The “Official” Whip Off World Champs went down yesterday as part of Crankworx on the infamous Crabapple Hits jumps. It’s a four hit run that culminates with a 65ft long (20 meters) table top. The kickers had received a make over before Crankworx with larger lips providing more boost than ever before. On top of the invited list of pro riders, 90 other hopefuls had shown up earlier in the week to try and qualify, that 90 was whittled down to around 15 riders who then got to join the pros in an hour long open jam session. The fifteen included Caleb Holonko and Stephane Pelletier, both Kona Super Grassroots riders (and both riding Process 167’s) as well as Kiwi shredder Nick Dethridge on his Supreme Operator. The trio mixed it up with the seasoned Whip Off veterans and threw down some of the raddest’s whips of the day.
There really only is a first place when it comes to Whip Offs but when pushed, event mastermind Sven Martin said that Caleb Holonko’s whips where top ten for sure, maybe even “top seven”.
Calgary based rider Stephane Pelletier borrowed a bike from our Canadian demo fleet earlier in the week and then proceeded to stomp whip after whip after whip. Anyone in the market for a slightly used Process 167, “one careful owner, never been ridden hard”
Kiwi Nick Dethridge just oozes style (just check his no footed can mid A-Line Train from a few days back) and he flew his Hawaiian party shirt past 90 degrees multiple times.
Nick dips it in while trying to figure out just where that lady is going skating mid mountain?