MUST WATCH: Where The Trail Ends - Exclusive Teaser

Jun 28, 2012
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Red Bull Media House and Freeride Entertainment combine high tech film, sound and end-of-the-earth settings, on a stunning quest alongside a cast of the world’s premier mountain biking adventurers.



Santa Monica, California (June 28, 2012) — A new era of action sports films in the 21st century will spin further into the future with the release of Where The Trail Ends this fall. Produced by Red Bull Media House, in association with Freeride Entertainment, the movie is set to be a global cycling spectacle unlike anything ever captured on film. A teaser for the film will be released today, and once the video has achieved one million views, a full trailer will be unlocked and available to view on www.wherethetrailends.com.

bigquotesAfter 10 years of making films, Freeride Entertainment is blowing the doors off by going all out on a big mountain adventure for a damn good reason; this is what mountain biking is to us and the future of what it will be to the world.- Cameron Zink

Darren Berrecloth rides during the filming of Where the Trail Ends in British Columbia CANADA on 8 October 2011 John Gibson Red Bull Content Pool P-20120627-00007 Usage for editorial use only Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information.

Where The Trail Ends was crafted over three years with the most advanced filmmaking and sound equipment ever used in the outdoor adventure sport genre. The film immerses viewers in an extraordinary chronicle of exploration, chaos and culture, set amongst some of the globe’s most harrowing and remote natural landscapes.

Inspired by Red Bull Media House’s extraordinary The Art Of FLIGHT snowboarding documentary, this is the soul and science of exploration as defined by two wheels. “The experience of making the film is something viewers will see first-hand. It’s the story of what it took to get there. And what it was like to experience the ultimate ride,” says rider Darren Berrecloth, considered one of the world’s preeminent freeriders. “We went into regions almost entirely unknown. We often never knew whether we’d succeed or fail, or worse.”

Darren Berrecloth rides during the filming of Where the Trail Ends in British Columbia CANADA on 8 October 2011 John Gibson Red Bull Content Pool P-20120627-00012 Usage for editorial use only Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information.

Veterans of Freeride’s heralded 10-year New World Disorder film series, athletes and production crews were left physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted after the film’s expeditions to dispatches amongst the Andean foothills of Salta, Argentina, China’s Gobi Desert, Nepal’s near-secret Mustang region, the towering shorelines of British Columbia’s Fraser River and Virgin, Utah — big mountain freeriding’s punishing proving grounds and birthplace.

Freeride’s crews created the project’s remarkably compelling tone, footage and narrative using the highest performance tools in film as well as an array of transportation and perspectives, from jet boats, helicopters and fixed wing aircraft, to the riders themselves. Partnerships with Contour (www.contour.com), hands-free HD video cameras, and Specialized Bikes were vital to the project’s success.

"This is a story coming from the riders themselves,” remarked Geoff Rogers, Specialized Sports Marketing Manager. “It’s authentic and innovative, the way it should be.”

Where The Trail Ends’ storyline follows professional mountain bikers Berrecloth, Cameron Zink, Kurt Sorge, James Doerfling, Andreu Lacondeguy and another half dozen of the world’s top freeriders on a timeless adventure charting the course to the sport’s uncompromised destiny.

Cam Zink Kurt Sorge James Doerfling and Cam McCaul heading out to the filming location during Where the Trail Ends in British Columbia CANADA on 9 October 2011 John Gibson Red Bull Content Pool P-20120627-00009 Usage for editorial use only Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information.



About Red Bull Media House:

Red Bull Media House is a global media company that creates compelling sports, culture and lifestyle programming and distributes it across multiple platforms. From film to television, print to digital and games, Red Bull Media House content is optimized for any device or platform. For more information, go to www.redbullmediahouse.com.

About Freeride Entertainment:

Established in 1997, Freeride Entertainment has produced mountain bike film making’s longest running series, multiple freeriding events and discovered first-ever venues all over the world. Its scope of services having since expanded to many genres of action and motor sport, today the Nelson, British Columbia-based production house has created film, TV, commercial and on-line content in over 40 countries, in some of the planet’s most challenging environments. Where The Trail Ends marks the company’s return to the setting of its creative and inspirational origin; a project that in part defines Freeride’s 15-year body of work, as well as its dedication to the world’s wondrous places and mountain biking’s international development and evolution. www.freeride-entertainment.com

Want to see more amazing footage from Where The Trail Ends? To unlock the full theatrical trailer for the film, be sure to share this link with your friends. Once the teaser hits 1 million views, the full trailer will be unlocked and available for viewing. All details can be found at wherethetrailends.com

