Photos of The Day: Highland Slopestyle

Highland Slopestyle

Photos and captions by Tommy Ayyggss

Unknown rider doing his own version of a “whip” for the Red Bull Whip-Off: a tail-whip

We all know that the big events in Whistler, New Zealand, Utah and Europe get most of the slopestyle attention, but there are also events in other places that draw crowds and riders, too. This summer, one of those events was held at Highland Bike Park in Northfield, New Hampshire. This was the first time for the event, which brought out some top slopestyle riders and a bunch of young racers as well. Here are some highlights of the action.

Local rider, Max, going just as big for the Whip-Off tie.

FAST FACTS

Name of the event: Clif Slopestyle / Fox US Open Next Gen Racing
Location: Highland Bike Park, 75 Ski Hill Drive, Northfield, NH 03276
Date of the event: Clif Slopestyle 7/20/19
USO next gen racing: 7/21/2019
Prize money payout: 1st- $5000, 2nd -$2500, 3rd -$1500
Sponsors: Fox Clothing , Red Bull , GT Bicycles , Clif-Bar , Horizon Hobby, Flat Tire Defender, Sierra Nevada, Vittoria Tire, Big Bear Mountain, Highland Bike Park

Anthony with a well-deserved win—so much talent at Highland.

Even with the heat, it was all smiles as instructor Tyler McCaul hiked back up to the drop-in point with his students in tow.

Max, showing the fruit of being a Highland camper.

Unknown locals on 24-inch dirt-jumpers were going big. The Highland kids’ camp is definitely molding the next generation of riders.

Highland camp instructor throwing down: Tyler McCaul, proving his credentials with the big, stylish moto-whip.

Composite shot of Nicholi Rogatkin: front flip on the cannon; tail-whip out of the first shark fin; 360 x-up out of the second shark fin; fast-plant-360 off the cliff-drop.

Rogatkin: Even with his signature trick, the cashroll, it was still only enough for 2nd place.

Lieb and Rogatkin, patiently waiting to hear who won.

The overall podium: Nicholai Rogatkin, 2nd; David Lieb, 1st; Vencl Jakub, 3rd.

Sometimes style is all you need.


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