Video: Kovarik Racing Session Mt. Buller

Jan 30, 2013 at 0:01
Jan 30, 2013
by Tyler Maine  
 
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The unstoppable Claire Buchar and Chris Kovarik session Mt Buller on a dusty day. There's heaps of slow motion shots, so I'm selling it by saying this is a close look at how their bikes and bodies move to the rhythm of downhill.

Music is a mix I did for the clip provided by amazing GRIZ.
The original song is WHERES THE LOVE from the album MAD LIBERATION.
The original one is brilliant, I hope this mix compliments the energy.

Thanks to Chris and Claire for the time and your sponsors for keeping you two out there always blowing our minds.
Cheers,
Petri
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79 Comments

  • + 43
 maybe a little too slow motion for me, but they still ripped!
  • + 30
 yeah man I nearly stopped watching it if I'm honest.
  • + 6
 me too, but they were killin it so i had to keep watchin it
  • + 3
 So well shot, the framing of each shot is so nice. The use of natural light is spot on as well and of course the riding is awesome. The Slow-mo just kills the mood after 3rd or 4th shot. ah well
  • + 1
 If it's full of slomo I'm not even watching. I'm so over slo mo. Thanks for the warning!
  • + 3
 There were a total of 10 full speed shots. Slow-mo overkill.
  • + 2
 definitly! but you cant deny that them two shred
  • + 3
 Icremin77, thank you. I've never skipped through a Kovarik video. There's always a first I guess.
  • + 1
 same here, i did still watch it, but it woulda been better at full speed. they took like two minutes of riding, and stretched it into four and change...
  • + 4
 At least all the slow-mo was shot on a nice lens... Not some shit gopro slow-mo. The amount of detail shown is amazing, ie, the dirt roosting from the middle of his front tire at 2:59. Music wasn't too bad for an original mix. Overall I enjoyed it. Not in my Faves, but a good flick none the less!
  • + 10
 I thought it was cool, he did say it was slo mo to show how their bodies move with the bikes. Wicked dudes!
  • + 4
 Awesome. Love watching suspension in slo-mo. Great riders, great trail.
  • + 3
 still awesome. but kovarik is just one of those guys that needs to be watched at normal speed to blow your mind.
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  • + 22
 my girlfriend can hardly ride down the street. sweet vid guys
  • + 38
 My girlfriend is a figment of my dirty imagination. That was a sick vid. She's a rippa
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  • + 17
 Yep...I warned you lot about heaps of Slomo..
When i stop frothing on the new camera ill get back to filming normal speed again. It's only the 4th time ive used it and i wanted to see Chris's calves wobble.

Regardless, hope y'all liked it. Smile
  • + 4
 Hell Yeah!!! that was so BAD ASS...Slo Mo was SWEET..don't ever mind if it is done well..Great song for vid..and it is so seldom to see a girl RIP!!! in a vid..Excellent work!!!!..Thanks you for that!!!
  • + 3
 Cheers lexdamis, greatly appreciated. Smile
  • + 1
 What camera are you using?
  • + 2
 Some killer shots here dude! Ignore all the haters jumpin' on the 'we hate slo-mo' bandwagon... When it's done well, there's nothing that beats itWink
  • + 1
 Thanks hillatoppa and highstreet, it's a Sony FS700. Cheers
  • + 1
 This was awesome! I personally enjoyed the slowmo! Also sick kits!
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  • + 10
 blah blah blah .. yall are crazy ! you do realize with out all that slow mo you woulda never even been able to really watch either of them right ? & that the video wouldve been like 18 seconds long ...
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  • + 9
 damn... she's HELLA FAST!!
  • - 1
 Don't ever use that word again
  • + 7
 Sorry your not where I'm from. Damn your acting like I'm saying "swag" or
"yolo"
  • + 38
 how can a guy, whos name is foshizz tell people what to say?
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 Chris Kovarik in Slow-mo? What a depravation! Heresy, blasphemy, utter impiety!

