Gallery: Going airborne at Red Bull Rampage 2017

Red Bull Rampage 2017

It’s a long way down, trust me. Past winner Andreu Lacondeguy scoped out his line. He rode to 11th place. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

Bas van Steenbergen dropped into the belly of the beast. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

Van Steenbergen ended up 17th place. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

Just hangin’ out. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

Logan Binggeli finished in 16th place in front of his hometown. You know you’ve made the big time when you have a helicopter chasing you around. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

Antoine Bizet finished in 12th place. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

Despite 2 backflips, a front flip and a double backflip, Bizet was only able to place 12th. Sometimes it’s hard to please the judges. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

Carson Storch wasn’t able to recreate his podium performance from last year but still managed to place seventh after taking a big fall in his second run. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

Darren “Claw” Berrecloth spotting his landing on this huge flat 360. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

35-year-old freeride OG Berrecloth dropped the “Goblin.” Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

The scene at the finish of Red Bull Rampage. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

The jumps don’t build themselves; each rider had a couple of builders that make the riders lines come to life. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

Pierre Edouard Ferry from France grabbed 15th place. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

St. George local and first-time Rampage rider Ethan Neil brought home third place. He was also the youngest rider at 20 years old. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

Ethan Neil sent it in the warm afternoon light. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

Ryan “R-Dog” Howard claimed 18th place. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

Brett Rheeder was fifth place. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

A mantra to live by. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

Last year’s winner Brandon Semenuk managed fourth place at the 2017 Rampage. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

Last year’s winner Semenuk is always stylish. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

Tools of the trade. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

Kurt Sorge won his third Red Bull Rampage. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

Canadian Sorge backflipping his way to another Rampage victory. He became the first rider to win three titles in the event. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

Look Mom. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

Kyle Strait is the only rider to compete in every Red Bull Rampage. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

Strait got focused before dropping in. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

Send it gate. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

Tyler McCaul was ninth place. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

Thomas Genon finished sixth place. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

Thomas Genon aka “Tommy G” Belgium, dropped in from the top. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

Vincent “Vinny T” Tupin, 23, from France participated in his first Red Bull Rampage. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

Tom van Steenbergen finished in 10th place. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

Tupin, better known as Vinny T from France, flipped his way to 14th place as Kyle Strait and Andreu Lacondeguy watched. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

Cam Zink putting the final touches on one of his jumps. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

Zink and Strait hiked their way to the top, the only way to get there. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

Zink put down one of the biggest backflips in history, and it still wasn’t enough to win. Zink earned second place at the 2017 Red Bull Rampage. Photo: Don Karle Photography

Red Bull Rampage 2017

Zink dropping into a 63-degree slope. Zink, Strait, and Ferry shared this line. Strait was overheard saying this was the steepest thing that he had ever ridden. Photo: Don Karle Photography