which mtb movie for a cycle film night with roadies?
Clay Porter's films are very professionally done, if a tad dull. The one I've seen, F1rst, cobbles together a narrative around the year before last's DH season, the one where Sam Hill whupped everyone silly. The bloke's narration gives me hives (he sounds like monotonous radio DJ from Reservoir Dogs) and I hate the music he's chosen (overly polished rawk) but it's beautifully shot, especially the floodlit night sequence of the Athertons, and gives more of an insight into what it's like to be a DH racer than stuff like the Earthed series. You can watch it for free in crap quality here:
If you can stretch the definition a bit, Joe Kid on a Stingray is a great film about the birth and development of BMX. Tinker Juarez is in it so it's kind of MTB related…Posted 8 years ago
some good friends who are well and truly gentleman cyclists have invited me to a film night next week, now ill watch anything bike related, they have asked me to bring a mtb film. i want something well shot (they are architects, designers) and yet balls out amazing. im thinking collective atm. any other suggestions? im trying to convert them a bit and one has got a bit muddy on a crosser so far.Posted 8 years agodavidtaylforthMember
I'd say Roam or one of those series of films. I've seen the collective but I reckon Roam is slightly better. Also heard Seasons is shit hot.
Might be worth checking out the lastest New World Disorder, they are usually a bit Rad/Sick/Gnarly dude sort of films but I saw a section from the new one and it was shit hot.Posted 8 years agocrazy-legsSubscriber
A couple of years ago I went to the Bike Night at Kendal Mountain Film Festival. The main attraction there was a talk/filmshow by Alistair Humphries who rode round the world, there was one other touring related film as well but at the start they showed Roam.
Bear in mind the audience here was mostly interested in Alistair's talk but there were gasps of amazement from the crowd. One bloke turned to me afterwards and said "That was *incredible*, I never knew mountain biking could look that good on film!"
Loads of really positive comments from a bunch of people who I think mostly expected to be bored senseless by some XXXXtreme DH hucks and crashes set to a rubbish thrash soundtrack.
So yeah – Roam or The Collective.Posted 8 years agoatlazMember
Seasons if you want to show people having fun on bikes without being too "EXTREME SPORTS!!!!!!!!!!". After I went to Whistler I showed the end bits of Seasons to my father in law to give him an idea of the riding and he said that it looked fun and he was glad I hadn't shown him it before he went or he might have tried to join me on the mountain.Posted 8 years agoklunkerbillMember
CAUTION: SHAMELSS PLUG: Don't mean to toot my own horn…okay, maybe I do, but KLUNKERZ might have a little more for the roadies. There is some great road riding footage I got from a guy down in Brazil of Joe Breeze (looking like ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons), Gary Fisher, Tom Ritchey, and others racing their road bikes on Mt. Tam, just before the dawn of the mtb. The film really looks at how road racing was the impetus for the mountain bike movement. Three of the guys profiled in the film were in the Top 15 road riders in the country in the early 1970s. It may not have the raddest hucks, besides Josh Bender's 85 footer, but the film has scored very highly with non-mountain bike riders around the world. I hope you like it.Posted 8 years ago
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