Red Bull Joyride. The biggest show in town. It was a day of big tricks and bigger crashes as the world’s best slopestyle riders put on a show few of the 25,000 spectators will soon forget. When the dust settled and the points were totted up, home town hero Brandon Semenuk took the win with a score of 96.4. Martin Soderstrom snagged second place with an 89.8, while Sam Pilgrim jumped into third with an 87.0.
The lift lines were a lot quieter than usual as the start time neared.
People packed in to every single nook and cranny to watch it all go down.
The hardware, out on display.
Semenuk and T-Mac get in the zone before round 1.
Gully contemplates life, the universe, and whether or not he left his oven on.
Crap! I did leave the oven on!
The Claw on the “spin cycle” setting.
Sam Reyonolds throws down an airwalk.
Mike Montgomery, lawn bowling champion (probably).
Barspin to the upper deck of the cabin.
The tailwhips came fast and furious during the runs.
Sam Pilgrim with a huge flip tuck no-hander off the final jump.
He was understandably pleased about putting a whole run together, something that has eluded him in previous years.
Soderstrom styles it out with a flip-nac.
Soderstrom was the only rider on-course to attempt a triple whip.
The jumps received plenty of TLC throughout the comp to ensure maximum radness.
Paul Bas shows us his bling.
There was no shortage of creative signs being held aloft.
Dude, you’ve got a little something on your face.
Definitely NOT the tuck no-hander people were hoping for.
Running with a different kind of chainless setup. Probably better for everyone that way.
Heard over the course marshal radio channel: “there appears to be a bunch of bananas at the top of the course.”
Not everyone was able to enjoy the beverages they had brought onto the hill.
From all accounts, Joyride 2013 was in fact, the worst ski comp ever.
Move over Michael Jordan, there’s a new king of air in town…
Fans were always ready to bring the noise.
Rob Warner always has a unique way of standing out in the crowd.
Even Pilgrim thinks he can be too loud though.
The conditions for Colorado-ing were sub-par, but that didn’t stop people from trying.
The bananas split during a break in the action.
Sadly not everyone was able to peel away successfully.
Air Messere in action.
Cam McCaul with a huge superman backflip. Hey, those diapers aren’t gonna buy themselves.
It’s time to play a game of “Spot the McCaul”
Semenuk flipping off the top of the cabin.
And wrapping things up with a huge flip whip.
Soderstrom doing his best helicopter impersonation.
Spinning the cabin was not for the faint of heart.
To the victors go the spoils…
Anton Thelander walked away with the inaugural “Young Guns” award. 4th place for the Swede.
Semenuk celebrates his second Joyride win.
Who doesn’t like a good ‘ole fashioned champagne shower?
Adrian Marcoux gives his congratulations during the award scrum.
Aye, tis a noble steed.