Thy shall not show our god of Aggro in ways toning down his power to desintegrate trail features. When Chris comes into a burm, the whole mountain moves! If he went to ride on a Mount Rainier, the entire North West would cease to exist!
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  • + 6
 Hope to see more of slow mo video like this, so we can see how A-1 athletes do their stuff around their bikes.
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  • + 4
 That was sick. You could really see the different riding styles and areas where Chris carries more speed with the slow mo. Killer video!
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  • + 1
 So tired of 3-4 min vids with 1 min 'intros.' barely made it past the slow-mo synchronized goggle scene. And that's the problem, because the shots and riding are otherwise top notch. Can we make riding the new intro in 2013? I've seen enough slow-mo time lapse clouds roost getting dressed chairlift shots to last at least a full season.
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  • + 3
 The riding was awesome, and the slow mo wasn't that bad, but the music killed it for me. I had to watch the second half of it on mute!
  • + 6
 Once the "bass dropped" at 1:09 MUUUUTEE! So many tracks start out great and then have to turn into Dubstep Sh1te.
  • + 4
 ahhh! No more dubstep please.
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  • + 3
 slow mo can be gay but i love watching sweet sweet big bike travel getting a work out. oh and CK and CB are fucking bosses!! nice edit dude
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  • + 2
 is it just me or does the slow mo take away from Kovarik's style? he is so fast, it's a shame to watch him in slow mo...still awesome. thanks for warning us though!
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  • + 4
 easily the most entertaining rider of all time.
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  • + 1
 A bit too much slow motion for my taste, particularly since I've been sort of addicted for a couple of months the Karver Summer Of Summit episode in which he absolutely killed it. But cool nonetheless.
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  • + 1
 Wasn't quite sure at first what it was about this video... although now I think it's the lighting.... that really just got me very very excited about riding this summer! - and that's coming from a skier!
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  • + 3
 This has got to be in the top vids of the year 2013 everything was just wix!
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  • + 2
 sick sick riding....forsure one of my alltime fav. riders to watch...even back in NWD 1 his riding style is banger forsure!!!!
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  • + 3
 Really wanna see these two back on the world cup circuit, would be sick. Smile
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  • + 1
 Clare's such an awesome rider. I love seeing footage of her! & him! I hope they race the rest of the nationals/Victoria series. & cheeky ending... hahaha.
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  • + 2
 wow I loved that. I was okay with the slow-mo actually. defiantly a POD extremely soon, thumbs up if you agree Wink (y)
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  • + 1
 It seems like every team is dropping marzocchi this year. Are any teams still running them? I don't want to see that company tank because they're still making good forks.
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  • + 3
 stopped at 2:53, waaay to effin slow!!
  • + 2
 huh... u didnt make it to 2:57 to watch Chris' leg flex?.... sheesh Wink
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  • + 2
 last time I saw these two they were still running the 888, when did they switch to fox....
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  • + 1
 I think everyone deserves a "slow motion walk" film...just like in Superbad
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  • + 1
 you simply have to use slomo for Chris otherwise he moves faster than your eyes can catch Smile
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  • + 3
 Faved before watching.
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  • + 1
 Hasn't anyone seen the Dave Chappelle episode where he shows how everything is cooler in slow motion?
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  • + 2
 awesome sauce on them cool beans, so funny she kept throwing dirt at him.
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  • + 3
 Im feeeling it!
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  • + 2
 Claire is fast as hell! I always watch all these videos in mute...
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  • + 3
 Well filmed 10/10
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  • + 1
 if you look at mr kovarik's calf at 2:57 when he hits bumps his leg flexs and contracts. kovarik is a beast
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  • + 1
 There is nothing cooler then seeing girls rip! NOTHING!!!!
  • + 17
 I dunno man, seeing girls naked is pretty cool. You should look it up, there are probably some pictures on the internet.
  • - 4
 LOL.... Yeah, I've seen plenty of girls naked. Slept with a good number of them too. After a couple of b1tch3s, I find that having one that does the same things you do is better then the super model with a world that revolves around shopping, her hair, and her nails.
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  • + 1
 I honestly loved the slow mo.
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  • + 1
 Thaaaaaaat waaaaaas boooooooooriiiiiiing.
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  • + 1
 Is that a rock smashing into her front wheel at the end??
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  • + 1
 I want the bike park to open again sooo bad
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  • + 0
 I counted just over 30 seconds of normal speed footage... overkill to the max!
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  • + 1
 Yeah I had to skip through most of it. Can't handle all that slow motion.
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  • + 1
 Has anybody else felt the smell of SUMMER?
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  • + 2
 Carbon m9???
  • + 2
 thats what I was thinking
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  • + 1
 CK is always on it. Awesome style
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  • + 0
 kovarik racing logo looks like manny pacquiao logo. lol
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  • + 0
 chris riding the brakes hard.... no good
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  • - 1
 The video actually consists of only 20 seconds of filming, stretched out to 4 minutes of slomo
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