Serious Freeride Skills in Germany - Video

Dec 17, 2015
by elflamingo films  
Credit Philipp Becker

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Late spring "Bengel" came up with his idea of shooting a video based upon his view of freeride in the Sauerland area. He wanted to go to some unridden spots and also build a few features to top it off. Whenever we both had a time slot we'd meet up to get through the shot list - starting during the hottest period of the year and finishing a few weeks ago when the air was chilled and mother nature showed her most beautiful colors.

bigquotesI knew that there were a few spots in this area, but after scoping out some (active) gravel pits and quarries we set up a rough plan for an edit. Everything was shot in this one part of the Central German Uplands, Sauerland (Sourland). The building and preparing of the spots was tricky. Local residents and forestry aren't too excited about mountain biking in their backyard. But, in the end, most of the stuff worked out better than expected even though some of those lines were so steep that I kinda dropped into the unknown. - Patrick Rasche

Credit Constantin Fiene
  After the drop in you get going fast pretty quick.

Credit Constantin Fiene
Credit Philipp Becker
Credit Philipp Becker
Credit Philipp Becker

It's always a relief to finish off a project, but in this case, it was really cool to pass through the whole process to make it happen without having a tight plan or schedule, and even more important - no injuries, broken equipment or trouble with the landlords. Keep up to date with Bengel here.

Here's to looking forward to 2016!


MENTIONS: @elflamingo




95 Comments

  • + 103
 "zero f*cks"
  • - 6
flag freedigger (Dec 18, 2015 at 4:24) (Below Threshold)
 these people who spend more time washing their bike than actual riding...... GO OUT THERE AND RIDE YOUR DAMN BIKE!
  • - 15
flag Legooo (Dec 18, 2015 at 4:53) (Below Threshold)
 Riding was real nice. But please, stop trying to be such a badass. Let the riding talk for you bro...
  • + 10
 actually he is that way
  • + 10
 Legooo- Relax and enjoy the insane shredding, brooooo Some of those lines were ridiculous. He's like the second coming of Tippie!
  • + 5
 in a bikemovie he´s jumping a selfmade roadgap........holy shit that goes horrible wrong and he knocks with his head into the landing zone. We´ve some great places here in germany but everthing you build up will be damaged a few days/weeks later cause its not allowed to build where you want!
  • + 1
 A book must be written!
  • + 39
 You signed up for the Rampage yet?
  • + 5
 DO IT
  • + 9
 #PatrickForRampage
  • + 6
 "Sign up for Rampage"
  • + 37
 A lot of people like to say, "zero f*cks given". I believe this guy.
  • + 33
 Germany's answer to Canada's James Doerfling. Throw in Jaws and we need to see the Tri-Force big mountain riding together!
  • + 1
 Yeah THAT would be ultimate
  • + 6
 Sounds like a future planWink Would be so sick!
  • + 8
 Fuck Star wars. THAT would be the best movie ever.
  • + 4
 There's no reason they couldn't wear storm trooper costumes; they're basically armour. THEN you've got a Star Wars multiplier
  • + 21
 All of it was sweet but that last line looked impressively steep and sketchy!
  • + 5
 I reckon, he was absolutely hauling by the bottom!
  • + 6
 That last clip was nuts! Looked like he was about to tomahawk half way through, friggin insane!!!
  • + 22
 He was looser than a hooker.
  • + 3
 Bring on the Brits for the comments to follow
  • + 3
 Bring as many brits as you want, just hope for the hooker's sake that none of them are Jack the Ripper Wink
  • + 0
 If those lines where hookers Patrick the Ripper just murdered them!
  • + 18
 That was fucking awesome, insane filming and loose as riding!
  • + 14
 That was one awesome way to finish the video!!!
  • + 0
 Last Herb
  • + 0
 case
  • + 10
 totally agree with him saying "i dont know what else to do". so true man. good stuff
  • + 4
 You don't play golf?
  • + 24
 life is too short for golf
  • + 1
 Thats too funny????
  • + 9
 Sickest edit I've seen for a long time. Pumped to see some real riding for a change instead of some dull dropper post rubbish.
  • + 6
 that last shot was teh balls to the walls gnarliest most bat shit retarded chute line thing iv ever seen...
  • + 9
 you're right! was pretty close...
here is the riders point of view:
vimeo.com/139817291
  • + 5
 Great vid! But are you sure abstinence will make me ride like this??? I'm a bit hesitant to try.
  • + 4
 i hope he`ll get a sponsorship and hit the international freereide stage.....would be awesome to see another german freerider hitting the freeride scene successfull !!!
  • + 5
 This guy is going places. BIG places.
  • + 4
 He looks like a German travis pastrana
  • + 2
 Yeah Patrick.... You area superstar! Was good seing you in Williams Lake, hope you come back soon. Cheers and Frohe Weihnachten!
  • + 2
 Well done Mr. Rasche. Nice to see our sweet piece of hometrail on a Video like this. Youre very welcome there. cheers Jan
  • + 1
 Wooww, cool video!! First time I see one of my favourite home trails on PB. I need to work on my speed and style to look the same...
  • + 3
 Yeah Sauerland!! My Home!! Good Job, Bengel and Flamingos!!
  • + 2
 Vídeo is not working here
  • + 2
 Same here ..
Its on Vimeo too tho vimeo.com/149241049
  • + 1
 very nice vid very well done - awesome riding at amazing spots

