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  • rewski
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    Been waiting a while for this, just pre-ordered on itunes.

    EDIT: the trailer on itunes is worth a watch too.

    Premier Icon teamhurtmore
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    Glen Plake on a bike!?! Wow.

    bluebird
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    The lines they are taking are very new school skiing / snowboard like. Looks fantastic.

    I_Ache
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    Its on all day on Thursday for free. Starting with the live screening of the premiere at 3:30am. Early morning for me and watch it before work.

    organic355
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    This looks worth a watch if this teaser is anything to go by?

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JrttG2cNIQ&feature=g-vrec[/video]

    I_Ache
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    Has anybody seen this yet? Its on for free here and you can pre-order it from iTunes for £8. I have ordered it and am in the process of watching it.

    BTW skip the first hour if you watch it online, its just interviews from the premiere. With a couple of trailers thrown in.

    patriotpro
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    Better than ‘Stength in Numbers’? (which was poor imo)

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    watched it on the red bull tv loop
    Summary
    Bunch of guys from Utah go round the world avoiding culture etc. looking for stuff that looks like Utah. Riding it like Utah. Return to Utah.

    Too many long shots of dust. Final section had better filming.

    Yawn

    Premier Icon vondally
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    Mikewsmith…..LOL…..seriusly great review and very kermodian!

    Reaffirmed what i thought from the trailer

    Rorschach
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    Just watched it.
    Barry’Mikewsmith’Norman sums up my reaction.
    (cue tiresome “well you could’nt ……blah blah blah blah blah”)

    Premier Icon bigjim
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    only seen the trailer and I’m sure they are skilled riders but I’ve never enjoyed slow motion films of guys riding down steep loose dirt hills and falling over lots.

    patriotpro
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    These vids are made first and foremost for a yankee audience.

    Rorschach
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    Why would’nt confederates like it?

    I_Ache
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    Well I enjoyed it. Makes me want to go out and ride my bike as hard as I can, which at the moment isn’t very hard.

    geologist
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    Good, but not a patch on ‘3 Minute Gaps’.

    To me, whilst the chaps in the video are incredibly skilled and all that, watching this is a bit like watching the England football squad practice set pieces, or Tiger Woods in a driving range. I much prefer something like Three Minute Gaps (which is essentially the story of the World Cup that year) or even watching the DH live.

    Quite nicely shot though… It’s basically an MTB version of Art of Flight innit.

    Gotama
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    Whilst mtb film buyers are lurking….any thoughts on Trail Notes? Tempted by it the other day as it looks to encompass more my style of riding.

    rewski
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    Trail Notes is ok, mainly interviews rather than riding.

    Gotama
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    Hmmm, sounds like limited longevity for TN.

    eyerideit
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    I’m be more impressed if they rode up those hills.

    That’s where ‘real’ mountain biking cam from.

    Premier Icon iain1775
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    Watched this and thought it really good but then immediately rewatched the art of flight, Mtb films still miles behind on production and visuals

    bspoked
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    Is it better than Mud Cows 2?

    JCL
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    Stupefyingly boring. Made for kids to jizz themselves to death on the Pinkbike forums.

    legend
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    Stupefyingly boring

    Trying to watch it now…… bored 🙁

    40mins in and just feel like I’m seeing the same thing over and over, apparently I’m not freebro enough

    makkag
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    agreed , was really looking forward to it but dissapointed and wont be buying – fearless skilled riders no doubt. but not enough variation for my taste . Vast is more my thing i think

    Premier Icon althepal
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    What’s the biking film that was out recently- mostly “real world” singletrack type riding..
    Never managed to see it.. Anyone?

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Mikewsmith…..LOL…..seriusly great review and very kermodian!

    I wasn’t even trying to be that pithy…..

    As for best films
    Roam/Collective I enjoyed
    3 Minute Gaps
    Lifecycles for the lack of rider interviews
    There was a swiss one that was great
    Would love to see some more Alpine stuff.

    Where the trail ends could either have had more depth or variety or been a series of 5min Vimeo Vids. There has been some better stuff in the mid week movies.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    If you like this sort of thing, you’ll like it, because it’s this sort of thing. If you don’t, you probably won’t, because it isn’t any other sorts of things.

    Is VAST still cheap on Itunes? Buy VAST instead. It isn’t this sort of thing.

    watsontony
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    its an amzing vid in its own rights… think a lot of you old men are missing the point.