168 Comments

  • + 298
 Cam Zink deserves an Oscar for that dramatic pause!
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 was perfect! Hope the teaser didn't use all the best shots! If not I'm so stoked shutupandtakemymoney.jpg
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 Whi is redbulll tv so shit?
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 Can't wait for this to come out. Love some true freeride it's why I got into the scene! I wonder who gets the girl in the hot tub for this one?
  • + 55
 that goat deserves an oscar
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 Been waiting for this for a looonnnggg time.. so stoked!
  • + 14
 Not even going to lie
I laughed pretty damn hard at the "Dramatic Cam" moment Razz
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 Man I haven't seen a goat spin a 360 tailwhip on a mountain bike since '84. Stunning
  • + 6
 I thought it was my reflection in the screen, mouth hanging open... then I realized 'twas a goat
  • + 2
 If redbull have something to do with it its always going to be quality
  • + 4
 Looks like good filming, hope its not a 1hr movie full of slow motion whips like strength in numbers,
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 EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYOOOOOOOOOOOOPPPPPPPPPPÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉÉ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 nnnooottt cccoooooolll ^^
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 Share the link around, www.pinkbike.com/news/Where-The-Trail-Ends-Exclusive-Teaser.html , once it hits 1 million views, the full 4 minute trailer drops
  • + 35
 reminds me of the art of flight trailer but with more transformer sounds
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 It was SICK! full trailer would be super SICK !!
  • + 5
 That goat is RALLIED! (0:52)
  • + 10
 Art of Flight meets MTB, sweet!
  • + 3
 awesome trailer!
btw your link has a , (comma) at the end ...
  • + 4
 thats a scary goat.... at 52 sec
  • + 4
 I haven't been this excited for a movie in a long time!
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 ^ Chills man... chills
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 i think i just pooped my self a little bit...
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 I donť know, but isn't it this page you have to share? wherethetrailends.com
  • + 5
 It's basically going to be our version of That's it That's all.
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 That goat is hot Smile
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 For all those saying they will never get to ride these exotic places and whining about it are missing the point. This happens all the time in ski and snowboard movies. Tons of top athletes get to go to Alaska or Europe and shred crazy snow and steep lines. It meant to inspire us normal joes to just get out there and ride what we have. That's all these bike movies are inspiration.
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  • + 20
 Future of mountain biking? Yeah, because we're all eventually gonna be able to fly to katmandu and rent heli time and ride lines that will probably get you arrested.
  • + 2
 hahahahahhahaahah best comment of the day
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 Yeah, another case of little rich boys fly with the RB heli, show up with their shinny toys in an otherwise fairly spiritual land, don't even embrace the local culture, and then call it the middle of nowhere.. loose the bike , heroes, and open some books sometimes. Lol
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 Looks awesome and I'm sure this trend of shredding virgin "brown pow" is a lot of fun, but does anyone else think that it's not a sustainable future for mountain biking as a whole? It's not like snow. It doesn't come back every year. If every rider leaves trails behind and just shreds these unique plantless mountains, these rare locations will be haggard piles of dirt before too long. Or am I mistaken?
  • + 5
 Yep, although it's not like hundreds of riders are going to show up there shredding these places to pieces. But the tracks could remain for years to come.
  • + 10
 Kind of agree but at the same time, how many paople are actually gonna get the chance to hit these locations?
And im sure with natures elements, most of the "trails" that are ripped through will get covered by dirt, rocks etc soon enough
  • + 24
 Yeah, and some of these plantless mountains aren't plantless at all. A lot of the riding I see in Utah really concerns me because the preservation of the cryptobiotic soil there (yeah, I know... lame) is extremely important in the prevention of erosion and desertification on those mountains. The soils are living organisms and contain various bacteria, lichens and mosses which take around 50 years to regrow if they've been touched just once. When we smash our back wheels down this "brown pow" we're often beginning the process of turning those mountains into giant sand dunes. If people want to establish and maintain some trails, that's fine, but we don't need to destroying terrain all over the world on a regular basis. It looks cool, but it really ain't. Think long-term people.
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 ^ That's why there's PUBLIC BLM land which is what all the Utah desert ripping is on. That doesn't really make sense about the prevention of erosion because the number of people that will ride those same spots, compared to the erosion caused by nature (which formed that area to what it is today) is insignificant. I wouldn't worry about them being turned into giant sand dunes when they essentially already are. As long as no one is riding on protected land, which there's plenty of preserving that soil, I hardly see why this is even an issue. I think not enjoying what is presented to you is a crime.
Wink

