Official Oceania Whip-Off Championships presented by SPANK

Official Oceania Whip-Off Championships presented by SPANK

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 style, and it’s a Crankworx crowning achievement.

Developed by 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 presented by SPANK brings 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 sideways style.

Schedule

Thursday March 21
7:30pm - 9:00pm Whip Off

Event Information & Formats

Registration:
Pro invitational.  Rider list will be published in March.

Onsite Checkin:

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.

Location:
Skyline Event Office (Skyline Management Offices next to the Gondola Terminal)

Hours:
Wednesday March 20 | 7:00am-1:00pm
Thursday March 21 | 7:30am-12:00pm
Friday March 22 | 7:00am-10:00am

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.

Protective Equipment Requirements:
Full-face helmet (Any certified 1 or 2-piece helmet)

Prize money:
Men - 1st: $1,000 NZD
Women - 1st: $1,000 NZD

Contact for more information:
athletes@crankworx.com