LW Mag and Monster Energy present the 2018 King of the Whip Best Whip Contest taking place at Biker’s Warehouse, and in association with Motul, PlayStation, Dunlop, EVS, Just1 and Dirt Bike Life. On the 24th of February 2018 the country’s best Motocross and Freestyle Motocross athletes will battle it out to see who will be crowned King of the Whip.
Proceedings are set to kick off at 4pm with the prize giving expected to take place around 8:30pm. Riders will be split into groups and will have to qualify through the jam session rounds. Judges will be looking for style, amplitude and variation, and riders that score high enough points will advance to the finals. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers will each win prize packages. The first place winner, or should we say – ‘King of the Whip’ – will also take home R20,000 in cash.
King of the Whip organiser, Ryan van der Spuy says, “We are excited to be back with King of the Whip. After last year’s success we cannot wait for the 2018 event to unfold, bigger and better. We cannot thank our event partners enough for making this event possible and affording our top riders the opportunity to showcase their moto skills at a fun and exciting event.”
A maneuver performed on a motorcycle, usually during a motocross or freestyle motocross contest, in which the rider brings the rear of the motorcycle abruptly around to either side. Performed while the machine is airborne off a jump. In very extreme whips, the rear of the motorcycle will end up perpendicular to the direction of travel, in addition to the motorcycle being laid flat. The purpose of the whip is to show off, to alter the trajectory of the bike in flight, and to scrub speed over jumps.
We invite everyone, families and friends, to join us in witnessing this highly anticipated, adrenaline-fuelled event. Entrance is free and there will be food and beverages on sale.
King of the Whip event details:
Date: 24 February 2018
Time: 4pm onwards
Venue: Biker’s Warehouse – 1 Aureole Avenue, Northriding, Johannesburg.
For more info and updates follow the Facebook Event Page.
Highlights from the 2017 King of the Whip