Sony Action Cam Presents: Brett Rheeder's Airs and Alleys

Feb 27, 2014
by Anthill Films  
 
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Garbage cans, parking lots, fences, soccer fields, delivery trucks… To most people, there is only one purpose to these ordinary objects: to do what their names intend. But Brett Rheeder is not most people. With the help of a few ramps and a delivery truck to transport them all, Rheeder transformed the streets of the city–and the ordinary objects within it–into his own personal playground.

Photography by Harookz.

bigquotesFor me, the fence hop into the grass bank was the most intimidating move. As I said in the video, 'Usually when you hit a six foot lip, you're landing on an eight foot landing.' In this case, the fence was 12 feet tall and the total gap from jump to grass hill was about 25 feet, which was pretty hard to judge. Luckily it went smooth the three times I hit it. - Brett Rheeder

Photography by Harookz.

Skill, mixed with imagination, was the recipe for making magic happen during this shoot.

Photography by Harookz.

bigquotesIt's always an honour to work with such great athletes like Brett. He constantly blew my mind over the entire week we shot this; I honestly still can't comprehend some of his ideas on a bike. It really inspires me to see someone with so much drive and skill to make their vision a reality. - Matty Miles

Photography by Harookz.

Kind of makes you think a little differently about the "ordinary" objects you pass by every single day. With a little bit of creativity, even some of life's most mundane objects can turn into something extraordinary.

Photography by Harookz.

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105 Comments

  • + 50
 This edit reminds us that we don't need a super intense camera to make a dope edit. Just mad riding skills haha
  • + 26
 To be fair that camera had great quality and smoothness - definitely worthy for the edit
  • + 2
 Oh Brett yer just so uhm well thats all. Amazing riding dude!
  • + 6
 Nice to see a video actually filmed with the camera they're advertising. Cough cough GoPro
  • + 5
 @JP199, interested to know these videos from gopro. or can any one chime in? thanks.
  • + 1
 what makes it dope is simply going Big. Big Air= Quality vid.
  • + 10
 At what point do guys like Rheeder, Semenuk etc just sit back one day and think, 'sh*t, I can pretty much do anything on a bike'. Must be a decent feeling.
  • + 3
 Its not like they are just born with the skill, they had to practice, and practice, and practice. The rest is just about confidence
  • + 9
 Every single clip from every single video gopro has produced has been filmed on the GoPro. Do you research before making accusations JP199
  • + 3
 Clearly bro. The sitting back part comes post practice.
  • + 4
 matthewjam3s, the answer is never. Anyone with that attitude probably can't do shit.
  • + 2
 You clearly took my point the wrong way. It was intended to imply it must feel great to be able to have the confidence to do whatever you want on a bike.
  • - 9
flag JP199 (Feb 27, 2014 at 14:49) (Below Threshold)
 Ya I wouldn't know anything. You would though. You probably work for then Dylanhunter
  • + 12
 I actually do work for GoPro. I train the retail salesmen and know Abe Kislevitz who edits all of the GoPro commercials and web edits. Once again, do your research before you make accusations.
  • + 2
 Was expecting more oppos.
  • + 21
 Living in Vancouver and seeing some of my ideas for big jumps put into a project like this is super rad. I'm glad someone like brett rode it also.
  • - 26
flag scott-townes (Feb 27, 2014 at 7:23) (Below Threshold)
 hmm... you make it sound like you've done some of this before Rheeder, which seems odd.... That whole edit was incredible. I'd love to see the rest of the photos that came outta this because just the one with the wall-ride onto the truck looks insane.
  • + 12
 he's probably just saying he's thought of it.. ha.. who hasn't thought of epic lines?
  • - 37
flag scott-townes (Feb 27, 2014 at 12:58) (Below Threshold)
 I did... when I was 12 years old... his English is terrible... dumb canucks.
  • + 8
 I knew there was a reason everyone likes you scott
  • - 6
flag scott-townes (Feb 28, 2014 at 5:14) (Below Threshold)
 Wink
  • + 18
 Soooo....I'd say Rheeder's back (no pun intended).
  • + 1
 i knew he would be back strong was just a matter of time! G/L this season Brett!
  • + 1
 The music to the clip sounds like some Rocky stuff. He's gonna be champ.
  • + 14
 This just goes to prove that your chances of having a good time are increased ten fold if you carry your own ramps around with you on a day out.
  • + 6
 Really cool edit but I can't be the only one that's getting annoyed by these stupid camera angles. Like when he did this backflip out of this wall on the side of the road why didn't they just film it from behind? It was an awesome trick and they literally ruined the shot. And switching perspectives right in the middle of a jump should be illegal
  • + 2
 I like seeing the same jump from different angles, one after the other preferably though.
  • + 5
 "Kind of makes you think a little differently about the "ordinary" objects you pass by every single day. With a little bit of creativity, even some of life's most mundane objects can turn into something extraordinary." - Trials riders do this all the time without dragging portable booters around to make lines rideable. Sticking a ramp in front of something & jumping over it isn't really all that creative.

