NSMB’s Red Bull Joyride Photos

Words Matthew Lee
Photos Morgan Taylor, Kaz Yamamura
Date Aug 19, 2013

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.

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The lift lines were a lot quieter than usual as the start time neared.

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People packed in to every single nook and cranny to watch it all go down.

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The hardware, out on display.

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Semenuk and T-Mac get in the zone before round 1.

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Gully contemplates life, the universe, and whether or not he left his oven on.

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Crap! I did leave the oven on!

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The Claw on the “spin cycle” setting.

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Sam Reyonolds throws down an airwalk.

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Mike Montgomery, lawn bowling champion (probably).

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Barspin to the upper deck of the cabin.

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The tailwhips came fast and furious during the runs.

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Sam Pilgrim with a huge flip tuck no-hander off the final jump.

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He was understandably pleased about putting a whole run together, something that has eluded him in previous years.

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Soderstrom styles it out with a flip-nac.

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Soderstrom was the only rider on-course to attempt a triple whip.

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The jumps received plenty of TLC throughout the comp to ensure maximum radness.

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Paul Bas shows us his bling.

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There was no shortage of creative signs being held aloft.

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Dude, you’ve got a little something on your face.

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Definitely NOT the tuck no-hander people were hoping for.

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Running with a different kind of chainless setup. Probably better for everyone that way.

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Heard over the course marshal radio channel: “there appears to be a bunch of bananas at the top of the course.”

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Not everyone was able to enjoy the beverages they had brought onto the hill.

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From all accounts, Joyride 2013 was in fact, the worst ski comp ever.

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Move over Michael Jordan, there’s a new king of air in town…

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Fans were always ready to bring the noise.

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Rob Warner always has a unique way of standing out in the crowd.

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Even Pilgrim thinks he can be too loud though.

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The conditions for Colorado-ing were sub-par, but that didn’t stop people from trying.

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The bananas split during a break in the action.

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Sadly not everyone was able to peel away successfully.

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Air Messere in action.

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Cam McCaul with a huge superman backflip. Hey, those diapers aren’t gonna buy themselves.

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It’s time to play a game of “Spot the McCaul”

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Semenuk flipping off the top of the cabin.

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And wrapping things up with a huge flip whip.

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Soderstrom doing his best helicopter impersonation.

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Spinning the cabin was not for the faint of heart.

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To the victors go the spoils…

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Anton Thelander walked away with the inaugural “Young Guns” award. 4th place for the Swede.

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Semenuk celebrates his second Joyride win.

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Who doesn’t like a good ‘ole fashioned champagne shower?

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Adrian Marcoux gives his congratulations during the award scrum.

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Aye, tis a noble steed.

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Redemption.


 

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jeremy  - Aug. 19, 2013, 11:24 a.m.

Those "nollie" 360's that Claw and Soderstrom were doing off the drops were the tits.

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