Last weekend, one of the wildest contest of the year took place down in New Mexico at the Angel Fire Resort. Some of the best BMX trails riders in the world were invited out to have a weekend filled with good times and some crazy riding on the Red Bull Dreamline course that took 6 weeks to create. Over the course of the weekend, Ted Van Orman was lucky enough to get a few laps in and pull out his camera to shoot some photos! We’ve got 15 dialed photos that he shot over the course of the weekend for you guys to check out and enjoy! Let’s take a look!
Just when you thought you have seen it all from Red Bull Dreamline, they go and drop this highlight video for you to check out! Hit that play button if you can’t get enough!
If you still haven’t gotten your fill of the Red Bull Dreamline contest yet, here is another highlight reel. It’s not embedded because it auto plays, and nobody likes that.
Still haven’t had enough Dreamline? Me either. Here’s a video Red Bull dropped from Qualifiers!
“Put the world’s best BMX dirt jumpers and trail riders on one of the most amazing dirt contest courses ever built, and you get top-notch, progressive riding and a hell of a good time. The qualifying round at Red Bull Dreamline 2013 consisted of two heats of riders who threw their best tricks out in laid-back, two-hour jam sessions.
The judging was handled by the riders themselves, with one heat picking the top six riders from the other heat to advance to the final, because no one knows how hard it is to do the tricks on this course than the riders themselves.“
Red Bull strapped a camera on Mike “Hucker” Clark and sent him down the hill on the Dreamline course so we could all get a look at what it was like to ride those masssssive jumps. Hit that play button and take a little ride!
It looks like Pat Casey took him the win this weekend at Red Bull Dreamline! If you saw some of the videos you know how good Pat Casey was riding! Check out the full press release below. Expect footage from finals to surface soon enough.
“August 10th, 2013– (Angel Fire, New Mexico) – The most eagerly anticipated BMX event of the year lived up to big expectations, with massive dirt jumps sending riders, and the level of BMX progression, to new heights. The course, carefully groomed over the past six weeks, boosted riders over 30 feet into the sky and sent Pat Casey, originally attending as an alternate, to the top of the heap in a 12-man final judged by BMX pros including Brian Foster and Corey Bohan.
The course was like no other in the history of the sport. The mountain resort of Angel Fire, New Mexico was carefully chosen due to the unique consistency of the dirt that lent itself to perfectly groomed jumps. After six weeks of meticulous crafting, builder Adam Aloise and his 4-man crew unveiled the top-secret trails to the best riders in the sport. The course spanned nearly half a mile, descending down from the 9700-foot elevation start. With nearly 55 seconds riding from start to finish, riders had boundless opportunities to put tricks on display to the sold out crowd who hiked out to watch.
The 12 competitors who rode in the finals put on a progression session in a two–hour jam format, and were judged by five randomly selected riders who did not advance from yesterday’s qualifiers. Top three finishers Casey, TJ Ellis and Kyle Baldock impressed the judges and the crowd, run after run, with some never before seen combos and general fearlessness on the intimidating course. Nineteen-year-old Casey from Yorba Linda, CA received the adoration of judges and competitors with his combos like a massive truckdriver to double tailwhip on Gargamel (the nickname for the 2nd largest and meanest jump on the course), and a 360 tailwhip to barspin on the gigantic last set. Ellis also impressed with his linking of tricks, including a front flip turndown straight into a cork flip.
THRILLS AND CHILLS
Anthony Napolitan, the event creator, was blown away by the level of riding, saying the competition was “definitely a progression on every level, we probably saw two or three new tricks that have never been done before. The goal has been accomplished. There were at least three times where I got the chills.”
Casey demonstrated that given the right course, on any given day, new stars can rise to the top. “I came here as an alternate, to win Dreamline is just awesome. I love this. These are the best dirt jumps I’ve ridden and it blows my mind.”
Riders were also impressed with a relatively unknown rider Dawid Godziek from Poland who earned a standing ovation for his fearlessness.
Judge and BMX legend Brian Foster shared his amazement. “There was stuff I saw today, I don’t know if it’s ever been done. It’s eye opening. These are the biggest jumps I’ve ever seen in my life, and I’ve been around in a little bit.” Whether a vet or a new fan of BMX, there is no doubt Red Bull Dreamline was a barrage of jaw-dropping moments, all thanks to Mother Nature and the fearless riders who use her as their launching pad.
The event was filmed with some of the most cutting edge cameras ever used in sport, and will be aired on NBC on October 26th, 2013 at 4pm ET, brought to you in partnership with Casio G’zOne Commando, Dodge Dart, and GoPro. The Red Bull Signature Series, the most progressive action sports property in the world, featuring some of Red Bull’s top events including Joyride and Rampage. For more information, please visit www.redbullsignatureseries.com.
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1st: Pat Casey (USA) 90.27
2nd: TJ Ellis (USA) 88.00
3rd: Kyle Baldock (AUS) 84.40
4th: Ben Wallace (UK ) 83.93
5th: Dawid Godziek (POL) 83.67
6th: Chris Doyle (USA) 83.33
7th: Seth Klinger (USA ) 83.27
8th: Cam White (AUS) 83.00
9th: Mike “Hucker” Clark (USA ) 82.60
10th: Joey Cordova (USA) 80.73
11th: Ronnie Napolitan (USA) 77.73
12th: Dennis Enarson (USA) 44.33 “
Here’s a little more footage from the prelims during Red Bull Dreamline this weekend! Absolute MUST SEE.
“James Foster, Dennis Enarson, Hucker, Cam White, TJ Ellis, Dawid Godziek, Pat Casey, and more of the best dirt riders in the world throw down on some of the gnarliest contest jumps ever built. Credit: Vital BMX“