A Privateer's View of Crankworx Rotorua - Video
Photos by Sydney Wainwright. Words by Tom Booker.
Located somewhere between Wellington and Rotorua, the trip kicked off with a short stop at Dirt Farm - boasting hero dirt and the world’s sickest uplift truck. Keep an eye out for Dirt Farm’s commercial opening sometime this year.
Jacob O'Donoghue-Price throwing out some big wheel steeze on the Green Room - a trail that moonlights as a pine cone collecting route for the owner’s father and his quad bike.
On the hottest day of the week the boys decided to head out to the lush forest of Rainbow Mountain. Here’s Connor Jacob swingin’ off the back and sporting his usual Adidas trackies.
At the tender age of 16, Hunter Paull holds the record for being the youngest washed up athlete in existence. Connor at 17 comes a close second.
Easiest way back up to the top of the jump line was a cozy ride up on the ATV. Talk about the ultimate backyard set up.
Practice for the downhill saw ominous clouds hanging idly in the background. Thankfully for us spectators overnight rains meant Sunday's racing produced mega carnage out on track.
Of all the sections on track the Larches were particularly nightmarish. Sam Robbie was one of the few to make it through this section unscathed
Jacob O’Donoghue-Price sending a fast plant to get over the vertical drop through the middle of the Larches that most riders were avoiding altogether. As impressive as it was, MVP went to Charlie Makea for having more extension on his tripod than everyone in the media tent combined.