Photos and Captions by: Colin Meagher
Qualification Results- Top 10 move on to Final:
1. Logan Binggeli 74.4
2. Alex Prochazka 72.2
3. Chris Van Dine 71.0
4. Geoff Gulevich 70.0
5. Tyler McCaul 69.6
6. James Doerfling 69.4
7. Greg Watts 68.4
8. Andreu Lacondeguy 65.4
9. Jamie Goldman 64.0
10. Curtis Robinson 63.6
Those who didn’t quite make the cut: Kenny Smith-60.4, Wil White-60.2, Yannick Granieri-59.8, Mike Montgomery-59.4, Steve Romaniuk-57.8, Kyle Norbraten-54.4, Andrew Taylor-52.6, Kelly McGarry-52.2, Ryan Berrecloth-52.0, Jordie Lunn-48.8 and Garett Beuhler-DSQ
Todd Barber and Garett Buehler looking off the lip of the Oakley Icon Sender into the valley below.
Crashing here can have a few consequences--and maybe a few thousand if you land on the wrong thing.
There really is no screwing around with medical at an event like this.
Tyler McCaul sending it off of Gee's Day One line of '08.
Alex Pro was one of the fastest and the more creative riders tackling the qualifier day at the Rampage.
Run one in the bag, and T-Mac discusses line choice for run two with big brother Cam McCaul.
Greg Watts is known to throw down on a slopestyle course, but the Rampage is a beast of a different sort. Cream always rises to the top, though, and despite his lack of previous Rampage experience, Watts qualified for Sunday's Finals.
Under the blazing Utah desert heat, you'll do what you can to keep the sun at bay.
A rare sighting: a vintage Karpiel. Just make sure you have an engineer on hand to help with setting up the suspension.
Jamie Goldman left the desert country of Bend, Or to try his hand at Rampage glory in the desert country of Virgin, UT. First dance on the Rampage soil and he's in for the final.
Rampage vet Chris Van Dine sending it big for an upper tier qualifying position. With minutes to go before his brother's Rampage debut, Darren Barrecloth puts some finishing touches on Ryan Barrecloth's lower line LZ.
The Oakley Icon Sender really is a massive hit. In some ways it's almost too big, as very few riders have the skill to do anything other than a straight air, and the landing is solid enough that the stability of dual crown fork is almost a necessity.
Kelly McGarry had a rough go the past week: first his Custom Rampage bike was stolen from the Interbike Venue, and then the same gremilin grabbed his front tire on both backflip attempts immediately after he stomped the Oakley Icon Sender.
Garret Buehler looking good.
But it takes just one cased landing...
To bring a top shelf Slopestyle rider to his knees.
Best advertising for riding with a Giro full face: Buehler's lid following his rodeo ride after hitting the Icon Sender.
Kelly McGarry's bike getting a working over after his first run crash, while the big man himself gets a handful of stitches in his elbow.
A ''all growed up'' Geogg Gulevich revels in his fourth place qualifying run.
The unique pull shock on Chris Van Dine's new Cannondale Claymore.
Red Bull pulls out all the stops, bringing out a 3D camera crew to immortalize the 2010 Rampage.
It's not all fun and games, as Rampage Rookie Tyler McCaul discovered the hard way during his second run. Just one tiny mistake can lead to a simple get off or worse.
Not just a dirt jumper anymore, Andreu Lacondeguy is a legit big mountain slopestyle athlete in full. The Spaniard qualified aboard a Mondraker, having inked a deal the morning of the event.
And it wouldn't be a Red Bull event without a cadre of talent on hand to document the madness: the Red Bull media team's edit session following day one.
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