Cameron Zink Wins Crankworx Slopestyle

On Saturday the 14th of August Zink took home $15,000 on a gnarly course that scared most of the riders. Among an array of features was a 20 by 25ft drop and a snowboard style jump at the end.

Mike Montgomery followed Zink in third place (video of his run below) on a hardtail and young gun Casey Groves finished off the top three.

Unfortunately Brandon and the Claw sustained injuries that put them out of the finals. Brandon Semenuk broke his collarbone under-rotating a flip on the last jump and Darren Berrecloth broke two bones in his hand. Martin Soderstrom crashed on each of his runs.

Apparently this years course aroused debate over the size of some features, undoubtedly fueled by the injuries of two top riders. But surely tricking off 20ft drops differentiates slopestyle from BMX events, and the freeriders from the dirtjumpers? The kind of madness that is thrown down during these events is what drives slopestyles popularity, which can only be a good thing for such a niche sport.

Anyway, enough opinion. Follow these links for photos, videos and info:

Video: a pro's perspective of the event

Amazing photos in this article

Zink's winning run can be seen here

Mike Montgomery's second place run