U.S. Open Downhill and Giant Slalom Video


Video of the 2009 U.S. Open Downhill and Giant Slalom  from Lucent Productions.  Nicely edited, good wipeouts and furthers my curiousity as to why downhillers don’t run a 29″ wheel on the front.

The 7th annual event was held May 22nd at Diablo Freeride Park.  Hit ‘more’ for additional videos and top results…


  1. Miranda Miller (Santa Cruz) – 3:05.47
  2. Kathy Pruitt (Jamis Bikes) – 3:05.56 (+ .09)
  3. Fionn Griffiths (Norco) – 3:05.96 (+ .49)


  1. Sam Hill (Monster / Specialized) – 2:30.11
  2. Animal Commencal (Animal Commencal) – 2:32.72 (+ 2.61)
  3. Brendan Fairclough (Monster / Specialized) – 2:35.21 (+ 5.10)

Full results online at live-timing.com.

Short montage from NiceNines.com.  Solid tree shoulder-check at about 1:14.

Day 2 DH Pro Qualifying.

Day 1 DH Practice and Slalom Qualifying.

Helmet cam footage of Diablo Freeride Park, but not necessarily of the US Open Course.


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