Semenuk's unReal segment
Everything wrong with modern mtbing in one video
(1) Drive to top of hill in a great big pickup – check
(2) Dig ugly scar on a hill to make jumps – check
(3) Groom the track to the point of nearly being tarmac – check
It’s like mtbing has gone up it’s own ars* hole and forgotten what it’s about.Posted 2 years agoz1ppyMember
lol wut…. it’s effortless, perfect, awesome music and all in one shot… meh/doesn’t do owt for you… madness
See I can admire his ability (same as anyother sport) without feeling a need to whoop and holler… basically what Dragon said +1, as it has nothing in common with the riding I do…Posted 2 years agonachSubscriber
I got to watch it on a fast internet connection in 4K, but even so the segment on the DH bike is absolutely ruined by compression artefacts. Even with a drone tracking him, I wonder if they did a bunch of cropping to make some of it look like a tighter shot.Posted 2 years agomunrobikerMember
It was alright, excellent riding as expected but the fact it was a single angle, while cool initially, detracted from it for me- where were the big views of a beautiful place? People having fun?
Music was top notch which makes a nice change from the usual bike film.Posted 2 years agoMSPSubscriber
I normally don’t like the dirt jump sections on mountain biking videos, they all seem rather samey and doesn’t relate to what I do, even though I admire the athleticism it just doesn’t get my juices flowing.
So it was with that in mind that I watched this expecting to wonder why Brandon hasn’t made enough money yet from this dirt jump business to be still borrowing his sisters jeans.
But I really liked it, it was just nice and chilled flowing riding, music fitted the flow, what’s not to like.Posted 2 years agojimjamMember
I’m firmly in the “meh” camp too. Obviously brilliant riding, nicely shot but it bears absolutely no resemblance to mountain biking as I know it. Also, the continuous wide shot removes any sensation of speed and a lot of scale.
Maybe in the context of the whole “movie” that sequence might tie in nicely but it in isolation it’s little more than a nice clip.
Watching anyone dirt jump (with the possible exception of Lacondeguy) just bores me.Posted 2 years agomikey74Member
Dig ugly scar on a hill to make jumps – check
I think the landscape will survive.
I saw it earlier and whilst I don’t usually like dirt jumping segments in films, this is certainly one of the best I’ve scene.
Edit: Oh, and it’s such a joy to see a biking clip without any slo-mo.Posted 2 years agopeter1979Member
I thought it was brilliant, he’s got some serious skills. How he casually picks up the DH bike and jumps off the drop-off and on to his bike at the same time. Looks effortless. I can’t belie how anyone who enjoys biking could not like it. It might not be the type of biking you do, but it’s surely the pinnacle of skills and talent on a bike in a well filmed clip.Posted 2 years agoRorschachMember
Can’t believe we had to wait 20 posts for someone to chime in with the hackneyed “you can’t ride that well therefore you cannot express an opinion on why you dislike it” trope.Posted 2 years ago
I hav’nt seen anything I really liked since ‘between the tapes’ or ‘the collective’.The genre itself has become so cliched it’s hard to take some of the “edits” 🙄 seriously at all.deviantMember
Not usually a fan of DJ or slopestyle but the scenery, his sublime smoothness on a bike, the ace choice of song etc was beautifully put together.
The part where he swaps bikes and mounts the DH bike midair as he drops in is just mind boggling!….like you see skateboarders do but I’ve never seen a MTBer do it before. 😯Posted 2 years agoferralsMember
I enjoyed, primarily for the general feel and the music nice to use such a classic track. No interest in dirt jumping myself but it’s impressive to watch. Most mtb videos are rubbish, the only ones I normal watch are replays of competitions, or just chainspotting on you tube. From that if there is a mix of riding types I’d be interested to see the whole video.
nickc – Member
Bore off, every single trail or track you ride is caused by human activity
Apart from the miles of epic singletrack caused by sheep and other animals in environments much like in the video you mean?Posted 2 years ago
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