paulwatt NinerBikes's article
Dec 19, 2014 at 16:108 hours
FedEx and Niner Bikes - The Makers Series
First of all, I think this was very well shot. I shoot a lot of branded content like this, for all sorts of brands from the smallest to the biggest and from the drone shots to the ground action, this looked great. But this wasn't a good piece. From the editing/shot selection, the VO ("everyone asks us why our bikes are so special" - really? is that what everyone asks?), to the 2.40 to 16x9 aspect ratio change to the atrocious music selection it was a letdown. Which is very disappointing because I think it was really well shot. So a big high 5 to the operators and DOP for that. I'm absolutely sure there's a very good story somewhere in the Niner world, but unfortunately, I didn't see it here.
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Dec 19, 2014 at 15:179 hours
Dec 19, 2014 at 15:169 hours
This is a brand new, in the plastic YES. Pick Your Line 159. It's the flagship of the YES. lineup, and was designed in Squamish for Whistler riding, and was hand built in Austria. It's got a LIFETIME WARRANTY! It's a directional board with cam-rock and carbon stringers. It's made for charging fast. Here's a link to the descriptions: http://www.yesnowboard.com/products/boards/pick-your-line/
paulwatt scottsecco's article
Dec 17, 2014 at 19:022 days
Pinkbike Awards: Slopestyle/Freeride Event of the Year Nominees
All 3 events are amazing, but this year's Joyride had the largest single live audience of any mountain bike competition of any sort ever, by a long, long ways. It's the busiest craziest day of the entire year in Whistler, busier than the Olympics or New Years or anything else. There are hundreds of kids there idolizing their heros, There are partying fans from every corner of the planet. There's helicopters and cable cams and camera ops up and down, above and below. Every photog you've ever heard of is there. And then Semenuk and Rheeder throw down the two sickest slopestyle runs in history. The whole thing was electric, and it should be the Slopestyle/Freeride Event of the Year.
paulwatt scottsecco's article
Dec 14, 2014 at 20:40Dec 14, 2014
Movies For Your Monday
Suddenly want a Microsoft phone! JK, but still love the fact that Microsoft is supporting Danny and mountain biking in general.
paulwatt redbullbike's article
Dec 10, 2014 at 16:01Dec 10, 2014
Video: Battling the Elements in Iceland
Great scenery, riding and shooting, but the music and sound design was way too much for me. I know it's Red Bull's MO, but I think I woulda liked it way better if it was a little more Iceland style and a little less "That's It That's All goes to Ibiza". Just my 2 cents.
paulwatt RichardCunningham's article
Dec 8, 2014 at 9:41Dec 8, 2014
Giant Reign 27.5 1 - Review
Looks like a sweet whip, but checking the numbers, it's incredibly close in every stat to a Banshee Rune. Except Giant calls their large a medium.
paulwatt peakleaders's article
Nov 19, 2014 at 15:20Nov 19, 2014
Peak Leaders: Top 5 Whistler Trails
So sick. I live in Squamish and can hardly keep up with all the sick trails going in everywhere around here, let alone Whistler and Pemberton! Insane.
paulwatt mikekazimer's article
Nov 17, 2014 at 22:20Nov 17, 2014
Onza Ibex Tire - Review
I always buy tires from sponsored friends or pinkbike buy and sell, but I also always get the softest compound I can. The tires are the only part of your bike that (hopefully) touch the ground, so they count more than anything when it comes to the handling of the bike. As long as I'm getting cheap tires, I'll change them out 4 or so times a season so I'm not scared when it's wet or dusty. I'm too old and brittle to be slamming hard because I didn't feel like shelling out $40 a few times a season. So these tires are both too expensive, and way too hard (at a crazy 65 in the middle of the tire!).
paulwatt BLURMEDIA's article
Nov 14, 2014 at 18:58Nov 14, 2014
Video: The Pit
Great piece. But I'm gonna say, when someone's heading for a big hit, don't cut to the second angle just as they hit it. It's painful. As a guy that shoots all sorts of stuff all the time, the best angle is the best angle. If you have multiple cams running, they should mostly only convey images the best angle cam can't. All rules are meant to be broken, but if you break them too much it blows the flow. Still loved it.
Video by artbarn