Video: 40 Minutes of Welsh Shredding in 'Dirty South'

Dec 29, 2018
by Jack Slade  

A 2 years in the making grassroots short film documenting South Wales' core mtb/freeride scene. Inspired by the scenery, the riding quality, the tracks, the banter, the atmosphere along with a high calibre of local talent. All of these things truly give us one of the best scenes in the world, which is why I decided I needed to capture this to share with the rest of the MTB community.

Ajay was instantly on board with the idea, a 1 day filming trip turned into session after session. We travelled all around South Wales meeting with a crazy line up of competitive riders at their local woods, riding their favourite spots and tracks. We just took each day as it came. The film grew organically over the two years, some of the riders include; Manon Carpenter, Taylor Vernon, The Dustyhuckers, Leo Sandler, Shaun Bevan + many many more. 40 minutes of thorough Welsh shredding and a look back at the iconic DRAGON DH SERIES from the 90s with interviews from Steve Jones and Jason Carpenter.

WELCOME TO THE DIRTY SOUTH.

@JSLD_____ / jackslademedia@gmail.com

@LETSAVEW @AJAYXJONES
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Image by Blackveinmedia Graphics by Jaymitcham



23 Comments

  • + 13
 Epic valley action.
  • + 8
 wouldn't wanna be anywhere else in the world!
  • + 6
 Awesome stuff. Riding in South Wales is the absolute best!
  • + 2
 that talk about the Dragon series sounds very like the Irish races back in the day, pile everyone in the back of a rented transit, rally up the hill rally down on the bike, and have a Few Social beers on the Saturday evening.
  • + 3
 Great film! The best so far that showcases what South Wales has to offer. I really enjoyed the interviews and learning about the Dragon DH as well!
  • + 3
 Good stuff! Great camaraderie!
  • + 1
 Those 'Dragon lorries' not only rattled the shit out of you, they did a good job of trashing your bike as well! Good times were had tho.
  • + 2
 Big UP to the Welsh Mtb community.
  • + 2
 great vid. Try riding up north too, its well good. But dont tell anyone
  • + 2
 I Love that sharp turning in the loose dirt. Looks so awesome ????
  • + 2
 another great welsh mtb movie
www.pinkbike.com/video/494004
  • + 2
 love south wales
  • + 1
 Big up all - that was flipping ace!
  • + 1
 Absolutely mad tings famalammmmm HashtagSouthWales
  • + 1
 Not to be a buzzkill but its 39.02 minutes.
  • + 1
 Great video Smile
  • + 1
 yup enjoyed that
  • + 1
 That was great lads!
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