I've been planning to go on a photo trip with Kirill ever since I first saw his videos. For me as a central European, Russia has always been that crazy and kinda exotic country you probably never get a chance to check out yourself, so I was extremely anxious to experience it first hand. When Kirill didn't get the chance to compete at the Rampage, we decided to go on a road trip through Russia instead. It turned out to be a 4000km, 12 day marathon, scouting locations and looking for perfect natural features to shoot. When we found this abandoned mine, we knew we had a great backdrop for some otherworldly photos. Kirill flipped the stepdown first try and went down after a couple of metres - this is the second try and he nailed it perfectly! I shot it as a panoramic photo to be able to include the complete location, which is also why the photo ratio is about 2:1. The original consists of 25 layers and has a resolution of roughly 70 megapixels! ;) Make sure to check it out in highres 1600px width for the best viewing experience!!
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I've been planning to go on a photo trip with Kirill ever since I first saw his videos. For me as a central European, Russia has always been that crazy and kinda exotic country you probably never get a chance to check out yourself, so I was extremely anxious to experience it first hand. When Kirill didn't get the chance to compete at the Rampage, we decided to go on a road trip through Russia instead. It turned out to be a 4000km, 12 day marathon, scouting locations and looking for perfect natural features to shoot. When we found this abandoned mine, we knew we had a great backdrop for some otherworldly photos. Kirill flipped the stepdown first try and went down after a couple of metres - this is the second try and he nailed it perfectly! I shot it as a panoramic photo to be able to include the complete location, which is also why the photo ratio is about 2:1. The original consists of 25 layers and has a resolution of roughly 70 megapixels! ;) Make sure to check it out in highres 1600px width for the best viewing experience!!

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 Benderoni fuck yeah! Rampage is the next stop!!
  • + 18
 benderoni will kill the competiton
  • + 29
 .....literally kill them. did you see the video? dude shaves with an AXE. awesome shot!
  • + 66
 Good to see that Pinkbike provides a possibility for deranged people to let off some steam Wink
  • + 16
 ^^you better watch yourself^^
  • + 38
 "You better your arsehole"? I don't even know what you are trying to say.
  • + 42
 arrongwin-is-gay.....i think i speak for a lot of people here when i say i worry for your sanity.
  • + 12
 It's a shame the POY nominations are closed because this photo is awesome!
  • + 35
 Please do not feed the trolls guys , they will die eventually.
  • + 9
 i think arrongwin-is-gay is just trying to imitate that protour guy... lets just ignore him
  • + 12
 Trolls be aware! Rude behaviour on PB will get you suspended for more than 25 Years...
  • + 6
 you can't even spell aaron right dude.
  • + 6
 Trolls are just bored annoying young kids who need some sort of outlet for their built up sexual frustration. No point in using Pinkbike as your outlet, your account will just get suspended and almost no one will be amused. Try YouTube
  • + 9
 his new nickname can be senderoni
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 arrongwin-is-gay...... NO YOUR JUST GAY
  • + 18
 Account Suspended.. well done PB. thank you.
www.pinkbike.com/u/arrongwin-is-gay
  • + 6
 see you in 25.1778 years hahahahha
  • + 0
 @arrongwin-is-gay...from one guy to another i really hope you get lou garrets disease
  • + 2
 i believe its gehrigs, brudder...
  • + 1
 Hes already half way to stupidity it seems and anyway , he spelled Aaron wrong. and hes suspended for 25 years trolololololol
  • + 2
 what did he even say?
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  • + 26
 I feel like benderoni should be a sick bike shaped pasta! In 10 years I want to have a dinner of Benderoni with some rad sauce. Someone make this happen!
  • + 4
 This sounds a little weird but interesting anyway ;D
  • + 5
 I'd like a side of benderoni and cheese
  • + 3
 Chef benderoni!
  • + 3
 Futurama might already have the rights to benderoni though...
  • + 5
 benderoni steeze man, not benderoni and cheese Wink
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  • + 11
 POD, trick, execution, landscape. so sick. great location!
  • + 4
 I agree this is such a sick shot
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  • + 8
 They could do a Russian Rampage on that location!
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 arrongwin-is-gay (9 hours ago) (Below Threshold) show commen
t "HAHAHA, this photo is soo gay it looks like he is trying to suck him self off in mid air LOL PHOTOSHOPPED !!"

Read the comment above from "arrongwin-is-gay" and tell me what the hell is wrong with these kids posting vulgar shit and hating on amazing riders and sweet photos.
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  • + 3
 The colors the scene the background the rider . . all are sick in this photo!!!!! Well done mister photographer!!!!
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  • + 4
 Best photo! benderoni just sick rider
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  • + 4
 POD forsure and nomination to photo of the year!
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  • + 1
 Great use of what looks to be a mine site?? Hint hint local mining companies who hire security gaurds to keep off 'their' land.
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  • + 4
 i love this photo!
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  • + 1
 Vote for Kirill with my respect. I think we go the same path, one day we meet Smile
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  • + 1
 ...and one again zee Soviet Russia flip you! ...I really need to stop the soviet russia jokes...
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  • + 2
 I always love the massive tricks he throws!
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  • + 1
 who calls theirself Aron Gwin is gay and Why?
get a f*cking life or at least a bike and start using it !
  • + 13
 Don't feed the troll
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 His head must have been pretty close to hitting the ground on the take off- this dude has some balls!
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  • + 1
 second time of this photo to be P O D ?
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  • + 1
 Seems like the Rampage is not enough..
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  • + 1
 that looks like the erzburg race
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  • + 2
 POD 4sure !!!
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  • + 1
 can someone explain how I would do this sort of photo?
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  • + 1
 Crap I couldn't even do that in my Dreams Smile
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  • + 1
 nice description )
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  • + 1
 this is amazing x
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  • + 1
 feds- what video?
cheers
  • + 2
 some time ago there was a vid with him called "At Home". www.pinkbike.com/video/277671
sick stuff in there.
  • + 1
 Haha, dude sharpens axes on his face, rofl rofl rofl
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  • + 1
 Yeah Bro!!Second POD!
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