Must Watch: Brandon Semenuk - Utah at Night

Oct 21, 2015
by Revel Co  
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REVEL IN THE CHAOS
A NEW FILM BY
BRANDON SEMENUK & RUPERT WALKER


bigquotesBrandon Semenuk recently won 'People's Choice' award at Red Bull Rampage. In light of that we have decided to release the 'Utah Night' segment from his most recent film 'Revel In The Chaos' - Available now.


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Presented By: SRAM
Supported By: Trek / Pinkbike


MENTIONS: @SramMedia / @trek / @rupertwalker





171 Comments

  • + 263
 Gotta say that Revel was hands down the best display of bike riding ever to grace my screen. Huge props to Semenuk and Walker! Oh and btw, #semenukgotrobbed
  • + 41
 Still my favourite film of the year.
Just like with unReal though, why release all these segments online?
It's $5 for the film, just pay up and enjoy the whole thing!
  • + 23
 #semenukgotrobbed is the new "looks like a session" Big Grin

By the way, because of that film, I'm now a vimeo on demand customer, sigh...
  • + 3
 thought you were exaggerating... nope, you were pretty much spot on
  • - 88
flag torero (Oct 21, 2015 at 4:37) (Below Threshold)
 #Sorgegotrobbed for the public opinión. I can repeat a million times that he was go bigger than anybody, that is the essence of the Rampage.
  • + 47
 Mind = blown. Full segment will be bought. Semenuk is too me the best bike handler on the planet right now. I can't even think of another guy even in BMX that has that much control, style and skill. #semenukgotrobbed
  • - 88
flag torero (Oct 21, 2015 at 4:48) (Below Threshold)
 ** #Sorgegotrobbed by public opinion.
  • + 25
 Man i dont even believe Semenuk is a real person. I have a theory where all his shots are just the absolute best bits of the best riders on the planet all wearing the same gear and riding the same bike. Seriously the only plausible explanation. No one person can be that good. Right?
  • + 33
 @ReverseKanga To be honest, I thought your theory would involve aliens, I'm slightly disappointed.
  • + 31
 The pb audience makes no sense, one day you all want only the gnarliest steep tech lines with no tricks and the next day the most slopestyle trick line was the end all be all line. Personally I think nobody had "the best" line cuz they were all so damned good and its too hard to compare. Not to sound cheesy but they were all winners in my eyes. Sorge, Semenuk and the rest of the guys laid it all on the line that day for our viewing pleasure, judges be damned.
  • + 16
 @torero If it really were the public opinion, why would you have neg props ?
Semenuk has the people choice award, THAT is the public opinion.
  • + 8
 @monarch- drew bezanson at joyride bmx
  • - 29
flag torero (Oct 21, 2015 at 6:39) (Below Threshold)
 @brutalpedz I mean it was the people who had stolen his merit, not vice versa.
  • + 8
 @fullbug to me drew bezanson is the semenuk of bmx
  • + 2
 anybody got that link to where he overshot the last hit? I can't find it
  • + 4
 @hamncheez He goes absolutely huge here: www.pinkbike.com/video/420008
  • + 8
 @Milko3D - Semunuk being a Canadian, technically he's an alien to both the US (where this was filmed and Rampage happened) and to Australia (where @ReverseKanga posts from). Given the way he rips, though - yes, that's seriously otherworldly! In most sports (windsurfing, kitesurfing, snowboarding, skiing, whatever), I get a little tired of "freestyle" - sometimes, stuff just seems forced, and it's all so spinny/twirly/fancy. But there's something raw about this stuff that's pretty impressive - and those lines are downright gnarly. It's impressive and shows major balls that people ride that sort of stuff; even more so to send it big down those lines. But to do it with that much playfulness - wow, that's seriously on a whole different level.
  • + 73
 Judges be like: That segment is an 86.69. 5th place
  • + 3
 @Aarrce comment of the week
  • - 25
flag thenotoriousmic (Oct 21, 2015 at 10:01) (Below Threshold)
 @monarch87 bmxers are the magicians of the bike world he's not coming close to the average pro bmxers in the bike control stakes. Check out garret Reynolds, chase hawk, Dan foley and stop being so disrespectful Wink
  • + 3
 It must be full CGI hologram technology... nobody can ride like that!
  • + 3
 For pure riding this Semenuk edit really has it all...I just bought the Zink film which had all kinds of emotion combined with historical riding!! Really worth getting. It doesn't seem to be getting promoted much
  • + 4
 What the fuck are you talking about, just stop.
  • - 7
flag thenotoriousmic (Oct 21, 2015 at 14:33) (Below Threshold)
 Wow negged pointing out freeriders don't have anywhere near the bike control as this guy... youtu.be/WpJOEfUUX28

