RED BULL BACKYARD BUILD-OFF invades Cincinnati. Worlds’ best to compete on the unknown at inaugural course design competitionSanta Monica, CA â€“ August, 2005 â€“ The inaugural Red Bull BackyardBuild-Off is hammering its way to the Queen City backyard of Matt Bischoff aka The Failure Compound October 5 â€“ 9, 2005.
Whether they use a jigsaw, drill press, or just good old fashion blood and sweat, the three teams of world renowned ramp designers and builders will each have the same amount of raw materials and three full days to design and construct the ultimate BMX course.
The final two days will see some of the worlds’ best Pro and Amateur riders battle it out on the newly built ramps for a cash purse and the first ever RedBull Backyard Build-Off riders title.
The Judging will be done by the best experts available, the participants themselves. The pro riders will judge the builders on their work after riding and competing on the newly built ramps and the builders will then turn around and judge the riders performances on their designs.
From the X Games to Letterman, these teams know their stuff!
Team 1: Aaron Boastrom, Burly Matt Gibeaut, and Ty Stuyvesant
Team 2: Ryan Corrigan, Ron Kimler, and Chris Hallman
Team 3: Craig Billingsley, Mike Ryan, and Glen Johns
With projects like the ESPN X Games course under their belt, Team 1 has a pretty good chance of nailing the prize. However, Team 2 has had their hands on ramps at Woodward West, the famous Terrible One Bowl Contraption, and even a ramp for the David Letterman Show. Before you place your bets, don’t overlook Team 3 who pieced together the Flow Park in Columbus, Ohio.
Master BMX course builder Nate Wessel, the genius behind the always impressive X-Games ramps and one of the brains behind the Backyard Build-Off event, will be on hand to mentor all three teams in their quest to build the ultimate riding experience.
The Red Bull Backyard Build-Off will host some of the worlds’ best ramp and street riders including Dave Osato, Mike â€œRooftopâ€? Escamilla, Morgan Wade, Van Homan, Josh Harrington and RedBull riders Chad DeGroot and Cory Martinez to name a few.
If they build it, riders will comeSchedule
October 5 â€“ 7 Build-off. (Builders to be judged by the riders)
October 8 Pro Rider competition. (Riders to be judged by the builders)
October 9 Am Jam (judges to be selected)
$5,000 cash for the ultimate BMX course
$7,600 pro purse