register new user
2012 Chatel Mountain Style - Top 3 Runs
Jul 9, 2012 at 17:38
Jul 9, 2012
Add to Favorites
You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account?
3 - Kyle Strait
2 - Cam Zink
1 - Brandon Semenuk
Will Semenuk take the FMB Overall? How did he even stay on his bike?
Must Read This Week
Marzocchi Forks Through the Years
A $5 Custom Intense M9 - Cancer Fundraiser
Movies For Your Monday
Video: Aaron Gwin Blazes a Trail
Video: How To Create A FORCE OF NATURE
24 Bikes of the Enduro World Series
Photo: Brett Rheeder Over Vert Flip
Norco Range Killer B-2 - Tested
(Jul 9, 2012 at 17:54)
Brought to you by: Antique cameras from 1996
(Jul 9, 2012 at 17:59)
that's why they overcompensated with the shitty music! RIP Cam Zink's balls.
(Jul 9, 2012 at 18:25)
agreed, that music was irritating. it works in some edits like the aaron gwin saint testing video, but not this.
(Jul 9, 2012 at 18:45)
HIS BALLS!!! CAM ZINK'S BALLS!!!! You've gotta laugh when you see pros ride like rookies.
(Jul 9, 2012 at 20:54)
Man I wish just one camera man had the sense to whip out his iPhone and film with that instead...
(Jul 9, 2012 at 20:56)
Nothing rookie about a backflip at superhigh speeds... the fact he held on as well as he did proves he's far from rookie status...
(Jul 9, 2012 at 21:32)
That knack flip was so moto
(Jul 9, 2012 at 21:49)
90's charm! nothing displays great riding better than grainy ass shit quality video!.......
(Jul 9, 2012 at 23:27)
someone loves the new skrillex album...
(Jul 9, 2012 at 23:52)
I'm sorry, but if you are going to use any type of dubstep/glitch music, please refrain from making it Skrillex, thank you
(Jul 10, 2012 at 4:27)
naked hilarious comment ever !
(Jul 10, 2012 at 8:22)
I've seen that video quality somewhere before... Oh, yeah it was my son's Fisher Price camera with near dead batteries.
(Jul 10, 2012 at 13:28)
all you guys are so used to looking at dsl video stuff which on a live event with no redoing it for the camera possible you need a camera that just works.... these do that.... dslr is not practicable fo rthis type of video.
(Jul 10, 2012 at 17:38)
then how come, I have seen videos like this shot with dslr quality?
(Jul 10, 2012 at 19:26)
What's with all you haters? The video quality is AMAZING!!! Look at those 16 vivid colors! I'm gonna download these on my blazing 56Kpbs dial-up and save each video across 10 floppy disks. I wanna be able to play it back for all my friends on my 10 inch CRT monitor. And I hope those sweet beats are available on cassette! I could totally jam to that on my Walkman.
(Jul 12, 2012 at 7:42)
Where the hell is larock (Aaron LaRocque) when we need him?!
(Jul 9, 2012 at 18:20)
this was obviously filmed with a potato..
(Jul 9, 2012 at 19:57)
Speaking of potatoes...Cam's are probably about the size of couple of Yukon Golds right about now... holy crap.
(Jul 9, 2012 at 20:05)
Ain't that bad, I'm playing it on my calculator and it works just fine.
(Jul 9, 2012 at 18:00)
Cam Zink's ball ride out on the final jump.......what an insane save!!
edit: horrific song choices btw
(Jul 10, 2012 at 17:23)
all i heard was fax machine noises...
(Jul 9, 2012 at 18:41)
I don't understand how someone thought it was a good idea to put unfitting Skrillex songs in ALL THREE VIDEOS....
(Jul 9, 2012 at 21:08)
I was thinking the EXACT same thing! ^
(Jul 9, 2012 at 23:22)
I don't understand how can anyone listen to this crap. It is just irritating...
(Jul 10, 2012 at 9:59)
Ruined the videos to be honest
(Jul 9, 2012 at 17:51)
These guys are amped up and amplified!!! Semenuk's save was epic!
(Jul 9, 2012 at 18:20)
This event reminds me of early Rampages; huck it and hope!
(Jul 9, 2012 at 20:23)
that was an incredible save on that corner, wow
(Jul 9, 2012 at 17:56)
wow crazy landing for Zink
(Jul 9, 2012 at 18:17)
i hope his balls are okay
(Jul 9, 2012 at 18:11)
Would love to buy the techno Vhs when it comes out in the video store. Epic runs and lines, Horrible audio and video.
(Jul 9, 2012 at 17:58)
what semenuk won? that never happens!
