7:37 PM

    The most technical slopestyle riding this earth has seen to date. Well done Crankworx, the course was great and the contest was unreal!

  • Big Bird

    8/19/2013 8:16 AM

    Congratulations Cam!

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