This movie is going to be insane and did anyone else notice a few shots in there they've seen PODs of before? So happy the long wait is over!
  • + 22
 But that cryptobiotic soil roost looks so awesome!
  • + 12
 this style of riding is sustainable, most of those lines within the teaser could only be ridden by the top pros in the industry. The technical difficulty of the line creates huge entrance barriers keeping pretty much everyone but Claw, Zank the tank and Sorgenhoff away from the lines. Scott Townes hit the nail on the head with his post, as most of the riding is on natural terrain created through the natural erosion cycle. Maybe you guys should be more concerned with the shear numbers of roads and developments which scar the Utah desert and less concerned with a couple tire tracks.
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 @dontdrinkthebongwater. The problem lies in that the very topmost layerof dirt is the shield to stop erosion. It takes 250 years for cryptobiotic to fully recover, and that is just from loosening the topsoil. Maybe if you actually readup on the topic you won't seem so ignorant, because saying "nature erodes itself faster" is just... well, dumb. Nature has been doing its part to prevent erosion and support an ecosystem, breaking the barrier that protects the eco system isn't sustainable at all. But whatever you don't care, at all.
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 Sorry 5-7 years under perfect conditons or the soil to recrust, 50 years to recover lost nutrients from broken soil, and even longer for lichens and mosses to grow back. So basically a crust grows to retain rainfall, supply nutrients, prevent erosion, and what happens when we ride our bikes through it? Plants don't grow and the hill is likely to have lots of erosion damage(desert rainfall is severe). Mountain bikes can be destructive and it is our responsibility to make sure we don't look like a big group of asshats.
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 I really hate the "one person walks on it and it's done" argument. In nature do would you ward goats of brown pow to keep it safe? No! In the big picture freeriding of any kind is not intrusive. Yes there is some damage but a goat eating plants also does damage and we don't go to it and say - hey goat this plant is protected, go away or we will fine you. It would be stupid because the goat would have eaten the ticket.


Sorry for the sarcasm but I understand protecting the environment as a whole the influence is miniscule. The "brown pow" mountains are HUGE areas and the riders ride very small parts of them. How many riders all around the world you think have ridden trails like that? A thousand at best. Most in previously tested areas. The ratio of destroyed crust to untouched crust is crazy so untwist your panties no matter how nice it feels to take the morally superior ground.
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 scripps- have you ever been riding in the GR area before? I've seen plenty of cryptobiotic soil before but none of it there, where you're riding anyways. I understand your point but I feel you're being the ignorant one by denouncing this type of riding and talking down on others simply because you think you know what you're talking about. I can't speak for the Gobi Desert area but I highly doubt there's cryptobiotic soil growing in chutes and other areas of continuous erosion... and again the Utah riding is on PUBLIC BLM lands so if you have that big of an issue with a handful of mountain bikes then you shouldn't be wasting your time on something with that small of an impact and instead you should be on other forums complaining about quads, dirtbikes, sand rails, trucks, etc. that rip around in way larger numbers on public BLM lands.

