Must Watch: Fabio Wibmer Beats Lockdown Boredom in 'Home Office'

May 5, 2020
by rasoulution  

What’s better than being locked in the house with nothing to do and loads of free time? Being locked in the house and shooting a sick Trials bike edit! That’s what the last four weeks have been like in Fabio Wibmer’s household in Innsbruck, Austria. In Home Office, the Austrian Bike- and YouTube star takes us around his house in true Wibmer fashion - sprinkled with a serious dose of creativity:

Credit Hannes Berger

Right from the start of the five minute action-packed edit it becomes clear that Fabio Wibmer’s life isn’t complete if he’s not on a bike. Doing chores without a bike clearly doesn’t entertain the Austrian, and nobody comes to his living room signing session – so he plans his creative escape from lockdown boredom – of course using his bike. From the get-go, Fabio goes big with a jump from his roof and from there on in, it’s boredom no longer. Jumping on and over homemade obstacles, balancing on household items and using his laundry machine for far more than it’s intended, Fabio cruises around the house, annoying his roommates while he’s having the time of his life.

Credit Hannes Berger

He doesn’t only annoy his roommates though – he helps them with the laundry or keeps his friends’ company during lunch and the afternoon yoga session. Taking a leaf out of the Dude Perfect book, he also takes out the trash, plays a bit of basketball and shoots some darts. As if that wasn’t enough, Fabio puts his balance to the ultimate test – riding over plenty of obstacles, including a seesaw and his second trials-bike, and let’s not forget about the bag-jump, the trampoline and the pool. The cherry on top is the "Pit Stoppie" - a nose manual, where Fabio rolls his loose rear wheel against a wall and then mounts it back on his bike, without ever leaving his pedals.

Credit Hannes Berger
Credit Hannes Berger

Home Office was shot in Fabio’s house in Innsbruck over the last four weeks and shooting it was everything but easy. “We knew we wouldn’t be allowed to leave the house for a while, without really knowing how long, but we wanted to put something together which would let people take their mind off of things, to not think about what’s going on in the world, even if just for five minutes – to put a smile on their face,” says the 24-year-old Austrian.

Credit Hannes Berger

“At the same time, we of course wanted to make sure we didn’t take unnecessary risks or show anything dangerous – it was extremely important not to get hurt, we wanted to avoid that at all costs. This is why we had to get creative with what we had. As we could only shoot in the house and in the garden, we needed to plan everything, try everything, to see what would and what would not work. For some of the tricks, we needed more than 600 tries. The Dude Perfect guys would give us a big thumbs up.”

Credit Hannes Berger

More information about how Home Office was made and the work that went into it can be seen on www.redbull.com/fabioshomeoffice in a special 20-minute Behind-the-Scenes feature.


Follow Fabio online:

youtube.com/fabwibmer
instagram.com/wibmerfabio
facebook.com/wibmerfabio


Photo Credit: © Hannes Berger


108 Comments

  • 154 0
 This has to be one of his best yet. Keep up the good work!
  • 18 0
 That was incredible!!
  • 8 0
 That was a lot of fun to watch.
  • 5 0
 Agreed! Best yet! and he did it in lockdown!
  • 63 0
 Damn, Brendan is really going to have to step up for his next video!
  • 1 0
 Brendan has the spirit tho...
  • 57 0
 when this lockdown is finished, do you think we can have Danny Mac and Fabio in a big city and a huge game of B.I.K.E? Maybe Red Bull's insurance wouldn't cover it.
  • 12 0
 Danny vs Fabio, now that would be something... I'm sure Danny has been many people's favourite trials rider for a long time, as no doubt he's the trials master. DMac definitely has more experience and probably better balance, but Fabio has bigger balls and can really send it, riding different types of bikes. They are both a lot of fun to watch and make great entertaining videos. Yes, there's some Danny Mac influence in Fabio's riding, but I'm sure this would apply to any top trials rider...Keep up the good work Fabio, you videos rock!
  • 5 0
 You ask for it, you have it: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKNfl3W3tq4