I'm loving this edit by the way I just didn't agree with that comment.
  • + 9
 i say same levels of bike control is there. freeriders are executing HUGE moves on much bigger unpredictable terrain at faster speeds. respect all around..
  • + 14
 The thing is Semenuk uses his BMX, Dirtbike, Slopestyle and DH bikes with the same control, style and skill. I mean, which BMXer can land a 720 on a DH bike and on their normal 20" BMX bikes? No disrespect for the BMX guys and what they do. He is just the personification of perfect bike skills because rides them all and kills 'em all.
  • + 18
 1:25
RW: can you repeat that 360 stepdown?
BS: sure
RW: please land in the *exact* same spot, OK?
BS: no probz!
  • - 1
 i don't know of any Bmx riders that have done that but I bet give you gave someone like Drew benazason a dh bike he'd be going nuts on it in no time. I'm in no way shitting on Brandon here he's definitely top ten in the mountain bike world but saying he's better than anyone else from any different style is just wrong.
  • - 1
 Was thinking the same!
  • + 2
 LOL friggen PB. This segment never ceases to amaze no matter how many times you watch it. First time watching it, I couldn't comprehend the friggen double stager he does at :22 in... or the gap to rock at the end... or the handdrag 3, or his absurd style carving through the dirt like pow...
  • + 2
 In your face rampage judges!
  • + 0
 ^ uh.... sure?
  • + 2
 @torero Dude I see you everywhere and you've always got like negative 100 likes on your comments lol. I think you're doing something wrong Razz
  • + 1
 @Jack-McLovin I always say what I think, no matter what will be the reaction of others. So they hate me Wink
  • + 1
 @torero Fair enough man!
  • + 22
 Tippie likes it
  • + 3
 We agree Tippie!
  • - 3
 ???? It's tippie approved ????
  • - 2
 that's Tippies way of saying #semenukgotrobbed
but being a polite canadian that he is, we agree @bretttippie!! Big Grin
  • + 51
 that last hit is insane
  • + 12
 You should have seen him over shoot it then
  • + 5
 and stick it
  • + 6
 That overshoot was more impressive than him pulling it clean,damn semenuk is one tough SOB.
  • + 1
 knarly!!
  • + 2
 That rock to rock transfer was nuts. The overshoot video is even more nuts. Mad skill in the hands of Semenuk.
  • + 4
 I've seen the overshoot before, but I just noticed that he actually pulls his bike up towards his chest to narrowly miss the edge of the slab with his back tire. Intentional or not, that's amazing.
  • + 4
 Yea I saw that too he literally has the most body control I have ever seen on a bike!!!
  • + 1
 Lordy! That overshoot! @BullShift -- you're right but I think he changed his mind a few times in the air... first thinking he's going to sail over then "Ooh, maybe I can get my tires down.... uh oh...nope... too far....get 'em up up...phew!
  • + 36
 that was just filthy
  • + 28
 I thought that it was crazy when he overshot that rock jump in the vid a few weeks ago... Doing it properly is even more insane.
  • + 1
 That's the saver way then going too slow. But yeah, that dude is nuts.
  • + 1
 My thoughts too Bigtim! Flippin' rowdy!
  • + 1
 Rowdy indeed! And I'm pretty sure overshooting that big old rock is better than undershooting! Gonna have to buy me the film very shortly.
  • + 2
 Yeah, on that rock to rock jump to fail would mean death for sure. Like some one else said, I beginning to believe that Semenuk is not human. Either that, or he is not working with the same rules mere mortals are cursed with which would make him a god.
  • + 17
 Jaw dropping, definitely should have won Rampage
  • + 10
 little fact fot hose who did not invest the 5$ for the whole clip (which you definitely should). In the outtakes you can see, that he kept on overshooting that rock at the end instead of landing on it. This guy has sooo much airtime

