Video: Bring Back Some Soul

Nov 22, 2012 at 0:01
Nov 22, 2012
by Dmitri Shushuyev  
 
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Sometimes unprecedented things happen that shake your world upside down in one way or another. However, we should all push forwards no matter the problems and troubles we face. The very idea behind the name of this video “Bring Back Some Soul”, the choice of music was to bring back the positivity, the optimism inside of me and share it with others, because there is so much good in the world. Your closest friends are always there for support and filming BMX has helped me to regain what I thought I'd lost already.

I was filming with Eki, and got a few clips with Johannes and it went from there. I’ve seen Johannes around for quite some time, but we'd never filmed together. It was only during this past year while I was out filming street with Eki that Johannes came along as well. I didn’t quite know what to expect from him, but sometimes meeting new people is great and this was the case.

Johannes has been progressing quite a bit over the years and this was the first big part that we filmed with him. A lot of the moves in this video were landed for the first time while making this edit. He set the goals as to what he would like to do in the video and we got it.

The last trick in the video was filmed quite late. The temperature had gone down and Johannes wasn’t feeling like going out to film. I told him that without this trick the video would be sort of unfinished and it had to be a last banger trick. Of course Johannes changed his mind and we went out to film it. We spent an hour and a half for the shop to close down, because the security guard was always checking as to what we were up to. It only took Johannes two tries to be to land it. If I would define Johannes’ riding, then I would say tech street riding would probably fit him best.

There is nothing more enjoyable than spending time with homies… just the little things like sitting on the curbs, see everybody ride, getting clips, hanging out is what makes it all so good.

Special thanks to:
- Timo Pritzel
- Stefan Anton
- Alex Rims
- Andres Vaab from Red Bull

Songs:
J.J Barnes - "Snowflakes"
The Ringleaders - "Baby What Has Happened To Our love"

We hope that you enjoyed this video!

Johannes found this spot. we filmed a clip and decided to take a photo as well
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67 Comments

  • + 47
 yay helmetsss
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 get out of here you troll!
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 Eat a twinky "shazpica"!
  • + 3
 Dude, he has a motha f*cka ponytail!
  • + 4
 I have way more respect for him than any of the helmet-less bmx-ers. Kind of even outs his ponytail.
  • + 4
 The ponytail is history Smile if you watch my last trick then you can see the lack of the hair Wink helmets forever!!!
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  • + 30
 First bmx vid that had my Attention all the way through. Awesome editing and riding!
  • + 1
 Ditto, nice one
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  • + 14
 We all saw these tricks before... what's nice here is that everybody keeps forgetting that perfection takes hard work, pain and dedication. I really liked the honesty of this clip. Good vid and edit!
  • + 3
 Just 'cuz you've seen them before doesn't take away from what they are. I really dug the bar spin to switch bar spin & the 180 whip drop. The rail riding was pretty gnarly too.
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  • + 17
 Finally, a bmx edit where someone wears a helmet.
  • + 4
 Thats brains for ya.
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 Literally ^
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  • + 6
 dont get me wrong its not bad, but it just felt a bit bland to me. a lot of the tricks just looked stiff and wooden not really any style to it. saying that hes got some sweet icepicks
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  • + 3
 Real good montage of footage there. I just love how bmx is slowly growing again like it had done in the 80s. Goverment just needs to realise the youths needs for new locations for parks.
  • + 5
 ...he comments on a street edit. regardless of the amount of parks, park is park and street i s street, people always gonna be riding street
  • + 2
 governments need to realise that riding street is a constructive sport, not vandalisation of property as most people tend to think.
  • + 1
 the only problem is that it actuallly is vandalism in alot of cases, street riding wouldnt be the same if noone ever had to worry about security gaurds and such
  • + 1
 I refered to street as it's more of a easy learning curve for the youth to get to grips with the ramps etc and then turn into street. I grew up on street so it's all i know but parks are more socialable as well,
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  • + 2
 Great job neighbour! And Tallinn is looking dope... next season I want to go there with a DH bike and do some stuff with the old cities fortification wall/hill! Stoked to see you at that level!!!
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  • + 2
 some bmx videos get boring. they are all talented but their styles and tricks arent too creative. alot of impresive tricks. but this guy brings impressive tricks and a different style which was rad. sweet edit
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 Was watching and thinking, why these places seem so fammiliar yet i've never seen any? It's in Estonia. Smile i'm from Latvia and everything there looks so alike. Smile Miss home. Goood ridin guys.