I loved the flip off the guard rail. The rest was just ramp jumping. The same thing he does on a slope or DJ course. Great riding, but jumping over a pick-up truck is no more interesting or unique than jumping on a barge. It's just jumping. Great stuff, but great as any jumping is great. I'd rather see real street riding on the street & I know Brett could truly do some real magic if he wanted to. There was a time that Rheeder wanted to be known as a solid all-around rider. If that's still true, ditch the ramps & do it the right way.

That bike is just mean lookin'. It's a f*cking Trek & it's as mean as any I've ever seen!!!
  • + 1
 I would say it's pretty unique. The features themselves might be ordinary, but placing them in an environment where you can enhance natural lines that are already there (i.e. grass hill landing), possibly lines you could not hit otherwise. Shows you that sometimes these "ordinary features" are already out there in the world! Ever since I played Tony Hawk games back in the day, I thought it would be super cool to add ramps to ordinary street settings, so this edit got me stoked! The scale is pretty giant and I think that and the truck are what makes this one unique.
  • + 5
 He does backflip as i do a bunny up!
  • + 3
 I'm normally not a fan of street edits, but wow, that was awesome to watch!
  • + 2
 props given, but is it fair to call that street? It's about 40% park, no?
I don't know how I'd classify it.
  • + 1
 I guess you could call it whatever. It something I'd normally skip I've but I loved the creativeness of everything. The song choice and just the overall video was good enough that I shared it with my buddies.
  • + 3
 i am a big pilgrim fan but brett rheeder i really hope he does well and wins the fmb this year !
  • + 4
 Oh my god even those steeezy nose manuals were sexual
  • + 3
 Oh man, those whitewalls though... So sexy!
  • + 3
 thats how you ride street bafus
  • + 3
 More like that's how you ride ramps. Can't really add Bafus there as he actually rode street, not ramps. A very good vid nonetheless, kinda like what Pilgrim did a while back.
  • + 2
 Can anybody tell me what tires they are and if they're available? Can't seem to find decent 26" whitewalls anywhere
  • + 1
 Bontragers, not sure on exact model - the only 26 inch whitewalls I know they do/did are the Bontrager Cruiser 26x2.125. Could be those?
  • + 1
 Ok, taking a closer look it's definitely not those. Have no idea - perhaps an upcoming model?
  • + 2
 they are just bontrager g-zeros, but you can't buy them in a whitewall
  • + 1
 eeee....yeah....well.....ok.....if someone is nuts this guy is definitely nuts! Great riding And like the vid! Sony is doing great.
  • + 2
 trek is written upside down on the bike, therefore with brett most of the time it is the correct way up (backflip)
  • + 3
 Well that goes into my top 10 best vids.
  • - 1
 Jesus fake titty f*cking christ! This has to be the raddest riding i've seen in a looooong time. So much style, so fluent... so creative... HOTDAMN!! Time for a replay (or 10!)
  • + 2
 So sick! he kills it! slope style gone urban haha
  • + 2
 God damn that was impressive!
  • + 1
 That was worth the wait. Ramps and Rheeder make for a unique street edit with big airs and short flat landings.
  • + 1
 That backflip looked massive near the end and the 3 drop of the wagon was awesome to
  • + 1
 All my edits are done with a sony action cam. www.pinkbike.com/u/jacobsawyer
  • + 1
 So did anyone else notice the Sony cam they're shooting with has a flip out screen?!
  • + 1
 Boom : hight, flow, style, vaiation :Reminds me of Aaron Chase back in the days. But this next level,simply ... Boom
  • + 1
 Extremely cool. Very impressed by this vid. I think Brett is going to hVe a good year. Well done that man.
  • + 1
 S2A, this is the right definition
  • + 1
 Oh yes thats what i like, sick riding from my favourite rider
  • + 1
 Between this and the Deity video i'm really considering a dirt jump bike..
  • + 2
 Sir Brett Rheeder!
  • + 1
 well this is crazy,I wish it never ended..
  • + 1
 Vancouver looks amazing for street riding!
  • + 1
 I think more bar spins were needed though..
  • + 1
 I AM SO PUMPED ON THIS VIDEO
  • + 2
 NO NO NO NO NO NO WHAT
  • + 1
 is it me or brett goes through more bikes than he eats hot meals ?
  • + 1
 anyone see the special thanks to "intern" in the credits?...
  • + 2
 Holy street Rheeder.
  • + 1
 Brett just set a new standard.
  • + 1
 Rheeder rules! Rad use of ramps to turn street objects into landings.
  • + 1
 Allright..... Brett for president. Hands down..
  • + 1
 And he picked the coldest week to come to Vancouver
  • + 1
 Ok, that was totally badass!! Keep 'em coming, Boyz!
  • + 1
 Now that is thinking outside the box.
  • + 1
 Well, I know what I'm building this summer!
  • + 1
 this made my knee hurt just watching it...
  • + 2
 One word:AWESOME!
  • + 1
 G ZEROs in the flesh? Go Bontrager!
  • - 1
 That was crazy guys, I honestly would have rather seen it filmed with Anthills RED but the riding is so insane that its fine.
  • + 2
 That was wild!!!!
  • + 1
 2:48 would have blown Steve Smith's ankles to smithereens!!
  • + 1
 That fence gap was so rad!!!
  • + 1
 1 of the best vids i ve seen. nice.
  • + 2
 so sweet
  • + 1
 That was kick-ass
  • + 1
 Such a cool idea!
  • - 3
 A blatant rip off of what Fly bikes did weeks ago. Did they even try to put together their own ideas? I'd rather watch Ruben ride anyways...