In another segment he did a huge 720 with his session. Kind of hoped for it at rampage...
  • + 6
 It's amazing how he's making split second decisions mid-air.
  • + 6
 Not sure why Milko was neg propped, because the control in the air to pull out of clipping the rock let along the balls to think he could still the landing in what must have been a last minute "oh sh1t" moment.... it's just out of this world!
  • + 8
 @BeardlessMarinRider, no big deal, I can't use the fake internet points in the shop anyway,
but thanks for 'watching my back' Wink
  • + 12
 Dat rock jump tho Eek
  • + 9
 Dat whoop section tho
  • + 2
 sparks at 2:01 on the rock gap!
  • + 10
 we all know he was just out there at night ruining Aggy's lines that's why he didn't win.....
  • + 1
 Haha...everyone poached "aggies" line, but this land is your land this land is my land means you can't lay claim to that real estate
  • + 6
 I am feeling like Semenuk is above Rampage, judging and whatever... The way he gets out of a 4th place in Rampage and still carries on amazes me. Does not smile but keeps breaking the boundaries of impossibility! I would say that winning people's award must be so much more gratifying than being judged by a few enlighted ones! Brandon, just keep riding...
  • + 4
 So who pays for Brandon's health insurance during A movie production like this? If he wrecked and suffered a catastrophic injury would the main sponsor of the movie (SRAM?) cover all his expenses? Do the producers of the movie have som kind of insurance that covers something like that?

I'm not asking to be a jerk. I'm genuinely curios how it works in terms of film shoots because what Brandon did here looks just about as dangerous as what he does at rampage when you consider its being done at night. And since we've all spent the last few days yelling about rider safety and responsibility and liability due to what happened at rampage, I'm just wondering if any of the same concerns should apply here. Seems everyone is just back to being super stoked to see a rider hurling himself off massive cliffs. Movies like this are not different than rampage in that they are really just a way for brands to get their riders and equipment exposure.

I'm sure someone at Pinkbike could shed some light on these issues in relation to rider safety and liability since they just produced Builder.
  • + 9
 i might go sell my bike
  • + 8
 Daaaayyuummmn Love the 'leaf-grab' 3
  • + 5
 Best manual through whoops I've seen since Eli Tomac at the Daytona supercross last year. Explain to me again how that works without a motor?
  • + 2
 Super skills + speed.
  • + 3
 No wonder he looked so comfortable at Rampage. I mean, if he's doing this stuff at night, its gotta be better when there's better visibility! obviously there's a difference between putting it into a single run vs multiple attempts. Still though, he looked like he was on a built course at rampage. Now I see why.
  • + 7
 YEAH bringing back the crankflips!!!
  • + 1
 I was really hoping for a canyon gap crankflip this year
  • + 6
 #secondrampagelocation

the first lillie pad drop was sick
  • + 4
 Why this guy didn't win rampage is mind boggling. Brandon is a rider that all walks ov life can appreciate his talent. Devils in the detailtup
  • + 3
 His bike skills are gnarly. The little stuff man... it's just all there in what he's doing. So smooth. Styly. Tech. Big creative stuff. That manual through the whoops... dope.
  • + 5
 I see Bernard Kerr decided to burn the rental instead of facing the rental company!
  • + 4
 That rock gap just so so...but that warp speed manual over that rhythm section was so freakin composed. Obviously the gap was good too!
  • + 6
 Should have been on the podium at Rampage
  • + 2
 This is how the Phillips LED/Sweetgrass Products (Darklight) film should have been done - less slow mo, more lively music. The Phillips guys LED's plus the general overall theme of this video, with a little bit of the dramatic and cinematic effect from sweetgrass would be monnneeeeyyyyyy!
  • + 6
 This guy should ride @ Rampage Wink
  • + 8
 I am sure he would get robbed...
  • - 12
flag TheBakBoys (Oct 21, 2015 at 5:00) (Below Threshold)
 @GMXV he does/did ride at rampage he came in 3rd! (duh)
  • + 6
 sorry I missed the wink emoji I take back my previous comment.
  • + 2
 he came in 4th
  • + 1
 @TheBakBoys : no pb u're welcome
  • + 6
 That manual through the whoop section though.....BRAPPPPPPP
  • + 5
 imagine coming short on that rock transfer....
  • + 4
 MTB is the only sport worth doing at night...apart from the obvious of course.
  • + 19
 Fishing?
  • + 3
 Ah of course. Wakeboarding.
  • + 4
 This man is on another level, and the filming team he works with... hats off to them. That was incredible!
  • + 3
 *Looking into housing prices and the job market in Utah.....

