Having a Ball at Thredbo

Every year the gravity keen mountain bike community heads to the mountains for some of the best village atmosphere and partake in the biggest slope fed event in Australia.

For 2017 nearly 800 riders ascended on Thredbo Village for the Thredbo MTB Cannonball Festival and for the first time Outer Image provided competitor images for all courtesy of Thredbo MTB.  It has been a great 4 days of racing with a variety of all mountain, pump track, flowing enduro, downhill and aerial acrobatics of whip wars.

Day 4 saw the main event run as riders competed for the title of wearelusty Australian Downhill Open under perfect summer sunshine in the mountains.  Troy Brosnan and Tegan Malloy took those titles convincingly and as the sun set on another great year the celebrations kicked off.

Big thank you to all the riders who complimented our work from the previous events this weekend, you can now download all your images from all events in the galleries.  The password to download images from all events is “thredbomtb”

Cannonball MTB: Canyon Flow Motion Cup / SRAM Whip Wars

Day 3 of the events and we were back on track, this time with the Canyon Flow Motion Cup. The Flow Motion cup was the largest event with around 500 competitors. After a couple of hours of practice the racing got underway around 11 and then aside from a few breaks it was mostly a steady stream in front of the cameras until the end at 6.00pm.

The day was finished off with the SRAM Whip Wars on the big jump at the finish line. A selection of Australia’s finest styled it up in front a large crowd. This year the trophy went to Duke Millington.

Find all the images from the weekend’s events here . The Whip wars are up today but the Flow Motion images will follow soon.

 

Cannonball MTB: Rockshox Pump Track Challenge

After a great start to racing on day 1, riders took to the mountain for seeding runs in the wearelusty Downhill Australian Open.  Runs were hampered a bit by the weather with sporadic rain but the track is holding up well and riders are looking forward to race runs on Sunday.

In the evening the Village was taken over by crowds and the excitement of the ROCKSHOX Pump Track Challenge, as the event built in energy the daylight slowly dipped behind the peaks.

After the seedings runs were completed the action really heated up with the head to head knockout competition saw the top eight riders in the elite and U19 men/women battled out for bragging rights.

Jump over to the galleries to see all the action from the pump track.

Cannonball MTB: Maxxis All Mountain Assault

Cannonball, Maxxis All Mountain Assault, Thredbo, 2017

The first of the events for Cannonball at Thredbo was the Maxxis All Mountain Assault race. With around 400 people it was a busy day out on track for us. Unlike yesterday it was fantastic weather with beautiful blue skies. We took the Gun Barrel lift up and stayed around the top section. Its the first time that either Gil or I had shot this track so for us it was all new.

The rain has moved back in here now which will make for some interesting shooting conditions for the seeding runs of the downhill. There was mention of snow too but I guess we shall see what happens.

You can find the full gallery of images here

If you raced you can search for your number and use the password thredbomtb to download all your images for your own personal use