    JCL
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    Which is?

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    its an amzing vid in its own rights… think a lot of you old men are missing the point.

    I tried to like it – I watched it all the way to the end.

    Still no idea what the point is – the voice over didn’t say…..

    The 1st half had loads of long shots of carving turns with a spec of a rider – great for the first 2 then a bit samey. The terrain meant they kept going into the dark. Some of the big drop gulleys seemed to miss the best bits on either helmet cam or film.

    Later on it was just a repeat of the earlier stuff. Once they got a bit closer some stuff looked better, but was mostly a repeat. You could have scrambled the footage and still not known what was where.

    It missed:
    The humour of the NWD series.
    The Art of Lifecycles
    The Personalities in 3 Minute Gaps
    The Variety in any other film

    As an Old 33yo I may be missing something but the Dudes of Hazard was a better bike film 🙂

    watsontony
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    imo the point of this film is that we think mtb is a developed sport, but its not really. so much out there no one has ever riddin thay spent 2 years making that film and thay only slightly scratched the surface. big mountain biking pushes advances in both riding styles and bike tech. and to the guy who said

    I’m be more impressed if they rode up those hills.

    That’s where ‘real’ mountain biking cam from

    why whould thay ride when thay have a heli?? and some of those “hills” you would need climbing equipment to get up so even if thay had 10kg flimsy 4inch travel stream lined skinny tyred xc bikes thay would still have to carry the bikes

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    imo the point of this film is that we think mtb is a developed sport, but its not really. so much out there no one has ever riddin thay spent 2 years making that film and thay only slightly scratched the surface.

    That was probably lost on me when they went round the world looking for places that were like Utah. Then rode the same style for the whole film. The cynic in me keeps thinking it’s a nice warm up for the Red Bull Rampage…

    watsontony
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    im not sure what other style you was expecting after all it is a big mountain film, not dh racing or trail or xc. every drop is diffrent, the places do look a bit sameish but thats what a mountain looks like. one bit did crack me up tho, when he said ” if we wanted to ride in the woods we would of gone bc” at this i thought well if u wanted to ride big mountain why not just go utha…. glad thay made the trip tho. im gussing the folk who dident like are xc types?

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Not an XC type, ever drop may be different but when filmed from about a mile away it looks the same. Perhaps they went beyond how much of 1 style you can put in a film for me.

    The yanks at the premier certainly seemed entertained whooping all the way through though I think the bar was open.

    Probably the worst bit was it made some of the riding look like it was just hold on down a steep hill rather than impressive.

    I liked the trailer but just then realised that they just repeated it over and over.

    martinxyz
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    Well I’m old,and haven’t missed anything.

    Well, I lie. It streamed from 58mins so I missed the start.With the hype around it I thought I’d give it a go. I don’t normally watch this sort of stuff,the last was early stuff from some of the rampage events and I think I watched a bit of new world disorder when it came out. This bored me. Amazing scenery,well filmed and It looks so much fun drifting down those gulleys in the sand. Some of the backflips were monsterous and they amaze me how they can get the courage up to go for it. Some guys. The under or over-rotated 360’s are the tricks that bore the hell out of me,though. Its so hard to watch over and over when we’ve seen similar on mtb’s 10 years ago.

    The best bit was the interview with Drew Benzanson telling lies by agreeing that the bmxer’s help out the mtb’ers and vice versa lol. He’ll be stoked on the big hucks but ughh,just watch this and ask yourself just how inspired Drew Bezanson can be when he’s doing stuff like this! It’s near impossible for the guy to get inspired from mtb’ers doing tricks that the likes of Hoffman and Wilkerson were doing 23 years ago (backflips/2hip contests)

    Here’s some real jaw dropping 2 wheeled action for those that enjoy bicycle stunts. Find a series of Natural World with David Attenborough if you need a bit of a scenery fix.

    sailor74
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    Is there a dirt jump section sandwiched somewhere in the middle? Thought I would check before hand. Can I assume this is just people riding their bikes to music, or is there more to it than that?

    DickBarton
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    Film quality is good, but it is all the same stuff. Fine to watch once, boring to watch again. Im clearly a minority though as out of all the films I’ve seen, I only rate Dirt and Vast as worth watching repeatedly…the rest are too much about jumping with tricks or crashing…

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