Filmed at Blackrock in late 2010, I figured it was time to share this with my VitalMTB.com Family. hope you enjoy! redwestdigital.com Twitter.com/sburback
Credit: Spencer Burback, John Schulze, Brian Dalyrmple, Boone Speed, Craig Gruenwald, Pete Franzin
Still winding down from the holidays and have some time off? The crew at The Motion Circle uploaded the entire contents of the film Loose Again to YouTube. With some incredible scenery and action clips, it is a must watch…especially for those of us that are sitting in snow or cold rain right now.
Were you riding in 1993? If you were, downhill mountain biking was just starting to gain traction in the sport. As suspension started to extend what the bike was able to accomplish, riders were charging the hill with their 30mm travel suspension forks (The downhill RockShox Judy DH at 63mm wasn’t released until 1995…yes…you read that right. 63mm for downhill) and early rear suspension designs.
Sometimes we forget how far the sport has come in such a short period of time. This video taken in the World Cup downhill event in 1993 will give you an idea where downhill mountain biking gets its roots.
The latest of the drool worthy mountain biking videos of the years has officially hit the shelves. This latest one from The Coastal Crew and Anthill Films (the guys that brought you Follow Me) promises to be another film that makes you want to stretch what you consider normal in your own riding. Check out the trailer and pick up a copy. It will not disappoint.
Many past films, riders, and locations have inspired us. Some of those locations are now our backyards, and some of those riders are now our friends. From the Inside Out is our adventure to the places we’ve always wanted to ride, and our expression of the lines and styles that have influenced us. This is freeride mountain biking. This film is from us – the riders.
Written, directed and edited by The Coastal Crew and produced by Anthill Films, From the Inside Out was filmed entirely in British Columbia, the birthplace of freeride, and features some of the sport’s best riders, including: Brandon Semenuk, Steve Smith, Thomas Vanderham, Matt Hunter, Graham Agassiz, Mike Hopkins, Kenny Smith & The Coastal Crew. Photography by Nicolas Teichrob
The GoPro Hero has to be the best conception and implementation of a point of view camera. We use them for a host of things at Bike198 and I have even used it to video my kid in the car around hard turns in the mountains. Their versatility and ability to mount anywhere with surprisingly good video quality is unmatched in the industry right now.
Where GoPro really gets it right is the ability to mount the camera in locations that seem impossible. This example is a fantastic representation of what is really possible. Want to put the GoPro on a boom and film yourself hitting a DH track? Well…you can with the GoPro…
Check out this video of Andrew Whiteford shredding up his local track in a first person view that he dubs the “vain cam”. I am not sure this would work in the trees of the southeast US, but it sure does make for a cool video.
A friend of mine sent over this link off of PinkBike of Stund Best of 2011.
Let’s face it. There are a lot of videos making it around the web of mountain biking in the same locations over and over again. You are either going to see a bigger budget production or a GoPro strapped to a helmet (both are good FWIW), but there is an entire scene in between of great videos supported by watchers and sponsors that are completely free to view. Stund is one of those series and they put out an incredible watch and you don’t have to pay for it.
This sequence is their best of 2011 and it shows off some incredible riding. The entire clip is about 30 minutes long and completely worth watching all the way through. It is raining here all week so what is there better to do than kick back and watch kick ass mountain biking videos?
For those of you who have been following STUND this year and the past 2 seasons you all know what this show is about. Mountain Biking Lifestyle. That says a lot actually. We live and breath what we do in our lives and when you give that much of your life to a sport in the way in which we do, it becomes your life. The Best Of STUND is a chapter in each of our lives. There’s no doubt that each year we leave a legacy behind with this show. The time, energy, sacrifice and finances that each member of our crew gives to make this show can not be fully understood by anyone. We do this for the love, and we think that’s why everyone should be in this industry.
The fat has been chewed and left nothing but the lean cuts for one last sender of an episode. Ladies and Gentlemen… The BEST OF STUND!
I saw this video scan across my Facebook timeline this morning and…as soon as I saw it…I knew I had to post it up.
Dogs and mountain bikers have always had a special relationship on the trail, but this video of Lily ripping up a downhill track is epic. If you like dogs, bikes or both…you will get a serious grin on your face from watching this video.