Video: Morpheus Winter Training In Hawaii - Episode 1

May 3, 2013
by Shelby Smith  
 
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Pictures by Fraser Britton Text by Morpheus
Video by Shelby Smith

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  Anthony Messere, Mitch Chubey, Brayden Barrett-Hay and Casey Groves representing the complete Morpheus Factory Team.

Finishing the 2012 season as the second highest ranked team on the FMBA world tour, Morpheus has proved to be a top contender. For the majority of the season three members of the team ranked in the top 10 prior to Mitch Chubey’s tib/fib break at Les 2 Alps. To ensure the success of this year’s tour, Morpheus set up a six-week winter training program for its factory riders in Hawaii. Fraser Britton (photographer) and Shelby Smith (videographer) captured impressive content during those six weeks.

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  After 12 stops on the 2012 world tour, Anthony's Vimana has made it through hell and back. His custom laser etched 2014 blue Vimana is waiting for him at home.

The young phenom is back again for his third season with the Morpheus Team. Two years in a row Anthony has finished the tour top 10 in the world with major podium finishes at Ranch Style, Crankworx’s and Bearclaw International. Anthony graduates school a year early to fully commit himself as a professional mountain bike rider. Now with the time to focus on riding he is anticipated to have his most successful season yet.

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  After two years of trying to destroy this Vimana prototype, Mitch has yet to succeed.

After a devastating injury last year Mitch’s 2012 season came to a screeching halt at a time when he was ranked 6th on the tour. This news was even more unfortunate as he was coming into his strongest events toward the end of the season, events he never had the opportunity to compete in. After two surgeries and a full recovery Mitch is stronger than ever with a new found confidence. With a rigorous diet, gym schedule, and training program Mitch is coming into the 2013 season with the body and mind of a champion.

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  Brayden may not be known for riding DH/AM, but his confidence and skill on a big bike were impressive.

2012 was Brayden’s rookie year on the tour and he came out swinging. Brayden managed to make the finals in nearly every event he competed in and his consistency landed him top 30 on tour by the end of the season. Brayden also shocked the world during Crankworx best trick when he over-rotated the massive drop on the bottom feature. During the off-season Brayden trained at Joyride 150 and in Hawaii all winter to build the confidence required to move his way up through the ranks.

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  From Rampage to Hawaii, Casey's Loki has been through the gauntlet.

Casey will be out for the season due to a torn ACL and a broken tibia spine. The accident occurred during a training session in Hawaii and the recovery time after surgery could be upwards of 6 to 8 months. Casey is currently 100% focused on recovery and he hopes to be back next season stronger than ever. Luckily for Casey’s fans he filmed a couple of banger videos prior to his injury. Casey has the full support of his sponsors and we look forward to supporting him through his recovery and beyond. Although Casey and the team are devastated that he will be out for the season, everyone was excited to finish all three Hawaii videos and pictorial articles as a team.

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45 Comments

  • + 77
 That fence gap at the end was fucking crazy
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 i could have done it man
  • + 7
 I guess they forgot to put doors in that fence. I'd love to see how they got in...
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 derek i think cam's being sarcasic...
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 I know but its a pretty bad joke
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 true i guess...
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  • + 15
 Sick riding!! Casey you'll be back ASAP get on that yoga program haha!
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  • + 12
 Step 1: Design sick and indestructible bikes
Step 2: Sponsor a bunch of crazy Canadians
Step 3: ???
Step 4: Profit!

Sick riding! I hope Groves has a speedy recovery. Gutted that he won't be riding this season.
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  • + 12
 Could someone Messere the height of that fence jump ?? So crazy !
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  • + 8
 Looks like Anthony is finally growing into his bike!
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 hahaha! was thinking the same thing!
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  • + 5
 so stoked to have those guys out here. cant wait for the rest of the series!
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 ooooo o o o, so i'll be in oahu in september, and im definete;y trying to figure out how to get my hardtail out there with me, but what's the name and location of that first really red one? i won't spread the word if it's a secret, but i must ride it !!
  • + 1
 pack your bike and clothes into a hockey bag works like a charm!
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  • + 2
 that was what i waited for like the last few weeks... always saw thes instagram pictures of them ridin ..! can't wait for the next episodes to come .! ;D
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  • + 3
 So many shots of Brayden's beautiful face
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 For anyone interested the soundtrack was Wolves by 'The Good Natured", this is my mates band and their music is well worth checking out!
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  • + 1
 Good job Shelby. You guys killed it at the skatepark and showed those park rats how to shred on mountain bikes. Can't wait for the next edits.
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  • + 1
 Great Video. The Morpheus crew are a great group of guys. Was awesome to see them riding in person....Aloha!
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 I'm really trying to like him but Messere is so irritating for me... Sorry. The fence jump was crazy though.
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  • + 1
 sweet video....guaranteed the next edits are gonna be just as sick! Im gald see Hi getting some exposure.
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  • + 1
 great edit,brilliant bunch of guys, fantastic location.and awesome bikes.what could be better!!
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  • + 2
 VOD! this came out sick Shelby! good meeting you guys
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  • + 1
 I know a few trails out here on Oahu, would love to ride some of these! Awesome video guys!
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 Funny how none of them had the upper body strength to lift the cover off at the begining!! Great video!!
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  • + 1
 awesome video!!!! Oahu mtbking!!!
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  • + 1
 pretty rad Team ! The Freeride Footage is awesome
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  • + 1
 Great video and sweet music.
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  • + 1
 Where are these trails in Hawaii?
  • + 1
 big island?
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 Oahu,lots of trails here
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 Sick, i was under the impression that hawaii didnt have much riding. I'll have to check out Oahu
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 That kid on the sides face at 2:54. Priceless.
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  • + 1
 mtbs look funny on skate parks and that jump was huge howd he manage that?
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  • + 1
 fuckin sick !
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  • + 0
 How do they make the bikes stand up by themselves in the pictures?
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 hold bike up, let go, snap photo, bike falls down, pick up, repeat...
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  • + 1
 Yaaaaaa Brayden!!!
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