Video: Masters of Dirt 2013

Mar 1, 2013 at 0:04
Mar 1, 2013
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The opening is always spectacular with explosions fireworks and bikes jumping in all directions.

The opening is always spectacular with explosions, fireworks and bikes jumping in all directions.

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  • + 26
 all of those stunts were really impressive and the level of skill is huge in that video/group...
but did it remind anyone else of that Ryan Leech article that came out a week ago? About Idiocracy and gladiator mentality and pushing oneself too hard when the spotlight's on and people are craving it? That's the vibe I got from it. The riders are clearly skilled... and they're also high as f*ck off the adrenaline of the crowd and each other. What about those awful crashes? And the 2 guys in moto gear who came out 1 with a cane the other with a walker?
www.pinkbike.com/u/RyanLeech/blog/ProVisions-2-On-a-Crash-Course.html

I don't mind this stuff going on and it sure brings a crowd and a lot of money but it just seems so fake. I'm sure if I were in the arena watching though I'd be screaming my lungs out and chanting too.
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 Yeah, there has always been this side of riding. The Evil Knievel, big stunt, circus type show. X-games, Dew Tour, etc. I am always impressed by new big stunts. As a kid, shows like this are what exposed me to the possibilities of leaving the ground on a bike. However, I now appreciate flow and style much more. I watch way more videos of trails in the woods. People riding trails that are so twisted and hairball, that just doing a whip is impressive and a 360 is insane. Contests and shows are great, I enjoy them once in a while, they expose a lot of kids to riding. Sure, some of them may break themselves trying to be Evil Knievel, some will also create amazing art in the woods, but that has always been the way. There's just more people riding now.
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 @ rbka,the 2 guys with the cane and zimmer roller was doing that because a 15 year old fmx rider like themselves challenged them both to a best trick contest and that was their way of taking the piss out of the kid kinda saying they are passed it. but yeah i totally get what your saying about the riders feeding of the crowds hype and letting it efect their safety level, as its quite clearly visable in afew of them.but hey who wouldnt get hyped up when in a gig like that. awesome balls on all of them..
  • + 1
 It seems nonsensical (slightly retarded) to relate these type of shows to being fake... MOD and Nitro Circus are just demo shows with flair thrown in to make it more appealing to a wider audience. To think they are anything beyond that is senseless. Demos have been going on for decades and unlike demos in the past, these are good shows to watch even if you've never been on a bike. If it makes you feel comfortable, think of them as updated and jazzy demos! OMGOSH! They bring in a wider audience (more money and exposure) and these shows are another outlet for the guys to make money that dedicate their lives, literally, to these sports.

There is not one reason to be against these kind of shows. It doesn't change anything and it won't other than maybe bringing more people into each sport that's on display. Remember that these are not mindless sacks of meat that are hostage to the wills of the crowds they are preforming in front of. Give them a little credit in risk assessment. People get hurt doing this regardless if there's a crowd in front of them or just their buddies cheering them on. Blaming the crowds as some sort of "gladiator effect" is about as lame as being diagnosed with restless leg syndrome.
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 rbka - Sounds like you're having a jealous hissy-fit. Dirt riding across ALL disciplines (bmx, mtb, moto) has always been about getting your adrenaline pumping. So now that its in the big arena in a more spectacular light somehow makes it wrong? Many, many peoplehave copped gnarly injuries doing this OUTSIDE of the arena, as im sure there a few who have received horrible injuries doing these big shows. In fact, probably everyone who is into dirt riding has endured some heavy injuries - I have my fair share of metal in my legs, but I keep doing it anyway.

Get over it, or take up/follow a different sport.

