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Video: Balling Out Of Control

Dec 12, 2013
by Lama Cycles  
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This summer, Louis Lhomel (NS Bikes), Parappa (NS Bikes) & Matt Macduff (Octane One) went on one of the most out of control trips they've been on in years! The goal was to explore key major cities in the province of Quebec other than Montreal. With a tight schedule (5 days) and variable weather, they chose to head up to the old and beautiful Quebec City and one of the best street riding cities they've hit yet, Sherbrooke.

Eventhough Quebec City had truly amazing street spots, it was flooded with security guards everywhere and made it really hard to film, so the boys didn't stick there too long. On the road to Sherbrooke, they stumbled upon an abandoned quarry and couldn't resist sending a couple gainers into it! Once they got to Sherbrooke everything just set into place; crazy street spots, no security guards and the best guide/best person ever, Pierre-Marc Tremblay! The boys were so stoked they called up Sam Croteau (NS Bikes) & Kent Woods (NS Bikes) to show up and shred for a day or two!

All in all, the trip's unforgettable vibe represents the true friendship here at LamaCycles. We hope this video gives you the urge to trip around with your best friends in the winter and next summer to discover new destinations, great locals and build lifetime friendships! Enjoy!

Filming: Louis Lhomel, Parappa, Matt Macduff
Editing: Louis Lhomel
Photos: Simon Drouin (VAQ)

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Louis scopping out the high ledge for some nose manual action.


Nose manual bail

First try didn't go as planned.


360 tuck no-hander

360 tuck no-hander in the bank for Parappa.


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Clocking clips.


Wallride euro

Fast and stylish wallride to euro for Louis.


 La Boulette

Louis' latest trick invention, "La Boulette"!


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Parappa not sure if this very tight wallride is possible.


Tight wallride
Parappa doesn't seem to have a problem getting in tight stuff!


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112 Comments
  • 40 10
 Let the 26" street riding haters begin, But guess what those dudes were having more fun on a bike then you, maybe that's why you hate?
  • 27 2
 I don't see how anyone could hate street, it was always just as big a part of mtb as slopestyle is now! Thank you street peeps for keeping it real, this edit made my day lol FR/DH could learn something from this and take itself a little less seriously.

We'll always have rampage and the FMB to stress out over.
  • 15 1
 Street MTB is different from other mtb because they can closed trails and bulldoze jumps but street is always there . Every city, every country. Whether good or bad- there is a lot of interaction with the general public as well Wink
  • 6 1
 And that's why I love big mountain freeride! You cant bulldoze a mountain, you can say we're not allowed, but that's never stopped us! With DH bikes being the way they are these days, the world is my bike park.
  • 8 1
 People also hate on street cause we are inevitably seen as the hooligans of mtb ....... Probably about a 10 to 1 ratio of run ins with the police, security guards, angry old people, when compared to other riding. Ironically - it is probably what make street so fun too. Is for me!!
  • 14 0
 LOL I don't see any hate on 26" here....what you on about.
  • 12 17
flag bonkywonky (Dec 13, 2013 at 4:04) (Below Threshold)
 I don't hate it, I just think it's a bit pointless. With the skills shown here you wouldn't even get a flow deal when riding bmx but if you do it on a mountainbike you are a superstar, says enough about the level of sophistication within the street mtb crowd.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX9qVKuof0M
vimeo.com/72291521


