DirtTV's Parkin brothers have proved themselves more than capable when it comes to moving pictures and it looks like they're fairly handy with non-moving pictures too. My personal favourite has to be the shot of Garrett Buehler coming up short on the Oakley drop. How good!!
Darren Berrecloth finally nailed the line he first attempted in 2008. Good enough for third place on the day.
Andreu Lacondeguy moto whipping his new Mondraker rig. XT cranks and a carbon seatpost probably made his the lightest bike on the hill. Looks like the weight weenie fetish is extending to the freehucking world too...
Gee's line was as burly as anything attempted during the comp, and he nailed it with speed and flow.
This double drop was just one of the massive hits on Gee's line.
This is not going to plan... Yannick Granieri ejecting over the bars of the Oakly Icon Sender.
When Red Bull girls are in distress, there is never a shortage of willing guys to drag them up a dusty mountainside...
Local boy, Logan Bingelli, proves that Gee is not the only World Cup racer that can mix it with the huckers.
Often it's difficult to know where to look during Rampage practice, there are literally people launching themselves off cliffs all over the place.
This is the point when you know you aren't going to ride it out. Garrett Buehler about to test out his helmet and body armour after coming up short on the Oakley drop.
Tyler McCaul was riding some creative lines, and had some pretty sweet style to boot.
Team Gee looking up the hill trying to figure out how the second set of tyre marks appeared on the line they worked so hard to create. Mike Montgomery employs the age old practice of hiding in plain sight...
Dirt snapper Sven Martin trying to find some cell phone reception deep in the Utah desert. With 3 remote cameras and Rob Parkin as his assistant, Sven had plenty of time to update his twitter while all the other photographers were running from ridge to ridge.
This is the huge hip wallride huck that only Gee rode out from. His new run in was a late addition to the original Romo line, and the slight change in angle worked out well for Geeman. Second place.
Robbie Bourdon spent a lot of time practicing his run-in to this epic jump, mostly without a helmet or even a shirt. Once finals time came along a tussle with a spectator ruined his chances at hitting the jump at full speed. Next time Robbie!
Greg Watts showed off his slopestyle skillz by flipping this stepdown near the end of his run. He only finished the lip minutes before finals started, and his flip was the first time he had hit it. Full committment.
This picture of Thomas Vanderham is a triumph of modern digital photography. You might notice the light in most other versions of this shot being a little flat, so photoshop maestro Rob Parkin swapped out the backdrop for when the light was firing ten minutes earlier.
The previous shot of Vanderham is why this shot of Zinks comp winning 360 is so wide. All of the assembled press were literally running back to the Oakley drop to get there in time for Zinks run. Redbull like to keep the media on their toes. If you have seen a closer shot, then you can be sure the photographer in question does not have the afrementioned Vanderham suicide.
Kyle Strait loves to take his hands off the bars. In previous years this was enough for the competition win, but a slight bar snapping incident on a case lower down the course put paid to the beefeaters chances this year.
Ladies and Gentlemen, your 2010 Rampage champions. Bearclaw stomped his line, Gee rode the mountain like a DH course and Zink did the biggest, gnarliest 360 on a bicycle to date. A worthy winner.
Redbull girls. No further caption needed.
Farewell to Zion National Park for another couple of years. Rampage was epic, and I'm sure we will be back.