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Instabangers: Whip Off World Championships

The world's best whippers assemble in Whistler

Whip offs are a feature of any bike festival now but the original and best has always been Crankworx Whistler’s. What started out as a friendly jam between friends has turned into the definite test for any wannabe steeze cats.

Finn Iles, unable to defend the title he won at age 14 in 2014, was back to take the win in the men’s competition with his buttery smooth style, while Casey Brown took top honours in a women’s field that was vastly improved on previous years.

Here’s all the very best action straight from the hill courtesy of social media:

Brook Macdonald

A banger shot of MacDonald slicing through the floating dust

Brook Macdonal winding one up as last man on the train, dust for dinner! #whipoffworlds @brookmacdonald6

A photo posted by Duncan Philpott (@duncanphilpott) on

Lorraine Blancher

The former Canadian National Champion and Masters World Champion finished second in the women’s event.


This is either a mean scrub or a very bad bail about to happen

Scrubs at crankworx! #crankworx #whipoffworlds #whipoff #scrub #whip #blackcomb #whistler #mountainbike #mtb

A photo posted by KAHLER PHOTO (@kahler_photo) on


There’s more than whips get thrown down on Crabapple Hits, riders are pulling all their tricks out of the bag

Bernard Kerr

Surrey’s steeze-meister was the best placed Brit

Tyler McCaul

T-Mac was super extended, but it wasn’t enough for a top 10

Caleb Holonko

Caleb is a young shredder you’re sure to hear more about with style like this

Sam Belnkinsop

Blenki slotted into fourth with his gloveless style

The crowd

There was a massive attendance at this year’s jam, this guy was even up in the trees

Allan Cooke

2002 X-Games gold medallist Allan Cooke showed he’s still got it with a third place

@ac_fabz goes and gets 3rd in whip off!!!!! Bad ass. @santacruzbicycles

A photo posted by Josh Lewis (@loosedoglewis) on

Casey Brown

The most stylish woman on the planet, Casey Brown.

#thisgirlcan #whipoff #crankworxwhistler #whistler #sleeplater #bikestagram

A photo posted by Anna Marsden (@annalmarsden) on

Finn Iles

Flying Finn proved once again that Crabapple Hits is his stomping ground. He’s won every whip off he’s entered here.

@finniles #crankworxwhistler #whipoffworlds #champion #whipitwednesday #whistler #crankworx

A photo posted by ale di lullo (@aledilullophotography) on

Congrats @finniles on the Whipoff Worlds Win today! #letfinnin #crankworx #whipoffworlds

A photo posted by Brian Finestone (@finestonephoto) on

Videos (click to play)

@finniles wins the @Crankworx #whistler #whipoffworlds sick work mate!

A video posted by Creative Concept ( on

The World Championship winning whip. @finniles #OneWithGravity Video by @mindsparkcinema | #SRAM

A video posted by SRAM MTB (@srammtb) on


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