Pikes Peak GIFs

Pikes Peak World Cup 2015 GIFs

Pikes Peak World Cup IDF race in Colorado is North America’s highest elevation race. This year, the international event brought riders from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Peru, Spain, and Sweden. The weather was great, the racing was exciting, and the party afterwards was surprisingly mellow. Pikes Peak happened mid-September, but there hasn’t been much press about it online. I’ve been sitting on most of my race photos, saving some for an article written by Max Capps in the upcoming Skate Slate Longboarding Magazine. Now that the Winter issue featuring Pikes is soon to arrive, I will now release some goodness. But before my photo recap of the event, I decided to animate some of my pictures as a quick preview. So without further ado, I present to you some holiday GIFs from the event.

First off, I shot portraits of some of the top riders at Pikes Peak for an article in the magazine. I had a friend hold a bright gold reflector to bounce light into the shadows of the subject’s faces. The light was so intense that it created some funny faces for these portrait outtake GIFs.

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Douglas Dalua

Douglas Dalua

Dillon Stephens

Dillon Stephens

Garrett Creamer

Garrett Creamer

Jimmy Riha

Jimmy Riha

Kevin Reimer

Kevin Reimer

Utah's Ryan Vanerveen, Jake Wilkinson, and Micah Green enjoy the Colorado high...elevation.

Utah’s Ryan Vanerveen, Jake Wilkinson, and Micah Green enjoy the Colorado high…elevation.

And now comes the action. There were only a few moments where I shot enough photos in sequence to make it worth a GIF. Here are the highlights.

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Jake Wilkinson and Micah Green take a qualifying run and Jake almost high sides backside on a fast left.

Jake Wilkinson and Micah Green take a qualifying run and Jake almost high sides backside on a fast left.

Tommy Watson isn't as lucky with the high siding. He eats it in his second hand K-Rimes suit.

Tommy Watson isn’t as lucky with the high siding. He eats it in his second hand K-Rimes suit.

During a practice run, Max Ballesteros crashed out and stood up just to get taken out from behind by Micah Green, also crashing out.

During a practice run, Max Ballesteros crashed out and stood up just to get taken out from behind by Micah Green, also crashing out.

During practice, Mauritz Armfelt saves a pre-drift skip.

During practice, Mauritz Armfelt saves a pre-drift skip.

Quarter-final heat with Dillon Stephens, Riley Harris, Erik Lundberg, and Jake Wilkinson.

Quarter-final heat with Dillon Stephens, Riley Harris, Erik Lundberg, and Jake Wilkinson.

Quarter-final heat with Alex Charleson, Kevin Reimer, A.J. Haiby, and Max Wippermann.

Quarter-final heat with Alex Charleson, Kevin Reimer, A.J. Haiby, and Max Wippermann.

Semi-final heat with Micah Green, Brendan Davidson, Brian Sandoval, and Troy Grenier.

Semi-final heat with Micah Green, Brendan Davidson, Brian Sandoval, and Troy Grenier.

Semi-final heat with Alex Hannigan, Mauritz Armfelt, Keenan Macartney, and Lamin Cassama

Semi-final heat with Alex Hannigan, Mauritz Armfelt, Keenan Macartney, and Lamin Cassama

That’s all for the sequence shooting I did that day. Check skateslate.com again soon for the photo recap of the event and don’t forget about the big print article. Subscribe to get every issue as soon as it drops.

A huge thanks goes out to Resource Distribution for helping me get to Pikes Peak to shoot the event.

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