Andrew Crimmins is a young, up and coming racer who this year joined the Kona World Cup team as their Junior Category rider. He is one of the fastest junior riders Australia has seen in recent years but before he could strut his stuff on the big stage he suffered an accident in practice at the first World Cup in Pietermaritzburg. Here he is to explain more :
So Andy obviously a bit of a bummer going out in the first round, can you tell us how it happened? Yeah I couldn’t believe it at the time, I put so much effort into getting ready for that race and everything just went out the window on the first day of practice. I was incredibly disappointed when it happened, I felt like I let so many people down. Now all I can think about is getting back on the bike and getting fit again!
As for how it happened, I pretty much just cased the jump called “the money maker” went over the bars still clipped in and hit my knee on a rock that was half in the ground. I didn’t think to much of it until I tried to get up and realized it was legitimately stuffed. …View More
Local pinners Andrew Crimmins and Tegan Molloy are no strangers to the national level race course. Both Andrew and Tegan take out their respective Under 19 categories on their home course.
Despite a drivetrain mechanical issue, Tegan clocks the fastest female time of the weekend. Andrew bounces back from a shoulder injury at Mt Buller. He also manages to claims the second quickest time overall of all the men on course.
Connor Fearon gives Thredbo a miss, choosing to focus on training and preparing himself to head overseas this season. Matt Taylor had to sit this one out, with ongoing ligament damage sustained at the previous round at Mt Buller.
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With the new year came the 4th round of the Victorian Downhill Series, hosted by Mt Baw Baw along with its picturesque views and high speed sections. The track has recieved plenty of work this summer previous to racing and reports were to expect a much improved track. Upon arrival there wasn’t much to see as the start gate was sitting in heavy fog. But from here we can see a very prominant new feature, the large wooden berm freshly installed. …View More
Newest addition to the Australia Kona Factory Racing Team, Callum Morrison, shreds some local trails in some crisp wintery conditions.
All thanks to Ryan Finlay of RFPhotographics
The Connor Fearon edits are flowing in like water lately and damn they’re good. So here is another edit of the new Kona Operator Carbon freshly minted on the World Cup circuit.
The dead will rise… for this berm smashing, whip induced edit featuring Connor Fearon tearing down a trail in what looks to be Bromont. It’s also refreshing to see a vid without some metal for the backing track.