Mad respect to all of the riders involved. Some serious skills and kahunas are on display!
  • + 0
 buzz kill kbka
  • + 1
 ok at 3:02 where does the guy go?
  • + 1
 haha.it looks weird huh. he lands between the landing ramp and the protective inflatable safety guard. still i reckon it hurts some..
  • + 1
 thx for the replies, guys! I really liked the other perspectives. Sorry if my comment was perceived as a "buzzkill" I didn't mean it to be -- just some critical thinking skills at work.
  • + 1
 The guy that really started all this is Jose Yanez. He was the first to ever backflip a bike, invented ramp to ramp trick jumping, and he was doing it in the actual circus! He was the only one doing back flips for the next ten years after he invented it.

myradself.webs.com

mpora.com/videos/kNTrRMN49
  • + 1
 yes it is ,how did you remember him?
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 When I first started hearing of these shows, i.e. Nitro Circus, Nuclear Cowboyz, I thought they were kind of gimmicky. I still think they are kind of gimmicky, albeit if I was a pro rider and was offered a deal to ride in one I would definitely take it. It is a another way for our 2 wheel brethren to make some more cheddar, and whether you realize it or not they don't make millions so this is a welcome method of making some extra cash.

Nitro Circus, to me, is the most well executed. All the others are too "bro" moto scene. Nitro jumps everything from boogie boards, scooters, coolers, you name it. For this they have a better entertainment value, for my personal tastes atleast. They also dont seem to be so "dark" and "hardcore" if you know what i mean, more of a light hearted atmosphere. I don't know which show came first, but Nitro has set the bar that all others try to reach. And the others just dont work. I would most definitely go see the Circus if they came to town, not the Cowboyz or MOD. And I just had this feeling when i saw Nitro was picking up steam, that there would be many a spinoff and someone would eventually get hurt. This video definitely validates my prediction, someone is going to get seriously hurt eventually. One thing I do not agree on, is the very real fact that riders get bonus's for doing more dangerous tricks/stunts. I saw a episode or behind-the-scenes or something at a Nitro show, and the manager was talking about how they basically put a price tag on a trick(i.e. double flip, usually something high risk that not many in the world are doing) and if they stomp it they get the check. These are supposed to be a demo, something fun for all involved, riders and spectators alike. With the premiums they put on landing high risk tricks, these demo's are now no different than a contest. Counter-intuitive if you ask me.
  • + 1
 fuck ryan leech.
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 @bikeprox, I'm wearing a RAD racing shirt right now!
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 WHO CARES!!! If you follow Hucker or Vishneviy or Linus or Martin, they always update their status nevermind is Instagram or Facebook... they talk of having a blast, being stoked and happy being on MOD... because they do. They ride for fun and the experience, not for beings "PROS"... or tell me... do you ever think about being a pro when you started riding bikes??? The only thing you think was having fun.. like it is suposed to be nowadays!
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  • + 14
 @ 2:27 dammmmn DAT WHIP DOE
  • + 1
 i added this video to my favourites before pressing play, so stoked
  • + 3
 U know they're running out of new ideas when they start setting people on fire for entertainment. Mega Vid though!
  • + 1
 Hope that guy was ok at 2:40. Nasty crash
  • + 5
 Also when will FMXer do a 360? They get half way there, stop and come back on their whips. Just do one already!
  • + 2
 um pastrana did one long ago if i remember right Big Grin ?
  • + 0
 360s and tail-whips.... that would be impressive
  • + 2
 Tails whips on a moto might be a little challenging.
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 hence the impressiveness
  • + 1
 Haha, indeed
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  • + 9
 that was by far the gnarliest video ive seen in a long time. so much talent
  • + 1
 Ummm....nitro circus?
  • + 1
 im thinking that these guys have equal talent as the nitro circus. just overall insane!
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  • + 3
 Shit. It's a horrible moment when you have to take a breath, Google something and hope it's not true. Godspeed brother.
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  • + 7
 Ive just seen so many things i didnt think were possible!
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  • + 6
 Pavel Alekhin "Vishneviy" BEST!!!!!!!!awesome!!!!!!!!!
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  • + 6
 That was ridiculously intense...
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  • + 7
 Seriously insane
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  • + 5
 FUCK ME ............... MY EYES LIE ........
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  • + 1
 I always wondered how the conversation went about making this event...
"Okay cool then you could do a backflip on fire, then you'll backflip a rhino, the bikers could defy physics with tricks and last but not the least the moto people could do everything else.....simple really".
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  • + 4
 talent... oh and major balls...
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  • + 4
 "Ive got a good idea, ill do a jump..... on fire!"
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  • + 4
 wtf it's like Nitro Circus on LSD
  • + 2
 more like Nitro Circus on METH
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  • + 1
 I think the point is obviously that this IS a circus / show and an amazing one at that... don't be jealous. Just enjoy their hard work and preparation.
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  • + 2
 Holy hell. That was awesome. And Edgar's whips are just unbelievable. Different level.
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  • + 1
 No North American shows planned. f*ckin weak. Maybe its an insurance thing or something. That would be an awesome show to go see.
www.mastersofdirt.com/events
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  • + 4
 Vishnievy is insane
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  • + 3
 Is anyone else just wonder why in the hell there are snowmobiles?
  • + 1
 Dirt...snow...kind of two very different things
  • + 1
 Because Kenny snowmobiles can be riddin both on snow & dirt,it's no problem for the snowmobiles.
  • + 4
 but but but.....SNOWmobile
  • - 1
 Oh comon Kenny in know your from USA but dont be so stupit. If you can flip it than flip it. It dosen meter if its on dirt or lawa or snow.
  • + 2
 First off, I don't live in the US anymore, second, where I live has nothing to do with it and third.....It was just a question. I didn't know snowmobiles can just ride on dirt so seeing one on it seems odd to me. No need to be a cunt here
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 Wow, now I have to say in good and clear portuguese... CARAAAAAAAAAAAALHO, QUE PORRA É ESTA?!?!?

