Try and come up with a more terrifying professional action sport– I dare you. Compared to big mountain, slopestyle mountain biking– everything else pales in comparison. Red Bull Rampage elicits terrified gazes from its spectators who from year-to-year, progression-to-progression claim, “these guys are out of their fucking minds.”
As a skier, I often rationalize my lack of air on the two wheels by claiming, “dirt is a lot harder than snow.” While that’s fundamentally true, Carson Storch doesn’t prescribe to that sentiment. He’s staring down a career in slopestyle MTB and when it comes to Red Bull Rampage, you can’t flinch. Listen up as Storch sits down with Mike to talk pre-comp preparation, Rampage, and the sport’s wild evolution.