Video: James Visser in San Diego

Feb 8, 2013 at 18:00
Feb 8, 2013
by James Visser  
 
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When most people think of San Diego, California they think of excellent weather, awesome beaches, and palm trees, but these days a great riding scene is starting to emerge. From Downhill, to slopestyle, to insane dirtjumps, to cross country and everything in between, it seems as if San Diego has it all. In this video James Visser and Captures by Carman team up to create an edit that shows just some of the diversity of the Southern California landscape. We filmed at Blaine Mazzetti's masterpiece dirt jump line, the Ellsworth Factory trail, Rainbird DJ/Slopestyle line, and James' personal downhill trail.

Big TuckNo
Blaine Mazzetti is an insane builder and his house is like a dream. This hip is an amazing jump.

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The Ellsworth Factory trail is an awesome piece of construction that flows top to bottom and it is a blast.

1ft X
This is a trail that I built a couple years ago and to this day it is still one of my favorites.

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105 Comments

  • + 39
 Finally! Thrift shop was used in a biking video! So dope.
  • + 8
 Damn I'd do some pretty horrible things to get to ride that Ellsworth trail.

I'm so sad these days. I can't find a good spot to build where I live. For no good reason, our jumps get destroyed Frown maybe they're just unsightly. Too bad!
  • + 2
 haha, was just thinking there needed to be some Macklemore in some movies. Pretty dope
  • + 1
 Damn, i was gonna say that...
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 www.youtube.com/watch?v=pirBZ2yd41E

I made a DH edit months ago.

And mine isn't missing half the lyrics
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  • + 12
 usually edits with maclemore are little kids trying to get ganstarrrr. but this is an exception due to the beginning! and sick riding too!
  • + 23
 macklemore*
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 macklemore is the trashiest rapper.
  • - 19
 yea , the music sucks , riding is awesome !
  • + 23
 I know what you mean about Macklemore. Believe me, I'm not his biggest fan, but as a musician I can respect his music a lot more than what other things I hear on the radio.

And mind you, that's his only song on the radio. Try listening to a few other songs on his album The Heist and you'll notice that Thrift Shop is the only song like that.

And the message of that song is different. It's kind of mocking the typical "money bitches swag" crap you hear all the time.
  • + 0
 It has to be a certain genre of music to be cool? Oh wait... i said cool and not gnarly . Diversity is awesome!!!
  • + 7
 I think before you talk shit about Macklemore you should watch the performance at NPRs Tiny Desk. Was not a fan until I saw that.

www.npr.org/event/music/166256822/macklemore-ryan-lewis-tiny-desk-concert

Its nice to see that someone is actually trying to put out a positive message in their music for a change.
  • + 7
 Macklemore's a talented dude. It's a shame most people will only know him for Thriftshop.
  • + 1
 I think a lot of people are trying to put a positive message in their music. So give those guys credit. Macklemore is just one of the few that is actually being heard.
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  • + 13
 BUT SHIT IT WAS .99$!!!

Awesome videoSmile
  • - 16
 probably should have washed this, smells like pissssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
  • + 21
 smells like R. Kelly's sheets......PISSSSSS
  • - 7
 it was niney nine ceeeents
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  • + 11
 Of course this is posted while the weather here in San Diego is pouring rain and hail.
  • + 11
 time to build! we only get this weather not even a week out of the year
  • + 3
 Cowles Mtn, is a good spot to ride after the rain, might go tomorrow morn.
  • + 1
 @angrynipples thats kind a opposite in UK...
  • + 1
 heard that, didn't get the minions out once last year Frown
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  • + 9
 I have ridden with James before, and he is a really cool guy. Props, Great Video!!!!!!!!!
  • + 4
 Thanks buddy!
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  • + 8
 i drive nice cars with a fullface too:P
  • + 8
 Gotta love fullfaces! Haha
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  • + 6
 Stupendous Video! I love it, those jumps and trails were sick! Its awesome seeing the Durolux and Epicon rear shock put to some good abuse! RideOn!
  • + 1
 Actually, he's using the Duro, still a great fork.
  • + 2
 Yes, that makes more sense now! It just looked like my Durolux which had been lowered to about 100mm I would love to try the Duro but for 2013 its off the roster here in japan!
  • + 3
 Im using the duro and durolux just on different bikes! I love them both
  • + 2
 hahahaha Ok, so I did see both! I have been using the Durolux for 3 years now! It rocks!
  • + 1
 @jamisbowtech Same here man. Loving my Suntour forks and Durolux shock.
  • + 2
 I have never tried the Durolux shock but really do!
How do you like it overall?
  • + 2
 I love it! Super impressed by that shock
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  • + 4
 I'm a fucking slut adding to favorites almost every video here on PB, but this one truly deserves my fav...props guys. Great song btw...
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  • + 6
 im in the center of nemo right now and all i want to do is ride Frown
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  • + 5
 Ron Burgundy would be proud
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  • + 4
 i really liked this edit, and the music was great...even for an old guy like me!
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  • + 1
 Video was awesome! The riding was great, the bikes were insane!
I also figured out why German guys look like professional cock lickers.... I looked up this Thrift Shop, turns out they're just copying this Macklemore guy.
P.S. I'm not German, just study here Big Grin
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  • + 0
 This song is oooold, at least in Aus. It's already taken out the best song of 2012 on local radio. It's been flogged to death by commercial stations and this shit radio edit with half the lyrics missing is a testament to that. Pb doesn't care about swearing in its video soundtracks. Why use this garbage version of what was once a really good track!?
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  • + 4
 Love the music, love the video and love Suntour !
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  • + 2
 man the Ellisworth Momentum is a SICK bike! try to find a demo if you can, they demo them here at the lumberyard in portland or, stop on by!
  • + 1
 Ya i love it! Such a light fun bike
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  • + 3
 He "fur" is a good biker!
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  • + 2
 As soon as I realized what song was playing.. I knew it was going to be a good video
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  • + 3
 Too stylish for your own good, James! Sick edit.
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  • + 3
 Looks like an awesome place to ride. Props for Thrift Shop, btw.
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  • + 1
 I love Macklemore, but I don't think it goes very well with riding videos honestly.
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  • + 2
 "This is f___ing awesome!"
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  • + 1
 I like how more and more people are using Macklemore songs in bike edits, his music just works with everything!
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  • + 1
 The split second i heard macklemore i muted the video and continued. -30 likes.
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  • + 2
 Nice video. So much better to watch it without the sound!
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  • + 1
 Where exactly are the trails? I live in San Diego, and haven't found such awesome trails!
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  • + 1
 Those jumps are perfect. And this song is so much less fun as the clean version.
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  • + 2
 hell yeah!! thrift shop! sick edit! those jumps look so smooth
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  • + 3
 Sik, fun to watch
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  • + 1
 wow!!! great vid!!! keep up the good work! and that was some awesome riding too!!
  • + 3
 GO SAN DIEGO
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  • + 2
 AW HE GOT THE VELCRO'S

