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2012

Tyler McCaul is the Official Whip Off World Champion – Crankworx Whistler

8/15/2012 : sicklines
, Tyler McCaul is the Official Whip Off World Champion – Crankworx Whistler

Brendan Fairclough (Photo: Blake Jorgenson)

WHISTLER, BC August 14, 2012 – An exciting new addition to Crankworx Whistler’s event calendar is the Un Official Whip Off World Championship. The event took place on the Whistler Mountain Bike Park’s gigantic Crabapple Hits. There are no rules in this event; the biggest, most stylish whip takes home the $1,000 cash prize and American Tyler McCaul was the man to do it today.

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“I learned how to do whips by watching Thomas Vanderham’s video parts in New World Disorder so it was cool that we were together in the finals,” says McCaul. “I was in my comfort zone all day and then on the last run I got out of my comfort zone, got real sideways and luckily it straightened out so I could ride away.”

Thomas Vanderham pulled the second best whip, MVP went to Brendan Fairclough and Cam Zink got an honourable mention. The “best whip not brought back” was Bernard Kerr and on the women’s side Lorraine Brancher came away with kudos. Other titles included in the grassroots event was “best AM whip” pulled by Chris Young, highest air to Jamie Goldman and “best scrub” to Ian Morrison.

, Tyler McCaul is the Official Whip Off World Champion – Crankworx Whistler

Photo: Pat Hui

Riders were inspired by the perfect line of Crabapple Hits booters and were pulling tricks beyond the whip including a flip by Nicola Pascetto and Andreu Lacondeguy’s huge superman.

, Tyler McCaul is the Official Whip Off World Champion – Crankworx Whistler

Photo: Pat Hui

The event was developed by Sven Martin, a mountain bike photographer who knows his whips. The whip is a revered move inspired by moto where the rider airs and throws the rear of the bike to one side; getting the bike flat, sideways and dragged out earns major style points.

, Tyler McCaul is the Official Whip Off World Champion – Crankworx Whistler

Photo: Pat Hui

Next up for August 15 is the longest running Crankworx event, the Air DH. The event will be live webcast 3:30-5:30pm PDT. Then that evening the iconic Deep Summer Photo Challenge will see six photographers compete for the prestige and the cash. The slideshow event will take place at Whistler Olympic Plaza and has VIP seating available for $20, or spectators can enjoy the show for free on the lawn. The event gets underway at nightfall, around 8:30pm.

, Tyler McCaul is the Official Whip Off World Champion – Crankworx Whistler

Photo: Pat Hui

Live Streaming Webcast Schedule for Crankworx Whistler 2012
The webcasts, powered by Red Bull Media House, are live streamed at www.crankworx.com

Saturday August 11
• REPLAY – Canadian Open Enduro – http://live.redbull.tv/events/120/crankworx-whistler-canadian-open-enduro/
• REPLAY – Dual Speed & Style presented by AVID – http://live.redbull.tv/events/121/crankworx-whistler-dual-speed-style/

Sunday August 12
• REPLAY – Garbanzo DH – http://live.redbull.tv/events/122/crankworx-whistler-garbanzo-dh/

Wednesday August 15
• Replay Air DH – http://live.redbull.tv/events/123/crankworx-whistler-air-dh/

Thursday August 16
• Teva Best Trick – 4:00pm-6:00pm
• Ultimate Pump Track Challenge presented by Rock Shox – 8:00pm-9:00pm

Friday August 17
• Red Bull Joyride Qualifiers – 1:30pm-3:00pm
• GIANT Dual Slalom Amateur – 3:30pm-5:30pm
• GIANT Dual Slalom Pro – 6:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday August 18
• Red Bull Joyride Finals – 5:30pm-7:30pm

Sunday August 19
• Jeep Canadian Open DH – 3:00pm-5:00pm

, Tyler McCaul is the Official Whip Off World Champion – Crankworx Whistler

Photo: Pat Hui


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