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Jordie Lunn, who has been mountain biking since before Whistler even had a bike park, showed that slopestyle and dirt jumping isn’t just for teenagers. The 28-year old rider threw a huge cork 720 two win the first segment of Teva’s Best Trick Showdown at Crankworx.
The contest is a peer-judged, two-session best-trick jam session where riders are allowed multiple runs to throw the biggest trick possible. After hitting a jump high on Whistler’s Joyride slopestyle course, riders moved to a lower feature. The competitor who threw the best trick on each segment won $4,000.
After Lunn won the first session, riders descended to the course’s famous step-down cabin—a massive 20-foot drop that serves as the final jump on the Joyride course. There, Tom van Steenberger executed a front-flip tuck no-hander to take home the $4,000.
The event not only showcases the riders’ bag of tricks, but serves as a warm-up to the Joyride slopestyle, which will be held tomorrow evening, August 18. Riders can dial in their moves, while previewing the course—although the risk of injury keeps some of the top slopestyle riders from throwing their hardest tricks.
Jordie Lunn wins the showdown with a cork 720 off the Bud Light step-down cabin. (Photo: Blake Jorgenson)