...kind of
  • 2 0
 @RowdyAirTime: agree. I have always been a Danny fan but feel like Fabios trials skills closing the gap rapidly and he has versatility and a sendy riding style that puts him in a league of his own.
  • 1 0
 Oh hells yeah, I would love to see where their styles overlap and where each of their limits are. I'm sure both of them could pull some weird shit that the other can't do.
  • 1 0
 Make it T.R.I.A.L.S so we get more hits!
  • 56 0
 Fabio meets Dude Perfect
  • 27 0
 Yeah Fabio does way cooler trick shots than Dp.
  • 5 0
 Definitely some Dude Perfect trick shots vibes. The catapult first try success is incredible BTW.
  • 30 0
 Very original and entertaining. His balance to balls ratio is unbelievable.
  • 3 0
 Probably pretty close to 1.0
  • 23 3
 This vid is so heavily inspired by Danny Mac even how its filmed
  • 6 0
 A number of those tricks were either created or at least popularized by Danny that you see here, like the front flip onto the cardboard boxes. This is the first video of Fabio's that I would actually say is on the same level as Danny's, and he did it in lockdown!
  • 1 0
 @friendlyfoe: he even had a Rock N Roll top on near the start Wink
  • 15 0
 And there was me feeling pretty smug that I can wheelie.... riiiiight.... bubble burst.
  • 11 0
 I still have a huge shame complex about the fact that I can't lol
  • 11 0
 That was one of the best trials edits ever!

But I do have to laugh a bit when he says they ''didn’t take unnecessary risks or show anything dangerous – it was extremely important not to get hurt, we wanted to avoid that at all costs''.....and then he flips off the top of the house into a pad laying on the tree.

different perspectives of risk!
  • 13 0
 “I didn’t get hurt so I was safe. Don’t worry I’m a pro” said every pro ever
  • 11 1
 that house is beautiful!

after traveling and seeing pros not make a lot of $$$$ it makes me stoked to see mtb athletes financially successful (cedric, gwin, fabio, gee, etc...)
  • 1 0
 An old adage says if you wanna make a million start with 10million, though money doesn't buy skill but helps a lot
  • 2 0
 @FCX250: was wondering if he comes from $$$
  • 1 0
 @DGWW: no he comes from a small farmer town in the alps
  • 1 0
 @thefreefinn: what is @FCX250 on about then ?
  • 1 0
 @DGWW: its an old saying ive heard in the racing world:

"how do you make a million dollars in racing? Start with two million."

it a joke that (almost) no one gets rich racing.
  • 2 0
 @meathooker: I understand that joke...but the wording sort of dampens it Wink
  • 1 0
 @DGWW: indeed it does. however i can guarantee that FCX250 speaks much better English than i do Portuguese.
  • 10 0
 He jumped off the roof at least 4 times in this video alone. I'm betting he didn't go a week living in that house before he jumped off the first time.
  • 10 0
 I'm starting to like this lockdown period for bringing such a creative opportunities. Love it!
  • 3 0
 I like the detaching / reattaching wheels bit. Reminds me of some of Daewon Song's videos, where he'd do something similar with skateboard wheels (such as removing or installing a wheel mid-ollie).
  • 1 0
 @rodeostu: love that one! what about this? youtu.be/tnFPQ57l0Dg
  • 2 0
 That's awesome. You can achieve so much and have so much fun when being creative. Being grounded as an adult because of a virus doesn't mean you have to watch TV all day! (Me: reading PinkBike and bingewatching Netflix all day...)
  • 1 0
 So I just got myself a 20" mod, started playing with it, and all I got to say is the kind of riding these guys are doing is even more mind blowing after trying simple tricks. Seriously, if you've never tried to ride backwards, just do it, f'ing hard and these guys do it likes it's not a thing!
  • 4 1
 The Banksy of the MTB world has dropped another masterpiece! The creativity this crew brings is unreal!
  • 2 0
 Probably the first person to ever fakie wall tap a plate glass window. Would make a great stress test product promo for the manufacturer Construction
  • 3 0
 MacAskill's not alone at the top.
  • 2 0
 That trash can shot I had to watch twice to make sure there was no video trickery. Very impressed.
  • 1 0
 I noticed there was not a brake rotor in the detached wheel shot, and tape on the floor in the last scene marking out his positions.

