Video: K!LL H!LL

Jul 22, 2015
by zam  
Views: 17,674    Faves: 83    Comments: 5


Various buildings made of concrete were on the increase in the Czech Republic during the era of communism. That’s why a skeleton track (think Bobsleds) was built near the little town Klasterec nad Ohri in the Ore mountains. The track is 1007m long, has 8 curves, 2 long straights, and was built in 1975. After the Velvet revolution in 1989 the track has become overgrown with a forest cover. The color of concrete has turned moss green. Some bumps and damaged parts haven't withstood the ravages of time. Nowadays the track is being preserved for a Czech Olympian and his summer luge training. However, it is also a drug addicts’ meeting spot and local weirdos like rambling around neighbouring forests, which is the place where no one wants to stay overnight. When we saw this spot for the first time it seemed crazy, just…K!LL H!LL. The track was discovered by photographer, Mila S. while doing a nude photoshoot and he made us think about breathing life into this place, at least for a while…

foto by Mila Stafek
Test rides put a strain on my head. It was important to keep riding at a stable speed when entering banked corners so that I was able to return to the track smoothly (the track itself is only 1m wide and had 0,5m high and made of concrete barriers). The first bend was overgrown with moss. It was impossible to ride it in a relaxed manner because of its sharp radius.

foto by Mila Stafek
Every now and then it’s necessary to check the shots out and if you have a feeling that you’re too slow then there’s the only option – to speed up (no matter how many leaves are on the track).

foto by Mila Stafek
GoPro's Epic Mount was able to twist my neck very easily, especially on banked curves. It was attached to my dad’s (Big Gaspi) helmet from the 70’s. He used it when he was a rally racer at that time.

foto by Mila Stafek
A face can be contorted like this when riding out of the curve and swallowing a bitter fly.

foto by Mila Stafek
The new Fox 40 Fork (left), View of the track from 6meters up a tree (right).

foto by Mila Stafek
Petr (USGarage.cz) took the Ford Ranger out of his garage and he was shuttling us up the hill.

foto by Mila Stafek
One problem and only one second to make a decision. If your bike has a coaster brake and a chain falls off at the very beginning of the track, then there’s only one possible solution – throw the bike into the forest. I needed the chain to slow down and avoid serious injuries.

foto by Mila Stafek
A closed road. We had a great chance to goof around with the car and Marty could put his camera wherever he wanted without worrying about other cars.

foto by Mila Stafek
The last curve resembled some sort of "wall of death". It was crucial to gain enough speed and ride it smoothly.

foto by Mila Stafek
Concentration on the next rides.

foto by Mila Stafek
“You bull! (What the hell!)” the Zam team screamed. There were some metal props in the upper part of the curve and I could almost whack at them with my handlebars.

foto by Mila Stafek
When filming the individual sections of the track the cameraman Marty required me to stop like a million times. I used a coaster brake and a concrete surface was rather old. That’s why my rear tire was pretty chewed up.

foto by Mila Stafek
Light and shadow, shadow and light. I tried to distinguish the banked turns and their beginnings in these conditions. Someone who suffers epileptic fits could have one here.

foto by Mila Stafek

The Zam I Leg All K!LL H!LL gang
Milos Stafek – Photographer
Big Gaspi – Technical support
Gaspi – Clown
Marty Smolik Muffin movie – Cameraman



MENTIONS: @gaspi


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42 Comments

  • 43 3
 So let me get this straight: you went there to buy some drugs from a guy doing a nude photo shoot but your rigid Fox40 quit working so you threw you bike into the forest and ran down the track while being chased by a bull with epileptic fits? Is that correct?

[looks around for reading glasses]
  • 19 1
 Nude drug addicts...so hot right now.
  • 1 1
 Well said Mugatu
  • 26 2
 Wonder how Sam Hill feels about the name of this video. Razz
  • 5 0
 Yo ho ho ho hooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
  • 22 2
 Password Protected video?
  • 3 1
 Yeah, WTF?! I want the video now!!!
  • 8 0
 Having been getting pretty jilted by so many same-old bike videos, this was great loved it
  • 7 0
 Can't agree more- that was weird, unexpected and awesome! Smile
  • 5 0
 The sort of old-skool badassery that those choads at Dosnoventa will never achieve.
  • 4 0
 Pretty much a dream of mine to once ride my bike down a bobsled track. That must be so much fun Big Grin
  • 4 0
 I just want that BAD@$$ ripped and shredded dakine vest bro...cmon dude lets make this happen. I got 4 $
  • 3 0
 Similar bobsled track riding in Sarajevo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdvW71UE94I
  • 6 2
 Did NOT look like a session.
  • 5 1
 April Fools' Day ?
  • 3 2
 july fools' day ?
  • 3 0
 That was a rad video, thanks
  • 2 0
 That was the quirkiest, coolest, weirdest, vid i've seen in a while. Biking pretty much kicks ass.
  • 2 0
 Bike is either brakless or has coaster brakes
  • 2 0
 No password. Cool. Drop bars and a bobsleigh track. Very cool
  • 2 0
 more details on that bike please
  • 3 0
 Turbospoke FTW!
  • 3 0
 super cult!!
  • 1 0
 Bike was the real head turner for me, that thing would be a bitching beach cruiser
  • 2 0
 Anyone else notice his bars are upside down?
  • 1 0
 Old school motorcycle trick to get lower c.o.g... Google cafe racers, or bobbers... Common on them.
  • 3 1
 Nice soundtrack... But they don't mention who they are!
  • 1 0
 Wonder if they realized it was password protected....
  • 3 2
 IF CRASH ? ----> DEATH
  • 1 0
 pretty much your neck would wrap up in the railing
  • 1 0
 Pretty rad thing to just stumble upon.
  • 1 1
 Password protected. Shit off
  • 1 0
 I want to go to there.
  • 1 0
 seems fun!!
  • 1 0
 Awesome, So fun !
  • 1 0
 F.cking Awesome!
  • 2 3
 PITcha thsirt Big Grin
  • 3 6
 why ?
  • 8 0
 You wouldn't ride your bike on a bobsled track if you could? I would! (maybe not on that particular bike so much...but ya)
  • 8 0
 "because f*ck you that's why".
.......... I think they pretty much made it clear.

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