....keep 'em coming PLEASE :-)
  • + 2
 Trivial but anyone else think that Manitou fork looks killer?
  • + 1
 I am not so brave to ride most of that let alone with hardly any body armor.
  • + 1
 Man, this dude is gnarly. Respect...
  • + 1
 I wanna meet this guy, we think the same way
  • + 1
 1'12" step down was massive !!!!!
  • + 1
 DUDE! That line at 3:40. So steep. I'm gonna have nightmares!
  • + 2
 Amazing!
  • + 1
 Dude ... 3:51 ....My guess, really close to the crash.
  • + 1
 the red baron" ,Luftwaffe style looks quality
  • + 1
 And I always thought a Dorado is too flexible to ride....
  • + 1
 Those are very sick eines!
  • + 1
 true freeriding, thanks for that! and props for the photog too.
  • + 1
 So nice to see you guys on pinkbike! Great job
  • + 1
 that was f*cking rad from start to finish. awesome work, gents
  • + 1
 What fame is it? I've never seen it before!
  • + 3
 Frame? Donno. Maybe a top secret bicycle produced by the German Mittelstand? :-)

Awesome clip, having their own Sauerland Rampage!
  • + 1
 Hehe, I was just joking, but looks like I was kinda right!
  • + 1
 It's surely not a top secret brand, on the contrary...
  • + 2
 Really? I spend a gazillion hours on Pinkbike and never really heard of it. Look like cool bikes.
  • + 5
 Very small brand, 100% gravity-focused products. Extremly sturdy stuff, very well made and engineered. And the most fun part: Affordable.
  • + 1
 i rode a Last Herb once, it was really really good
  • + 1
 @Keepiru, that's not really true. They also sell all-mountain bikes nowadays.
  • + 1
 yes..... but even these are made to get you down the mountain as fast as possible.... and have as much fun as possible.
  • + 1
 And which of the mountain bike brands doesn't claim that very same motto?
  • + 1
 difference between "claim" and "be"
  • - 1
 Let's not be german about this issue and move on with our lives, shall we?
  • + 1
 Last bikes, proper stuff. got their current herb 160, definitely buying a coal when they come out.
  • + 1
 That's the right attitude!
  • + 1
 Zero fucks given, much ass kicked.
  • + 2
 Well that was cool!
  • + 1
 @CristianoSebastiao go get it boss !
  • + 2
 Freeride lives.
  • + 1
 Nice : )
  • + 0
 Mega Fett !!!
Du hast die Linienkrankheit...kenn ich Beer
  • + 1
 This dude is respecting Germany in big ways! Super rad video with a cool style of biking, I love it! He should come out and ride your trails dude!
  • + 1
 Essentially Freeride
  • + 1
 sweet
  • + 1
 FANTASTIC! ZERO FUCKS!
  • + 1
 freakin bengel tiger
  • + 1
 long live last
  • + 1
 rundes Ding!
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