Sun, Jan 18 2009 2:06 pm |
Someone in the crowd here in Tallinn, Estonia had a joystick tonight and was controlling Garrett Reynolds. The ’09 Simpel Session has come to and end, and for the second year in a row Garrett is taking back home the win to New Jersey. And for the third year in a row, Gary Young is taking the second place spot back home to California.
Gary Young (2nd), Garrett Reynolds (1st), Dennis Enarson (3rd), & Ty Morrow (Best Trick Winner)
Garrett is one of those riders (not that there are many of them) that can do just about anything he wants on a bike and not think it’s a big deal because it just comes so easy to him. Tonight Garrett proved what he is made of once again with a ledge ride to 720, a 540 barspin to fakie up the step up gap, a barspin gap to icepick, and a slew of other hammers in his runs. If you watched the qualifying video, you have an idea of how he was riding tonight. Seriously…just wait for the footage of his tricks in finals. Wow, wow, wow.
Gary Young nailed a rail manual up to whip, did a huge 360 transfer, and blasted around the course hitting everything in his path with a smile on his face. Dennis Enarson flip-whipped the spine and pulled another 180 whip clean up the step up. Rob Darden went higher than anyone on the hip and throw out a stylish one-handed table while he was up there. Ben Hennon has so much fun while riding and it shows. One of his bangers was an enormous no-hander across the quarter channel. 15 year old Bruno Hoffman from Germany did a perfect 540 to fakie off the dumpster and a manual to 180 off the dumpster, both on the first try. This kid has a huge future in BMX ahead of him. Everyone rode amazing tonight, and you’ll get to see all of the insane tricks in the finals highlights video coming soon.
The best trick contest was actually before the finals at this contest which was a bit strange, but it didn’t look like anyone was holding back because of that. It all went down on the Red Bull rail gap in the middle of the course, so it somewhat limited what people could do, and who rode. Nathan Williams did a perfect gap to icepick to 180 as soon as the clock started, then did an up rail to 180 gap on his first go at it. Brian Kachinsky did a bunch of nollie gaps to the rail, but never pulled the nollie to tooth hanger that he was looking for. And after doing a 540 to fakie up the gap, Ty Morrow won the contest by doing a 540 to fakie down the gap and pulling the roll out clean.
Once again the crowd was going nuts the whole time and the energy in the arena was contagious. A huge thanks goes out to the contest organizers for keeping the true spirit of BMX alive with this incredible event. We sure hope we can make it back next year!
Look for a best trick video, a finals highlights video, and a random photo gallery from the weekend in the coming days…
2009 Simpel Session Final Results:
1. Garrett Reynolds
2. Gary Young
3. Dennis Enarson
4. Rob Darden
5. Ben Hennon
6. Bruno Hoffman
7. Bjorn “Bommel” Mager
8. Morgan Wade
9. Michael Beran
10. Mark Webb
11. Ty Morrow
11. Sergio Layos
13. Brian Kachinsky
13. Maxime Charveron
15. Tony Malouf
15. Paul Ryan
17. Stefan Lantschner
18. Kaittichai Wanitsakun
19. Andres Lainevool
20. Isaac Lesser
2009 Simpel Session Red Bull Best Trick:
Ty Morrow – 540 to fakie over the rail gap to the wedge.
TAGS: 2009 Simpel Session, Estonia, Garrett Reynolds, Tallinn