I heard Adam Aloise talking about this event the other week at Dreamline. He was headed straight from NC to Vegas to build the course, and my curiosity was piqued as to what it was going to be all about. I couldn’t really wrap my brain around how a contest based on speed and style (aka tricks) would work. Well after watching this I don’t think I was the only one who didn’t know what the fuck was going on. Given I don’t know what the exact rules/judging criteria were, it basically looks like it was a dirt jumping contest where you had to sprint off the roll-in. Pretty much after the riders dropped in, all focus on getting to the end of the course first went out the window. I’ll just assume that tricks carried WAY more weight towards the overall score than did winning the race. I mean why else would you have Pat “Face Case” Casey sending giant three whips over the first set? He could have at least pushed through and done some sort of scrubbed three whip. Now that would have been something to see! Even more confusing was Kris Fox flying through the course full speed only to give up the win by pulling up as hard as he could over the last set to do one of his signature whips. Anyway, the course looked rad and hopefully it got some of the spectators there for Monster Energy Cup stoked on our little non-wax carrying side of BMX.
Chris Bird coming though with the most comprehensive TRA Double Cross edit to date. There was so much that went down that I had forgotten about until watching this. Still, my favorite moment of the event was Jeremy Ball not even getting his front wheel over the second jump and still managing to come back for the win. Too good!
This one has me very intrigued. Apparently these are leftover clips that didn’t make it into a film that’s being made about trail riding in the South West of England. Definitely looking forward to seeing that if these are the throwaways!
Looks like they have been doing a good bit of dialing at the Hiroshima trails since the last time we saw something from them. I really love how psyched dude is as he cruises through!
I’m a little late to the party posting this one, but better late than never. I’m assuming this is the final Dreamline edit that Red Bull is going to put out until the big Signature Series show airs on NBC on November 8th. Go ahead and set your DVRs now so you don’t forget!
Doug’s edits are always a treat, so I was pretty excited to see him at the TRA Double Cross with camera in hand. What he came up with most definitely didn’t disappoint. My only complain is that it’s left me even more anxiously waiting for next year’s event!
There you have it, all the sections from “Welcome Back to Jefferson State!” are now online. I’m warning you now, this ending slideshow/credits is most definitely NSFW!
For the next couple of weeks you should probably expect every jam edit to be Halloween themed! Here’s one from Plauen, Germany.
Short and rockin’ are how I’d describe this edit from an October session at Patatrails.