Video: Between The Eyes: Jordan Manley’s #dailywalk

Between The Eyes: Jordan Manley’s #dailywalk from 2FLAT on Vimeo.

In November, 2012, Jordan Manley, a very well respected action sport photographer and filmmaker, suffered a concussion that severely changed his life. The concussion was such that Jordan was unable to perform even quite simple tasks without triggering his symptoms. Recovery for this kind of injury, which is effectively brain damage, means resting the brain as if it were any other part of the body. For Jordan, this meant losing the ability to exercise not just physically but mentally. All he could do was take one short walk a day. As time went on he began taking his iPhone and captured some of the remarkable things he saw on his strolls and then uploaded them to Instagram. #dailywalk became Jordan’s way of providing an outlet for his boisterous creativity and a way of communicating with the world about the symptoms of his concussion, the inner working of the brain and the emotions of dealing with his recovery. Taking these photos became his therapy and provided him with a form of solace while he went through a very foreign and daunting time. It’s also fair to say that very few people could create such a stunning portfolio of images using just an iPhone.

‘The best camera is the one in your pocket’, is the rebel yell against the tutting and head-shaking condescension of those within the creative ruling class who worry that imagery will lose its power to deceive, to mystify, to teach, to fascinate, and coerce if our minds become saturated by a barrage of Everyman images. Some worry that modern mediums, like the iPhone and Instagram, will dissolve all message, but as Jordan Manley’s images demonstrate – all of which were captured on an iPhone and using a few simple apps and a geologists magnifying glass – a truly creative person doesn’t mistake the means for the ends.

At the time this video was released Jordan was still suffering from symptoms after a small setback to his recovery.

Thanks and best wishes to Jordan Manley (jordanmanley.com). His work as a filmmaker and photographer even before his injury is partly what inspires and informs my own work.

Video: Between The Eyes: Jordan Manley's #dailywalk

Between The Eyes: Jordan Manley’s #dailywalk from 2FLAT on Vimeo.

In November, 2012, Jordan Manley, a very well respected action sport photographer and filmmaker, suffered a concussion that severely changed his life. The concussion was such that Jordan was unable to perform even quite simple tasks without triggering his symptoms. Recovery for this kind of injury, which is effectively brain damage, means resting the brain as if it were any other part of the body. For Jordan, this meant losing the ability to exercise not just physically but mentally. All he could do was take one short walk a day. As time went on he began taking his iPhone and captured some of the remarkable things he saw on his strolls and then uploaded them to Instagram. #dailywalk became Jordan’s way of providing an outlet for his boisterous creativity and a way of communicating with the world about the symptoms of his concussion, the inner working of the brain and the emotions of dealing with his recovery. Taking these photos became his therapy and provided him with a form of solace while he went through a very foreign and daunting time. It’s also fair to say that very few people could create such a stunning portfolio of images using just an iPhone.

‘The best camera is the one in your pocket’, is the rebel yell against the tutting and head-shaking condescension of those within the creative ruling class who worry that imagery will lose its power to deceive, to mystify, to teach, to fascinate, and coerce if our minds become saturated by a barrage of Everyman images. Some worry that modern mediums, like the iPhone and Instagram, will dissolve all message, but as Jordan Manley’s images demonstrate – all of which were captured on an iPhone and using a few simple apps and a geologists magnifying glass – a truly creative person doesn’t mistake the means for the ends.

At the time this video was released Jordan was still suffering from symptoms after a small setback to his recovery.

Thanks and best wishes to Jordan Manley (jordanmanley.com). His work as a filmmaker and photographer even before his injury is partly what inspires and informs my own work.

Video: The best of Crankworx Whistler 2013

Where else in the world can you stand amongst an adrenaline-soaked crowd to cheer on the world’s best mountain bikers right after you’ve competed in the very same event?

Crankworx Whistler. With less than six months until the heavy-hitting mountain bike spectacle returns to the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, we look back at what was our tenth anniversary in 2013 and prepare to step up our game August 8-17, 2014.

Feel the impact. Embrace the amplitude. Experience the awe that is Crankworx Whistler.

Video: Kona In the Wilds of Maui

Cross-country mountain biking is all about going fast. It’s about racing and winning and beating your buddies and throwing the hammer down.

It’s also about having a blast riding singletrack. We took the racing gear off, and the heart rate monitors, and took our featherlight carbon Kona XC Race Light bikes–the Hei Hei Supreme, Hei Hei Deluxe, and King Kahuna on a little spin through the wilds of Maui. Because at Kona, we can’t make it super fast without having it be really fun.

Super Fast, Really Fun – Kona XC Race Light from Kona Bikes on Vimeo.

