Six Wild Photos from the Crankworx France Whip-Off

Sven Martin, creator of the Whip-off Championships contest, shares his best shots from the event.
By Faye Sanders

Sven Martin, professional photographer and creator of the Whip-off World Championships, was at hand at Crankworx Les Deux Alpes to capture all the sideways action.

Feast your eyes on six of his best shots from the day, featuring the skill -- and mostly the style -- of some of the world's best riders.

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The Whip-off Championships kicked off Crankworx
Australian rider Dave McMillan loves his whips
The Whip-off Championships kicked off Crankworx Starting off this year's Crankworx Les Deux Alpes festival with a bang was the Whip-off Championships. The competition has one aim – to pull the biggest and best whip. Australian rider Dave McMillan shows the crowd how it's done. © Sven Martin
Brendan Fairclough's whips always please the crowd
Brendan Fairclough whip Crankworx L2A 2014
Brendan Fairclough's whips always please the crowd If there's one rider who knows how to please the crowd with his whips, it's Brendan Fairclough. Getting sideways is no problem for this rider who seems already at home with his new Scott Gambler 700 that he was given just days before the Crankworx festival began. © Sven Martin
Scottish rider Neil Stewart stole the show
Scottish rider Neil Stewart stole the show
Scottish rider Neil Stewart stole the show Photographers, videographers and fans were out in force to capture all the Whip-off action. Pictured is Neil Stewart, who wowed the crowd and the judges with his natural sideways ability. © Sven Martin
Andreu Lacondeguy swaps a whip for a superman
Andreu Lacondeguy swaps a whip for a superman
Andreu Lacondeguy swaps a whip for a superman Andreu Lacondeguy is not shy when it comes to air acrobatics. Here he takes a stretch from whipping by pulling out a superman for the crowd. © Sven Martin
Bernado Cruz firmly shutting the front door
Bernado Cruz firmly shutting the front door
Bernado Cruz firmly shutting the front door Winner of the 2013 Whistler Whip-off Championships, Bernado Cruz, from Brazil, knows all the secrets for pulling the perfect whip. © Sven Martin
Neil Stewart took the win with his whips
Neil Stewart took the win with his whips
Neil Stewart took the win with his whips Winner of the European Whip-off Champs was Scottish junior rider Neil Stewart who beat some of the world's best freeriders to the top of the podium. No doubt we're going to be seeing a lot more of this talented 16-year-old rider who's signed with FMD Racing for the 2014 season. © Sven Martin