This is how a street video should look: no b.s. intro, creative lines, effortless style.
  • 2 0
 @idi-amin
LOL Big Grin
  • 9 10
 As good as the riding was it wasn't anything Chase or half a dozen other people weren't doing 10 years ago. If you are genuinely at the top of your game then you can get away with acting like a nob but if not then throwing your bike after every line and acting all gangsta just makes you look like a nob Wink Still good riding to fill a quiet afternoon
  • 9 16
flag bonkywonky (Dec 13, 2013 at 6:34) (Below Threshold)
 ..or bmxers since, well.. forever. Mountainbikes are for mountainbiking, bmx bikes are for street riding. This is just lame. Now neg rep me all you want.
  • 6 1
 @idi-amin Don't worry I will. By the way in the early days BMXs weren't meant to be ridden on the street either... One likes the mother, another one the daughter.
  • 11 0
 mtb also was never meant to be riden in parks who cares what you ride just have fun!
  • 9 0
 BMX, MTB What the f*ck ever people, one love yeah! THIS IS f*ckING RAD!
  • 1 10
flag SirWonky (Dec 13, 2013 at 12:18) (Below Threshold)
 @ idi-amin - **You just another one of the insecure BMXers who wishes MTB didn't ride street BECAUSE you can't use the excuse:
"You need small bikes to do these tricks " anymore............ Fact: MTB can do 90-95% of what BMXers can.
***My Prediction: BMX will go extinct in the next 100 years***
  • 1 6
flag bonkywonky (Dec 13, 2013 at 12:37) (Below Threshold)
 Bullshit, please show me video that matches Chase Dehart or Edwin Delarosa's skill. And I actually ride a Tonic Howie these days but mainly on trails.
  • 3 0
 the reason i ride street mtb is because i dont feel comfortable on a 20" you can also argue that bmx dirt is stupid and pointless but nobody cares what you ride just go have fun!
  • 4 0
 Some people just cant stand other people's happiness.. they hate, thats what they do best
  • 1 4
 Once again, I don't hate it, I just don't like it. What I do hate are people that make ridiculous assumptions like this.
  • 1 0
 If you are not "hating", why do you continue this? You made your opinion clear already. I'm not saying you have to like this because I do, but seriously if you don't like it, why do you still hang around?
By the way people use word "hate" too much these days... I don't believe one can actually hate someone without knowing personally. Hate is ultimate feeling...
  • 1 1
 Because people keep responding to my post. Also, if you had any reading apprehension skills, you'd see I hate certain behaviour, i.e. all these dumb assumptions rather than someone.
  • 1 0
 I always see comments about how bmx guys have more tricks, skillls, balls etc. Then lets have some games of bike with each round being decided on a different wheels size 20's 24's and 26. Garret Reynolds representing 20, Danny Macaskill representing 24 and Matt Mcduff representing 26. I'm sure Danny and Matt have plenty of time aboard 20's. I know Danny rides 26 and Garrett is such a prodigious talent I'm sure he would pick it up. Ride each others bikes so no problem with bike sponsors not having said bike type. These guys are my three favourite riders but 24s are my favourite wheel size so I'll be barracking for Danny though I reckon Garrett will most likely win.
  • 1 0
 There are some tricks that have been done on a mtb before bmx. Examples are the superman seatgrab to tailwhip by Matt Macduff and the Double Backflip Superman by Ethen Godfrey-Roberts. But these are both dirt/funbox tricks. I can't think of anything on the streets that has been done on a mtb before it's been done on a bmx?

But I still enjoy riding a mtb on the streets much more than riding a bmx on the streets. Generally I prefer to watch bmx edits tho, but that doesn't say I dislike watching mtb edits. You always know you're going to see some great stuff when riders like Adam Hauck, Ludwig Jäger, Cody Gessel, Matt Macduff, Matt Jamieson, Anson Wellington, Gary Elliot etc are riding.
  • 1 1
 I would hate to have apprehension to reading... However some comprehension might be useful. Maybe some actual writing skill is what you need in order to make others understand your point.
  • 1 0
 @SteelflaconX: who was that pointed at? At me?

Great job calling people in this discussion out on their writing skills.
There's nothing wrong with the writing here, I understood all of it. Maybe it's just your brain being incapable of processing what you've read?

Also more than half the people who posted here don't have English as their mother languague, so you shouldn't judge our writing like you'd judge that of another American.

For me for example, English is not my mother languague, it's not even my second languague. It's my third (out of 4) languagues that I can speak fluently and write well.

How many other languagues next to English can you speak/write in as well as we do?
None? Rolleyes



Would you like me to recapitulate what I've said or did you understand it this time?
  • 2 0
 No, at me because I used one wrong word (which I realised after I couldn't correct it anymore). Says a lot that he focuses on wording rather than substance, probably for lack of a better argument.
  • 1 0
 Haha true that!

About the Chase videos you've posted. There are only 2 big wheeled street soldiers I can think of who have a similar style like that. For that reason these are also 2 of my favourite street riders on mtb:

Anson Wellington: vimeo.com/12130978
Matt Jamieson: vimeo.com/35004164
  • 3 0
 By the way, I just saw this:

031bmx.nl/2013/12/11/daan-van-wezel-op-stress-x-dante-edit

Local unknown (yet) kid that recently got hooked up by a distributor (free tubes and a shirt kind of deal) and he already has more skills, balls and creativity than anything shown in the video above. Good song choice as well and most important, he doesn't act like a goon.

