Video: Val di Sole Helmet Cam

Jun 13, 2013 at 2:00
Jun 13, 2013
by Karl Burkat  
 
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143 Comments

  • + 343
 This guy is so awesome Smile
  • + 95
 Particular Accelerator'd
  • + 247
 maybe I should talk less and pin it more! Can we get this guy to do all the course previews? He is amazing
  • + 42
 i agree ! this guy is funny woooiioooowwww!!!!
  • + 57
 ^ seriously- he's really good, but he's levelheaded as anything about it; gives the average joe a really good look at what the course is like
  • + 92
 +1. He should do every preview. The mix of slightly off english, pant crap moments, and commentary while trying to keep it pinned is perfect.
  • + 45
 I agree with him doing all the previews. That was by far the best feel for the track and description I've ever heard from one of these.
  • + 15
 PTer on PB'd. cant believe the fitness required to talk during this sh*t makes you think.
  • + 53
 "...but with all my experience you know, I stayed on my wheels." Gotta love his commentary. This guys made my day. Cant wait for Val Di Sole!
  • + 2
 Nkevin90 nailed it - this guy gives us an average joe pespective. i honestly enjoyed it vs probably a pro who's soo fast like it was nothing. now we get to appreciate how difficult it really is racing DH at a pro level.
  • + 18
 @mountguitars, Claudio was a consistent top-20 WC racer in years gone past, pretty sure he managed a podium at Mont Sainte Anne about 10 years ago. He's no punter, that's for sure!
  • + 7
 haha, thanks for the info. so this guy is no average joe then.
  • + 6
 His sheer joy of riding a bike is inspiring man , sounds like really enjoys having the shit scared out of him.

dirt.mpora.com/events/downhill/uci-world-cup/val-di-sole-world-cup-guide-2013.html

Scroll down a bit and check out rob warners talkie cam of val di sole , quite funny stuff
  • + 5
 Hahaha i laughed at the end when he was saying he almost did what sam hill did at world champs but because of all his experience he stayed up! Props to this dude he should definitely do more course previews!
  • + 1
 This guy should stand for president
  • + 2
 for spesh's racing and marketing, this will be a make or break track for gwin and his demo.
go Shill & Ssmith!
  • + 4
 very impressive he can talk his way all the way down that, i probably would have pooped my pants trying to breathe and talk at the same time
  • + 6
 Guys, Claudio will be doing this from every round of the World Cup in 2013.
  • + 2
 Claudio fantastic work loved it Big Grin
  • + 3
 I agree with all the above, the fact that he comes into a section and says "Where am I going?" rather than "Oh, you know, you just have to stay off the brakes here you know, its a bit steep but if its dry its not too bad you know?" Gives an idea for just how crazy the track is.

I wish this guy could narate everything in my life.
  • + 1
 That was so good, please do it for every world cup.
  • + 2
 am i the only one with this sort of voice in my head during riding.. ? especially the Whoaa's
  • + 116
 unmeasurable respect to this guy for being able to talk while riding down that gnar!
  • + 13
 can´t hold your beer after that gnar Wink
  • + 69
 "Sorry for not talking" you didnt need too !
  • + 27
 yeah and he definitely didnt need to apologize either, he was epic
  • + 7
 What a class rider
  • + 63
 Claudio, YOU.ARE.A.MACHINE! Awesome course run!
  • + 49
 Claudio Caluori is the guy. Legendary racer and Gstaad Scott team manager. Smile

Everyother website showing this manages to give him credit. Common PB it is not hard and this disregard to give dues is starting to get unprofessional. Blank Stare
  • + 8
 Well said sir!
  • + 2
 Thanks for giving us a name, I wanted to know after that awesome bit of journalism!
  • + 5
 Don't forget that he races in RedBull Crashed Ice events too.
  • + 1
 Often times PB puts some info on the home page (on the link you click on to get here) that doesn't get moved over to the actually page. "Dues" were given there. Sure they didn't put his name in big white lights but I don't think they disregarded to give dues. Obviously not the best place to put it...
  • + 3
 That was a hindsight edit there… not done when i first posted.
They ddi the same with Dirt TV a few days ago too. Rolleyes
  • + 43
 "my arms start burning" Mine would have been a pile of ash after that track
  • + 1
 well said, LOL!
  • + 29
 i would not like to be a carbon rim right now :/
  • - 16
flag ander3394 (Jun 13, 2013 at 4:35) (Below Threshold)
 why not?
  • + 45
 ^^ You must be new here
  • + 16
 wow - that looks a killer on the arms and hands - certainly gonna put bike build to the test
  • + 17
 oyoyoyoy!
  • + 13
 If the wheel size doesn't make a difference here then it doesn't make a difference.
  • + 4
 I would not ride that track on any thing less than on a monster truck with 8 foot wheels.
  • + 12
 "Sorry for not Talking." Scho okay Claudio, merci für di schöne Dialäkt :-)
  • + 7
 Somethings wrong with the video. Instead of a generic cliched rap or rock soundtrack there's somebody making funny and insightful comments on the course. Please fix this ASAP - we don't want to encourage any risky behavior like filming without a fisheye lens and not using slow motion 95% of the time.
  • + 9
 "sorry foR NOTT!!!.... Sorry for not talking".

