Life Behind Bars - Episode 6 - Video

Jul 10, 2012 at 16:43
Jul 10, 2012
by Scott Secco  
 
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After Kamloops and Semenuk's crash it's time to head back home to their setup of ramps, fun bag, quarters, and roof gap. Then, Semenuk busts a perfect line and hops in a rally car for some fun.


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113 Comments

  • + 63
 brandon pastrana
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 I can see why youve made the whole pastrana comaprison the freestyle/rally but even though brandon is amazing pretty sure he'd admit pastrana is on a whole different level
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 not really in terms of mtb and mx fairly similar to be honest
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 Azrun, I'm sorry to say this, but stfu dude.
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 I love Pastrana simply because he's got bigger balls then anyone I've ever seen but they are both beasts on the bike.
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 im sorry but ive got to clear things up, Travis Pastrana is a professional winner as in all he does is win at everything he does... Brandon Semenuk is just a professional MTBer... they are not on the same level
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 A professional winner? Yeah him and Charlie Sheen. And have you seen the amount of victories Semenuk has? All types of biking disciplines as well.
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 isaac marangoni i have no idea why your telling me to stfu, i didnt say brandon wasn't quality he is undoubtedly the best freerider out there and cant see anyone coming close, but in terms of action sports travis has still done much more just my opinion
  • + 1
 ok Sheen really is a winner thats not a joke and Pastrana has wins in more sports then i want to list
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 The only thing Pastrana doesn't win in is NASCAR!
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 It's nuts that he's so versatile. It seems he can apply his skill to anything. He's handy with the rally car and the MX bike as well as being the best freeride mountain biker in the world. Pretty amazing guy.
  • + 44
 i wish they made a contest were you can win a weeks stay at his place
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 His yard is just..... uugghh. IM SO JEALOUS!
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 He's just showing the many benefits of being rich is all. if we had his money we would have the same life.
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 He's got money cause he's so good. Money doesn't just make you good.
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 even if he had money in the first place, it doesnt mean if you had the same you would be as good as him, unless you also landed in a cornfield with a radioactive asteriod...
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 It's a balance of money, your parents (how supportive they are initially), rider talent and opportunity. Brandon is very lucky to have amazing opportunities, and obviously his skill has made him top of his game. You never know, any of us here may be the worlds best rally drivers if we were given the opportunity Wink
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 Yeah, well said. It's down to a combination of factors rather than one factor in isolation - although obviously the natural talent is the most important factor. Without that you're never going to make it big. Brendan is lucky enough to have been provided with oppertunities but it's because of the talent and hard work that he's so good at it.
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 I think what metalarc was trying to say was if he was rich he would buy the same things brandon has (Big house, sick yard and cars e.c.t) not he would be on the same skill level.
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 This episode is so good!! I didn't care much for his buddies, I just wanna watch Brandon shred!!
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 tom666 said it. Brandon has worked really damned hard to make the most of the talent he's got and become as good of a rider that he is. Definitely wasn't just handed to him.
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 Metalarc, he may have money but he doesnt spend it on his jumps notice how all the jumps have a RedBull sign on them thats because they pay for all the supplies!
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 @tom666 it's due to a combination of factors and the most important factor is HARD WORK. you can't say natural talent got brandon semenuk where he is today. maybe he was the best out of all his friends in high school, but what got him to where he is is his work ethic. anyone who actually knows brandon will tell you how hard of a worker he is and they'll most likely go on and on about how hard he works to be the best.
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 I would disagree, although I'm not taking anything away from him. If he didn't have the natural talent, no matter how hard he worked he wouldn't be the best in the world. Of course you need both factors together to get the real deal, but all the top end dudes work really hard and the work ethic isn't what seperates him from guys like pilgrim and lacondeguy.
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 yes it is. it all comes down to how badly you want it. just like what Darren Berreclothe said in Seasons: "It takes a little bit of talent and a whole lot of hard work." natural talent may help you get comfortable on a bike quicker than other kids, but natural talent didn't win brandon Red Bull Joyride, or Rampage, it didn't teach him frontflip barspins, it didn't get him all his sponsors. HARD WORK got him all that.
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 Getting comfortable isn't when natural talent stops helping you. All the top dudes work really hard. The hard work got him to being a professional, but what seperates Brandon form other people who work just as hard as him is the talent and other factors we mentioned. If you think Brandon is the only guy in freeride who wants it and is the only guy who works really hard you're greatly mistaken. All the top pros work rediculessly hard and have earned their place in the top ranks, but it's at this point where everyone is working crazy hard that other factors separate them. As we said, it's not all one factor in isolation.
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 yeah it's not all just one factor, but using "natural talent" as an excuse for others not being as good as him is just lame. it's pathetic. it's like blaming your gear for your poor riding. it all comes down to how well YOU perform and how much YOU want it.
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 its not even a thing of "hard work", or "Natural Talent". when you have money you have the time. he can afford to buy a helicopter Im sure.and with his doe he's got the time to learn to fly it, and become good at it. proffessional Bike riding is pure love but its a known fact that they (pro riders) are not making NFL players money. I mean even the creaters of the parts he's using dont live in houses like that.. he is a rich kidd enjoying a poor mans sport because flipping on a bike happens to be a little more fun then playing polo. and somewhere along the line someone in a company who knew someone who knew him got him to be a poster boy to help make this getting expensive sport look even better to the poor man who works two jobs to buy these parts and still have the love to do it but can only do it on the weekends. yes the Bike has become the new flying machine but pure love alone will not help companies make the parts to make them fly even higher . they get rich kidds like Brandon to help them hustle funds to make it happen . otherwise most of yall will wake up and realise 700 hundred dollars is just to much for a bike much less a crank.
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 Semenuk probably loves the sport more than most riders... He was smart, gave himself a good public image, was conservative with his money.. He doesn't party every nght like a lot of pros. Hard work is more than just riding a lot. He's earned everythin he has and don't hate on that just because you have to start farther back than he did or because you haven't gotten to where you want to be just yet.
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 @metalarc: biking is NOT a poor mans sport! you're right though, 700$ is a lot of money, but is pennies compared to the cost of a bike to compete at a world class level.