Looks like a big ass bike playground.
  • + 3
 It is! And every home includes a complimentary book of Mormon! lol
  • + 4
 Brandon Semenuk, starring in the Nope Book.
  • + 3
 still a better love story than twilight
  • + 4
 ROCK___________________GAP!!
  • + 3
 Dam tree grew pretty big in the middle of the gap. Lets light it on FIRE! The Bandon Taggs the burning bush.
  • + 1
 He looked a little tense on that natural rock gap in the last clip. Kinda how I look anytime I get on my bike. Still an amazing segment, just speaks to how hard he's pushing his own boundaries...
  • + 3
 Buy the frickin movie. It's almost like you are watching 100% CGI. The riding is that insane!
  • + 3
 That dude is such a sniper on a bike. So accurate and smooth.
  • + 1
 LOVE the way he high speed manualled the whoop section! Also love the way he prunes trees. There's nothing this guy can't do!
  • + 4
 The NWD
  • + 3
 best bike movie audio ever hands down
  • + 1
 Graveyard, band from Sweden, just put out a killer album.
  • + 1
 Put out four killer albums. Their sound is absolutely great.
  • - 1
 Awesome! Though improper use of the word 'lieu' above in the description underneath the video. Maybe it was written at night, with low light, after 2 many Redbulls. Oh and btw, #semenukgotrobbed
  • + 0
 thank you.
I think the writer means "in light of."
Chaotic reveling a little too hard.
  • + 1
 Yeah Brandon, can't pick a favorite segment of Revel, but, this one might be it.
  • + 2
 that manualed whoopie section, so much style..
  • + 2
 Never ceases to amaze. Should have definitely won Rampage.
  • + 1
 If this segment had been released last week maybe we'd have had a new Rampage champ...
  • + 2
 Dam, Brandon is the shit... f' off if ya think different !!!
  • + 0
 Semenuk is always watch worthy Whoever directed the video should be happy they got to work with someone out of their league. Just awful
  • + 1
 has to get a permit to burn in the desert... he's settin' the ground on fire.
  • + 1
 pretty much tube socked it! wow, so much f-ing skill on the bike! Props to him
  • + 2
 Fuck this, I'm buying it now.
  • + 2
 The Peoples Champion... #semenukgotrobbed
  • + 2
 wahwahwah #SORGEGOTROBBED
  • + 1
 steeziest man on an MTB on the planet at present in my humble opinion
  • + 1
 insane, that last gap, wooow, epic
  • + 1
 C ya, i'm off to watch this and the rest of the film again.
  • + 1
 That's my favourite segment of the movie by far
  • + 1
 The overshoot of the rock gap was more rad.

www.pinkbike.com/video/420008
  • + 2
 Sick edit!
  • + 1
 man i just can´t believe brandon´s infinite talent!
  • + 1
 yep. best free-rider. ever.
  • + 2
 the god of god
  • + 1
 still can't believe he over shot that landing on the rock gap :0!
  • + 1
 Sorge wasn't available? Ha! That was probably the best clip all year!
  • + 1
 Uuuummm yeah! Kinda speechless after seeing that.
  • + 1
 how many of the red bull haters are loving this.......
  • + 1
 Holy crap! THAT IS AWESOME!
  • + 1
 SO SICK!!! Semenuk is such a good rider
  • + 1
 This is just straight nutty!
  • + 1
 Sick riding SEMENUK!! Big Grin
  • + 1
 Sick and unique. My mind was blown @00:51 and many other times throughout
  • + 0
 #semenukgotrobbed
Also, the man is hands down the best rider Freeride has ever seen.
  • + 1
 Impressive! That rock to rock gap is amazing!
  • + 2
 #bushflip
  • + 1
 this is just unreal ..
  • + 1
 HOE LEE CRAP....
  • + 0
 I jizzed myself...several times.
  • + 0
 Ahh! MUST WATCH vid every day, that's how I like it! Big Grin
  • + 1
 tree is on fire
  • - 1
 repeat every move from a different angle and in slomo make the whole thing suck
  • + 1
 music?
  • + 2
 Graveyard. a band form Sweden. Killer old vibe. First album was out in 2007. Four so far. All four have a different but similar vibe. and that vibe is f$cking awesome.

Beyond stoked that their music made it into a Mountain bike video.
  • + 1
 Seen them live twice now, so fucking good! If you're into that you should checkout Witchcraft and Horisont too, more old school rock from Sweden.
  • + 1
 SHAZAM!!!
  • + 1
 #semenukgotrobbed
  • + 1
 That was beast!
  • + 0
 holy ball sacks!
  • + 0
 Pure swag
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