ROFL!!!!! He was so about to crash right there and just chatted right through it.
  • + 7
 "Hi, my name's Claudio, and I'm gonna be your tour guide."

I thought the FW commentary made him legendary but this absolutely kills it. Awesome. I hope his voice will become something we hear regulary in the next months to come - and maybe years?
  • + 10
 Can he please do all the course helmet cams?
  • + 7
 Imagine standing on the side of the track, so steep it's difficult to walk and this dude rides by narrating his run down like he was walking on the beach, two GoPro's going all the while!
  • + 9
 How he can have his brain "ON" while riding that course? Nice track preview Smile
  • + 6
 That course looks SICK and EVIL! 0_0

This dude's commentary was hilarious and awesome at the same time. I felt tense through out this video because of his breathing and voice changes.

Was that a Scott Gambler he was on?
  • + 6
 Yes it was!
  • + 3
 Yeah hes manager of the Scott DH team and still finds time to compete him self , solid work ethic.
  • + 8
 Mad respect,having a conversation while hitting one of the hardest courses out there!
  • + 7
 That was probably the best course preview I've ever seen. Much respect to anyone that would be able to ride that track AND talk at the same time.
  • + 8
 rough track. even dry probably quite difficult. wouldn't want to ride there when its wet. Claudio still got it - PROPS!
  • + 4
 yeah my heart skipped at around 3.25 approaching that tree..
  • + 5
 Awesome! This guy rocks and the most important for me are his comments during the run!! Legend!
  • + 4
 Let the race begin! Good luck everyone.... Especially for the Sam Hill. He's back !!!
  • + 4
 I'm sorry, what did he say he wanted to do in my particle accelerator?
  • + 3
 This guy is such a legend and he makes the greatest course previews eva. Plus I like his accent lol
  • + 4
 Oh my... thats down hill mountain biking allright!!
  • + 2
 could be a new format for worldcup racing, timed runs with commentary, points for entertainment as well as fast times. epic, nice one claudio Smile
  • + 4
 So funny... one of the best helmet cam videos ever.... congrats!
  • + 3
 This will be a course you don't want mud on! nice vid! Go Claudio Go!!
  • + 3
 Damn that's a scary ass course. Looks like a trials run at speed.
  • + 3
 Respect to Claudio!! Well done man!!!
  • + 2
 Nice riding and even better breakdown of the track!!! You need a raise my friend!!!!
  • + 3
 "Sorry for not taalk...WAAAAAOOOOW!!!!" Hahaha hilarious
  • + 2
 Hahaha this was really entertaining, I hope they have this guy pre riding all the tracks
  • + 2
 Now that is multi-tasking, ride a World Cup DH course and commentate the whole time! Mans got skills! Great vid!
  • + 2
 And giving his apologies for not talking... Man, I hope you realize there was need for apologies.
  • + 1
 HA! so cool that he did commentary all the way down! I don't think I would be able to concentrate on my line and talk about the track at the same time successfully!
  • + 4
 Player still sucks
  • + 1
 Can't get it to work in Firefox. Ok in IE
  • + 0
 Most of the time when computer sucks is cuz of the keyboard driver...
  • + 3
 Works fine in my Firefox browser.
  • + 2
 Works just fine on Google Chrome. I have never had any issues with PB player.
  • + 0
 nothing to do with browser, still sucks on chrome for me
  • + 1
 Like the way the painted rocks match his bike ! : )
Nice track !
The way I like them. A cool mix of roots, rocks, slow technical sections, open, everything !
  • + 3
 Fingers crossed for HILL!!!! .
  • + 2
 on both hands
  • + 1
 and toes
  • - 1
 and the middle one
  • + 1
 FUCK YOU ROLAS !
  • + 1
 If you can ride this at any speed and not stack it up you're doing something. Narrating for the camera at the same time? Fuhgeddaboudit.
  • + 1
 doesn´t seem to be a funny track at all... but... good to have all types of tracks in WC, to see who´s really good anywhere... fast/fluid or technical
