The last of four practice days before the Red Bull Rampage 2016 final — watch it live on Red Bull TV on Oct. 14 — pushed riders to face the gnarliest aspects of their lines and either conquer them or have a long, restless night knowing they’d left features unridden. Not surprisingly, some of the most incredible riding of the week went down, as you can see in the video above.
Things that seemed impossible when shovels first hit dirt the week before, like bombing the near-vertical face below the start gate (the line chosen by Graham Agassiz and James Doerfling, pictured below), were transformed to startling reality as the day went on. All 21 competitors are packing the big-mountain skills to make it from top to bottom, but getting to the finish line at Rampage requires a mastery of the mental game as well. We’ll find out who can put it all together in Friday’s final.