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 I'd go as far as to say biking is the opposite of a poor man's sport. Most of the people I know who ride are teenagers from middle class families and older guys who have a fair amount of money to drop on good kit. People on low incomes can't afford to spend £50 on a handlebar.
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 hahahah you guys are writin paragraphs and not geting any pros ^^^^^^^^^^
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 neither are you ...
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 actually this is a sentence and scroll up and i have 42 props
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 Its kinda hard to tell if he is shredding his rally car or not after watching ken block's gymkhana 5..
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 I didn't really like how they put the whole sequence of him driving his car in slow motion. Would have liked to see how truly fast he was going.
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 I remember when I used to be jealous of Cam Mcauls pool jump - now Cam probably feels the same way about Semenuk's back yard. Seriously - airbag, mulch jump, and full slopestyle course - talking about having an edge over the competition.
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 I think we all know why Semenuk is the best now!
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 One day........... Just one day I will win the lottery!! Then I can have all this too!!! Haha it's good to laugh or I'll cry, it's good to dream or I'll die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 Brandon is the man! I just feel bad for his competition, when you compare the "yard" and surrounding mountains available to him to what say Pilgrim has (a few jumps and some skateparks). It's not difficult to see why he has the edge on a lot of bigger courses when he can ride that stuff day in day out.
Either way, a lot of people could have those opportunities and still not come close to what Brandon is achieving, he is on another level.
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 simple, the rest should move to canada and then they have it all... I guess it's not that hard when your a pro and all...
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 Completely move their whole life away from their friends and family and everything that is familiar to them. It would be just as hard as any other person.
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 Hibbard, what do you know you're 16 years old.. If you want to do it right and make a career some sacrifices must be made.. Oh god! gotta move to Whistler, the worst place in the world for a mountain biker..
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 Awesome! More Coastal Crew
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 this is actually centered around brandon, hence the redbull sponsorship/..,
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 The roof drop is amazing. The thing that made it look hard was that there was almost no run up at all, it was straight onto the takeoff. Semenuk is an amazing rider and good luck to him for the rest of the season.
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 Episode 6 and I only just realized why its called "life behind bars"
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 Life behind a set of handle bars....
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 ohhh, that makes sense
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 I always enjoy these episodes so much, every episode there is something new and even the bug-eye wrx is pretty sweet.
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 More coastal crew! And I hope there's some behind the scenes stuff in the next episodes from all the comps too, that'd be sick. Awsome edit though.
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 I really enjoy these episodes, its so much fun to watch and it really makes me want to get out and ride! Can't wait for Claymore on the 21st (hope he's there)!
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 If this show was a full 30 min show itd def be more tv worthy than some of that other bs they show on fuel...
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 YES!!! Ive been checking all day! I started getting nervous that there wasnt going to be one this week!
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 wait...my car doesn't have any switches...and my month only has four weeks...no wonder this guys so good!
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 that roof drop in was all time..!
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 So good to see Logan back on the bike!
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 Brandon, will you marry me?!
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 He's to fucking good that guy... At everything.
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 This guy is absolutely bananas! good for you Brandon
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 I wish I was Brandon Semenuk...
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 hell ye! life behind bars is briliant. hats off to the crew that makes it!
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 This is one of the best series of videos on PB, hope to see a lot more.
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 It's on YouTube actually Wink PB just shares it Smile
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 Pinkbike kicks the shit out of youtube!
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 Such a great driver and such an amazing biker!!
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 YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
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 loving the new intro!! and yes this is the best one yet
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 the things id do to be brandon semenuk...
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 I bow to the uberness of Brandon Semenuk every Episode Big Grin .
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 i got to meet the guy who built semenuks back yard.
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 when the heart says life,i say life behind bars :3
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 LBB ROCKS.... that roof drop was the one.... awesome skills
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 What's the yellow DJ bike that semenuk rides? it's sweet
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 What Frame did he do the roof drop on??? Slopestyle???
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 Custom slope bike
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  • + 1
 best life being the bars episode so far !
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 So so Sick. I wish i could have Brandon's life.
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 Love life on bars, Semenuk is also a brillliant rally driver !
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 Fuck I ment Life Behind Bars
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 There is no limit to what this guy can do......... so sick!!
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 Yeah B nice Scando Flick into the corner on that rally blast
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 he has the best life...
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 Ohh how i love you life behind bars!!!
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 my palms got sweaty at the roof drop part!
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 I just assumed mph cause he said the helicopter couldn't keep up. Most helicopter cruse between 130-160mph, especially the one they were using. 180 kmh is only 111mph
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 I just assumed mph cause he said the helicopter couldn't keep up. Most helicopter cruse between 130-160mph, especially the one they were using. 180 kmh is only 111mph.
  • + 3
 only 111mph?!!- crashing at that speed ain't gonna be pretty.
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 Haha, "only" 111. Most people get scared doing over 100 on a nice and wide freeway, and he's on DIRT! Doing 100+ on dirt is pretty nerve wracking I imagine. I havent gone faster than 90 on dirt *yet* bc of damned Ford Rangers' governor. But even 90, it's totally different than hauling on the street, man. Shit, even at 60, you feel like you're at warp speed. Braking distances, traction in general, is all so much less and combine that with narrow rough roads and trees/cactus/boulders/whatever blitzing past, it's just an entirely different experience.
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