Video: A Mountain Bike Proposal

98 Productions presents their latest work, go all out. One of the most authentic hand ordered never lived in the Kinepolis cinemas Valencia.

Joaquín Turrets, our main character, strive to reach their destination, through a series of tests on the mountain. A ring matromonio be the reason for having to rush against time, time to get to the room where his girl is Raquel. (google translate)

Pedida de mano – Kinepolis – 98 Producciones 720p HD from 98producciones on Vimeo.

Video: What’s Enduro Mountain biking?

I feel like I woke up one day and everybody started calling this thing Mountain biking my friends and I have been enjoying for years “Enduro?” to try to make it sound cooler? I guess maybe?, so I got up with Enduro team Rudeboy from ColoRADo to poke fun at the whole over marking of the Whole thing and to remember have fun riding bikes and don’t get caught too much in the hype.

A big thanks to COMBA for making the trails we filmed on and Team Rudeboy for staring in the film. Kyle lofstedt, Cutis Cole, Reid Bokken and Adam Prosise.

Video: What's Enduro Mountain biking?

I feel like I woke up one day and everybody started calling this thing Mountain biking my friends and I have been enjoying for years “Enduro?” to try to make it sound cooler? I guess maybe?, so I got up with Enduro team Rudeboy from ColoRADo to poke fun at the whole over marking of the Whole thing and to remember have fun riding bikes and don’t get caught too much in the hype.

A big thanks to COMBA for making the trails we filmed on and Team Rudeboy for staring in the film. Kyle lofstedt, Cutis Cole, Reid Bokken and Adam Prosise.

Interview: Giant's Carl Decker Spills The Beans On his Aussie Team Mates

American Carl Decker is a legend and stalwart of the Giant Factory Off-Road team. He’s been with Giant for over 10 years and is an absolute smasher on any bike he throws his leg over.

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Carl has had an Aussie on the team for over ten years. Is that a good or bad thing?

In those 10+ years Giant has always had an Aussie in their program and thus Carl has been able to spend probably too much time with three of Australia’s best mountain bikers; Jared Rando, Amiel Cavalier, and Josh Carlson. Find out how he ranks his previous and current team mates against important bike skills like cleaning, drinking, and crying.

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Josh Carlson is the newest member to the Giant Off-Raod team and his unique character and smashing riding makes him a standout.
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Amiel Cavalier was a raw talent and the 2nd Aussie to join the Giant team.
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Jared Rando was the longest serving gravity member of the Giant Factory Off-Raod team and he continues to be a favourite son.

Video: [R]EVOLUTION The Movie

The first documentary/movie about Downhill scene in Greece is out and its free to watch.

[R]EVOLUTION from Emmanouel Armoutakis on Vimeo.

The whole year I had the opportunity to be in all of the 7 races of the first DH open cup shooting and making clips with the main highlights. When the racing season was completed I decided to do some trips all over Greece to shoot extra riding scenes and gather some interviews from many athletes and from the race directors. With 2 trips on the mainland and days of editing I managed to make this Documentary/Film. We all gathered watch the film at the closing ceremony of the open cup where all the main athletes were rewarded for their performance.

Meteora.....a spectacular place

Harris in the center of Larissa

Packed up for the first trip

Just a sunrise timelapse

After a year full of races, gathering the footage wasn’t easy. Then I decided that something was missing. Interviews and extra shots filmed in every place where a race took place. I also include some extra places just to get an image of how downhill, as a sport, is standing amongst other activities in Greece.

Hope you enjoy!!!

Getting back from the last day of the second trip

n SUPERTRAIL in Ioannina

On my way to Thessaloniki on the frist trip

Loading the car in Thessaloniki

 

Video: Shredding New Trail at Skyline, Queenstown

The Queenstown Bike Park has got a brand new flow trail for 2014. Top New Zealand slopestyle rider Conor Macfarlane and Hutchinson UR team wrench Jamie Tilbury headed up to get their shred on in the fresh dirt.

Funded by Skyline Queenstown and built by the expert hands of Extra Mile Trail Building and Empire of Dirt.

Video: An Unlikely Ride: Binary Bike Stop Motion Video

Take three parts equal love for shooting photos, editing video, and riding bikes. Next toss in that nagging impulse to do something different, even if it requires hours of torturous work, and this video is what you get.

In case your eyes deceive you, this is a stop-motion video. Every frame of the video is a photograph, the rider and the bike laying posed on a concrete floor. The ground and trees were later drawn on each photo with a digital pen. Weeks of planning, thirty-five hours of photography totally 1000 pictures, followed by fifty long hours at the computer editing photos, audio, and video. 10,000 minutes of combined work for a two minute video? All worth it if it puts a smile on your face and sparks some creativity in your mind.