Awesome edit Big Grin
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  • + 2
 this song sucks without the curse words....cool edit.
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  • + 1
 first I've heard that song EVER!! Sick!!! Excellent vid too!!
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  • + 0
 I was gonna break into his compound and steal his slopstyle bike BUT SHIT IT WAS 99 CENTS!
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  • + 1
 anyone know where this trail is at?
  • + 5
 Yup! Dead men tell no trails! -GP
  • + 3
 no dig no ride my friend.
  • + 2
 I would dig 23/7 365 if I could ride that trail with all those perfect boulder to ramp to dirt to jump to heaven features the last hour ecery day.. errmahhgerrrd.. Those trails are what I used to dream of as a kid!
  • + 1
 by my hood, bro! :0
  • + 2
 it's out by ramona, east of Escondido. PM me if you want to dig and i'll check to see how many people digging at once we can coordinate. should be going back up there in 2 weeks
  • + 7
 The Ellsworth Factory Trail is here in SD county on private property but it is open to anyone willing to put in volunteer hours with a shovel. Anyone interested in digging and riding with us can Follow me here on PB and send me PM's for details. You can also follow Ellsworth on FB to see dig updates weekly. Thanks for the trail props !
  • + 2
 I may not get out that way for another year, but definitely willing to put in sum dig time to flow that when I do get that way!!!! I followin u Pearl... Beer
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  • + 1
 I just turned off the music and filled it in with my own.
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  • + 2
 Yeah Carmen - Sick!!!
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  • + 0
 Probably bought those suntours from a thrift shop.... wait no he wouldnt have bought them
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  • + 1
 really upbeat video, the music fit really well.
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  • - 1
 This is a fantastic video, and this guy has some sick skills. Oh, and although I've never ridden an Ellsworth.... those things are ugly as sin.
  • - 1
 Dont know why you got neg propped because I completely agree. The only time I ever wanted one was when they had that free give away a while back because of the sweet build kit it had on it.
  • + 1
 Wells as long as sweet-bike completely agrees... just messing.
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  • + 0
 FUCK Ellsworth... Worst bikes ever... Ugly, expensive and supporting one of the worst business since Lahar...
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  • + 1
 nicee vid, i could watch this allday lol Smile
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  • + 1
 Been waiting for this song to come up in an edit, nice video!
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  • + 0
 Hey, this looks like the alpine area is that correct for any of the locations?
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  • + 1
 one might guess that i pulled my bike out of a muddy hole as well
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  • + 1
 pmsl this is fucking awesome !!!
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  • + 1
 im with jacob 1993^^^
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  • + 1
 Feeling the flow!
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 soundtrack?
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 Macklemore and Ryan Lewis -"thrift shop"
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  • - 1
 i would have rather had the big ass coat in the beginning on the front of my bike than that suntour!
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  • + 1
 BRRAAAAAPPP!!!!!!!!!
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  • + 1
 this is way above me
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  • + 1
 Fffffing awesome
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  • + 3
 Shit, realized its not on this page. Gotta view the videos description. Its Macklemore and Ryan Lewis with "Thrift Shop"
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  • - 1
 Haha! Love that direct stab at Suntours shitty forks, excellent :')
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