Must Watch: Szymon Godziek Gets Charged - Video

Mar 8, 2018
by NS Bikes  


Everyone in the MTB world knows that Virgin, Utah equals big mountain freeride. No wonder Szymon Godziek along with his longtime friends photographer Bartek Woliński and videomaker Aleks Osmałek chose this place for their first (but surely not last) freeride trip of 2018.



bigquotesTo be honest, this trip was a big unknown for me. I really wanted to test myself more in the world of big bikes, but never really had the opportunity, nor the proper conditions to do so. I took part in two editions of Rampage, but without almost any experience in this kind of events. This year I really want to go big and start making some noise on this scene. These two weeks were really the bomb and a great lesson for me. I will surely come back for more.Szymon Godziek





As it was the guys' first long trip around Utah they were surprised by the scale of this place and the amount of work necessary to make things happen. They had to cover large distances with all the gear in search of good lines, nevertheless all this was worth the hassle.




This was also the best polygon to test Szymon’s new big ride - the custom painted Fuzz rolling on 26” hoops. The combination of amazing scenery plus three talented guys simply had to result something special.





Szymon is known for his commitment to style and making big tricks look super smooth and almost effortless. He makes his big downhill bike look like a frisky dirt jumper. Check out the massive extensions in most of his moves - these are inspired by FMX which has a big influence on Szymon’s style.




The trip was Szymon’s first move towards Red Bull Rampage 2018, which is one of his major goals in the current season. Big mountain freeride is also one of the directions that he wants to explore more in forthcoming years.





Rider: Szymon Godziek
Photos: @wolisphoto
Video: Aleksander Osmałek "Flairmotion"



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61 Comments

  • + 25
 @wolisphoto: Since the birth of my child 2 years ago there has been zero opportunity to go camping with the family. That last photo absolutely recharged my whole soul from my head down to my toes and all stops in between. Thank you!!!!
  • + 5
 One of my top 5 reasons right here as to why I'm probably not ever having kids...
  • + 9
 thanks dude! Take your family for a camping, I'm sure they gonna love it as much as you do!Smile
  • + 6
 @spunkmtb give it a shot. We've been camping with our twin girls since about 6 months old. Being outside is a like a natural babysitter, they find ways to stay entertained. We're doing a week in Moab next week and will be experimenting with mountain biking, they're stoked! They've been tearing up the local skate park, so I think they'll be able to handle some super mild trails (Klondike Bluffs beginner loop).

Big asterisk, being in an RV makes all the difference in the world.
  • + 5
 @Jvhowube: am sure syzmon had a kid last year, didnt stop him
  • + 1
 @Jvhowube: having kids is a form of passing information. Never before our generation have humans had an opportunity to pass their information in so many forms and contribute to evolution of our species. Transcending the evolutionary drive is something special. So... you don’t need to have them. It’s going to be hard for a woman though... men are usually happy if they just keep shooting loads into orifices.
  • + 3
 We bought a caravan for the simple reason we didn't feel comfortable taking our 2yr old little boy abroad and now he loves being away in the 'van, give it a whirl, it's not quite the same as camping in a tent but cool all the same (plus you have your own shower and proper toilet)
  • + 4
 Our family friends went road trip/camping with 1month old. Everyone though they are nuts. They returned with a smile and good memories.
I don't do camping but my 2.5 yo already flew twice to Europe and a big Asian roundtrip with no problems. It's all about planning.
  • + 2
 @Jvhowube: You're missing something, then!
  • + 1
 @Jvhowube: if that's your top 5 what an earth are your others LOL
  • + 19
 Love that gap to wall ride!
Fronty was Sick too.
Killin" it
  • + 3
 that wall ride was gnarly.
  • + 3
 It was. Flat landing looked mildly unpleasant.
  • + 10
 @AllMountin: if you aint huckin to flat, it aint freeride \m/
  • + 1
 Sorge 3 off that wallride in WTTE.
  • + 14
 I hope Godziek will be invited to the RAMPAGE this year !!
  • + 10
 Absolutely beautiful cinematography! Colours, compositions, mood, pace of edit....just wow! oh yeah, and awesome riding too!!
  • + 4
 Thanks mate!
  • + 9
 While someone is charging his e-bike, Godziek is already charged for the new season with NS and killin it !
  • + 1
 Wink
LOL
  • + 5
 This is what mountain biking is all about:

Small bike company makes a good bike.
Races it on the World Cup.
Free rides, hopefully, it at the rampage.

Makes a sweet video showing the skills of its newest rider.

AND throws in some great photographs too.

More of this please.
  • + 6
 I love everything about this! I have the same bike and seeing it handled like this makes me happy inside
  • + 2
 Forgive my ignorance: every time I see a video or photo from Virgin, I'm always amazed by the colour variation between the dirt and the rocks. I've never been been but always wondered, is that embellished in post or are the colours accurate to the landscape? The juxtaposition of the rust gold rock on the dark grey ground is other-worldly!
  • + 4
 I really like this kid, really nice style just makes stuff look good not manic twisting and flailing around, just clicked
  • + 4
 I want to see Szymon on Rampage this year
  • + 4
 One of the better videos ive seen
  • + 1
 I'm glad to hear that!
  • + 4
 Absolutely incredible. Love the look of that bike.
  • + 4
 Sick...cant wait to see you at Rampage, Szymon!
  • + 4
 Thats a mountain bike. No wagon wheels.
  • + 4
 Godziek is back!! Amazing freeride video !!
  • + 3
 Another Legend shows that 26" aint dead .
  • + 3
 Love the colors; moon dust and fire in every shot!
  • + 2
 So nice to hear that! Thanks!
  • + 3
 This was amazing.......great work!
  • + 2
 In complete awe. This kid is going to stir shit up in the big bike scene.
  • + 2
 Very cool!! I'm going to watch that again too!! Yeah!!!
  • + 2
 Hats off to the freeride guys for climbing that hills without a lift.
  • + 2
 Excuse me but......was this(skills+surroundings) filmed on this planet?
  • + 6
 We stole one of Elon's rockets!
  • + 2
 Why was this not video of the day?!
  • + 3
 It's not on Pinkbike, it's on YouTube, that's why.

Otherwise 100% VOD content right here.
  • + 1
 RAD! stoaked that Godziek is on NS 26FL
  • + 1
 Sweet vid, photos and riding; man I have to get back out to Utah.
  • + 1
 Poland free rider have nice style)
  • + 0
 Fuck the music was shit, bring back new world disorder and its soundtrackyy
  • + 2
 Sick.
  • + 1
 Backflip no hander - holy crap!
  • + 1
 Amazing riding and video Well Done Szymek Smile
  • + 1
 I think all of those photos could be in the running for POY.
  • + 2
 Tylko 2 minuty?
  • + 1
 They spelled "Green River, Utah" wrong
  • + 1
 I thought it was an e-bike article when I read "got charged"
  • + 1
 That was awesome guys!! Gonna watch that again...yahoooo!!
  • + 1
 This video is insane!!
  • + 1
 BANGER
  • + 1
 brutaly sent
  • - 1
 I was hoping is not e-bike charged...not disappointed, sooo siiick
  • - 1
 #1
  • + 5
 26 #1 wheelsize, agreed
  • + 1
 @RedBurn: 36 is the new 26

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