It goes without saying that we love whips. They rule. They’re like Christmas and the first day of summer vacation wrapped up in one gigantic flick of the back wheel. Amidst a world of chaos and headlines filled with Miley Cyrus’s freakishly large tongue, people still love a good whip, so we can all rest easy.
Every year at Washougal, when riders aren’t occupied by an errant “laser," they can be found in practice doing all sorts of fantastical whip maneuvers over the step-up heading into the back corner of the track. And luckily for us, photo genius Ryne Swanberg knew to venture that way once the likes of Ken Roczen, Wil Hahn, and Cooper Webb came around.