P.S. what's the music used for the clip?
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 I liked it. I think it could have been a bit shorter, cut out some of the repeated tricks and it would have been a more impacting edit. But nice filming. In my opinion the riding looked nicer without the gloves and losing the lid would've done a lot for me, but those are minor points for which i'll no doubt get flamed for anyway.
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 "the choice of music was to bring back the positivity, the optimism inside of me and share it with others, because there is so much good in the world"

Thats why the Rider chooses a War T-Shirt for this Edit... Just sayin
  • + 3
 There is another story behind the WAR shirt, it's from a band called 30 SECONDS TO MARS
  • - 3
 I don't know what's ore embarassing, the irony of your shirt saying WAR in a video where you're comenting on inner peace or supporting a band like 30 Seconds to Mars... Nope, scratch that 30 seconds to Mars is worse...
  • + 2
 No hating or something and the Video was awesome but why theres no quote like " we were bored of Gangster Rap or Punk in street segments and wanted to try something different" but i guess in these days everything has to be very deep thoughted and oozed of creativity... Whatever nice riding level in Tallinn next year i will do a roadtrip through the baltic area during July/August and the video gets me even more excited.
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 Good to see a street bmx edit where the rider is wearing a helmet Helmet You can see why they are needed after watching the out takes in this vid! Big Grin
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  • + 2
 street riding is so underrated. a city is a jungle of creativity. I like all biking, but street has a special place
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  • + 2
 It is filmed in Estonia, Tallinn. One clip is filmed in Estonias city Pärnu (1:54) Smile
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  • + 2
 Back to back 360s on the stairs=STEEZE OVERLOAD. i have always been a downhiller but this vid changed my mind about bmx.
  • + 1
 the fact that 1 was opposite made it way baller
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  • + 1
 Its edits like this that make it difficult to justify putting my BMX in the BuySell section, despite that fact I never get the time to ride it anymore...
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  • + 2
 Fantastic skills but there is still something about how a grown man looks on a tiny bmx. Respects though!
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  • + 2
 The bench seat to handrail hop is SWEEET!
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  • + 1
 what the heck are you filming with? your shadow looks like a slider in a steady cam?
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  • + 2
 good taste in music!!!!!!!!! pce
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  • + 1
 Nice tricks. Now mix them up with some speed and flowy lines and i'll really be impressed
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  • + 1
 The dude looks like Andy Samberg from SNL, but with mad bike skillz! Cool video!
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  • + 2
 Dude got some skill.... And big ears to go with hahah
  • + 8
 Big ears are good for balance Wink
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  • + 1
 To hear that music in a vid from such young folks make me believe there is hope!! Very nice!!
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  • + 1
 Somehow, combining soul music and BMX riding is just, right...
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  • + 1
 this streets okay, but for a real sick street edit go on bmx transworld
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  • + 1
 gee thats a lot of grinding
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  • + 1
 How do they ride with jeans so tight?
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  • + 2
 such a good rider
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  • + 1
 An Ahola Transport truck! =D
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  • + 1
 top vid, enjoyed the outtakes
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  • + 1
 thank your mum's,good one she probably got all d gear for you ...
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  • + 1
 running with a slider seems to work out good
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  • + 1
 U need the RedBull for this Smile )))
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  • + 1
 This makes me feel like a wussy
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  • + 1
 i have no idea what im watching but i love it.
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  • + 1
 Loving that hub's sound..... Wonder what he's running?
  • + 2
 I am running a bmx cassette hub from a company G-SPORT, Ratchett was the name I belive.
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  • + 2
 You can do barspins!!
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  • + 1
 filmed in Tallinn, Estonia
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 Yeah in Estonia a few very nice places and parks for riding like Tartu Smile
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  • + 1
 4:34 best fall of the vid
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  • + 1
 Good vod!!! Haven't seen a good bmx clip in a while!!
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 Filmed in Riga, Latvia?
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 I swear Pinkbike just posts the weakest BMX edits so all the mountain bikers will feel better about themselves. There are so many way gnarlier web vids out there that are set to soul music haha.
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  • + 1
 Sweet video man!
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  • + 1
 gooood oneeee !!!!!!
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