Pinkbike.com and Red Bull will collaborate to pioneer a new interactive online experience for the 2010 Red Bull Rampage.
Vancouver, BC – September 29th, 2010
The crown jewel in any charger’s trophy case, the Red Bull Rampage waits in the Utah desert for the witting, the skilled and the lucky to claim her. Not only will this event be broadcast live online, web users can partake in the inaugural Pinkbike World Vote, the first ever live online voting system for an event of this kind.
This year’s Rampage (Sunday, October 3rd, at 12pm PST) will provide the opportunity to watch the event live on Pinkbike.com and their partner sites, and then vote LIVE to score each rider’s run. Users will be the judge for the online vote!
The Pinkbike World Vote will run throughout the live broadcast, and all athlete runs will feature a real time interactive voting system, allowing users to vote for their favorite rider. One vote per user per run, and all votes will be grouped geographically. The rider with the highest online score will become the first athlete to receive a Pinkbike media contract, an agreement that will keep the rider and his sponsors promoted and in the spotlight on Pinkbike throughout 2011.
Runs will be judged on four criteria: line difficulty, fluidity, style/technique, and air/amplitude – each of which will be judged out of 25. This year’s start studded judging panel is Chris Lawrence, Scott Hart, Aaron Chase and the iconic Randy Spangler.
In an unprecedented move, Pinkbike has created several international partnerships for this event: Freecaster.tv in the UK; sicklines.com in the US; nsmb.com in Canada; mtb-news.de in Germany; pedal.com.br in Brazil; mtb-forum.it in Italy; dh-zone.com in Poland. Freeride legend Tarek Rasouli will also showcase the Rampage on his video based site, watch26.tv.
source: Julian Coffey | publisher | pinkbike.com