We saw a couple riders send it from the top, with Ethan Nell finishing a buttery smooth full pull, including his huge lily-pad hit mid line. Darren Berrecloth had a smooth run on his whole line, on the far looker’s right of the venue, part of which he’s sharing with Tyler McCaul. Kurt Sorge also had a solid full run, and was throwing some good tricks into the mix.
Mid-morning, after a couple of overshoots on the canyon gap, Reed Boggs tail-tagged the landing with an explosive crash, giving everyone a scare. Fortunately for Boggs, he jumped right up and should be riding strong Friday.
With afternoon wind, there was a lot of down time waiting for things to calm down. Later in the evening, Carson Storch was able to sneak in a run and test out a new jump before the wind came back. Bas van Steenbergen was also seen taking some mellow laps on his ridge line later in the evening.
Tune in Friday at 9:00 a.m. PST on redbull.tv to catch the main event and see everyone throwing down for finals!
2017 RED BULL RAMPAGE PRACTICE | Thursday, October 26
Kurt Sorge sending his massive drop halfway down his line. | Photo: Steven Tinnell
One of Brandon Semenuk’s diggers helping dial in his line for finals. | Photo: Steven Tinnell
Antoine Bizet warming up on the lofty jump near the bottom of the course. Maybe we’ll see him double it in finals? | Photo: Steven Tinnell
Thomas Genon getting comfortable on his massive mid-run drop. | Photo: Steven Tinnell
Darren Berrecloth hits a large step down near the bottom of his run. | Photo: Steven Tinnell
Ethan Nell hitting his upper lily pad off the entrance drop. | Photo: Steven Tinnell
Kyle Strait ripping straight down the gut of the mountain. | Photo: Steven Tinnell
Thomas Genon cruises down the ridge in the middle of his run. | Photo: Steven Tinnell
Tyler McCaul styles out a Nac-Flip at the bottom of his run. | Photo: Steven Tinnell