This is by far the best edit to come out of the Red Bull Joyride/Crankworx media smorgasbord. Taylor Sage has been knocking out consistently amazing edits all year for Sram/Truvativ but this one goes one step further. Personal, insightful, and shows the building tension and pressure of Semenuk, but most amazingly it captures Semenuk displaying something that closely resembles emotion. A must watch movie whether you understand slopestyle or not, because it shows a top athlete preparing for and dealing with pressure of competing at the highest level in their chosen sport.
Kiran MacKinnon is a human dyno. When Santa Cruz Bicycles needs to test, experiment and validate suspension then Kiran is the one of the main people we call on to do that work. Not only is he an extremely talented bike rider and incredibly knowledgeable about suspension, but he can actually interpret and translate what he’s feeling in a way that he can communicate to the rest of the engineering team. This enables them to cross-reference the data they’ve collected with real life, on-trail experience to build better bikes and provide the right setup for our riders. We’re constantly refining our VPP™ suspension as well as the damping tunes shocks we spec on our bikes in order to make sure our bikes ride really, really good.