(Jul 9, 2012 at 18:07)
semenuk is serious shredder, can't wait to see him on the podium at rampage!!!!!
(Jul 9, 2012 at 20:13)
(Jul 9, 2012 at 20:43)
I just cant wait for Rampage period!
(Jul 10, 2012 at 5:53)
Brandon was loose and smooth on those rocks.
(Jul 9, 2012 at 19:48)
I loved it, because its strangeness , becasue the track it is not defined into any label, and for me to watch the rider's trail skils was refreshing in this kinds of events, like when semenuks skids the rear tire after droping, it with this kind of track my frist though was that Strait has and advantage because his race profile but instead Semenuk shown hiden skills
(Jul 9, 2012 at 18:38)
Wow, Semenuk crushed the rest of the competition. Deto on the video quality and the music. Never let that guy choose the playlist again
(Jul 9, 2012 at 19:30)
at first i was like... damn! that landing from strait on the last jump was sketchy as!!! next minute...
(Jul 10, 2012 at 12:11)
Hahah, true. I don't even know how didn't Zink fall ..
(Jul 9, 2012 at 19:06)
How did Zink stay on?!?!
Honestly, his backflips scare the crap out of me. I always yell NOOOOO! at the screen.
(Jul 10, 2012 at 21:05)
1.) Make shitty music.
2.) Press "play" at live events, and pretend to turn knobs n shit, while looking suspiciously like a (more) whacked out version of an already cracked-out version of Corey Feldman.
Thank God for drugs, eh?
(Jul 9, 2012 at 19:08)
I thought that Semenuk was going to go bigger on that last jump. Also I reckon if Zink lands that last jump he doesn't win a sore pair of balls he wins Chatel Mountain Style.
(Jul 9, 2012 at 23:47)
Only the qualifying runs counted as the finals were cancelled due to bad weather, but the riders didn't know this at that point so they were most probably holding back for finals.
(Jul 10, 2012 at 20:00)
I thought the finals did happen. I thought these runs were from the finals.
(Jul 11, 2012 at 14:22)
Nope unfortunately not, I even went over to Chatel to watch only to be told that it had been cancelled.
(Jul 11, 2012 at 23:17)
Atleast you weren't really too far away from home to go there. Its only a four hour flight from the UK isn't it? I have to wait till I've saved enough money to buy the plane ticket.
(Jul 11, 2012 at 23:22)
And then spend 12 or so hours on a plane with a stop off for anoying people to get on. Then like every plane trip there will probably be a little kid that has decided that its sole purpose is to piss me off for as long as possible. If I'm lucky the parent will help the kid by giving it some type of encouragement whether or not they say keep going they'll do something. Now that I think about it might be easier to just watch highlights on the internet.
(Jul 15, 2012 at 1:11)
Luckily I was out there to ride myself so it wasnt a huge problem it had been cancelled, just a shame as I was looking forward to seeing it.
(Jul 9, 2012 at 21:12)
Wow great riding by all three guys. All had nice saves, but Zink being able to hold on through that is intense. I would also like to hear what music the Pinkbike audience would have liked to hear for these minute and a half clips. The music has to be fast and exciting which I think the first two videos achieved. I must say though, the song for Semenuk had a really irritating part in the middle. That one was a bad choice.
(Jul 9, 2012 at 23:24)
I think that the "music" was rather unfitting and irritating.
(Jul 10, 2012 at 5:36)
Needs some nice bouncy house music or lively rock with subtle vocals as opposed to the noise of vintage hard drives searching.
(Jul 10, 2012 at 11:18)
What people need to understand is that these songs only work if you thoroughly edit to fit them. You can't just layer music with such fast-paced, strong beats over some riding and expect it to fit.
If I need to get pumped bouldering, Skrillex is one of the artists I listen to; I've been to see him live and it was absolutely awesome. But even I hate seeing his music used in bike edits.
(Jul 10, 2012 at 22:59)
What music would you guys put in. Any song suggestions? Just trying to get a feel of what the audience would like.
(Jul 10, 2012 at 23:41)
Depends. But you need to decide on a mood - or even theme - for your edit, choose an appropriate song, and edit the clips appropriately. Upbeat, chilled, exciting, epic... But epic is very hard to do right.
(Jul 11, 2012 at 2:36)
I'm surprised people are even calling it music! Surely even the deaf would find it offensive!!!! Its giving me Ear Cancer as we speak!
(Jul 11, 2012 at 4:14)
Each to their own, broham. I feel the same about metal.
