Video: Makken - High Hopes.

Dec 7, 2012 at 6:35
Dec 7, 2012
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Photo by vegard breie facebook.com Vegard-Breie-Photography Shot taken at 5.30am
Superseating for breakfast! Photo: Vegard Breie.

Makken is a DH rider from the cold valleys of Norway. With only a few months of good weather, the riding is limited, but so appreciated.

Morten Engelien spent 2 weeks with Makken filming in Hafjell bike park and Vang 2975. Makken have been focusing on his big bike riding this year. His goal was to bring his dirt jump skills over to his DH bike. They came back with a short, but powerfull edit, and it's pretty clear to us that they achieved their goals!

Photo by vegard breie Shot taken at 5.30am
Looking steezy with big bike supermans! Photo: Vegard Breie.

Makken have been wanting to hit jumps like this on his DH bike for years and this season it happend. This is just the first step in this direction for Makken and we are gonna be filming him as he progresses his big bike riding!

Suuuuuperseater
Makken pulling a double grab over the biggest jump on the Nine Knights course. Photo: Stéphane Candé

Photo by vegard breie Shot taken at 5.30am
Super Seat indian over the big ramp in Vang 2975. Photo: Vegard Breie.

Big thanks to Sweet Protection for making this project happend!

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56 Comments

  • + 37
 That manual round the bend to a nose manual before dropping into the trial!!!!!!!!! like butter so so so smooth. friggin awesome!
  • + 1
 I had to reply that part, effortless style
  • + 36
 Well.. my bike officially has a raging aluminum boner after watching this with me.
  • + 13
 As TheBikeNurse you're allowed to diagnose this
  • + 1
 It is a very healthy boner.... ahem, erection.
  • + 10
 why have I never heard of this guy?!
  • + 3
 Before this season he was riding for YT industries with Lacondeguy. He's also made some movies with Lacondeguy. I remember one where they were riding DH, where Makken made a pretty crazy drop to flat! But can't find the movie.
But did find this from Damage Inc: www.pinkbike.com/video/224129
  • + 2
 Makken's video from last year on YT. Dude shreds.
vimeo.com/31643564
  • + 8
 YYYYEEEAAHH BRAAAA!!! SICKEST STUFF!
  • + 7
 that norvegian AAAAAAAAAA LiNEEEEEEEEEE loooks so damn goooood !
  • + 7
 i would not trust the bike i was riding at all if i made it Big Grin
  • + 6
 was hoping for some pink floyd, but this is just as good
  • + 1
 can't complain with Tame Impala at the end. this new age psychedelic music is rad - give them a listen they have some pretty righteous sounds
  • + 3
 i think "balls of steel" or "Norwegian can't jump" would be a appropriate title for this one, high hopes just to humble for this guy. he was flying all the way down
  • + 3
 when in doubt.....moto kicker
  • + 1
 honestly his attitude was pretty annoying/disrepectful through the whole thing and yes there was some sarcasm but it got old imo and while he's a good rider not all that impressed by him as a person based off of this vid... sorry to say...
  • + 6
 then maybe you should pull that fox 40 stanchion out of your ass. he's just a down to earth cat that obviously likes to live and laugh... sorry to say...
  • + 1
 I'm not going to lie, he kinda seems like a dick. But until you know the guy you can't really say. Also 'not giving a f*ck' is all the rage these days with the kids. Just ask Brian in his leopard print speedo at rampage this year. www.bikemag.com/blog/the-bakery-the-power-of-not-giving-a-fck
  • + 1
 THIS VIDEO IS F*CKING AMAZING, the cinematography, transitions, locations, music, atmosphere and.......the riding. Everything about this video screams BAD ASS. The creativity and the style of he filmmaker and the rider blow me away.

It is so good, hands down the best film segment I've seen on here yet.

Way to go!
  • + 3
 This is like the best video i've ever seen, great scenery, great riding, cool music, and for me nine knights has that rampage vibe and it's a pretty sick event!
  • + 3
 This guy doesnt give a fuck! Killin it!
  • + 1
 Ahaaah! Jeg har det ikke noe spesielt gøy akkurat... (I'm not excactly enjoing myself...) Really good thing to say if you're gonna look for sponsors.
  • + 2
 nice touch with the 'twin peaks' song. goes good with the douglas fir's...
  • + 3
 I wish my sound worked PB!
  • + 4
 baaarrrp!
  • + 2
 I have been waiting a long time to hear Dead Meadow in a real mountain bike movie, good song choices for sure.
  • + 1
 when you just want to get your self esteem boosted, pinkbike posts a vid like this and it all crashes down... hahaha
  • + 2
 No way man, videos like this make we want to ride!
  • + 1
 well, yeah me too of course but that feeling of not being good enough is what does it. not just that though, its most important to shred and have fun X)
  • + 2
 effortless speed. dude is a sick park rider.
  • + 1
 You know. "I want to keep by body as healthy as possible." *while smoking a cigarette
  • + 0
 So much style, probobly one of the best videos iv seen!
But really? "I just want to keep being healthy" takes a puff from his cigerette
  • + 28
 Little sarcasm joke in there
  • + 30
 Yer I build my own bikes;
Whacks a Trek bike with a mallet.
Possibly a tiny bit of sarcasm
  • + 9
 nope thats how you true a wheel!
  • + 5
 yeah the first minute and a half is too much he should have shown him eating instead......
  • + 7
 I guess the big words "bullsh1t" after that whole intro passed you by semenuk-fan Smile

Massive props to Makken for not taking himself too seriously safe in the knowledge he can show most big name pro up Smile One of the few videos/ riders where you constantly get the feeling every jump is just too small... Smile
  • + 3
 what a badass
  • + 1
 wher has this dude been all my life. i think i may have a new favorite vid BIG!
  • + 1
 Street riding on a trek session.... wat a skaxx
  • + 1
 Is he sanding the chain in the intro or lubricating it?
  • + 2
 soooo sickkkk!!!!
  • + 1
 well damn that F ing sick!
  • + 2
 YOOOO MAKKKENN!!!
  • + 2
 what a talent
  • + 1
 up until now i thought i was the only stupid Norwegian on a downhill bike
  • + 2
 ggoooooodd
  • + 1
 Nice! amazingly smooth riding style! great edit too, definitely inspiring.
  • + 1
 Yeah makkeeenn! Drit! Killing it dude!!
  • + 1
 music?
  • + 1
 that was rad lol
  • + 1
 B A D A S S !!! /,,/
  • + 1
 aaace!
  • + 1
 dritfett!
  • + 1
 Niceeee

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