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Convincing a Factory MX race team that you want to whip FMX ramps! Dalton Venter interview.

Dalton Venter, the 4 time African Motocross champion and 2 time South African champion managed to somehow convince the team manager from Monster Energy Yamaha Racing team to let him and his team mates go and whip the hell out of a steel FMX ramp at King of the Whip and there was a fair chance he could win it!When I watched Dalton for the first time training at the Jungle Rush FMX compound, he was going so big that I couldn’t believe it!  Huge whips, upside down, back to front, dropping the front end so hard and coming back without even a puff of smoke or an engine rev.His whips would not have looked out of place at X Games Best Whip if I was honest. 

Becoming South Africa's top FMX rider with Dallan Goldman from King of the Whip 2022

After finally meeting Dallan after so many years, it was great to grab a quick 5 minute chat with him before he was about to throw down at King of the Whip and see if he could stand on top of the box at the end of the night.

During our chat though, I was surprised when he dropped the bombshell that he was considering quitting FMX because of the backflip monkey on his back.  And this is no joke.  The backflip has ended the career of many riders.  Of guys who couldn’t land it.  And worse, those who crashed out badly.  No one will know how hard it is until they deal with this themselves and really look at how dangerous it is.

Ryan van der Spuy's full blown Best Whip competition idea turns to gold at King of the Whip

Normally a Best Whip competition is just a small side act, of a bigger Freestyle Motocross competition or Motocross / Supercross race.  

How did Ryan van der Spuy manage to bring the best riders in South Africa and now international riders like Julien Vanstippen (X Games gold medallist) to try out this crazy new event idea from the best FMX riders, MX, SX and even Enduro racers!?  

Any pressure on the defending KING of the Whip 1 hour before competition? with Scotty Billett

Less than one hour before the King of the Whip was about to go down, I grabbed a few quick chats with the riders to see how they were dealing with the pressure.  

And no one had more pressure than the reigning King of the Whip, Scotty Billet.   

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King of the Whip is back!

On the 19th of November 2022 this adrenaline fuelled Action Sports event moves to its new home in Montecasino. Witness top Motocross and Freestyle Motocross athletes battling it out to for a share of the prize purse and to see who’ll be crowned King of the Whip.

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