Race Run: Filip Polc's Insane Winning Run From Valparaiso

Feb 26, 2014
by Karl Burkat  



112 Comments

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 This man has substantial sized testicles.
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 3 statements 1 question

that was insane!
i have never seen anyone go so fast in an urban race!
that was insane.. again!

why is he not racing wc?
  • + 21
 It looks like he almosts clear the landing on the last drop!
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 well he used to race wcups couple ears ago, but i guess kinda retired
  • + 11
 ahaha if that retired then i have no idea what his prime was like Razz
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 must had been good enough to get redbull sponsorship Razz
  • + 13
 SEND IT TO FLAT
  • + 5
 Pretty sure he was racing for the evil vengeance tour last year, he's still on the bike so I'd say it's safe to assume he'll be racing WC for them this year too.
  • + 21
 I just assumed it had something to do with the lack of concrete and ride through store fronts on the WC circuit.
  • + 13
 If I compare the run of Mick Hannah and him it seems like, it was made a bit fast forward, because this run was really insane and their times were pretty close to each other. I´m not hating, just want to say what I might have noticed.
  • + 1
 urban DH uses an entirely different skill set from WC DH
  • + 2
 wipz- a lot depend on camera type, video fps not to mention how/where gopro was mounted
  • + 3
 wipz- Hannahs was filmed on sony. this was go pro. theres ur answer....
  • + 4
 how did he thread the needle on so much of the run with testicles that large.. I figure he must grease em or he would have gotten stuck in the boxcar.
  • + 0
 I want to see a slow-motion of his tyros going around those sprint road corners there probe like folded over
  • + 1
 huck wizard... teach me to huck.
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 Glad to see he did not understeer the downramp on the wall ride. He learned from his crash.
  • + 2
 Did he not race the 4x world tour? I swear he's a 4Xer....
But also the size of his nut sack to go down those streets at said blistering speeds...just awesomely outrageous!
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 www.rootsandrain.com/rider2970/filip-polc/results

Going off his roots and rain profile he's been racing WC downhill for quite some time.
  • + 0
 Testes*
testicle means small testis which is the opposite of what you're trying to convey
  • + 65
 One thing's for sure, I haven't missed the Redbull video player.
  • + 26
 There we go! I knew I wouldn't have to scroll down to far to find this one. These rotten Red Bull people, ruining our lives with free video of cool riding.
  • + 6
 How dare they assume people are no longer on dial up connections with Amstrads to browse with ! Redbull player is only 2nd to vimeos player for me , perfect steaming in HD !
  • + 0
 LOL really? Vimeo? f*ck that. Google pisses me off lots, but their player rules the world. It always works (for me) & it only buffers a little ahead so if you realize what you're watching is shit then it didn't waste a bunch of your data DLin' shit you don't wanna see anyway. You can also skip to any part of the video & it'll pick up downloading from right there & it always works, all the time. You can also change the quality on the fly without it restarting the video like a lot of these shit players.