(Jul 10, 2012 at 3:53)
Yo Pinkbike, we had a Sony prototype slo-mo camera out on the Mountain Style course, and captured most of the Pro and Amateur final runs in lush HD. Full edit coming soon, but for now, here's a teaser of
practice run in super slo-mo:
and GoPro footage of his gnarly corked backflip crash in the finals:
(Jul 9, 2012 at 22:26)
Brandon, "oh yeah did I forget to mention i drift out of my three's now?"
(Jul 9, 2012 at 20:58)
Looks like there may never be a Cam Zink Jr. after that... Amazing runs by those 3 on a beast of a course..!
(Jul 9, 2012 at 18:00)
I think Brandon thought this was a timed race. He was a full 10 sec. faster then Zinc.
(Jul 9, 2012 at 18:38)
The judges were judging on speed also. In the course walkthough they say that in the caption under one of the photos. But he was seriously ripping!!!
(Jul 9, 2012 at 18:23)
I honestly dont know how Zink made it out of that landing on that flip.. just a miracle.
(Jul 10, 2012 at 14:38)
A lot less tricks than last year, and total crap cameras not to speak aboutvthe barely tolerable music.... and where did the huge booter on the pro line go? I had huge expectations for this event...
(Jul 10, 2012 at 2:33)
watched about 10 sec and turned it off. why are people uploading such shite when you can get hd quality on phones. sort it out gimp.
(Jul 10, 2012 at 2:09)
im sorry but the coverage of this even has by far been the worst out of all the events this yeah ? whats happening ...
(Jul 11, 2012 at 9:47)
Huge difference between Zink and Semenuk, and i don't mean the landing at the end, i mean the speed, flow and tricks. Semenuk really deserved the win, but weird that there wer no better runs than these of zink and strait
(Jul 10, 2012 at 8:16)
I dont know why but the Videos looks like old Footage ! Like Rampage 1 ;-) And the Runs are boring as hell. Its ganrly Stuff and i love Big Mountain Events but the Lines of last Year was much better
(Jul 9, 2012 at 22:00)
Zink went for glory with that flip at the end... ah well. He would have taken it if he landed clean.
What I'm impressed by is the fact that he's still riding the exact same frame that he used to win Rampage 2 years ago. It must have taken an almighty beating every week for almost a hundred weeks, and it still works! That's the sign of a great design and execution. Good on you Pablo! Now when can I have one?
(Jul 9, 2012 at 23:28)
Actually it's not the exact same frame, it's just the same design... He rode a Corsair then, and now this is Hyper Bikes. Pablo designed both frames though.
(Jul 11, 2012 at 6:52)
he rode a Corsair Dominion at Rampage so not the same design but yes same designer.
(Jul 9, 2012 at 18:26)
zink has to have a brown spot in his pants
(Jul 10, 2012 at 7:52)
(Jul 9, 2012 at 20:32)
alright who is the retard who used skrillex for all three songs?
(Jul 10, 2012 at 9:09)
i can't even watch those videos as much i hate that f*ckin music. thanks a lot. but i don't wanna call this videos. welcome in 21st century.
(Jul 9, 2012 at 18:11)
Cam Zink's finish in slow motion would look rad as phuck!
(Jul 9, 2012 at 17:58)
daaam that landing from zink cant be described by the word "gnarly". its more something from space!
(Jul 9, 2012 at 22:11)
The video quality and music = Cr*p! The riding, on the other hand = Great! :-D
Poor Zinks nuts.... Just as well they are made of steel! :-)
(Jul 10, 2012 at 5:52)
Some of the comments on here have me laughing out loud. My favorite was the filmed with a potato comment haha
(Jul 9, 2012 at 22:52)
Zink should have won. That backflip no footer to ball and pec crusher landing with no feet JRA was perfectly executed.
(Jul 9, 2012 at 20:15)
all three of the top riders had atleast one sketchy landing two of them being on the final jump....skeeetch!!!
(Jul 9, 2012 at 21:14)
music...oh god why?
(Jul 10, 2012 at 5:47)
brought to you by potato films...
(Jul 9, 2012 at 21:47)
so amped to see these guys go at it on big bikes! would have loved to see GEE and CG on that course!
(Jul 10, 2012 at 8:15)
ZINK!! Holy crap, talk about holding that last landing together. Nice! I thought he was toast.
(Jul 9, 2012 at 23:39)
Trun off the sound it's truly shit !
(Jul 10, 2012 at 13:57)
nice runs but the music sucks!!!!!!!!!!!
(Jul 10, 2012 at 3:50)
better my 90 euro telefone camera than that ?????
(Jul 9, 2012 at 23:31)
If this contest have been named Chatel Ballride, Zink would have won it for sure.
(Jul 9, 2012 at 21:00)
Zink's last landing was the gnarliest after bang ever!
