Do you remember back in 2013 when Gravity rider Kelly McGarry backflipped the 72 foot gap? With well over 26 million views just on Youtube, redbull.com presents a pretty sweet video breaking down the physics behind the flip. Nerdy? Heak no! It’s actually pretty interesting and you can check it out below!
Presented by Redbull.com
Video courtesy of EpicTV
EpicTV: “In this 3rd installment of Hometown Crusher, we head over to Santa Rosa, California to meet Andrew Taylor, a professional freeride mountain biker and hear about how his mountain biking journey began. Growing up in Santa Rosa gave Andrew plenty of opportunities to get out on his bike. Whether it’s was at Santa Rosa Skate Park, which is full of bowls and natural gaps or the dirt jumps hidden behind the park. Of course we are not forgetting the Annadel State Park, widely known for its sick trails. But no town with such a passion for mountain biking would be complete without someone’s back (and front) yard being converted into one of the coolest pump tracks ever! Back down in Santa Cruz, where Andrew currently lives, we sit down with two other biking legends, Ryan Nyquist and Greg Watts to hear why they think the MTB scene in Santa Cruz is so good right now. With such a high level of riders all in one location, pushing themselves and each other there is nothing to do but get good at riding! Don’t forget to enter our competition to WIN YOUR VERY OWN PROFESSIONAL SHOOT! As part of this series we are giving you a chance to star in your very own Hometown Crusher episode while kitted out in the latest adidas Outdoor and Five Ten product. Just upload 5 photos of you doing the sport you love to the Hometown Crusher Facebook page for your chance to win this once in a lifetime prize.”
Andrew Taylor is riding our gravity line of product.
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When most people think of Bali the first thing that usually comes to mind are endless waves and black sand beaches, but for our crew mountain biking was what we were after. With help from the guys at The Chillhouse – Bali Surf and Bike Retreats, Richie Schley, Maruius Hoppensack and myself (Andrew Taylor) soon found Read more
Here we have our final rider update from this year’s crankworx Whistler. Andrew Taylor competed in Dual Speed And Style at this years Crankworx despite his intense World Traveling agenda. AT took a hard crash in DS&S on a Flip No Hander and ended his Crankworx a bit early this year. We hope AT is healing up and ready to ride again soon.
Well, there it is. You’ve (hopefully) read through all of our reviews and have seen what our riders are capable of. Keep an eye out for these riders during the rest of the season and in the future!
Next up we have Charlie Sponsel who is a Portland, Oregon native and Gravity’s Brand Ambassador. Charlie Sponsel competed in the Enduro World Series to receive a respectable 56th place result against the world’s elite racers. Charlie was also entered in the Crankworx Dirt Diaries event for his video titled “Selling Out With Team Robot” which featured a cast including Lars Sternberg, Luke Strobel, and even Brian Lopes.
If you haven’t seen “Selling Out With Team Robot” check it out here:
We have yet another New Zealander in store for you guys and in today’s post, you can read about Conor Macfarlane!
Conor Macfarlane – New Zealand
Conor Macfarlane competed in the Whistler Enduro to a very respectable 35th place amongst the worlds best riders. Conor’s mountain bike skill set across the board is one of the most well rounded we’ve ever seen. Whether its Jumping, Slopestyle, Enduro or Freeride, Conor is always at the top of the competition. After Crankworx Whistler, Conor was invited to compete in Red Bull Rampage! What other riders do you know that can compete at the elite level of Rampage AND EWS Enduro?
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,
Andrew Taylor grew up in Santa Rosa, but moved to Santa Cruz for the riding scene.
Skye Schillhammer is from Western Washing and currently residing on the East Side in Spokane where he is attending college.