This Red Bull one worked good for me this time. Just as good as YouTube, but I think I've had troub's with it before.
  • + 1
 I love the Redbull player, never had an issue. The youtube one on the other hand is awful.
  • + 25
 not a fan of this 360 degree camera view, much rather just the 1 camera angle from top to bottom rather than constantly flickering
  • + 3
 Agreed, I think it'd work well in an edit, but here I was just looking at the side of his face for ages when I wanted to see the rad course.
  • + 2
 Agree all day. I would rather watch the course from a forward view cam. He hit some jumps that didn't look as cool as it should have
  • + 3
 Not to mention the fact that he wasnt wearing the double boom weird ass thing in his race run, only the top camera. Basically this was just a well done mashup of his practice runs (where he didn't eat it) and his race run.
  • + 4
 Seems like the spinny camera rigs always go to an angle you don't want to see.
  • + 13
 love urban downhill
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flag TacomaTrev (Feb 26, 2014 at 10:06) (Below Threshold)
 I love Enduro!
  • + 13
 Endurban? Urbduro?
  • + 6
 Gotta be Urbduro!
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 BaskIceBall
  • + 11
 How many cameras was he wearing!?
  • + 32
 Better question is why is it claimed to be from one run... You can see no chest mount from the spinning camera. Wink
  • + 8
 And no spinning cam from the stationary helmet cam. Unless he was wearing a chesty & helemt cam for his race run were looking at like 4 different runs here.
  • + 9
 this is because they combine diferent runs in one video and name it his winning run but actually the spinning camera is from training and the chesty and the helmet cam is from the winning race i know it because i saw the race.
  • + 1
 Because he's using the new gopro hero 3+ stealth edition
  • + 9
 Stay on your bike Filip!!!
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 Oh nice.
  • + 8
 That rotating camera mount, I HATE to look at it!
  • + 5
 nice video, fantastic run, unbelievable circuit. what a piece of shit rotating camera scenes
  • + 3
 @draza I have to agree, the rotating camera just looks terrible.
  • + 2
 I feel that the footage loses it's forward momentum when the camera spins. This breaks the spell of being involved as a spectator. But I like that they are trying new things.
  • + 6
 He imposes an incredible pace that's why he wins every time !
  • + 6
 Dat ass in pink around 1:03...
  • + 1
 No better way to ruin that moment than thinking about the asshair...
  • + 1
 Its amazing to see "tha polcster" doing well at the urban races but when it comes to the "real deal" (brutal gnarly WC DH tracks) he's never on top 20 at all. Is this a sign that Urban races are more about speed and deal with narrow cornering, dogs, crowdy track all the way down rather then pure DH skills, strategy, strengh, tyres options, bike spec and so on??
Think about it! cheers!
  • + 1
 These urban DH races look terrifying. So narrow & concrete/asphalt everywhere. I don't know if it's just the POV or what but I find it scary just to watch. Like that stair section around 1:10. Was he skillfully dropping & gapping all those sets or does an 8" travel DH bike just make it that easy? Probably a bit of both. It looked like a life changing endo waiting to happen all the way down.
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 When the camera spings around his head there is no chest cam or helmet mount. All of this footage was not a race run, unless he stopped to change camera angles. The title says its his "insane winning run" when its a chopped version of race and practice...
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 Why do i see only 1 or 2 frames per second?
Is it my crappy laptop, or is it pinkbike?
  • + 19
 six words: The RED BULL media player sucks!
  • + 8
 all fine on my end
  • + 9
 Might be your crappy internet.
  • + 3
 Is there something mounted on his stem? Or is that just a pad?
  • + 3
 I think it's the racing chip/ time chip....Or it could be the internal motor he runs on his bike. Not sure yet.
  • + 2
 It's the Drift camera remote control.
  • + 1
 Aqui is correct. Drift comes standard with a remote.
  • + 1
 But I actually wonder how he gets a chest cam if he uses Drift camera now ! Any idea ?
  • + 1
 I have seen people use the go-pro chest mount for a Drift with a small adaptation. Not sure how great it would be as the shape of a go-pro is clearly superior for a chest mount.
  • + 2
 I think I saw a grizzly bear on a balcony...:-D
  • + 1
 Nice to see this format finally being pushed on a higher level.... hope to see it get bigger...
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 If I were to race an urban event like this I would always be afraid of eating it right on the concrete. XD
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 The video from the helmet mounted spinning go pro was horrible it made me dizzy haha
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 how do you home make a helicopter spinny cam mount?
  • + 1
 Just one year ago, another guy did it too well. www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hvfYvqS-bE
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 Classis colombian cooment, what's your point? bro we're not talking about Gutierrez right now, the video is Polc winning the 2014 VCA, not the 2013, not the 2012. Every year the winner does it too well, that's why they win. Gutierrez is amazing but we're not talking about him now, the video is not him racing is Polc. Get with the program !
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 I agree with you 100% my friend ¡¡ Let correct you "Classics Colombian Comment"
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 Good catch thanks
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 Drop the s on classics....it should actually be said "Classic Colombian Comment". Ok now we're all good. Lets go ride bikes
  • + 2
 Comentario colombiano clásico. Hate away, pb.
  • + 2
 I'd rather hear the roar of the crowd than music
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 That was at death speed.
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 This isn't just any over edited video, this is a Red Bull over edited video
  • + 2
 Nice video, I think some parts of the video was speed up a bit...
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 They made it quite obvious that parts were speeded up. Makes it look insane Big Grin
  • + 1
 Having those people stand in the middle of the jump at 2:05 doesn't look super safe.
  • + 1
 That was so rad! every time I see his name, I mistake it with Flip. So Im always like: Flip in downhill race? JA! Sau geil!!
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 How did they get those crazy camera angles. That was SICK
  • + 1
 Awesome video!
Btw: Can anybody tell me where i can get these gloves? They're so nice!
  • + 1
 Yeah, stoked on the new 100% gloves. Got to check them out at interbike and they are a nice fitting, minimal glove. At their price point, I'm going to have to get a couple pairs.
  • + 1
 Thank you Smile
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 What tyres do they run?
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 it's just not the same without CG and his recaps...
  • + 1
 Riding's great but the videos art direction needs a serious overhaul!
  • + 1
 I HATE sped up video. That is all.
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 managed a win with three cameras strapped to him. I can't even imagine how distracting the boom hanging off his head must have been.
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 god dang mayng,
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 this is insane
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 Nice
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 oh my..
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 What stem is that?
  • + 1
 That was insane
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 I'm not gay but i would seriously consider letting this guy give me a good thrusting.
  • + 7
 Are you sure? That sounds pretty gay...
  • + 1
 lol!
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 sick dude!!
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  • + 1
 damn!!!
  • + 1
 whats the song
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 Ides Filip!
  • + 0
 Sick run
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 Song please!
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 I got the same goggles. Maybe I'm as fast as him?
  • - 2
 Why wasn't he on Hookworms?
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