Don't you think that if mountain bikes were causing that much damage to a delicate ecosystem that the Rampage wouldn't have been held, much less allow it to continue a decade later?
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 Scott - the Rampage was held on private land. They applied to the BLM for a permit to hold it on public land but were denied due to environmental and liability concerns. I hope you don't think I'm stalking you by this correction
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 All this "Save The Earth" garbage drives me nuts. A lot of people seem to forget that the Earth as a whole is also a living thing and when it's had enough of us skidding in it's cryptobiotic soil, poisoning it's oceans, polluting it's atmosphere and tearing the arse out of it in general it will do what it needs to continue existing. With or without us.....Anyone know where I can get a bike rack for my Prius?
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 I asked you a question and you answered, not stalking at all. I'm not sure about the new location they've had since 2008 being on private land seeing as its in the middle of nowhere but the first location they used up until 2004 is right off the side of the road so that one couldn't have been on private land, unless the owner doesn't care about trespassing... or there's a lot of trespassers... but regardless I stopped caring about this, haha.
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  • + 15
 Looks like someone wanted to make a summer version of "The Art of Flight".
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 every one who respects and rides bikes should see this so lets show them share this with as meany people as you can Smile
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  • + 10
 Man Red Bull are such an awesome company. Don't even like the drink but they fund so much amazing things in adrenaline sports and a lot of it is free - world cup coverage.
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 I look at a ton of shit on PB and very seldom feel compelled to comment on shit. As LeeLau mentioned above...meh. Yes it is a bunch of eye candy, but have many of you tried mountain biking on natural mountain faces? Hiking up a face with your bike perched on your back to shred a scree slope (which would be sick by the way) only to end in a boulder field followed by a heinous bushwack through giant alder. No thank you. The majority of the film reminds me of the ski film All I Can, which is filled with propagandic fluff with some sweet eye candy in between. Where the Trail Ends reminds me of exactly that. Unbelievably overhyped cinematography. Keep the biking where its most fun, on the trails! To me, this is just entertainment.
  • + 2
 Haha, good stay home. The more epic big mountain desert shredding for us.
  • + 5
 I won't stay home. I'll be out building trail and riding trail. And in the winter I will be shredding true epic big mountain on 2 planks.
  • - 1
 While you eric are in the hudge mountain ranges of Prince George!! :>
  • + 1
 Who's eric?
I'm Evan
and I'm content with Powder King for now
  • - 1
 Sorry - name wrong.
  • + 2
 Powder King is a gem!!
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  • + 5
 pretty sick to go to remote places on Earth and go break some bones get messed up and have to trust their doctors to patch you up
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  • + 3
 Yeah... Looks pretty cool and the locations are amazing but the speechs are so lame. "...The chaos they´ve seen..." were they war or something? "To be the first riding a line is a pretty cool feeling and probably be last?!?!" Redneck style sucks. We´re gonna smoke´em out of their holes and stuff...
  • + 1
 Indeed. the most self-indulging speeches..
There is somewhere a vid of a guy on a Meta 6 who went riding in Nepal or Tibet, got immersed in local culture, didn't call himself a bad-ass, and probably does not make a buck riding either, unlike these "tough guys". Yes, the riding is awesome. As for the rest...
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  • + 3
 this is bombastic! i think it has a broader appeal with the young guns. the concept seems big, Bigger, BIGGEST! and loud! this definitely has its place... but man, it comes off as *occasionally* disingenuous. i enjoy the pieces with a bit more of an idea and ideal behind them. safety in numbers was a great melding of going big, while having something to say. ha! keep it artsy fartsy. anyway, flame me out. just what crossed my mind after watching the trailer. although i get that bringing natural terrain into the mix is what this piece will be all about. cool.
  • + 5
 I remember when bike movies didn't need to be artsy fartsy for them to be considered good bike movies... which was pretty much all of them. If it's shot well, edited well and is insane riding, nothing else matters. When's the last time you heard someone say, "hey man let's go check out Strength in Numbers! I hear it's got a crazy good ideal behind it!"
  • + 5
 yeah i agree Scott
it's annoying to say the least
I don't watch bikes movies for a "message"
I watch it for some shredding or some good documentary.
  • + 2
 ha! i'm just old... shred away my friends.
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  • + 4
 I hope it will be - at least - as big as Art of Flight! Online premiere would be SIIIIICK!
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  • + 5
 I AM SOO KEEN Please have an online premiere like strength in numbers.
  • - 1
 I am pretty sure this is going to happen.
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  • + 5
 AGGY Better be in this! Looks rad to the power of gnar.
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  • + 0
 Darren Berrecloth and James Doerfling... should have also got Graham Agassiz as well... pushing boundaries. Not to detract from anything but isn't the Gobi dessert shoot from last year? Still cazn't wait to see the whole thing put together. Love it....
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  • + 0
 When U guys went back to Gobi Desert for where the trail ends a few month ago , I just want to show U the six drop at one time on the Planet Earth,but I don't get it.Why do U went to Urumqi for nothing?Maybe U were tired.I don't know.I hope we can work together and let the six drop done when U go to Gobi Desert next time if U have the plan to be here.If U won't want to do that I will try.
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  • + 1
 Next to this the only trailer I watch right now is The Dark Knight Rises 3rd official trailer and this will just as epic. I don't know if I can wait until September soooo what's the count at for the 4 min. trailer?!
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  • + 0
 thats just purely amazing, cant wait to see it!!! i dont know if i want to watch a 4min trailer with loads of supershots of the whole movie, so i know all the best sections in advance. i mean i get the point of this marketing thing...1million people klick to have a good advertisement, but id rather wait til september than wasting all the nice shots already in the trailer... how about making a good 2 min trailer with less talking, some good shots and then spread the word.
  • + 0
 I really don't think there's only 4 minutes of banger shots in this : P Or at least I hope not. I do hope they keep the most banger shots to themselves until the full release though.
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  • + 4
 is anyone else worried that this won't hit 1 million views?
  • + 1
 no. cuz I'm buying it as soon as i can anyway.
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  • + 3
 High frame rate slow mow can make anything and everything look cool*




