Windham: Claudio's Helmet Cam - UCI World Cup 2012

Jun 29, 2012
by Karl Burkat  





67 Comments

  • 86 13
 I dont know if im alone in this mentality but I always hate when people (mainly pro teams) post a "helmet cam" but yet have all these weird angles that they keep switching too. For example, on a jump I wanna see the riders POV not some crappy shot pointing towards the rear tire. It frustrates me when the shot keeps switching to point at the rider etc because I wanna see the track! Is that not the point? Rant over.
  • 24 2
 i feel it same way but still liked the video.
  • 9 8
 to a race team, the footage of the rider on the bike is prob more important than footage of the track itself. if the idea is to use the footage to improve the time then the rider is that important thing, not the track.
  • 10 0
 i feel ya. you know what I hate even more? The fact that you can't really decipher steeps with a helmet cam. Hate it.

Rider: "Gotta watch this steep section!"

Me: "Really? What steep section???"
  • 4 5
 Couldn't agree more. I just wanna see 1 camera preferably on the helmet the whole way down. These weird angles just ruin the video for me.
  • 2 1
 totally agree, i want to see the course, not the rider wiggling around while pedaling...
  • 2 0
 I normally prefer just the one straight ahead camera shot. I do have to say though, I really like the handlebar shot as he was going through the berms. You do not realize how far these guys really lean into those berms sometimes. Also how upright they still manage to keep their heads while pinning it that fast.
  • 3 0
 I'd normally agree, and definitely think the backwheel shots were a bit pointless really but like bplatte said, I actually thought the handlebar shots on berms was pretty awesome. Any of the rougher parts didn't really work at all though, so much blur and it's just of the guys jersey...
  • 6 0
 i thought that the back wheel shots gave a better look at how far the rider really went.. maybe that's just me though. they mix up the angles to help it be more entertaning. there will be other POV's that are dead quite without the change in camera angles.
  • 1 0
 yeah agreed, but sometimes is necessary to have more angles to not get bored watching always the same! though they are fast.
  • 53 0
 "you really need to know your lines, which I do not" hahahahaah! Best part of the commentary IMO. Sign of a true ripper Smile Cool track!
  • 20 0
 i liked the way he said "ridiculous" haha
  • 12 0
 Put the skin suit on!
  • 58 0
 The BEST track description I have seen yet. REDBULL or PB, give this guy a job!
  • 4 0
 RI-DICULUS
  • 1 0
 that was far!! hahaha really liked!
  • 4 0
 Sorry for the chicken line =D ...Oh man, there are no chicken lines on this track!
  • 2 0
 @DirtBag81611: this guy has a job... his the caoch of the scott11 team Wink
  • 31 0
 "Now I better shut up and focus for this road gap..... ALRIGHT WOWOAHHH"
cracked me up.
  • 34 2
 Best commentator ever ;D
  • 11 5
 no, that still goes to rob warner
  • 14 1
 ok....next to Rob Warner then....
  • 18 0
 Claudio should join Warner in the broadcast booth on Sunday! I think they would make a sweet commentary combo
  • 13 0
 How can people talk so much while riding? if i ever tried to make a video like this i would screw up and crash! Anyway, that was a cool track and some cool riding! Smile
  • 7 0
 actually, i find that talking or even singing something (*sheepish look*) can help me ride. Lets me react more naturally, rather than overthink or focus on negative stuff that I shouldn't ('dont hit the stump', then you hit the stump). I was quoting the double rainbow youtube video a lot when I was hitting jumps a whislter a couple seasons back. Kept the fun factor up, didn't overthink stuff, and stuck most of them Smile If you've ridden enough, your body naturally will know what to do in a gnar rock garden, so why not start singing parts of the "Rocky" soundtrack??? $5 says you hit it cleaner
  • 2 0
 Hmm... nevr thought of it that way. I might have to try that! Smile
  • 13 0
 this guy is hilarious.... waaahhhooooooo!
  • 12 0
 No such thing as a chicken line on this course
  • 10 0
 Nothing chicken about hitting that whole track that fast and not having lines chosen. Great vid!
  • 7 0
 oh my god i love you. please do every course walkthrough
  • 4 2
 i actually like the different views. with how many straight up track vids that come out of an event, it's god to see how much punishment the bike and rider take on a world cup course with different perspectives. awesome how he says chicken every now then. now i dont feel so much like a rookie.
  • 3 0
 So annoying how it always changes to the camera on the bars !! It gives you no view of the track when it's at that angle. Track looks mint though !!!!
  • 1 0
 Loving the ability to add audio to the Go Pro footy in-camera. Adds a new dimension to riding videos. Commentary while riding is sweet, this guy is awesome! Agreed that the camera angle edits were annoying. Hopefully someone can just do smaller PIP inserts for the secondary angles and keep the main forward-facing angle dominant.
  • 5 0
 Best preride ever
  • 3 0
 The funniest rider ever lol!!!
  • 3 0
 That rock garden is bad ass...
  • 2 0
 Yeah, looks like it took a tool or his rear rim in the last few seconds of the video.
  • 1 0
 *toll*
  • 1 0
 Claudio is the Rob Warner of POV track comments. Really funny guy and I enjoy the track run's he does. Great work Claudio. Can't wait to see your next one.
  • 2 0
 Nice little rock garden. Okay we good now
  • 3 0
 lol mint
  • 3 0
 "GOOD FUN"
  • 2 0
 awesome course review. Great commentary!!! Wish they were all like this.
  • 2 0
 awesome!!! hhahahaha best comentary ever!
  • 2 0
 Quality really informative and the dudes having fun!! lol Smile
  • 1 0
 "better put the skin suit on because its going to get re-dic-alous-ly fast here
  • 2 0
 this guy is great! lol!!!
  • 1 0
 Hahahaha he's awesome, draw a smile on my face, agree with the guys he should join with Rob
  • 1 0
 You can tell how much he loves mountain biking. I'm always shouting "whoops" or "yahoos" when I'm riding.
  • 2 0
 wooo! thank you Claudio!
  • 2 0
 Nice work Claudio!
  • 1 0
 Intimidating to say the least, I can't wait to ride this in 2 weeks!
  • 1 0
 Commentary was legendary!
  • 1 0
 Awesome vid! "sorry for the chicken line" lol
  • 1 0
 awesome claudio do more of this on the next courses!
  • 1 0
 Nice to hear/see the mic out on the HD2 works well!!
  • 1 0
 Cracking video Claudio! love the commentary good luck for the race!
  • 1 0
 Also a great one bcove.me/v2o7t12i
  • 1 0
 nice vid and description!!!
  • 1 0
 The BEST track description I have seen yet for me
  • 1 0
 Tit's!!! Love it!!
  • 1 0
 commentary was awesome.
  • 1 0
 loose and quite slippery
  • 1 0
 what bike is he on?
  • 2 0
 He is the Scott Team Manager if i'm not mistaken, he is on the New Gambler that Brendan and the rest of the team are riding.
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