#throwbackthursday: Klunking, mountain biking in the 70s

This segment, Klunking, is from the late 1970s, hosted by Steve Fox, and comes from the Paul Colardo (an Evening Magazine crew member) collection. This is one of the first segments that Paul produced.

Steve Kotton was the cameraman on this shoot and remember having to climb up the steep hillside. There was also a lawsuit against KPIX brought by one of the riders. He claimed that the camera crew were in the middle of the road and he crashed. He lost the lawsuit because the video clearly showed the side of the track location of the crew.

It is believed this piece was edited by Jim Farney.

Segments from the original Evening Magazine are brought to you courtesy the School of Multimedia Communications archive at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and Jan Yanehiro. These video pieces are under the ownership and copyright of CBS Television.

Video: Church

Brandon Blakely, Zach Heaton, and Evan Voss were the motivators behind Church. Our friendship was forged in college through riding bikes, with a mutual interest for multiple sports and the refined skillset that goes hand in hand with mastery of those disciplines.

We have traveled distances together for riding but for this trip Brandon and Evan were the bike men and Zach manned the no-fun-gun (camera). With three days of perfect October weather we attempted to capture our mutual appreciation for Fall in North Carolina.

Why Church? It started as a joke, pulled from some kayaking edit. Over a couple months it turned into something more. I would find myself completely winded at the end of a long climb saying “What a fine Church service this mornin” and it would put a gigantic smile on my face. We are certainly not the pioneers of the term but have managed to redefine it and call “Church” our own. Going to Church is leagues beyond riding your bike. It is an appreciation of life expressed through what you are passionate about. For us, it is goofing off while keeping our minds youthful and fresh while at the same time shredding our local trails to the best of our ability.

These elements encompass Church for us.

Church from ZfH Productions on Vimeo.

Video: Snowscoot it

You might have heard or you might have even tried a Blackmountain snowscoot before but « SNOWSCOOT IT » is about to make you want to try or try again and go on the hunt for fresh powder, or look for some nice wood sections or snowpark action.

Fabien Cousinié , MTB world cup rider , 3 times snowscoot world champ and Enguerran Aubry show you the diversity of what you can do on a snowscoot. Some new possibilities such as scrubing or taking the lift standing up on the handle bars!

SNOWSCOOT IT , is also the first time snowscoot is filmed in slowmotion to make sure you have time to see how rad and easy it can be.
If for your 2014 resolution you’ve planned to tried something different , riding a Blackmountain snowscoot in the powder should be on your list !

Snowscoot it from UR Team on Vimeo.

Video: Santa Cruz Jackal

When Logan Peat and Josh Bryceland rolled into Santa Cruz on their Jackals, we rolled up in a 1949 GM 4101 Union Pacific Streamliner to show them around.

Still using its original super-charged two-stroke straight-six Detroit Diesel power plant connected to a Spicer 4-speed manual transmission, the “Crazy Train” is the last running coach of ten, made for ferrying passengers from Union Pacific’s Los Angeles terminal in the fifties and sixties.

Still using unique sliding dropouts to accommodate gears or single speeds, connected to the frame via compact chainstays on a super-strong asymmetrical yoke, the Jackal was made for ferrying passengers over dirt jumps, street obstacles, amusement parks and anything else you might encounter on a rampage around town.

Santa Cruz Jackal from Santa Cruz Bicycles on Vimeo.

Video: Death Road base jump – yes as stupid as it sounds

Recently we (gravitybolivia.com) were contracted to provide logistical support, rescue support, and medical contingencies for a B.A.S.E. jumping “experiment” off the Bolivian Death Road.

Unfortunately the jump didn’t go quite as well as planned as you will see in the video, however I am pleased to report that owing to all the advance rescue and medical support preparations we were able to extract the “crasher” quickly and he suffered only minor injuries, specifically as he puts it: “a broken arse, fractures in his forearm, and cut tendons in his knee”. We would also like to thank the Bolivian Search and Rescue guys who helped us out from: Grupo SAR Bolivia 2ºCompañia Santa Bárbara.

Death Road base jump … on a bike… movie – yes as stupid as it sounds. from Alistair Matthew on Vimeo.

Video: Eddie Roman's Hammertime

MTB and BMX action featuring Mat Hoffman, Tim Fuzzy Hall, Brian Lopes, Chad Herrington, Eric Carter, Hans Rey, Dave Voelker, Ryan Vanderveen, Todd Lyons, Alan Foster and many others.

Filmed in Utah, Oklahoma and California, Hammertime features some of the first MTB jumping including the first MTB backflip. Mat Hoffman riding his motorized BMX bike on the gigantic half pipe is absolutely amazing. Watch Mat launch off a quarter-pipe after being towed by a motorcycle at 55 mph.

