Inside The Tape: Ben Cathro Breaks Down The Leogang World Cup DH Track

Jun 11, 2021
by Pinkbike Originals  


There's no shortage of lines at the 2021 Leogang World Cup DH track and Ben Cathro is back to break them all down.


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44 Comments

  • 65 1
 Hey Pink Bike! Hey Red Bull! Give Ben more money!! He has a gift!!!!!
  • 7 0
 Would be interesting to know if teams watch those videos and riders change their lines accordingly!
  • 7 0
 @winko: Quite a few riders have admited to watching the videos. tbh it'd be stupid not to
  • 28 1
 Love the Cathro breakdown, but would sincerely loved to have seen Ben make that Privateer run at the World Cups in 2021. I get it...new baby, life moves on. Rock on !!!
  • 4 0
 I thought they'd committed to 2022?
  • 19 1
 WTF are those guys doing standing there at 1:50? And the course marshal just sort of gently waves the flag instead of yelling.

Great line analysis with the ghosting.
  • 3 1
 Agreed - footage from this race seems worse than usual for riders just stopping on track.

There needs to be a firm rule to get under the tapes if you stop (unless you crash obviously) - just sitting there checking out lines is only going to see someone hurt.
  • 1 0
 Went to the comments to see if this was written. There should definitely be some rules about being behind the tapes if you're not riding. If that rider were me I would probably be so pissed.
  • 11 0
 Sneaky pointy penis. Maybe need more than a red pen.
  • 8 1
 OK This inside the tape has been sadly missed for a long while all I need now is Rat boy, Claudio with the GOAT taking the Wyn.
  • 7 0
 Gosh we have come a long way since reading about work cups in the local magazine summary articles to bumbling my way through freecaster streams. Loving this content!
  • 3 0
 I have never read about work cups in a magazine, pretty niche ;-)
  • 6 0
 Carnage… crazy too see some heavy hitters not qualifying.
  • 1 0
 who didn't qualify?
  • 12 0
 @4thflowkage: Floyd Mayweather for one
  • 1 0
 @4thflowkage pretty sure StevePeat missed out too. Gutted, he was on a heater.
  • 1 0
 @4thflowkage: I saw Connor Fearon didn’t. Probably happened to others with the conditions
  • 7 1
 Such great stuff. Love Cathros analysis.
  • 7 1
 Aye Ben is gid!
  • 4 1
 I didn't realize how much I've missed this! So good to have World Cup DH and Cathro back!!!
  • 1 0
 That was awesome,it would be cool to see this in some other areas too like at the start to see whos getting the holeshot and who’s getting dusted.seems like there’s a lot to learn from this sort of video
Thanks Ben
  • 4 1
 Oh I've missed inside the tape. So good.
  • 4 1
 Love the ghosted comparisons.
  • 3 0
 daprela gives it the beans through the wiggle for sure
  • 2 1
 That’s excellent!

Does anyone know what type of software and hardware setup can help create the video overlay “ghost” comparison?
  • 1 0
 > video overlay “ghost” comparison

The overlay is easy enough but how can the panning be done? Is that a crop of a larger framed video? Or is it some sort of software controlled hardware?
  • 1 0
 @JT-helsinki: Pretty sure it's a crop of a large frame. The difference is now they got some serious cameras, but in the old videos the image was quite pixel-y
  • 1 0
 @JT-helsinki: if you watch it in 4K I think you can see that the resolution of the ghostings is less, so most probably it's filmed in 4K and with a programmed zoom laid on top.
  • 2 0
 I think the specialized software now being used is called Dartfish.
  • 1 0
 I wonder why no-one was doing the big (Reese Wilson) gap out the stump section like they were last year? Was it taped differently?
  • 2 0
 More please! (but no pressure obvs)
  • 2 0
 Cathro vision is back and my life is complete!
  • 1 0
 Absolutely love this content! Tks vm, Ben and the whole crew behind this videos!
  • 2 0
 Ben! Good to see ya bud
  • 2 1
 Yes Ben!! Good to have you back!!! Goan yersel.
  • 2 0
 Khathro academy!
  • 2 0
 What a brillant idea. One day line choice challenge with Cathro at pb academy. C'mon pb fly him over to bc next time. I'm sure he'd love some sea to sky riding.
  • 1 0
 @ottifant: I meant it more like he's the Khan Academy of mountain biking, but your idea is on point!
  • 1 0
 Really does add value when your watching the race. Great insight!
  • 1 0
 Brilliant. I could watch line dissection all afternoon.
  • 1 0
 Terrific content as always. Great stuff Cathro
  • 1 0
 Golden!
  • 1 1
 So great to have these back. We've missed you Ben!
  • 2 3
 Ben Catheter.

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