|1||Waldy Lugo Jimenez||650|
|3||Byron Cruz Ramos||625|
Due to the increased speed, difficulty, and level of competition that now exists at IDF events, we believe that it is the best interest of the sport to begin to enforce certain requirements for safety equipment. As many of you will agree, we must start with helmets.
An increasingly large number of riders are now using uncertified helmets made by a wide variety of manufacturers. Because these helmets have not been scientifically tested and proven to reduce the severity of head impacts, many of them contain less than satisfactory protection.
The following is a brief overview of the types of helmets that will be considered acceptable for competition in IDF events in 2015 forward.
1. Any full face helmet that carries a certification from ATSM, CE, CPSC, SNELL, or another credible certification source. Flight, Bicycle, Skateboard, etc. If it is certified, it has been tested and inspected by professionals…Continue
Posted by Bugs on March 19, 2015 at 0:00
The priority registration for Maryhill Festival of Speed is now open. Priority means you can only register, if you're on the priority list, which you can find here.
Priority registration closes on Friday March 27, 2015 at 22:00 CET / 14:00 PDT / 08:00 AEDT (Saturday March 28).
Click here to register !
Posted by Beee on March 14, 2015 at 22:00
Mt Ruapehu is a brutal hunk of volcanic rock that makes humans seem puny in comparison, but today Connor Ferguson marked it as his own, overcoming Byron Essert, Tony Graves and James Kelly in the final of the Mt Ruapehu Gravity Festival. Earlier Rachel Bruskoff took out the Women's category, and Tyron Knight dominated the Juniors. Matt Boortman won the consolation final, making him the top New Zealander.
The day started the same as the last two days - wet, cold, foggy and windy. The early rounds came and went, and so did Jimmy Riha, eliminated in a stacked second round heat by Australians Callum O'Callaghan and Dejan Djukic. The top pros were keeping their powder dry,…Continue
Mt Ruapehu, Wellington - The weather cleared for an hour, the track dried, and Brennan Bast laid down the fastest run of the day, beating out all the big names.
The first three runs were wet, and riders felt their way through their course, testing the grip, and sometimes struggling to even find the course amid the dense fog.
The fourth run was a different story; the track had dried completely during the lunch break allowing riders to carve around 10 seconds off their best times. An afternoon of fast dry runs lay ahead when the rain returned heavier than before, and qualifying was abandoned for the day.
The finals will begin tomorrow morning. The weather might be cold, but the competition is about to get red hot.
Posted by Bugs on March 7, 2015 at 5:13
Glorious sunny weather yesterday, but today Mt Ruapehu is sunk in fog and rain, with limited visibility. The scheduled freeride is going ahead, but many riders are hanging indoors in front of the fire, waiting for drier conditions.
Tomorrow's forecast is for clear weather. Timed qualifiers will run all day, which might be needed due to the lack of practice runs today. The track is 2 km of sweepers with speeds over 80 km/h, and a tight, tricky chicane right before the finish line. The surface is butter…Continue
Posted by Bugs on March 5, 2015 at 23:11
Ever wonder how the IDF rates events? Well it's a lot more complex that meets the eye. To prove our continued effort for transparency and inclusiveness, please feel free to review the Event Rating Matrix below and provide constructive criticism if you wish. Now get out there and explore some new spots!
All Photos by Marcell Santos.
2015 marked the third consecutive year of Lago Cerrillos DH located in Poncé, Puerto Rico. This race hill is different than most tracks on the IDF tour as it involves no sliding with speeds up to 100km/h (60mph) and rough, highway width pavement. The usual Open class suspects attended: Kyle Wester, Kevin Reimer, Byron Essert, Riley Harris, along with a great collection of riders from Florida, North Carolina, the East Coast, and of course the great representation of Puerto Riqueños. The women's class was also filled with International riders Marie "Spoky Woky" Bougourd, Emily Pross, and Puerto Ricans who have the home turf advantage.
Posted by IDF on February 11, 2015 at 19:30
The results of the IDF's first vote for the Board are in:
Lee Cation 175
Zak Maytum 174
Kevin Reimer 141
Cyrille Harnay (Komakino) 141
Colin Beck (Bugs) 117
Patrick Switzer 111
Maga McWhinnie 104
Dave Robertson 74
Tad Drysdale 69
Bradley Cameron 57
Marco Vidales 54
Frank Williams 52
Diego Alemparte 51
Congratulations to Patrick Switzer and Maga McWhinnie who will join the Board for the first time, replacing outgoing members Greg Martin and Haggy Strom.
Commiserations to those that didn't get enough votes, but remember that being on the Board isn't a requirement for involvement in the running of the IDF.…Continue
Posted by Bugs on February 8, 2015 at 1:46