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
5:00pm - 7:00pm Official Oceania Whip-Off Championships presented by SPANK Skyline

Event Information & Formats

Registration: Onsite at Skyline Offices. Riders must be registered in another Crankworx event and be at least 16 years unless advanced permission is arranged. 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.