Old School Throwback: Sprung

Feb 10, 2013 at 6:09
Feb 10, 2013
by Matt Wragg  
 
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Yes, it's been around on the internet for a while (we've even had it here on the Pinkbike front page), but how could we do this old school throwback series without Sprung? It just wouldn'ty be right to leave this out. Alex Rankin and Milan Spasic's series of Sprung videos were the point when British mountain bike filmmaking came of age and it's probably fair to say they have influenced nearly every filmer since. Enjoy!
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60 Comments

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 That's the 90's alright. No wonder my body is falling apart. Oh well. Completely worth it.
  • + 13
 No pads, no helmets...just balls.
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 @ 24:40 Did Peaty actually say he dislocated his head? That must have been some good morphine indeed!
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 Hehe. I guess he said that about his hip.. But the morphine made him feel like he dislocated his head.
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  • + 5
 All time classic film series, I used to watch em over & over. Rob Warner,Peaty,Nige (no wage) Page and many more icons of the era Smile
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 After that terrible game of rugby, this has truely brightened up my day.
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 Frown unlucky bro i was rooting for Ireland
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 Same here, Angryham.
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 ahh the memeries, i used to ride bmx back in those days with the older kids with their mountain bikes, jumping and allsorts lol now i own one of those retro rides, schwinn straight 8 ((yeti Cool 7 mins into vid) lol still having the best time of my life Smile
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 same here...actually i ride these trails with my unicycle Wink
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 yh all you ppl out there who say " your bikes shit mate" this film just goes to show, you dont need all the to ride like a bitch!!!!
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 Could you imagine taking one those bike down whistler nowadays... my imagination only shows the bike get half way down before it brakes and brakes you.
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 that guy that crashed under the pick nick table made me l laugh so hard!! that could have been so much worse. (7:0Cool
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 Damn it. i meant 7:08
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 Ooooooh the memories came flooding back after watching this, thanks Pink Bike!!
  • + 1
 Do you happen to know (or anyone else) what song is used from 7.55 till 10:25. Is it Chomsky? Because I couldn`t find anything...
Thank you!
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 Chomsky, honey lemon water
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 Tnx for response.. I thought so, it says in the vid. But I couldn`t find it anywhere. Do you have any idea where I could get this song?
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 Wonder how many late-90s red and yellow Cannondales it took to make that... they threw that thing around like a rag doll
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 The Plymouth scene brings back some memories! I used to ride there too. Half of it doesn't even exist any more.
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  • + 3
 This is awesome! Prolly my favourite OST yet
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 lol so rad. Chainsmoke one days. hell ya! I still see dudes like this at big bear lol with halfcuts on and bombers on ther bike, I use to be one lol.
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 Old school British mountain biking at its best. Some of them even wearing helmets this time too!
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 I wonder what would happen if someone went back in time and gave these guys the bikes we take for granted today
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 Classic! Too bad HD wasn't around back in the VCR days...
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 I love sprung. I love lamp.
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 i guess they were going through the same no-helmet fad that bmx is in right now?
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 probably, just means that they've got nothing in there to protect.
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 Fad? BMXers just aren't pussies.
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 Sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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 Would you rather be a pussie or have your head in pieces?
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 Is that FOD? Looks like ski run at the begining!
  • + 1
 Yeah that is ski run such a cool track back then before they put those shitty slow switch backs in after the dark to light part , used to be 25-30 mph down there into the ditch jump....
  • + 1
 It still is Leon, just get off the brakes! Lol
  • + 1
 hahah ! It's all part of the FOD ' safety ' style building they do now , anything that gets you above 4th gear has to have a switch back thrown in to stop the knob jockeys from dying !
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 6:20 - Who needs mountain bikes? Wheelbarrows are where its at! (at least he has a helmet...)
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 idiots.
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 Awesome throwback!! Those were the days when nothing was impossible..
How did he manged to stuff himself under that table at 7:13?
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 That fast on those bikes! I think ill give that a miss thanks!
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 the most modern thing in that film is that land rover @ 4:42
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 One of the best vidios iv seen in a long time Really good
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 Steve peat ummmm seems to be a patern here lol
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 Next one please be ride to the hills?
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  • + 1
 Student champs are pretty much identically awesome races these days!
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  • + 1
 Ohhhh the joy brings it all back the good old days .
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 oh wow how bike have evovled now
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 NOT FOR SALE.....Thank GOD!!!
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  • + 1
 anyone know where i can watch sprung 3 and 4 and they was the best ones
  • + 1
 4 and 5 you mean!
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 I didn't think it was humanly possible to dab that much!
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 Seriously though I do love sprung.
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  • + 1
 Bunch of absolute headers
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 Wearing bowling bowls for "helmets" (at least most of them are wearing helmets) LOL Smile
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 haha ohhh the 90's
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 19:22, you know it!!!!
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 5:24 - why you wear a helmet
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 I think he's more worried about his/her "luscious" locks.
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 love the moped.....
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 Yeah student champs!
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