www.flybikes.com/microsite/coastin
  • + 9
 Gimme a break. People building ramps and moving them around is not a new thing. My dad built me a quarter pipe 20 years ago... Besides, I like the video with the 26" wheels and where dudes leave their shirts and helmets on... haha
  • - 3
 The look of the ramps, the "statement" of the video, and the proximity to which they were released pushes the similarities past "people building ramps and moving them around".
  • + 2
 I enjoyed the vid with brett more but the 2 vids did share some similarities
  • + 3
 Mat Roe > any mountainbike freerider. His bike control is exceptional, nothing against freeriders, i'm a big fan of alot of them, but this video had nothing on coastin
  • + 2
 the two videos are completely different in feel i liked them both
  • - 5
flag freeride-forever (Feb 27, 2014 at 15:34) (Below Threshold)
 Haha lennoxrider, either I was watching the wrong edits, or you know f*ck all about bike riding. You're comparing dudes who ride little kids bikes to dudes who ride grown-up bikes. I didn't see anything in Mat Roe's riding that backs up what you just said.

I thought both edits were shit. Dragging portable ramps around just to do some walls & shit. I'll take D-Mac on his worst day over any of that garbage.
  • + 5
 The fact youre calling bmxs kids bikes shows you know dick all.
  • + 1
 cracker...
  • + 1
 Brett made my day
  • + 1
 epic skill
  • + 0
 That was the wildest thing I've seen since Rampage...
  • - 2
 Rad should be on the banned list with Sik, stoked, enduro, rampage and session.
  • + 6
 and Norbs
  • + 1
 Hey my last name is Stokes. Stay stoked buddy!
  • + 0
 same with steeze
  • - 2
 He's fackin well rad
  • - 2
 sony action cam presents - how much did this advert cost

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