Crankworx – Bike Intelligencer http://bikeintelligencer.com All bike, all the time Wed, 11 Nov 2015 18:11:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Continued Thoughts on Crankworx Slopestyle Judging http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/08/continued-thoughts-on-crankworx-slopestyle-judging/ http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/08/continued-thoughts-on-crankworx-slopestyle-judging/#comments Thu, 19 Aug 2010 18:17:44 +0000 http://bikeintelligencer.com/?p=4251 Slopestyle competition could be made a lot more exciting by a different approach to judging.

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Taking nothing away from Cam Zink, his winning ride video at Whistler’s Kokanee Crankworx shows that the most significant factor in slopestyle judging has to do with staying on the bike. The good part of this is that riders who finish out rather than go too big ultimately get rewarded. The bad part is that it discourages riders from going big.

Cameron Zink 2010 Crankworx Champion from Taylor Sage on Vimeo.

We doubt we’d get much argument that Zink’s ride doesn’t really hold a candle to last year’s winner Greg Watts, who pulled off a double flip whip, or even Brandon Semenuk’s runner-up rides.

By the same token, most of the riders who pushed it this year saw their day ended in crashes.

A possible partial solution: If you weight points on tricks attempted, even if they fail, Slopestyle judging might prove a bit more exciting and the results a lot closer. Both competitors and fans would benefit from that.

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Slopestyle Video from Kokanee Crankworx 2010 http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/08/slopestyle-video-from-kokanee-crankworx-2010/ http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/08/slopestyle-video-from-kokanee-crankworx-2010/#respond Wed, 18 Aug 2010 00:49:11 +0000 http://bikeintelligencer.com/?p=4277 Cam Zink's winning ride at Crankworx was stylish but conservative, and most importantly he stayed on the bike.

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From PinkBike & friends, a rundown of the Kokanee Crankworx signature event

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Whistler Cranks It Up! 2010 Crankworx under way http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/08/whistler-cranks-it-up-2010-crankworx-under-way/ http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/08/whistler-cranks-it-up-2010-crankworx-under-way/#respond Wed, 11 Aug 2010 04:20:16 +0000 http://bikeintelligencer.com/?p=4169 Brett Tippie intro's the year's seminal freeride event.

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Another star-studded field highlights the year’s biggest all-around mountain bike festival

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Third Colorado Crankworx in a Row for Semenuk; Whistler Next? http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/08/third-colorado-crankworx-in-a-row-for-semenuk-whistler-next/ http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/08/third-colorado-crankworx-in-a-row-for-semenuk-whistler-next/#respond Mon, 09 Aug 2010 06:37:27 +0000 http://bikeintelligencer.com/?p=4074 Can Brandon finally win in his own home town?

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For the third year in a row, slopestyle phenom Brandon Semenuk has won Colorado Crankworx. This time he turned a double, taking the “Best Trick” competition as well.

Whistler Worx 2009: Is this Brandon's year?

For the third year in a row, we ask: Will this be the year Brandon finally takes top honors in his home town of Whistler, where Kokanee Crankworx is already under way?

Last year we thought Semenuk might’ve edged out winner Greg Watts. The guy can sky higher than anyone we’ve ever seen. Now 2010 could be his breakthrough year.

Stay tuned.

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