Official Oceania Whip-Off Championships presented by SPANK

Official Oceania Whip-Off Championships presented by SPANK

2016 winners: Ryan Howard and Casey Brown

Leap into the air, turn the bike to a 45-degree angle and raise the tires to greet the horizon. There you have the whip. Pull it off mid-air, with rock star amplitude, and it’s a Crankworx crowning achievement.

Developed by Kiwi mountain bike photographer Sven Martin as an unofficial event, the whip-off now gets riders in a frenzy all over the world. The Official Oceania Whip-Off Championships brings all the entertainment to the home country of its creator, combining big attitude with big whips as riders duke it out to win the admiration of the crowd, the respect of their peers and, ultimately, the title of sovereign of style.


Wednesday March 29
8:00am - 5:00pm Onsite Registration / Checkin Skyline Management Offices
5:00pm - 7:00pm Official Oceania Whip-Off Championships presented by SPANK Skyline

Event Information & Formats

Onsite at Skyline Management Offices. 8am-5pm.

Riders must be registered in the Pro Elite category of another Crankworx event. Riders in other categories can apply for an exception - email


Riders will be issued a wristband to identify that they have checked in. Once the rider has been eliminated the wristband will be removed. Only riders with a wristband will be allowed to drop in.

Format and Judging: Jam style. Riders will be eliminated based on the judges’ discretion during the competition. The judging panel will select a winner based on amplitude, style, degree of whip past 90 degrees and, most importantly, the return of the bike to a straight position down the fall line.