Crankworx Rotorua 2016 - Top 5's

Crankworx Rotorua 2016 has been and gone. I had a great time working with the Pinkbike crew helping them put together stunning articles and photo epics that were all time. I think enough time has passed that now I can throw together a little article looking back over the week that was Crankworx. 

Here I am including my TOP FIVE photos from each event. This is going to be pretty bloody hard if I'm completely honest as I took a LOT of photos. How do I judge them? Do I want riding, or atmosphere or what...

Well, here goes anyway. Have a look and see what you think. Photos are in no particular order. Enjoy.

Day One: GIANT Toa Enduro.

Joe Nation gets style points on Stage 5

Brook MacDonald splashes through the creek at the bottom of stage 5.

Cube racer Matt Walker shows he has style for miles in the Redwoods.

It's like a leafy tunnel.

Josh Carlson hucks the roots at the end of Stage 6.

Day One: SPANK Whip Off

Blenki drops in over the judges.

David MacMillan with that signature shirt style.

Big 'ol T-Mac Whip.

Whoops, looks like Sam Reynolds forgot how to whip

No Whip off is complete without a sunset silhouette banger.

Day Two: Mons Royale Speed & Style

Focus is forgotten when the action is this good.

Martin Soedestrom wasn't able to back up the wins, but was still stylish AF.

Jill Kintner is extremely focused here.

Conor Macfarlane, as always, a crowd favourite.

Showing just how loose that outside line was!

Day Three: RockShox Pump Track.

Phil Atwil, lots of back wheel.

Seconds before impact, Rupert 'OTB' Chapman.

Not a bike in site, spotted this lad 'Cam Zink' at the bar!

Battle of the Kiwi's, Matt Walker edges out Conor Macfarlane.

Jill Kintner is at it again with the focus.

Day Four: Red Bull Slopestyle

Brandon Semenuk "Under the boardwalk"

I love how this looks like a painting almost!

Brandon Semenuk Inverted off the SRAM sender.

Pretty sure this is Anton Thelander. Sick shot though.Step up bar.

The Big Man. What it was all about. 

Day Five: IXS Downhill Cup

R-Dog Whippin' the 'hecklers log' gap

Elliot Jackson sends the 'Hip Replacement' gap

Harry Heath at speed. Look at the detail captured on the frame!

Joel 'Ranga' Tunbridge flies over where I was lying.

I'm all about that reflection. Elliot Jackson again. 

Runners up.

Carson Storch on the boner log.

I just like the feels here.

This kid with a rowdy corner.

Brook spraying the podium and loving it.

This dude about to lose it (he held on)

The man, the myth, the legend. Loic Bruni.