Translating: Nice!!!

=)
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 1:21 the flip on the electric downhill bike was pretty mad. the whole video was so sick! wish i could have went
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  • + 2
 Kind of like Cirque de Sole..........on acid!
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 If I was in this... I would be pretty worried about hitting the performers hanging from the roof...
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  • + 1
 Nitro circus live is way better and more gnarly they have some of the best fmx riders out there!!
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 Holy Shit that is a gnarly crash at 2:41 OUCH!
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 MASTER OF DIRT KILLING !!!!
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 nice WOLRD RECORD!!!1!!!1@
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 ahaha, the blow up doll in the passenger seat at the end kills me.
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  • + 1
 dope thats like the coolest thing ever
  • + 1
 watch Nitro Circus Live
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 Looks kinda like nitro circus live
  • + 1
 Sure you don't mean looks like a Trek Session?
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 That's sick..! Everyone rocks their machines..!
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 That guy at 3:00 just disappeared!
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 crazy people! i love it!
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 The two riders on the fmx bike....
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 Unless there's a blowup doll on hand as a witness, it never happened
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 3:02 where did the guy go? :S didn't look like he hit anything soft...
  • + 2
 If you pause it and look you can he see he slips between the landing and the airbag Smile
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 damn.. these crashes..
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 This is a copy of what Nitro Circus live does!
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 My day is made.
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 are you guys coming to latinamerica?
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  • - 2
 this is so far removed from what riding is supposed to be about. keep your showbiz crap, Im going out on my bike.
  • - 2
 I very much agree. As much attention as these events get, they never seem to make me want to grab my bike and ride like some grassroots events do.
  • + 17
 Riding is about whatever the hell we want it to be about.
  • + 2
 Agreed. I'm not able to put my finger on exactly why, but my gut tells me this isn't a good thing for the sport. Are these bikers athletes or circus performers?
  • + 3
 Whatever, as long as you find stuff that does make you want to ride your bike, than it doesn't matter what everyone else does, right? I for one enjoy watching this, but I would much rather watch Gwin or Danny shred a DH course, or some homegrown talent slay a big line in Kamloops. That makes me want to ride, but I don't begrudge people if this is what they are into. Something for everyone, that's what's great about our sport.
  • + 1
 I agree with you also. I don't think its bad for the sport, or any of the sports. I ride fmx, bmx, and mtb. I really enjoy watching the videos of Masters of Dirt, Nitro Circus Live, etc, because they are so insanely choreographed and such a crazy level of skill. I just feel slightly detached from the events because they are such a high level of skill. But no one can deny they are jaw-dropping.
  • + 3
 this is what happened with DH a while ago. it got too big for its boots and big money started coming into the sport, but take away the pyrotechics and showgirls and people lost interest in it. there were insane prizes too, but the sport couldnt maintain it. in the states if you won a race you could get $10k and a truck, in the UK it was £100 and a new set of bars. why would the big names want to travel all the way here to lose money? I dont want to see it happen again, but the sponsors will back out and leave a lot of people high and dry.
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