Dylan Sheffer grew up watching the New World Disorder series and we wanted this video to reflect that aesthetic: fast, in your face aggressive riding. Dylan built this trail with Andrij Chubaty over the course of a year and it's easy to see his inspiration (Riley McIntosh). This is our modern take on a classic formula.
Rider: Dylan Sheffer
Video: Scott Secco
And no electropop.
Great point orientdave - how more natural can it get when you spend weeks in the woods building features from stuff you find around?
I take issue with your logic though: think about it, a forest. A Forest. A FOREST!!!! I mean really, if there not a, billion +1 as you put it, lines through a forest when you walk into it, where will there be??!!!! Dylan's line was billions of potential lines at first, just a forest with no lines in, same as Rampage was a mountain with no lines on at first. Surely that puts them both in the same basket at least. As Groghunter says though, maybe you really couldn't ride the shore without the features anyway.....
Being even more serious ,there is a point I am making and asking people to open their own minds to. That being when is natural natural, when does it stop being so, and does it matter in the first place? I think not myself, but it makes others take umbrage.
We have had people here on PB suggesting that if people build lips and booters, even out of local materials, it is not a true natural feature "front flip" or whatever, others getting angry at the senders and features at Rampage etc etc, yet, for a vid like Dylans, which has a HUGE number of structures and features added to the line, no-one raises an eyelid. Doesn't that make you think??? It does me, which is why I would like to hear why you think Rampage is so different and should not be compared.... (eagerly waits response)...
when I meant billion+1 I was speaking in the fact of there are way more opportunity's for awesome lines and great video worthy lines. the forrest there are no where near that many lines.
But why not let's compare the two, Yes, we all know they are different but can we actually express that coherently? I was hoping to get people to think about expressing it coherently, however, it has been a bit of an effort!!
- The idea of rampage *as a contest* is to ride gnarly natural terrain. I don't necessarily have a problem with people BUILDING stuff, I just don't want it to be a slopestyle or biggest trick comp. When rampage becomes all about the tricks it loses it's uniqueness. There's nothing wrong with slopestyle or manmade features, it's just not what we want Rampage to be about.
- Rampage's big features aren't built using local materials. There are no trees around that zone, so all the lumber is brought in, and they had to use huge dozers to clear out the landings and get the logs up there. Chopping up existing deadfall to make transitions and features by hand seems totally different in this regard.
- Some of the concerns with Rampage (as we discussed in the other thread) are safety related as well. Like someone said, if they didn't build the new piece on the sender people wouldn't have been so upset.
Amazing piece of trailbuilding there!
I guess he was also sick of :
- Abusive slow-mo
- 2 minutes introduction sequence with leaves, trees, and a cute river
- acoustic song without a gnarly guitar solo, when it's not mainstream dubstep
- for longer vids, dudes talking for 10min of how much MTB can change the world and how it connects people, even if their sunglasses cost more than what gets the average bolivian guy for one month of labor.
Sick ! Thank you ! Let's go back to roots ! Maybe we should stop filming !
but on the hand, that drop is a big ass hit ... and context is - king - not sure about just a 'fraction' of top guys ... but would think it'd fer sure be above the average ... then again if you have a whole community of hardcore riders ... the level of skill / playing field , as in BC , no doubt will be iron maiden sending awesomeness?
I am either too old or too stupid to wear all that on trails like this.
Awesome!! NO BS, how all videos should be.
esta genial todo el trabajo y se ve genial el video.
geting from mexico.
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