If this doesn't illustrate why I don't like WATCHING mtb street I don't know what will.
  • 1 0
 Damn that was insane!
  • 2 0
 I was a bit shocked too when I saw it. 5 Years ago he would have had a segment in a video like Voices with lines like these.
  • 10 1
 Ahhh wish you got the nose press down Louis! Great video guys!
  • 9 2
 Favorite the video before watching. Anything that comes from these guys and the-rise gets me going!!!
  • 5 1
 Whats up With all this hating? That was a crazy edit!!! Love how much fun you guys always have!!!! Good vibs the hole way!!! Just the way it should be! You know... I always wanted to get sponsored my lama cycles to get some free stuff... The more I watch these edits the more I realize I'd just love to make it on the team in order to be able to tag along these totally baller trips!!! Great edit once again!!! Keep it up guys!!!!
  • 2 1
 Haters=losers. They can't do a shit themselves, so they start to play down others... In my opinion riding in this clip was great. This kind of riding is just that kind of riding that I'm into.
  • 2 0
 I don't know about Lama, but usually distributors don't give their team riders free stuff, just a discount.
  • 5 0
 yes to the Death Grips
  • 2 0
 First time I've heard Death Grips anywhere outside of my headphones!
  • 3 0
 DEATH GRIPS FOR LYFE someone needs to put this on Death Grip's twitter twatter
  • 4 3
 RE: MarcoSTEEZ comment above:
Who the f@ck cares, bmx, mtb, 20, 24, 26, dare I say 29r.
Ride what you ride…. as long as you keep riding street - and don't wear spandex. Wink
  • 5 1
 They look like the guys from Workaholics! no wonder why they're so rad!
  • 3 0
 That's it right there! That's what we needed. Can't argue with new MacDuff stuff.
  • 5 1
 lol they deleted the wheel size debate that went on yesterday, haha
  • 2 1
 No.....its at the top of the comments....
  • 2 0
 i know about that one lol, but there was another one where someday started out saying these guys were limiting their potential by riding a mtb and lead a whole conversation.
  • 4 0
 Dude, I didn't know Blake from Workaholics could ride like that...
  • 4 2
 What can I do to stop the PB Video Player from always starting a max volume. I'm bleeding from the eardrums!
  • 16 0
 Turn the volume down on your computer before you start a video.
  • 3 0
 nice ride!
騎的好熱血啊~
  • 1 0
 forgive my ignorance i know nothing about street bikes so can anybody explain to me why they do not use breaks? is it a weight thing or there is some other reason?
  • 2 0
 Tricks like no handlers and barspins are easier without breaks as if you catch the handlebars on the break leaver it hurts and your hands can get cut up also you don't need them so why bother
  • 1 0
 thanks for claering that out.
  • 3 1
 am i the only one that thinks that literally everything they wear is too tight? really sick riding though
  • 2 0
 Guys having fun on two wheels and no doubt sending some burly moves, loved it. Good to see helmets up top too!
  • 6 7
 It just looks so goofy and awkward. I've ridden bmx and mtb all my life. Granted these are "built for street" but it looks like those inflatable arm flailing tube men. There are plenty of 6ft plus bmx riders.
  • 5 2
 Rip headphone users
  • 3 1
 Sick edit boys, love'n the quebecois landscapes...
  • 2 0
 Awesome! Every second is pure awesomeness! You guys made me miss summer.
  • 2 0
 That was badass and they threw down this was a jaw dropper!
  • 4 2
 No offense but why don't they just ride BMX's?
  • 4 2
 wow that was sick
  • 2 0
 3:50 to 4:40. Ow.
  • 2 2
 do they push longboards instead of skateboards when they film? Or do they use scooters?
  • 1 0
 They just had a steady cam in this vut normally they will use a normall skate board with bigger smoother wheels
  • 2 1
 i think you're greatly missing the point but thank you for clarifying
  • 2 2
 wrong tool for the job...you know, kinda like using a mtb for street.
  • 2 0
 ding ding
  • 2 0
 Steadicam on a Segway obviously -_-
  • 1 0
 sont crissé ces tabarnak...
  • 2 0
 non ca ce dit po vraiment ca
  • 2 0
 en meme temps je suis po québécois :p
  • 1 0
 Your a killer Matt keep up your hard work!!props
  • 1 0
 la boulette ! jmen vais tenter ça !
  • 2 1
 rubbish music but skilled riding!
  • 2 0
 sick riding guys!
  • 1 0
 Cnujonesghost thanks fr sharing that
  • 1 0
 amazing video, congratulations!
  • 1 0
 Banger edit with a good vibe!
  • 1 0
 whats the song at 1:55??
  • 1 0
 SONGS:
Death grips - You might think he loves you for your money but I know what he really loves you for it's your brand new leopard skin pillbox hat
Speak! - Bulletproof denali
Disclosure - Stimulation
Danny Brown - Old (side A)
  • 1 0
 Bullet proof Denali....
  • 2 1
 Music ????
  • 3 0
 Yea what was that first song??
  • 3 0
 SPEAK bulletproof denali haha finally found it.
  • 1 0
 Do you know what the intro was?
  • 1 0
 death grip is the name of the band. i dunno the song lol
  • 2 0
 SONGS:
Death grips - You might think he loves you for your money but I know what he really loves you for it's your brand new leopard skin pillbox hat
Speak! - Bulletproof denali
Disclosure - Stimulation
Danny Brown - Old (side A)
  • 2 2
 Same shit different day and fucking crap music. What a load of bollocks.
  • 1 4
 Sorry but that music is horrible beat is fine but the lyrics are just dumb
  • 1 3
 This edit is worse than grom edits filmed on Iphones.
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