*as long as you play it to the right music
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  • + 2
 this move will be amazing!!!!! but honestly how can they make a big mountain freeride film with out having Aggy in it?
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  • + 2
 I wish my passport looked like that. lol Hats off to those dudes, sending it.... hard.
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  • + 0
 i remember seeing the trailer for this a year or so ago and wondering if they didn't follow through make it. just answered my prayers, this film is gonna change the game forever.
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  • + 0
 I've watched this 5 times in the past hour. I will be hosting a premier of this at my apartment. Just cover my wife's eyes at the part where it shows Cam almost killing himself. Hahaha
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  • + 2
 Red Bull make me think again O.o
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  • + 2
 red bull media house, this is gunna be dopee!!!!!
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  • + 1
 simply mind numing, these guys are taking it to faR. fr is going reall BIG this time
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 wicked!!! can't wait...for 4 mins trailer Smile )
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  • + 2
 dayummmmmmmmmm this is gonna be sick!
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  • + 2
 that's Like a Disorders Videos?
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  • + 2
 The art of flight but mountain biking
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  • + 2
 been waiting 3 years to see this
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  • + 1
 That was so awesome I pooped my pants... oh, wait... no, it was so awesome I pooped YOUR pants!
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  • + 2
 The .5 second shot of that crazy goat was awesome!
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  • + 2
 Shredding on a different scale !!!!
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  • + 1
 Must see this amazing movie
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  • + 1
 hahahahaha that lama looked amazing
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  • + 1
 I'm so going to watch that movie!
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  • + 2
 now, thats something
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  • + 2
 Free Ride isn't dead
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  • + 2
 it looks.... AWESOME!
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  • + 1
 old school FR+dirt stunts+big mountians=RAMPAGE!!!
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  • + 0
 huuuaaaaaauuuuuuuuuuuuu already feeling anxious waiting for this sick movie
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  • + 0
 At 1:11, after those really action cuts, i can just hear my heart pounding! Can't wait to see this!!!
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  • + 1
 There is just no possible way this can be bad. It just isn't possible.
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  • + 1
 Trails End when we cannot ride any more, thats the true end of the trails
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  • + 1
 Big mountain is the future of mountain biking!
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  • + 1
 Oh yeah, freeriding is dead. Roll eyes
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  • + 1
 Man that's gonna be GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!
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  • + 0
 THIS IS SICK!!!! i can't believe dolby want to help them make this amazing sound, such a like on 3d
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  • + 0
 Looks absolutely IMMENSE and gripping, can't wait to see it, very intense and pulse-rating trailer!
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  • + 1
 been waiting forever for this movie...
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  • + 0
 wow.. I cannot wait for this. Just looks purely insane and so atmospheric.. and that last shot.. wow.
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  • + 1
 Is this the same as this vimeo.com/15176253?
  • + 1
 YES!!! same movie. Bigger trailer! More riding shots! Now I am even more pumped for this to come out!
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  • + 0
 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • - 1
 its kinda funny that their are all the clips of guys eating it, then all of a suden... GOAT
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  • + 0
 .........gave me goose bumps! This ones gonna be a gooder.
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 mountain bike movies. Breeding douche bags. MTB, you are not snowboarding or skiing. You are not MX racing. Find your own image and stop taking yourself too seriously.
  • - 1
 You're lame. I blame your parents for your shitty attitude, you should have been beaten more as a child.
  • + 0
 I blame shitty mtb movies for my attitude, and the subsequent douche bags ^ that are associated with it. YEAH BRO
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  • + 0
 i think we'll wait quite a long time for full trailer....
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  • + 0
 holy fucking shit, thats all wanna say
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  • + 0
 cant wait ! Looks extremely amazing !
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  • + 0
 F*cking epic more more more plz Big Grin :O
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  • + 0
 Well this looks pretty freakin sweat!
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 The Craziest vid i've ever seen in my life!!! Cant wait for full movie!
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  • + 0
 Looks Awsome i cant wait till it comes out
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  • + 0
 hoooolllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy shit !!!
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  • + 0
 I tell ya what we need baby,....... More Goat bell !!!!!
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  • + 0
 This is incredible! Damn.
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 Can´t Wait!!!!!
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 This looks so sick!!
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 One word. WOW
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  • + 1
 REAL FREERIDE
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  • + 0
 that is going to be an AWESOME FREERIDE movie
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  • + 1
 I CANT WAIT TO SEE IT!
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 last shot was sick
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  • + 0
 When does it come out..!?!?
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  • + 1
 gona be legendary
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 Looks fucking amazinggg
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 oh my f*cking god :O
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