  • + 15
 what d you talking about? That's THE Template WorldCup DH anyone must rely on - natural stuff, gnarly and super steep... Track build for pros not humans with DH rigs like others in the WC circuit.
  • + 1
 I heard " I feel like shitting in a Particular Accelerator !! " too funny Smile
  • + 1
 Wow, nice job! All natural... Now if only one of the surfers could do that while dropping into a cloudbreak set wave...haha
  • + 3
 What a legend!
  • + 2
 Love his style of course previews! Funny/informative/proper skill!
  • + 2
 best course preview I ever seen, hes so funny
  • + 1
 does anyone know if they use an external mic for this? sound quality for his voice is good
  • + 1
 He should be called 'The Hulk!' Jeeze! Thats one crazy course!!!! Normally you can't tell its steep but on this one, woah!
  • + 1
 Talking while going down that nasty trail! I don't know how the hell he does it but damn that's pretty good!
  • + 2
 I feel like sitting on a particle accelerator!!!
  • + 2
 That guy is the coolest dude I think, ever.
  • + 1
 No offence Steve Peat but this is how you do a course preview...
  • + 1
 got to walk val di sole track....suicidal!
  • + 1
 Holy crap that looks like a ton of fun!
  • + 1
 That looks like too much fun!
  • + 1
 This video makes my hands hurt
  • + 1
 What a course, I can´t waite for sunday. Claudio, you´re unbelievable.
  • + 1
 close your eyes just enough to still see.....pixels magically dissapear
  • + 1
 Awesome video. Claudio's commentary was ace.
  • + 1
 GIVE US MORE!!!! The masses demand it!
  • + 1
 "I feel like I'm in a particle accelerator WOOOOOO "
  • + 1
 He's like a grown up version of Cedric Gracia,
  • + 1
 props. for a commentator he is one hell of a rider Smile
  • + 1
 brilliant.......we need a rob warner comedy run aswell ;-)
  • + 1
 Best commentary live ever !
  • + 1
 I'll be there. Wishing it doesn't start raining
  • + 0
 Technical track, so ill put my money on Gee again. And on Rachel also, coz she has no competition.
  • + 1
 Though he was gonna go down a few times.
  • + 1
 Gopro is great until it gets rough. they could do with image stabiliser.
  • + 25
 really - image quality seemed excellent to me given that the lighting was swapping between dark/light all way down and why stabilise - the shakiness represents how extreme that track is!!
  • + 10
 There's rough, then there's Van di Sole.
  • + 5
 I think it is still way better image quality than it was with GoPro 2. The new ones seem to work a lot better in changing light conditions
  • - 3
 Fuck the ugly GoPro check-out the new Panasonic A100
  • + 2
 Great video. i agree some shakiness is good in that it represents the track; Its interesting to compare the chest cam vs head cam - the video flicks between the modes a few times - the chest cam is soooooo much more emersive, because of the shakiness -how you see the the body moving in response to the track - definitely much more representative of the ride... while all that body movement actually stabilizes the head, and the result is that the head shots, take away all sense of effort as the head kind of glides down...

The chest cam angles rules...
  • + 2
 sorry redbull but your new player is not better at all for me, still changes the resolution to 5 pixel
  • + 2
 hah so funny
  • + 1
 Yeah boy, good weather. I'll be there. Flight is tomorow. Stoked!!!
  • + 1
 Lets see what that Specialized 29'er is really made of!!!
  • + 2
 Great riding!
  • + 1
 Best course preview. Hands down.
  • + 1
 Cool this claudio calouri ,He's talk and down ..funny,I can not..
  • + 1
 Gnarly course... this weekend is going to go off!!
  • + 1
 Amazing track. Can tell all ready its going to bring the pain!
  • + 1
 "ojojoj" Whip Beer
  • + 1
 Sam's ears just ringed/
  • + 1
 Its damn LOOONG !
  • + 1
 Chest shot?
Still epic
  • + 1
 Excellent! Nice job.
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