Video: The Making of Arrival Episode 4: Lillooet

Sep 5, 2013
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The interior regions of British Columbia offer a ton of potential amongst the dirt exposed rolling hills. When you look out at a hillside and can imagine riding almost anywhere you want with minimal groundwork, you know you’re in a good place. The trouble is that most of these spots are in the middle of nowhere and far from any civilization.

Most of the adventure lies within the whole camping experience that comes with working in these outback locations. The majority of time is spent either building lines, or waiting for optimal conditions in the best light to shoot in. That time spent waiting is our downtime, but there are always a bunch of antics and activities that go on to pass the time in the heat of the day. With a fairly big crew, we have no trouble entertaining each other.

Before dropping into any of the zones a fair bit of pre-scouting was done to determine the best zones to tap in to. One zone in particular was a red dirt playground of natural mounds that were waiting to be shaped into multi-hit flowing trails. It was a no-brainer to work in this zone. It produced many of the segment's best shots thanks to a storm of dark clouds that rolled in while the sun was setting on the opposing side of the valley.

Filming this segment was split into multiple trips to make all the goals come together. The first main trip consumed two weeks of our lives and left us exhausted and salty from living like cavemen. We bagged most of the segment but left a few lines on the table that we couldn’t physically--or mentally--complete, to say the least. The last and final trip was a major relief in many ways. Norbs stomped the line he had been wanting, and the segment was wrapped up. From there, it was a great feeling of accomplishment by the crew for sticking it out in harsh conditions in order to produce the best shots we could capture.

Special thanks to our farmer pal in Lillooet for providing us with accommodation during our stay.

To see more behind the scenes footage from ARRIVAL, check out Episode One, Two, and Three. "The Making of Arrival" is produced by SecondBase Films and Nic Genovese of Mindspark Cinema.

ARRIVAL is presented by RockShox, in Association with Specialized, Clif Bar and, with support from Trek, Whistler Mountain Bike Park, Evoc, and Devinci.

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 Norbs knows how to flip his downhill bike...........rampage is going to be interesting. GO NORBS!!
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 Norbs is seriously the sickest dude ever! Pumped about EVERYTHING he does. One of the best coach I had also at SGC. Yaah PG!!!
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 Coastal Crew never dissapoint they've been motivating me to ride ever since they first started producing vids, took a year off from riding sold my bikes, because i didnt have the time & riding buddies anymore, needless to say ill be buying another bike and making time because god i need that freedom back, shredding soothes the soul. Thanks Coastal Crew for constantly producing good vibes and keeping the eternal stoke going!
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 These guys always deliver. Tight vids and find the love for biking in every aspect of the journey. If this can be translated mainstream like road riding has been taken on board by the masses we would take so much more ownership for our environment and surrounding's. Roads take you places, but trails, dude theyre the journey. Makes me want to get out and ride NOW!
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 I love how stoked these professional riders still are when they accomplish.
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 I can't handle how sick norbs is! At the premier in whistler i had to be held back from my friends so i wouldn't hop the vip fence and tackle him.
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 I think everyone should be supporting lads like these who out everything on the line for a single shot, if I hear of anyone illegally downloading this movie and not supporting the lads by buying it... Well safe to say shit will go down!!! Norbs your the man!!!
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 These guys are an absolute inspiration. Absolutely pumped about everything they ride, land and do. Great group of friends, no competition, always pushing one another and supporting. Basically, I might as well sack off teaching, move to Canada, buy a pickup, stick my bike in and go live that life.... In my dreams. Amazing.
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 DAM!! THE coastal crew an the riders an the poeple that are involved in this film! AWESOME JOB! AWESOME WORK! Cant wait to see the full film,thanks boys for an awesome vid!
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 So crazy the pressure these guys put themselves under... aha, there's no way i'd go balls deep and just flip that jump first go
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 So much passion and hard work.
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 What an inspiration to just get out there and send it! Thank you Coastal Crew.
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 If your in a class don't watch this all I want to do it drink a beer and go riding
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 rampage will be the best yet
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 As always the TOP! I love the work. TOP.
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 yewwwwwwwww bro killling it good job props to every one in this clip you guys worked your asses off a + keep it up !!!
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 Gettin amped for this movie! Did this video get cut short for anyone else?
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 LBC! Lol so sweet, wish I knew where u guys ride here in Lillooet tho never find these places haha
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 sick flip! I can't wait for rampage!!!
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 quality BTS ! love it good job !
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 i'm buying the movie for the one shot.
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 Norb always do something that Amazing
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