Friday, July 30, 2010

GoPro Crankworx Colorado Practice

Crankworx colorado

Im here at Crankworx at Winter park Colorado .
Its all good , We had one practice session on Wednesday and I got all the features on the course dialed in.

The course is pretty sick , there is some decent size stuff  . we got rained off today but you can watch Quali online tomorrow morn


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

BIKE mag

Boom . if you havent seen the latest edition of Bike magazine .go buy it ! its the Photo annual edition and a Mcgazza can be spotted double page steez opening the gallery section . I'm stoked on the shot of me riding my Corsair Konig slopestyle weapon in my kick ass home country of New Zealand.
 Shot by mega skilled photog Camila Stoddart  
 My good mate and hero  Seb Kemp was there to dig, give me advise on how to rock and roll and also how to ride a bike, cheers brah!

Monday, July 19, 2010

claymore challenge 2010

check 1:04 for my 360 drop
Up Doggs ?
well Claymore finals went down on the weekend , the weather was sweet as , the course was sweet as , my bike was sweet as . Everything was sweet as.
it was great to have another kiwi (paul Langlands) there to shred with , and break down the largely north american feild.
we showed up pretty early on sat morn as we had to get Pauls forks changed as he AXED them in a massive crash in traing the night before ...( top of the walll ride to nose case the deck of the quarter, gnaaarly!!!)
I had a couple things to get done in training and ended up having a big off corkflipping from quarter to bank which landed me in the 1st aid room . a few bandages later I was back on the course ready to take my run , I laid down a saftey run 1st up with a couple of mistakes , but was good to have a full run in the bag   , Paul had a couple mistakes in his 1st run also  and we scored about the same I think ,

For my 2nd run I wanted to send it , I was going well I rode the top of the course clean and smooth  I 3ed the drop mid course , when I barrel fipped out of the quarter to bank my tyre blew out , I was hella pissed about that , and my run was done .
Pauls 2nd run was all good  he stomped everything including a maaaasive supz seat grab mid course . hell yeah
paul ended 15th and me 18th  ...KIWIS !
I am sitting 13th now in the FMB standings so will be trying to do well in colorado next weekend  to stay close to the top ten for crankworx.
chur chur

Friday, July 16, 2010

Kiwis on tour

Hey Bros 
Me and Paul Langlands are chillin here in New Hampshire U S A , eatin massive burgers, driving in massive trucks and also doing Massive jumps at the 2010 Highland MTB park CLAYMORE Challenge Slopestyle Comp.
Today we had Qualifying , which went not too bad for us Kiwis ( we are the only Un north american riders there, except for yannick from France)
we now have the final on saturday (sunday for you ) will be streaming live on line I think check out for details.
Mcgazza and Langers

Friday, July 9, 2010

Back in the WHIS

 Its good to be back in my 2nd home WHISTLER B.C ...
We got in a couple days ago an I have been setting up our new place . Hells yeah we are close to the lifts and village , so it should be an Epic summer!
I am coaching on Camp of Champions this week , teachin the new school of riders how to send it off cliffs! yeeehaaa..
Next week I'm off to Mew Hampshire USA for the Highland MTB park Claymore Challenge slopestyle ,and then right after that on to Colorado for

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Chatel Mountain Style

Hey Brahs
Last weekend it was time for Chatel mountan style in France , CMS is a Big mountain  event on "The Face" at Chatel bike park.

Sunset in Chatel

I showed up on the thursday and checked out the course. Holy Sh*t , it was pretty Gnar , the first drop was about 11 metres High , straight into a pretty massive step up jump , the rest of the course flowed down the hill with more jumps drops and Chutes and off course ROCKS.haha
I was actully pretty stoked on the couse as every one was shittin their pants about some of the stuff , its good when there is only a few guys who are brave enough to ride some course features.
The weather in Chatel is crazey ,Every day without fail at 2pm it POURS rain. some thing to do with the big lake I think , so conditions were allways pretty slick on the course.

i was riding my Corsair Crown DH bike 
but I ended up switching it for   my  Corsair Konig  130mm slopestyle rig , i swapped a few parts over and got up the hill for my

maiden voyage on the bike down the course which was also my Qual run! , The konig was  pretty sweet on the course, very manouverable, so I was stoked , 2pm the rain came and we all went home and hoped for a nice sunday.
Start drop
I woke up sunday and it was mint weather , we headed up . the course was still pretty slick but we rolled in for finals runs.
I dropped in and flipped the monster step up and couldnt have landed any smoother! I was hella stoked and my run was going really well , then I slid out on a wet off camber drop landing , and crashed pretty bad, I was pissed cause it was so small and stupid , my run was pretty much done . A crash knocks your fluidity points alot.
 We had a second run to get it dialed but when I got to the top ,2pm rolled around and so did the pouring rain... and they called the comp off .
 Thats comp riding for ya, One mistake and its all over!  Next year I'll be back!