In September 2020 Tom Van Steenbergen took the internet by storm with his mind melting production Wild West, directed by Calvin Huth. 1 year on from his award-winning edit
, Tom returns with Wild West 2, once again pushing the limits of what is physically possible on a mountain bike.
In 2020, Wild West was a statement piece from Tom, it visually represented his personality on and off the bike. Wild West 2 takes this one step further as Van Steenbergen brings a bag of never before done tricks to the center stage. Directed again by Calvin Huth, his unique editing style will you on the edge of your seat, feeling every beat of Tom’s riding as he pushes the sport to its limits once again.
“It’s so rad to be able to do another Wild West video. Calvin and Dan absolutely killed it. Seeing how much everyone improved their skills over the last year is sick. I can proudly say that this is the most technical and best riding I’ve ever done for a video, which was a big challenge after coming back from a femur break. I’m so pumped to finally share this one.“
“Once again, it was an absolute blast to be on another big project with Tom. The days can get intense out there very quickly. Especially since Tom drops huge moves as if he’s ordering appetizers during happy hour! Even knowing he’s done the necessary work to prepare, it’s still so gnarly! The reward from helping build, film, and then getting to edit Tom progressing the sport and achieve his personal goals… It’s a wonderful thing to be a part of.
I am super grateful to work with such an amazing crew, I can’t wait for Tom to heal up and get back to doing what he loves! It’s projects like this that keep us coming back. Thank you to adidas Five Ten and Monster for supporting the sport.” Calvin Huth Director
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Maybe I'm the only one who noticed this but at 1:23, the way he rolls away at full speed (without putting a pedal stroke in) after flipping to a dead-stop onto that lip cannot be how it happened. The small cloud of dust at the fron wheel also looks quite unnatural. Some strange editing going on there!
And at 0:50 I assume that's his real speed? Looks insane.
PS Tom: don't congratulate your bro on King of Crankworx and just chirp him about going sans spins & flips on the Speed and Style event.
Double backflip 360. Dub 10. Semantics. It's fricken sick. Tom, you're a crazy mf'er!!
Cork 7 is slightly different to a backflip 360 too, yeah some people muddy the waters but there is a distinction
Great work Tom and Cal!
He's got to recover from a freaky lot: pelvis, femur, lower spine, and already bum shoulder...
What will it be like when he comes back?
it never ceases to amaze me that there are people that cannot connect the dots on this stuff...making a thing "free" to the user, drives overuse, and a shortage of care when people actually need it. You can never throw enough money at it, because the second it gets better, people start using it more. it never, ever ends.
if you set up a lemonade stand and make it free, what happens? everyone drinks it until it's all gone, immediately, regardless of whether or not they are thirsty.
US intensive care beds per 100k people: 29
New Zealand intensive care beds per 100k people: 4.6
Private care in NZ is way better, which is why many better off people in NZ have insurance.
WTG Steam bergen The flyin freight train
redbull should give Tom some Rampage Redemption
I prefer my mode of "relative fast"–meaning if it feels fast, it is. lol
He starts out IN A TREE!!!!!!!!
Calvin Huth and Rupert Walker working on the same edit? Needs to be good..
EDIT: there's three good tricks in this whole video wtf