Congrats to Aaron LaRocque for his 50th Video of the Day

Apr 13, 2012 at 0:01
Apr 13, 2012
by Karl Burkat  
 
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Long time user Aaron LaRocque who has been a staple of Pinkbike's video section ever since its inception 5 years ago has been pumping out incredible footage which has been stoking out the biking community, making us all want to ride. I was curious to see how many VODs he has gotten, turns out he got his 50th this year! So huge shout out to Larock!

I also calculated that his videos have eclipsed 5,200,000 views in total which is the most on Pinkbike. I went through his archive and pulled out 10 videos to showcase and get people re-watching. Enjoy!



Aaron's first VOD and Pinkbike's 6th VOD ever, Sin City. Back in October of 2007.

Views: 125,487    Faves: 2,775    Comments: 427




2008, Aaron catching up with some 12 year old grom by the name of Anthony Messere. Wonder what he's up to these days?

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Views: 91,437    Faves: 2,329    Comments: 538
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Commercial work started piling on for Aaron and this video made for Race Face and Rocky Mountain Bikes has still got to be the best All-Mountain riding video made.

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Views: 61,212    Faves: 1,024    Comments: 250
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At the beginning of 2009, Aaron emailed me saying he wanted to make a movie, wanted to do something to feature BC's up and coming talent and release it to the world free. The final product was "What's Next", which garnered massive viewership and a helluva premiere party!

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Views: 568,660    Faves: 7,451    Comments: 635
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Aaron's signature lighting in his videos are highlighted in this video featuring long time bike model and Aaron's admitted man crush, Strahan Loken.

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Views: 95,371    Faves: 1,016    Comments: 206
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Vancouver Island is home to Aaron and he captures the somber mood and gloomy fog, making this look like something out of a horror flick.

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Views: 148,480    Faves: 2,901    Comments: 280
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The biking videographer lifestyle isn't just about pointing a camera and hours editing. Here are 8 days spent camping and digging in the trenches to make the lines for this epic.

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Views: 141,390    Faves: 3,585    Comments: 211
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When Trek Bikes wanted to announce the Carbon Session 9.9 to the world, they tapped Larock to make them a video which would highlight Aaron Gwin's killer season.

Views: 116,344    Faves: 1,613    Comments: 107




Three days before this past Halloween, Aaron said he had an idea for a video and to 'save the October 31 VOD spot, I've got a banger!'. In a couple days he pumped out this.

Views: 124,728    Faves: 2,331    Comments: 225




VOD #50 and probably as good of a piece of cinematography as you'll see.

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Views: 325,911    Faves: 4,257    Comments: 191
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Huge thanks boss from all of Pinkbike! Here's to 50 more and a happy 25th Birthday coming up here!
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65 Comments

  • + 52
 Larocks vids are Unreal. nuff said
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 I look forward to watching his vids every time they show up on the home page. Great work
  • + 6
 this guy has made Pinkbike so much better!! every time i look at my dash and see his Name with a new vid it always makes my day!!!
  • + 2
 did anyone else notice you had most of the videos on your Favorites? If not all? haha
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 ...so does everybody else
  • + 14
 he won't stop until he's over 9000 ....yeah I know that was horrible
  • + 4
 What's weird is that he's only made 43 videos.........yup, he's THAT good!
  • - 1
 ...what ever happened to LaRocque...?
  • + 1
 Only 50Th?? Smile
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  • + 21
 LaRocque rocks! I'm at 20, I'm commin for ya big guy!
  • + 13
 *cue epic battle music
  • - 2
 it's an EDIT OFF!!! EDIT OFF!!!!
  • + 1
 It would be an edit off if he didn't do so much of my editing for me hahaha
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  • + 8
 Island Winter still never fails to give me goosebumps. Larock=Brilliance.
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  • + 5
 holy smokes. still remember watching the "sin city" video back when i first got into mountain biking and discovered this site; thought it had the coolest combination of songs. thanks larock!
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  • + 7
 PAY THE MAN!!!
  • + 5
 How do you know he's not Wink

I betcha he's making some coin... literally, just some coins... probably loonies.
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  • + 7
 Simply - WELL DONE!
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  • + 6
 And 51 is up with "spring cleaning"
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  • + 5
 this guy better be getting paid
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  • + 4
 this guys a joke, did you see all that slow mo...
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  • + 3
 He's got 50 and he's only 25?
Damn, you are such an inspiration Laroque.
You and your beard.
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  • + 2
 So young at this Point and already a legend in the industry. Many thanks to your many contributions and time taken to bring us your talents.
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  • + 1
 You are so talented and you are gifted to communicate through your films after every one I got that strong feeling... want to ride right now thanks for sharing it with us, and keep on Aaron
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  • + 4
 He's a freaking machine!!!
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  • + 4
 Keep on LaRoque-in in the freeworld
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  • + 4
 this dude is why i spend hours on pinkbike
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 This dude is why I don't get anything done at work...
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  • + 2
 Cheers to Larock! All of his vids are amazing, and he deserved all 50 VODs that he got.
Make more???
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  • + 1
 Zombie flick is awesome! Last DH video is sweet too, well they all are good. 12yr old tearing it up. Thanks for all the viewings:>Wink
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  • + 2
 Great video and a Happy Birthday to you on April 23rd. Should be a national holiday for all bikers.
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  • + 2
 Sweet vids, but.... Y U NO HAVE BRENDAN HOWEY WINTER EDIT.
Everyone has to watch this www.pinkbike.com/video/186007
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 thats my favourite so far
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 ITS ONLY BEEN 50!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 WUT THE FUDGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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 Laroque with me if you want to live. congrats bro will we see you at sea tote?
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 you will indeed!
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  • + 1
 its awesome to see how much the sport has changed and his filming style had stayed so consistently well through out the years
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  • + 3
 It has been that long already?!
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 happy birthday larock, you've been a huge inspiration many people and a gift to pinkbike
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 Anthony Messere was amazing at 12! I think i was playing excite bike on nintendo 64 when i was 12.
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 Hahaha, just looked at the recent favourites. 5 of 6 were from Larock
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  • + 2
 Well that's 50 more vod's than I have
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  • + 1
 do people who pic vod even watch his vids anymore or just make em vod cuz their his haha but they are amazing
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  • + 1
 i bought the altitude 90 rsl because of his video. rode spec and trek before still love my altitude
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  • + 1
 Curious which (of the many) Lana Del Rey remixes was used for VOD #50?
Great vid.
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 Blue Jeans (Count Ninjula Remix)
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 New cinematographers should be taking notes.
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  • + 1
 What's next was awesome. And free! I love PB
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  • + 1
 It's amazing seeing how far he has come from his early videos.
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  • + 1
 Is filming his full time occupation? was it before?
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  • + 1
 is the trek one shot at northstar, CA?
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  • + 1
 Congrats Buddy!! Keep killin it!
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  • + 1
 Absolutely Incredible. Fantasic job!
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  • + 1
 I remember that first video...haha...good job Aaron.
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  • + 2
 Wow Aaron, thats sick.
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 sin city is in my town !
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 faved every one tup
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  • - 2
 If Aaron is a "long time user", then I must be a legacy!
  • + 0
 Yes very good, 12 years. You can count.
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