Bang Bang - A journey with Chase, McCaul, and the whole squad.

Dec 16, 2008
by Jordan Holmes  
Bang Bang is a action documentary by Aaron Chase. For you of those that didn't know, Chase broke his L1 vertebrae in his back during the 2007 season. Chase says "I was sitting there, looking down at my legs, and I couldn't feel them. It was the worst feeling in the world". For someone who's whole career rotates around with his wheels, being paralyzed from the waist down would be a tragedy.

Bang Bang follows Chase through his 2007 season, including his broken back, his recovery, and his final successes. Take a trip with Aaron, Cam, Kyle, and a bunch of other professional riders through the 2007 season.Aaron Chase is arguably one of the most "down to earth" riders in the slopestyle genre of the sport. He continues to have a successful career and is backed by some of the best in the business, Red Bull, Cannondale and Fox Racing all have them on their rider's lists. However, Aaron Chase has worked hard for his successes and taken some beats along the way, including breaking his L1 vertebrae at a Qashqai round in 2007. The accident ended his Qashqai tour, but the show had to go on and this is where Bang Bang begins to parallel the lives of Aaron Chase and Can McCaul as they head down different paths during the 2007 season.


Bang Bang continues to follow the Qashqai series where Cam McCaul, Andreu Lacondeguy, and other riders dominate the podium consistently, with clips from the traveling, partying, and even the podium positions. Bang Bang is very well filmed, featuring a vast array of music. A highlight for me was all the footage of the local riding areas including local dirt jumps, and pump tracks, from the event areas.






It's nice to see what the pros do in their day to day lives. Everything from breakfast, to packing up, to building up, to traveling. Bang Bang showcases it all, while still including time to give you regular updates on how Aaron is doing with his surgery and recovery. Cam McCaul is a very good commentator due to his pure energy, unique outlook on everything that is happening, and his awesome riding style. He is super energetic, and keeps you listening the whole time.

Paul Bas Celebrates like Motley Crue

Paul Bas Celebrates like Motley Crue






Bang Bang is a really good movie to watch. It's nice to get an insight on how these pro's live day to day, and what they actually go through to be on the top. It's not all foot massages and back rubs, there is a lot of hiccups along the way. If you're looking for a video that showcases the Nissan Qashqai series, shows some unique footage from around the world, and gives you a story behind Aaron Chase's accident and recovery, check out Bang Bang.

-Jordan "Spoiled Goods" Holmes


37 Comments

  • + 5
 I might actually buy this (haven't with NWD, Seasons Etc.) but Bas celebrates like Crüe? Really? Wow.
  • + 2
 What happen to the "U" in Crue? Weird.
  • + 1
 looks aweosome and its Its CAM at the end not can
  • + 2
 ya like stephen murray that would be the worst thing ever he broke his back in dew tour on the dirt jumps and is paralyzed from the neck down and will probably never walk again
  • + 5
 would be better with a teaser video
  • + 5
 Can't wait to see this !!! Sounds great !!!
  • + 8
 props to chase!
  • - 1
 kool
  • + 1
 this is an other one bang bang??
  • + 3
 Man props to this guy. For not being paralyzed.. That would have been nasty.. I suffered like the same injoirey. I fracture my t1 t2 and t3 vertabres and almost became a parapelegic..Im back better thatn ever and i hope he is Winning comps like crayz.
  • + 1
 This has been out for quite some time and I still love watching it. More of an inspirational riding movie but still just as good as any other.
  • + 0
 Haha @ the photo with my boy Bas in the water. It was a dare/bet that if he won to grab one of the girls and pull her into the water and sure enough he won and did just that. lol

I grew up with Aaron on the east coast and it's really cool to see the progression over the years and I'm glad to see him recover from this.
Good stuff...
  • + 0
 Um, I think being paralyzed would be a tragedy for anyone, not just a professional mountain biker.
  • - 1
 Haha @ the photo with my boy Bas in the water. It was a dare/bet that if he won to grab one of the girls and pull her into the water and sure enough he won and did just that. lol

I grew up with Aaron on the east coast and it's really cool to see the progression over the years and I'm glad to see him recover from this.
Good stuff...
  • + 2
 Um, I think being paralyzed would be a tragedy for anyone, not just a professional mountain biker.
  • + 0
 i already bought this movie in the summer its really good and shows everything on how he gets back on the bike, but to bad he will probably never be able to ride like he did before the injuryFrown
  • + 0
 I hate the people woh sayd " ohh i can't wait and so on...sucks"

By the way..i saw the movie and it was pretty good here is a short teaser:

www.x-tremevideo.com/MTB/index.cfm?ccs=85&cs=1361
  • + 1
 Aaron is probably the nicest guy I met on the circuit keep on doing some nice stuff Mr Chase
  • + 1
 Este tio es la caña!! Ya se puede bajar el DVD? Porque de momento no lo veo por ningún lado. :-P
  • + 0
 how come this is only being reviewed now? i saw the dvd in the summer... it's a great movie but this article is REALLY late!
  • + 0
 i agree that aaron is down to earth, we chatted a bit at fun spot last week. this sounds like a sweet film about a cool dude
  • - 1
 i broke the same vertabre as aaron did, back in jannuary at rays mtb, didnt know until april when it really started bothering me
  • + 1
 Looks lush
I wanna see if Crue? is a glitch
  • + 0
 Chase the best, Chase rulezz!
  • + 0
 you know you ove MTB when you can go thriugh that
  • + 0
 its a sikk movie, cam is hilarious in it
  • + 0
 i already have this, its been out in the uk for ages
  • + 0
 gang bang? :-D
  • + 0
 looks cool
  • + 0
 i wanna get that
  • + 0
 really cool vid!
  • + 0
 great!!
  • + 0
 nexed year will be sick
  • + 0
 is he able to ride????
  • - 1
 finally! ive been waiting FOREVER for this to come out
  • + 0
 I saw the premire at sea otter with cam and arron sitting next to me. Its definatly a great movie
  • + 0
 dido but at highland and without cam

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