Must Watch: Love & Warfare - Video

Apr 17, 2018
by Calvin Huth  
Views: 33,490    Faves: 512    Comments: 26


Love & Warfare

Riding can be a very solitary sport at times. Often accompanied by long days solo building, overcoming injury and pushing through fear. Riders, like Alex Volokhov, tend to have a passion for the sport that borders on insanity. Pushing through risk and pain to capture that feeling of accomplishment.

Before Alex and I started filming he had been building in the woods for weeks. He had just finished building 4 new features and was moving back to Nelson in 2 weeks. Time was running thin and we had to start filming. We managed to shoot Mt. Provost twice in the first week. We completely lucked out, I couldn’t have dreamt up better conditions. Managing to wrap it up in 2 days and now it was time to film the features Alex had been building.

Unfortunately, the rain had different plans for us! Three of four features Alex built were now un-rideable due to the rain. With time running thin we were left with 1 day to shoot the second half of the video. With much of Alex’s hard work spoiled by rain there was a weird vibe in the air. Luckily his main feature was still rideable, and Alex knew what he wanted. It was on! The second half of this video show’s exactly how that day went down. No bullshit, no faking, this was how the day unfolded.

Rider passion and determination is what I love most about filming bikes. I will always respect the courage and effort these athletes put into their riding, it’s what they live for!

Special thanks to Jordie Lunn!

No Bad Days

by // calvin huth

Love amp Warfare



65 Comments

  • + 46
 That flip at the 3 minute mark, straight up ridiculous! Hope ya'll appreciate that beautiful, loamy forest. Haven't had proper rain for months in AUS.
  • + 17
 we normally have some spare. I can post some over?
  • + 5
 Minnesota just got a foot of snow so it could be worse!
  • + 20
 His reaction to stomping that step down flip pretty much sums up my reaction every time I clear a six foot double lol
  • + 29
 This is absolutely puer and raw talent over there, every part of it looks effortless - hands down one of my favorites! R.E.S.P.E.C.T
  • + 15
 Dude's hip must be made of some NASA rocket science flexible material. Amazing how calm his upper body stays while his legs and bike whirl around!
  • - 2
 Hero dirt
  • + 16
 Love the emotion shown through the attempts of that massive flip!
  • + 8
 I honestly react like that if I turn my handlebars in the air and land without crashing
  • + 1
 I was sure there is a broken collar bone on this try...
  • + 14
 YES, YES, fair play for getting back up and hitting that huge flip. That must have hurt, great video, awesome trail;
  • + 10
 SOOO GOOD!!!! FILMING AND RIDING BOTH SO ON POINT!
  • + 6
 That feeling of accomplishment and progression after facing your fears and throat punching them. Its one of the great feeling in the world. So great to have included that in the edit.
  • + 5
 Helmet not done up on the flip step down? Or is there some magical quick release I don't know about when he takes it off one handed?. Other than that, impressive video and very well shot!
  • + 7
 button quick release instead of double-d, easily done with one hand.
  • + 2
 @kerberos: Even with a D you just pull the tab strap and it gets loose enough to pull off. Tough as nails that one is for getting back up, grabbing a shovel, fix the landing and then sends it again.
  • + 5
 some videos i watch.. it looks like the person is killing themselves to stay pinned.. alex is pinned and it looks completely effortless and so flowyyyy. great vid
  • + 1
 Yep!! Fuckin sick vid that!!
  • + 2
 Is there footage of him landing the step-down flip from that side angle? The oncoming shot is nice prom a photography perspective, but it really squashes the size of the jump. I think riders would prefer to see the angle that shows how big that is.
  • + 2
 That was impressive. The second time he also seemed to land higher up the landing, which should have helped too. Amazing he could still pull that off on a day like that.
  • + 2
 Fantastic vid, guys! The filming, music and lack of it at the end make you feel with him.
  • + 1
 Loved it! You managed to show the feel of the riding and the rider, and also the vibes in the air! Great edit and filming! Big respect for the rider! Amazing skills!
  • + 0
 Hate step downs cause I do what he did twice in a row..."and there goes the landing, explode". Did that twice on new step downs this weekend. Kudos to those that can jump them correctly.
  • + 3
 i click when i see calvin huth videos
  • + 1
 Sick edit! Such a good video. It's a reminder of what these guys go through to ride at that level. Love the honesty.
  • + 1
 Super sick video,love the black frame with maxxis side walls tires combo...
  • + 1
 love watching someone land something that is sick for them personally, no matter what skill level it's at...
  • + 1
 The riding was killer, mad skills but the helmet off-hairdo shot was uncommon and very gutsy.
  • + 2
 Endor looks like a great place to ride.
  • + 1
 Reminds me of the old school videos I used to buy. Sheer pleasure to watch and makes you wanna go out and ride instantly.
  • + 2
 this was just beautifull..
  • + 3
 FK YEAH!
  • + 1
 is it just me or does that bike look tiny? Not that it makes this vid any less insane.
  • + 3
 Might be a 26" wheel bike or just a very small frame, a lot of the trick guys like small bikes because they are easier to trick, less mass to move around!
  • + 2
 which model tires are those?
  • + 2
 i too am interested...
  • + 1
 Dude overcame his crash and buttered a MASSIVE backflip and your first thought is "hm, wonder what tires those are?" Who cares?
  • + 2
 Maxxis minion dhf
  • + 1
 2 days of filming... jeesh. Meanwhile.. Alex just wants to ride. Nice looking trail.
  • + 1
 The second half's really cool with the Laurel tune.
  • + 1
 Awesome vid. Trails look out of control fun.
  • + 1
 Really nice piece! Wish there was more content like this on PB.
  • + 1
 damn boy! so smooth landing! wicked!
  • + 1
 That was great. Congratulations.
  • + 1
 Great riding and building - almost Borderline!
...have you been?! ;-)
  • + 1
 Absolutely fantastic in every way......great work guys!
  • + 1
 Sick, want go ride right now!
  • + 2
 Yea boy!
  • + 1
 That second attempt made it look effortless.
  • + 1
 awesome vid
  • + 1
 Totes Emosh
  • + 1
 Good Shit !
  • + 1
 pt
  • + 1
 Loved it!
  • + 1
 Badass!!
  • + 1
 Very COol!
  • + 1
 so good
  • + 1
 Single speed...
  • + 1
 What a bad ass !
  • + 1
 Pure legend!
  • + 1
 good one!
  • + 1
 so sick
  • + 1
 Great wideo! RideOn!

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