How long does it take to build a solid Red Bull Rampage line? That is the question. While pre-qualified Rampage riders enjoy the luxury of two extra days of digging before having to compete, the cast of hopefuls who ride in Friday’s qualifying round are feeling the pressure. Most have begun testing their lines, with mixed results.
“You visualize something; you have this image of how it’s going to work in your head,” says Mike Hopkins in the video above. “More often than not you’re like, ‘well, that didn’t work.”
As riders find out what works and — more importantly — what doesn’t, they build the confidence it takes to attack their line in competition.