Archive for September, 2008

possibly the best online video ever

Posted in Uncategorized on September 30, 2008 by Aaron

http://vimeo.com/1847553

This was over on the come up, I think this may be the first time I’ve ever linked there, but this was a must see.

trails

Posted in Uncategorized on September 29, 2008 by Aaron

Trails sessions should be happenning throughout the week. Get ahold of me if you want to ride.

review: end search

Posted in Uncategorized on September 25, 2008 by Aaron

I got this and the two by four video in the mail the other day, so I’ll try to get a review of each up soon.

End Search just won video of the year at nora cup, so that should be some kind of indication that it’s pretty good. It features a cast of Greenville super pros, along with one street guy I’d never heard of, who I think had the best part.

Music: A little too emo (thought I’d never have to use that word post 2002…) for my taste, although they score some points for using Joy Division in Ty Morrow’s part.

Filming: A lot of fisheye (a whole bunch). Personally I’m not a huge fan of fisheye overload, I like to see an accurate perspective of the scale of a trick and a realistic view of the obstacle. I did read somewhere that the editors were going for a skate video like feel, which would explain that, but it’s still not my cup of tea. Style preferences aside, the camerawork is pretty good. Everything is exposed nicely (generators are used at night) and each shot seems to have two or three cameras involved.

Riding: One thing I really liked about end search was the diversity of the riding. All street seems to be the fashionable video format these days but there are some of us out there who remember a time when skatepark (late 90’s) or trails (early 90’s) were at the forefront of bmx. It’s really nice to see a bit of ramp stuff in there, especially at a place like the unit where so much cool stuff is possible; they seem to have some nice trails over there too. I said this above, but I thought Ty Morrow’s part was the highlight. He has a section full of big, fast and smooth street riding and somehow comes out looking different than the average Chase D./Dakota clone. Josh Harrington’s part is basically three or four minutes of impossible tricks on ridiculous obstacles; he somehow manages to dwarf his bike even more than Mike Brennan, which is also an accomplishment. I thought Nyquist’s part was a little long; it’s full of cool stuff, but a lot of the variations he does are kind of similar and some of the repitition could have been cut. Rob Darden’s part was solid. Nothing groundbreaking, just lots of text book style… and he jumps over a road. Will Love dedicates his section to America, that was probably the best part. I wasn’t really into his style of frantically throwing tailwhips and barspins in the middle of lines, I’m sure it’s really hard though. His banger is ridiculous. Dave Dillewaard does some cool stuff, like a 180 toboggan to barspin and really nice inverts. He also has a really ugly looking bike, and I totally dig that.

I’d say this is well worth 20 bucks if you’re into videos, there was a trailer on vital if you’re curious.

ooooops

Posted in Uncategorized on September 22, 2008 by zheinen

smith to tail whip

Posted in Uncategorized on September 22, 2008 by zheinen

watch for it

marky mark

Posted in Uncategorized on September 21, 2008 by zheinen

the unthinkable has happened

Posted in Uncategorized on September 19, 2008 by zheinen

van homan left little devil and is riding for fremont

Flip Flops

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on September 18, 2008 by ryanhiebert

So last week I finally got over my fear of flips.  I tried a few last summer and ended up breaking my rotator cuff causing me to miss almost a month of riding.  Ever since then I’ve just wanted to put this trick behind me and get it done.  Here are a couple pics.

TJ

Posted in Uncategorized on September 18, 2008 by zheinen

two photos

Posted in Uncategorized on September 17, 2008 by Aaron

Dustin Hansbrough from Maryland shot these rad photos of David when he was up this summer. I talked to Colton the other day and the Eagle River kids fixed up the trails, anyone want to ride them Saturday?

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