(Jul 9, 2012 at 17:59)
Kinda disappointed none of the top three riders incorporated the big step-down in their runs?
(Jul 9, 2012 at 18:06)
The wind was beyond hard and we never got to test out the hip after the stepdown due to weather. We wanted to but never got the chance due to the weather issues, very little practice, and only getting one contest run
(Jul 9, 2012 at 18:19)
Ah that's fair enough, I guess I was just keen to see riders land that drop.
(Jul 10, 2012 at 7:51)
Show some of the other runs, I want to see someone hit a different line, all three of these guys hit the same line.
(Jul 9, 2012 at 22:53)
(Jul 9, 2012 at 23:15)
night and day difference between 1st and 3rd place runs.
(Jul 9, 2012 at 21:55)
zink would have won if he landed the last flip smoothly, and yes shitty dubstep off the bangarang EP
(Jul 10, 2012 at 7:17)
jeeeeeeeeea moto-style for life!!!!
(Jul 10, 2012 at 9:25)
Sketchiest landing of the year (so far) goes to...... Cam Zink!
(Jul 11, 2012 at 4:40)
the control semenuk has is insane!!!!!
(Jul 10, 2012 at 6:16)
Hell of a choice! Your balls or your face? mmm...
(Jul 11, 2012 at 3:38)
Lehel ns... it is the exact same frame!
(Jul 9, 2012 at 21:53)
somebody's a skrillex enthusiast
(Jul 9, 2012 at 21:46)
jesus kyle almost ate shit on that last sender
(Jul 9, 2012 at 21:52)
ahahahaha oh shit just watched zinks video nevermind
(Jul 10, 2012 at 0:30)
that was my EXACT reaction. haha
(Jul 9, 2012 at 19:24)
holy fuck that last landing for zink looked pretty rough
(Jul 10, 2012 at 4:01)
We shot it (as well as most of the other riders) in mint 400fps HD slo-mo. Edit coming soon...
(Jul 10, 2012 at 8:46)
You guys do an excellent job and I can't wait to check out your coverage of the event, keep up the great work!
(Jul 9, 2012 at 18:04)
finals would've been so epic
(Jul 10, 2012 at 5:38)
Master class in bike control from semenuk, that track is seriously steep!
(Jul 9, 2012 at 22:23)
wild it was like just get to the bottom any way you want
(Jul 9, 2012 at 23:23)
Does anyone know wherr you can watch the full runs of the others
(Jul 10, 2012 at 2:27)
Course is gnarly but what a shit event to watch!
(Jul 10, 2012 at 2:25)
When will be HQ Highlights video?
Awesome runs, and so Zink's landing
Below threshold threads are hidden
(Jul 9, 2012 at 19:01)
super strange event. kin of non sense, I dont like this kind of event, its not DH, its not FR... i think this track could be shorter with bigger jumps. thos smal jumps with big bikes looks patetic
(Jul 9, 2012 at 19:11)
In the format seen, this event was boring. I know a lot of work went into it but I agree with mudman - it's a weird mix of DH and super manicured kickers. There weren't enough jumps for the slopestyle types, and definitely not natural terrain for DH types. This looks like a strange no-man's land of TV unfriendly confusion.
(Jul 9, 2012 at 19:44)
totally disagree. love this style of comp. personally i get bored of watching pure jump lines. i think this is a rad mix of the big mountain "rampage" style with the trick kickers (and rampage has been heading in that direction already). far more demanding of the riders, which makes it far more interesting, and that's science. it's like a lot of park runs, just supersized. yes i'll take fries with that.
(Jul 9, 2012 at 21:00)
it's one thing to rule at DH or FR or DJ, but to do well here you gotta be able to ride all of the above... podium goes to the best all-round riders, not someone who only focuses on one type of riding...
(Jul 10, 2012 at 5:08)
we just cant talk about anyone's taste.
(Jul 9, 2012 at 19:02)
love the music specially Kyles video
(Jul 10, 2012 at 4:59)
why people from pinkbike are canceling my posts???? I said that didnt liked this contest and they erased it!!!! why? this contest is weak no fun at all, track strange small jumps with big bikes looks no sense. this mix of DH and FR wasn't nice, specially if you see the same guys doing bigger jumps with rigid frames and short travel fork
(Jul 10, 2012 at 17:57)
if you go to the bottom of the comments, you will see a line that says "below threshold comments are hidden" if you click on that text it will change to say "below threshold comments are visible"... it hasn't been deleted, it's been set to hide whatever comments have a certain amount of negative props... same thing happened to me once, i thought my comments had been deleted...
Post a Comment
Pinkbike RSS Feed
Copyright © 2000 - 2013. Pinkbike.com. All rights reserved.