​It's called the crown jewel of slopestyle, and it warrants the name. The 2016 edition of the Red Bull Joyride went down in front of a massive crowd, and the 16 riders laid everything on the line to woo the judges and take their shot at claiming the silverware and the glory. In testament to the ridiculously high level of riding on display from every rider, there were a lot more crashes than we usually see in finals as everybody was going for broke from run 1. But at the sharp end of the contest, Brett Rheeder came through with an absolutely flawless display including some incredibly technical nuances - blink and you'd miss half of it! Unfortunately, neither Nicholi Rogatkin nor Brandon Semenuk were able to put together full runs to challenge him, with Rogatkin coming undone on a cork 720 in both runs and Semenuk sliding off the big drop looking to pick up the speed needed to debut his 180 to half cab drop before nailing it in the second run, only to then slip a pedal on the very next feature. Thomas Genon pulled off a clean run for 2nd place, with a couple of ecstatic Swedes hot on his heels. Special shout out to Ryan Nyquist who overcame a first run crash to put together a full pull and conquering "the biggest thing I've ever jumped" - on the topic of his 3 on the finish line drop. And of course, another special shout out to past double Joyride winner and overall legend Cam Zink who cruised down the course with an injured ankle to say his goodbyes to an event he has helped shape over the years.

Winning Run:


2016 Red Bull Joyride Results:


You can catch the full replay of the event HERE.

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