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Josh 'Ratboy' Bryceland still deciding to run the full Santa Cruz V10 DH rig over the new Nomad

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[caption]Local PMB rider Ali Fey’s bike showing the demands of the rough sections

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Andrew Cumming moments before a devastating crash on the “money maker” jump, in which he broke his leg, putting him out of the event

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The final rock section – no changes from last year a but a tight new corner in making it difficult to carry speed

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Steve Peat, feeling the heat after a long practice day

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Mitch Popelato on his 29er carbon Specialized Enduro

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Steve Peat coming over a long and low in the mid-section of the track

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It was bright out today

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The legend Steve Peak competing in his world cup 107th WC

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Sam Hill coming back into the pits after 8th fastest down the hill on his custom Nuke Proof all mountain/downhill hybrid ride

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Steve Peat coming over a long and low in the mid-section of the track

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The track wasn't as tame and forgiving as many first thought, claiming early victims

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Local RSA boy Duran Van Eeden get crazy on the track

Image credit: Eric Palmer

Words by: Ryan Franklin - Monster Energy