Eddie Roman’s Hammertime from Eddie Roman on Vimeo.

Video: Eddie Roman’s Hammertime

MTB and BMX action featuring Mat Hoffman, Tim Fuzzy Hall, Brian Lopes, Chad Herrington, Eric Carter, Hans Rey, Dave Voelker, Ryan Vanderveen, Todd Lyons, Alan Foster and many others.

Filmed in Utah, Oklahoma and California, Hammertime features some of the first MTB jumping including the first MTB backflip. Mat Hoffman riding his motorized BMX bike on the gigantic half pipe is absolutely amazing. Watch Mat launch off a quarter-pipe after being towed by a motorcycle at 55 mph.

Eddie Roman’s Hammertime from Eddie Roman on Vimeo.

Video: Tegan Molloy | Kona Australia

Tegan Molloy, 17 years old from Jindabyne, NSW, Australia riding her local track.

This year Tegan finished top 3 in the Downhill World Cup Series. Great efforts at such a young age and I’m sure there will be more to come from Tegan next year.

Filmed in Thredbo, NSW, Australia.

Tegan Molloy | Kona Australia from Patrick Neville | PN Films on Vimeo.

Video: Tegan Molloy | Kona Australia

Tegan Molloy, 17 years old from Jindabyne, NSW, Australia riding her local track.

This year Tegan finished top 3 in the Downhill World Cup Series. Great efforts at such a young age and I’m sure there will be more to come from Tegan next year.

Filmed in Thredbo, NSW, Australia.

Tegan Molloy | Kona Australia from Patrick Neville | PN Films on Vimeo.

Video: Hills of Home

“Hills of Home” is a Black Forest production by the film crew of workID and german XCO racer Pirmin Kuß.

Pirmin rides bikes since day one and straight from the beginning his heart belongs to olympic XCO racing. He rides for the german WHEELER-iXS Team and loves the good time he has with his team buddies during the race season. What he really doesn’t like, is the prejudice that cross country fellas are technically unskilled! He tries his best to prove the opposite and puts his heart in his riding. For him it is pure fun to pull his 29″ hard tail through the lovely Black Forest and to have a new challenge everyday out there, without the need of full suspension. Nevertheless the 20 years old boy loves all sports which are based on rolling on two wheels, doesn’t matter how big they are. He puts a lot of time into digging last year and build his own little pumptrack around the house of his family. He truly believes in the progression and fun that brings the BMX pumptrack riding into his training, besides the tough exercises a racer has to do.

Riding for a video project is a little dream came true for him, because in Pirmins opinion racing isn’t only about big races and results. He puts all in and we snapped some awesome shots. After all we had an amazing weekend filming and riding out there and became good friends.

Watch Pirmin blasting some original Black Forest home trails and after it having some fun with his 20″ bike on his pumptrack – for him a perfect day. Enjoy!

Video: SRAM XX1 | Enduro | Part 2: Flat Out and Focused

Enduro is demanding on riders and bikes in the same way: it requires a unique combination of all-out riding and reliability over long stages, multiple days of racing and ultimately a long season.

This second chapter follows the best enduro racers in the world from the iconic Mega Avalanche in Alpe d’Huez to the final race of the Enduro World Series in Finale Ligure, Italy. Here, in addition to Jerome Clementz’s victory in both the race and overall, Curtis Keene, Rene Wildhaber, Anka Martin, Anneke Beerten and many more reflect on the first season of the Enduro World Series and what it means to be an enduro racer today.

at the third round of the Enduro World Series, Les 2 Alps, France

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during the final stop of the EWS, Finale, Italy.

during the final stop of the EWS, Finale, Italy.

during the final stop of the EWS, Finale, Italy.

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during the final stop of the EWS, Finale, Italy.

during the final stop of the EWS, Finale, Italy.

 

Video: SRAM XX1 | Enduro | Part 2: Flat Out and Focused

Enduro is demanding on riders and bikes in the same way: it requires a unique combination of all-out riding and reliability over long stages, multiple days of racing and ultimately a long season.

This second chapter follows the best enduro racers in the world from the iconic Mega Avalanche in Alpe d’Huez to the final race of the Enduro World Series in Finale Ligure, Italy. Here, in addition to Jerome Clementz’s victory in both the race and overall, Curtis Keene, Rene Wildhaber, Anka Martin, Anneke Beerten and many more reflect on the first season of the Enduro World Series and what it means to be an enduro racer today.

at the third round of the Enduro World Series, Les 2 Alps, France

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during the final stop of the EWS, Finale, Italy.

during the final stop of the EWS, Finale, Italy.

during the final stop of the EWS, Finale, Italy.

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during the final stop of the EWS, Finale, Italy.

during the final stop of the EWS, Finale, Italy.