Miranda X Cypress:
Cypress is fast. More laps, more tokens, more pressure, and more pace. It’s a constant game of chase and a song of holler. You’re in the woods but you’ve caught the energy of the city below. You rush to get more laps, rush to keep up, to not get caught, you rush to find your rush. In the past, Cypress on a trail bike involved sacrifice - of speed, of stability, and of your wrists.
Here’s a dose of slick, slimy, sideways action to end the week. Frankly, just a day of chaos after most of the leaves had fallen with a small Midlands crew. Understeer, oversteer, and counter steer. Hope you enjoy watching as much as we did in the trenches. Shot prior to UK lockdown adhering to social distancing (except when one sibling crashed into a fellow sibling).
Philip Fagerberg On Transition Spur:
Swedish rider Philip Fagerberg pushing his Spur to the max.
Steep, slippery, and rowdy on the North Shore with Nathan Blake.
Dan Cleland - Entry:
Daniel Clelands entry to mountain biking.
Freeriders' Day Out:
Anders Melles riding the prime cuts of the Whistler Bike Park. Josh Smith operating the camera and Ben Brough on the edit.
Pocket Rectangle Offerings - Keenan Kovacs:
My phone clips from this summer.
Folding and faulting of the Earth's crust, which causes the formation of mountains.
Paul Genovese - Fool's Paradise 3:
According to the Oxford Dictionary, a fool's paradise is: "a state of happiness based on a person's not knowing about or denying the existence of potential trouble."
From The Ground Up:
While the project was initially more freeride oriented, around the time filming began, Oszkar also started building a brand new slopestyle line in his training compound that could deliver bangers which could not be left out of the video. Once the slope line was finally ready the project turned towards a more all-round riding, merging different kinds of bikes and terrain. While Oszkar hasn't made contests or social media his #1
priority in the past season, this project goes to show the unique skills and the hunger he has. You can expect more to come soon!
Vans x Cult - Trying Times:
Trying Times chronicles the experience of a shared crew of BMX riders road tripping from Southern California to Las Vegas. Managing to keep things light and easy despite the currently challenging landscape, the film captures the camaraderie, core tenets of each brand and the iconic riding that backs it up. The team, including Dakota Roche, Angie Marino, and Sean Ricany, kept spirits high throughout the project, which is punctuated with Cult’s bold signature aesthetic. Despite the level of uncertainty that has permeated 2020, the project brought a new level of stoke: “Through it all, the one thing that remains unshaken is the love and passion for what we do. We will continue by any means necessary. 2010 UNTIL THE END.” -Dakota Roche
Chad Ferch - Victoria, BC:
Vans Canada ripper Chad Ferch filmed some sick clips with Mike Zinger in Victoria, BC before he moved across the water.
Street Smarts - Jake Seeley:
Jake Seeley proving that there's book smarts, street smarts, and setup smarts. Video: Grant Castelluzo.
Xiang XiaoJun’s newly released skate video “Cheng” means “grown up” and “success” in Chinese.
Mason Silva's "Spitfire" Part:
Mason’s unfathomable fourth part this year is a breakthrough in physics - annihilating legendary spots and melting rails on contact. Don’t look away.
Kento Yoshioka's "Evisen" Part:
No tricks are off limits as Kento deploys his arsenal onto every wall, ledge, and rail in his path. Dude’s got the fastest feet in the East.
Sammy Carlson - Resilience:
Most of us spend our lives riding mountains and waves for one primary reason — because it makes us feel more alive. However, there are a lot of good side effects of our pursuits. Among them: thriving communities, a healthier lifestyle, respect for nature and so on. The more you get into something like surfing or skiing, the more it will teach you about life. And the things you learn out there can be applied everywhere else. One example? It teaches you resilience. You fall. You get back up. To the uninitiated, this can sound terribly cliche. However, skiing will engrain it in you. You get to know it intuitively. And that's when it becomes a superpower. Sammy Carlson has seen it all throughout his career. Injuries. Skunkings. Sketchy times in the backcountry. He’s as resilient as they come.
Travis Rice x Orca Conservancy:
Lib Tech and Travis Rice are proud to officially announce our partnership with The Orca Conservancy
an organization committed to the recovery of the Southern Resident killer whale population and protecting the wild places on which it depends. A portion of sales from every single Travis Rice Orca snowboard sold goes to support their important work.
"Follow The Forecast" - Official Film:
As snow sport enthusiasts, we live and die by the forecast. This season Blank Collective Films relinquishes control: to the forecast. Follow The Forecast chronicles The Blank Collective's winter adventures - from their deepest days to date, to first time mountaineering experiences, to rolling the dice on new locations, each objective is documented with classic brother and sister banter. Shot on location at: Whistler Blackcomb, Lake Tahoe, Selkirk Mountains, Revelstoke, SkiBig3, Fernie Alpine Resort, Mt Baker Ski Area, Mt Shuksan, Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing, Callaghan Country / Journeyman Lodge, and the Whistler & Pemberton Backcountry. Featuring: Stan Rey, Alexi Godbout, Josh Daiek, and Chris Rubens.
Yeti Presents - Parker Ranch:
Thousands of miles west of mainland United States you'll find the legendary paniolo - the cowboys of Hawaii. What began with a gift of a few cows and a bull to the King in the 1700s has grown into a ranch community that's passed down their hunting, cowboying, and fishing styles for generations. YETI Ambassador Chris Malloy visits the Big Island to learn from the legends.
Photo: Julian Mittelstaedt