The Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship will close out its season in 2021 from the dirt gold and amidst the mighty Redwoods of Skyline Rotorua Gravity Park.
New Zealand’s grand master of the discipline, Kelly McGarry, and his building partner, Tom Hey, designed and built one of the best slopestyle courses in the world before McGarry passed away in 2016. The event was renamed in his honour.
The Rotorua event is a special one for many reasons. Like every Crankworx Slopestyle, it is the marquee event of the festival, bringing together the elite of the discipline eager to prove themselves and start their season off with a bang.
The Maxxis Slopestyle in Memory of McGazza, as well as all other events part of the quest for the Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship, will be broadcast LIVE on all your devices on Red Bull TV. They are also LIVE on Crankworx.com and Pinkbike.com.
By invitation only. Total of 14 riders + 2 alternates
- The top 6 from the 2019 Crankworx FMBA SWC standings are guaranteed entry into all Crankworx slopestyle competitions for 2021
- Invitations will also be issued to the next top-6 riders from the FMB World Ranking as of 6 weeks prior to event start date
- 1 wildcard awarded to the top rider not already qualified from Red Bull Copenride
- 1 wildcard awarded to the top rider not already qualified from Red Bull Roof Ride
- Best score of two runs
- The start order for run one is based on the Crankworx FMBA SWC standings, with riders appearing in reverse order
- Run two will be done in reverse order, based on the results of the first run
Designed and built by Tom Hey and Kelly McGarry, the course sits in Skyline Rotorua Gravity Park.