Mike Hopkins Just got this awesome shot in Dirt Rag this month. Mike is healing up from the Rampage Injury and should be shredding his ski’s in no time.
Excellent Season Hop-O you killed it this year! Check out some more from Mike Hopkins from his 2013 Checklist:
Gravity’s Andrew Taylor has always been on his A game. From SOS Trips, to competing in some of the world biggest contests and having his own branded events, AT is always pushing his limits. Andrew had the idea to start HitCase a couple years back and we always hoped he would make his dream a reality. Basically The Hitcase is an awesome way to use your iPhone as a Point of View Camera. Now you can capture all your sessions on your iPhone instead of buying an expensive POV camera.
We checked in with Andrew Taylor to give us some more information about the Hitcase contest he is running for this years “AT Showdown”, but first watch this video he made as a teaser…
Gravity’s very own Kiwi Big Mountain Destroyer Kelly McGarry took home 2nd place after the 2013 Red Bull Rampage was finished. Kelly was coming back to Virgin, UT on a mission of redemption after he broke his shin filming just days before last year’s event. The stage was set this year for him to unleash his unfinished plans.
Returning to the same lookers left side of the venue, Kelly traversed from the gate and whipped around a hipped Cork Flip…on a DH bike to boot!
McGarry worked his way through some seriously gnarly lines and tee’d up the biggest Back Flip we’ve seen out of him to date, a whopping 73 feet over the deadly “Canyon Gap”. Just jumping this thing was huge, but to fully commit to flipping it takes a whole different state of mental toughness. After landing the Canyon Gap, Kelly proceeded to destroy the course in typical McGazza fashion sending big gaps, and even sneaking another massive flip to cap off the already ground breaking run.
Check out this video:Kelly McGarry’s Finals Run
Gravity and Wide Open’s Conor Macfarlane has been on a mission this year. Conor started off getting 2nd place at the Frew Farm Jam in NZ that Gravity Components sponsored, then making his way to a few comp’s in Europe including Crankworx Les Duex Alpes. Conor just kicked out this new video from BIKE Morzine filmed by their staff videographer Tom Richards of Furnival Media. Check it out!
The 2013 Crankworx went off up in Whistler this year. Kelly McGarry, Mike Hopkins, Eric Porter, James Doerfling, and Scott Kemp were all on hand to enjoy the madness. The Gravity Swag Ninja was out in full effect tossing out T-Shirts, Socks, Posters, Grips, and generally having a killer time hooking people up. If you got some Gravity swag, cheers to you, if you didn’t come find us a Steven’s Pass next weekend and we’ll get you taken care of.
Gravity Components traveled the short distance from their home in North Seattle to attend the 6th North West Cup race of the season at Steven’s Pass. Gravity’s Mike, Patrik, and Scott were on hand all weekend showing off the newest Gravity Light and Gradient gear, as well as racing in the event. The sun was out for the whole weekend and the riders and spectators were stoked! Gravity had new T-Shirts on hand to promote the launch of their new website. We were also showing some samples of some new color ways we are toying with. Read more
Last Friday Gravity’s very own Scott Kemp traveled up to Steven’s Pass to film the course preview with Contour’s Jake Hase. They hit the Cat 1, 2, and Pro course “Slingshot Wookie” and also took the Cat 3’s down Lichen It. These will be the courses that each Cat will race on. If you are Cat 3 & 2 your practice time is 10am – 2pm and if you are Cat 1 or Pro you will practice 2pm – 6pm.
Kelly is from Nelson New Zealand and lives part time in Whistler, BC.
Mike Hopkins is a Professional Mountain Bike Athlete bred from Canada’s B.C. Interior. He grew up amidst the outdoor driven community of Rossland,
Charlie Sponsel is from Portland, Oregon and runs the Team Robot Blog and Writes for Pink Bike. He also sends it further than you on the weekends.