Anyone notice anything else throughout the vid? Not down playing this amazing vid at all. Just cool to notice little things like that.
  • 3 0
 Siiiiiiickkkkk bro, congrats! My home working does not look like that ????
  • 1 0
 So is that an Inspired with Canyon stickers on it?
Would be great to have trampoline & an Air bag in back garden right now!
  • 1 0
 Prototype Canyon
  • 2 0
 At minute mark 1:15, you can see that Fabio and I have the same grill. Very neat!
  • 2 0
 Makes Brendan's Home Rampage looks easy :/

Best video since Macaskill's Way Back Home
  • 1 0
 I just knew Fabio would come up with a corona killer. As always FABtastic! Time to practice trialin', ...onto my other trials bike...
  • 4 1
 Laundry room scene , casual boob grab pon exit ...
  • 3 0
 Replayed that scene suspecting it would be called foul for sexism, was more of a friendly upper chest tap.
  • 1 0
 @GnarAZ: I wouldn't have taken the risk haha
  • 1 0
 is she his gf or nah
  • 2 0
 Love it! Good vibes, unbelievable skills!
  • 2 0
 mind blowing! thanks for keeping us entertained!
  • 3 0
 Insane
  • 1 0
 Brightened up my day and i might even go out to the garden and fall off my bike !!
  • 2 0
 Ot Pi grabs his sketch pad... again....
  • 1 0
 At least can do one of thoughts tricks, in that I quite often take bin out on my bike as down a slight slope!
  • 2 0
 Can't believe he didn't go through that plate glass window!
  • 1 0
 Most skill was the pinpoint hand placement post washing basket toss (get that wrong and lights out)
  • 1 0
 But it wasn't live so it sure must have taken a couple of tries to get it perfect. We all know this guy can take a beating.
  • 1 0
 Had a deja vu with the view from inside the washing machine, too much internet lately. F*ck Covid.
  • 1 0
 Fabios creativity never ceases to amaze, let alone his riding ability. Truly blessed to just be able to watch this stuff
  • 2 0
 The human 'Rube Goldberg' machine strikes again. Awesome!
  • 1 0
 What bike is he riding? It looks like that Santa Cruz frame with CANYON stickers. Does anyone know?
  • 1 0
 I imagine it's Canyon's new trials bike, unreleased I think, might be wrong
  • 2 0
 I can't believe that's possible. So fun to watch.
  • 1 0
 So fun and entertaining! The imagination and skill is ridiculous!! I was giggling the whole time
  • 1 0
 Incredible stuff even if it took several takes to get it right! Those fluke shots with one take are amazing!
  • 2 0
 talent
  • 2 0
 Very fun, cheers
  • 1 0
 600 tries, truly amazing stunts, lots of hard work!
  • 2 0
 Skillllllllzzzzz
  • 3 2
 Tate Roskelley ain't shit
  • 2 0
 sick!
  • 1 0
 If your roommates don't appreciate that, you need new roommates! Legend
  • 2 1
 Product placement at its best!
  • 3 2
 No one commenting about Laura?
  • 1 0
 I would but..... Ya know.
  • 3 0
 @watchtower: Boobies......nuff said
  • 4 2
 the 50ies called and want their perception of women back
  • 1 0
 what's her last name? Asking for a friend...
  • 1 0
 Mind blown. But such a fun awesome video!
  • 1 0
 So sick ;-)
  • 1 0
 Brilliant!
  • 1 0
 Great stuff, send it!
  • 1 0
 Perfect, simply perfect
  • 1 0
 holy moly
  • 1 0
 That's incredible wow!
  • 1 0
 Too much CGi for me. Smile
  • 1 0
 soooooo sick
  • 1 1
 Foly shucking hit. What next? I dread to think.
  • 1 0
 Well done guys !
  • 1 1
 Who's the girl? She hella cute
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