Nick Keating and Tom Guilmette captured the Claymore Challenge event with a Phantom Flex High Speed camera to give us some super slick slow-mo footage. Our team riders Ryan Howard and Kelly McGarry have some sick clips in this edit!
McGarry gave us the low-down on his 2011 Claymore Challenge experience. Check it!
I just spent a week in the good ol US of A hitting the Highland Claymore Challenge comp and also visiting my little brother Matty who lives close by. It was good to hang out and we did some fishing after the comp.
As for the comp I blew up… I was having a solid run and loving the course but came in too hot on the red bull wallride and my front wheel missed the wall! I never messed that wall up once in practice and couldnt believe I messed it up im my run!
Next run I exploded on a tuck flip! ….. pissed
That was IT for Mcgazza!
Fellow Kiwi Conner Mac-EF was there too and riding really well. Unfortunatly he had a bad stack on a fronto at the end of a good run and popped the ol shoulder… heal up brah!
The Kiwis didn’t do to well this weekend but we WILL BE BACK!
I did have alot of fun riding the course… it’s one of the better ones out there… props to Smutok and Highland crew for a good job on the cours and thanks to Matt and crew for having me to stay!
McGazza with an epic freeride day update, check it!
Went on a siiiiick all day Switzerland mega freeride extravagaaaanza tour yesterday… 8am to 10pm of driving/training/bussing/metaling/pushing and riding.
We jumped in my good mate Ramon’s van and assembled a few other members of the Swiss Army
(Manual, Sven ,Joel) and headed toward the mountains. We drove onto a train and went through a mountain on a train (while sitting in the car) which was pretty trippy. We then did a quick shuttle of a walking track which was sick.
Then it was time for some big missions… we caught a bus at the top of Thyon 2000 mountain which was a 45minute bus ride followed by over an hour of flowwy walking track style DH riding, but it also had crazy bits where we literally rode through random peoples backyards, past their washing line and everthing, pretty funny!
We tried to ride a chute we saw from the road but it turned out to have bigger rocks than we thought. I was riding my 4inch slopestyle bike and it was abit of a handfull! Some bigger tyres would have been nice!
It was a super good day and we did some awesome riding that was very uniquely Switzerland. I’m so lucky to have friends who live here and know where to go!
Cheers brahs! – McGazza