A Story That’s Got Everything? Chris Akrigg’s Story

Chris Akrigg released his life story this week and, as the title suggests, it encompasses everything this site is about……. The film is just shy of 40 minutes long and is an absorbing watch that I’d throughly recommend, but for me the brilliance is not in the narrative, it’s in the detail. It Takes 10…

Thomas Vanderham & Remi Gauvin Light as a Feather

Rocky Mountain Bikes and Thomas Vanderham’s latest offering provides a lot of beautiful cinematography but doesn’t really offer much else to mountain bikers wanting to develop their skills………or does it? The overwhelming thing that struck me when I saw this clip was how light both Thomas and Remi Gauvin look on their bikes. What’s on…

Rémy Métailler on ‘How to Scrub’

The standard video from Whistler Bike Park’s A-line shows pro riders boosting jumps, pulling tricks & loving life…..Rémy Métailler’s most recent addition to his YouTube channel has something different though. The video provides action shots of Rémy scrubbing the jumps in order to carry energy over them more efficiently and thus carry more speed. It’s…

Brandon Semenuk – A lesson on producing power through pelvic rotation

Etnies released a video welcoming Brandon Semenuk to their sponsorship team as they launched their new CRANK series earlier this week. For me something else stood out though…. What stood out for me was the degree of pelvic rotation you can see Brandon uses in order to throw the bike around in his trademark style….

Think you can Manual? Watch Nico Vink in Action

As the Scott Sports YouTube tag line says: “Though Nico Vink is known for his prowess on big jumps, my oh my can the man manual” Scott Sports have released a video of Nico Vink manualing his way through Whistler and, whether you’re learning to manual or wanting to progress you’re technique, you could do…

Chris Akrigg – Freetrial

Mongoose have released Chris Akrigg’s latest offering aboard his Teocali. The video shows Chris at his unique best, freeriding his way through mountain terrain in Barcelona. The video and camera angles offer loads of opportunities to study Chris’ technique. A good one for your mirror neurone library! If you’re going to take the time to…

Rainraw & 3 Iconic Rain Soaked Race Runs

A few weeks ago Bluegrass Eagle released an interesting little video called Rainraw which features Sam Blenkinsop talking about why he likes and dislikes riding in the rain. Many riders hate wet and muddy conditions but some riders thrive in them. The level of technique and bike control needed to compete in these conditions is high….

EWS France

Pinkbike’s excellent coverage of the EWS continued last weekend on the trails of Montagnes du Caroux in France. While the women’s race continued in the same vein as the previous two, with Cecile Ravanel taking the win, Richie Rude took the win in the mens race. Sam Hill finished 6th but stayed at the top overall…

Danny v Claudio – Super Elite v Elite

Home of Trails has just been released featuring Danny MacAskill and Claudio Caluori. The film provides opportunities to study things like Danny’s bunny hop technique and drop off technique as well as marvelling at his bike control but it also offers the chance to see something else. The main thing that stuck out for me is the difference between…

Horizon – Vaea Verbeeck Killing it

Tip of the hat to Deity Components and Parallax Media because this video of Vaea Verbeeck is awesome. The thing I love about this isn’t the glossy presentation or the New Zealand backdrop or the swirling sound track………it’s the way they’ve captured the elegant simplicity of Vaea’s riding. No whips, flicks or fancy tricks, no…

EWS Colombia Highlights

Pinkbike have released the official highlights of EWS Round 2 from Manizales in Colombia on their YouTube channel with the event being memorable for several reasons. The round saw the first EWS urban street stage, through downtown Manizales, before the riders got to experience rain Colombian style, with the torrential downpours leaving the tracks virtually unrideable…