Must Watch: Bas Keep Hits Ridiculous Wallride Transfers in 'More Walls'

Nov 25, 2021
by James Smurthwaite  

bigquotes"I want to put my wheels places no one has ever been". - Sebastian Keep

More Walls, the follow-up to 2017's now-legendary Walls, is finally here!

Building on his previous Walls project, BMX star Sebastian Keep brings his kickers back to the flyovers, overhead walkways and sheer sides of buildings in the urban landscape of UK city centers.

BMX 2021 has seen the world's best take to a new stage at the Olympic games but Bas has brought back his iconic urban riding with a BMX street edit like no other, maintaining the BMX variety.
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Watch the original 'Walls' edit, here.


104 Comments

  • 80 2
 Does he have a BMX background?
  • 20 0
 Having a BMX background myself I can neither confirm or deny that he does.
  • 2 26
flag wigglez2 (Nov 25, 2021 at 8:31) (Below Threshold)
 Yes, he's been pro for a long time. He started Tall Order bikes too.
  • 23 0
 looks like the background was mostly walls, city scapes ect
  • 14 2
 @wigglez2: wooosh
  • 6 0
 More walls than Pink Floyd
  • 6 0
 @mi-bike: Was that the sound of someone on a BMX flying above your head?
  • 58 8
 Well, he's really ramped up hitting walls, ceiling his reputation as the King of Wall Riders.................


....and, on a completely different topic, I'm glad to see Sebastian wearing a helmet, seems like in BMX/Street circles, this is not particularly common. But I can tell you, after you've met a couple people with brain injuries, the consequences become that much more real. So, wear your helmets boyz & gurlz !!
  • 7 0
 Red bull $$$$
  • 11 0
 You must not have seen Ruben's part in Grounded
  • 6 12
flag PauRexs (Nov 25, 2021 at 15:57) (Below Threshold)
 I am sorry to be that guy but... I was on to complain why he is not using full face helmet or proper tighten the current one... seems if you fail one of those reaching your limits you'll probably will face plant really hard...
  • 4 0
 @dwbaillar: very impressive riding but I was thinking the same thing while watching this. Ruben has definitely not been dethroned
  • 3 0
 Still one of the best to ever do it. Never put out a shitty part. @dwbaillar:
  • 4 0
 And so we wont have to read stories like that... Just read third paragraph :/
https://edition.cnn.com/2021/11/25/sport/snowboarder-marko-grilc-austria-death-spt-intl/index.html
  • 2 0
 @dwbaillar: don't seems like there is a trick called SebastienWall if you know what I mean..!
  • 2 0
 @emptybe-er: fir sure that transfer to snapping crank in Grounded (I think)
  • 40 2
 How many walls could Evan Wall ride if Evan Wall could ride walls I'll show myself out
  • 5 0
 Will Wall wall ride walls while Wall's walls want Wall to waltz?
  • 17 0
 I thought I was having a stroke reading the title.
  • 2 0
 LPL" #UnderRatedComment : )
  • 11 2
 anyone knows the track id?

also: NO FUTURE IN FOSSIL FUELS!
  • 1 0
 I was wondering the same thing, sounds like Four Tet to me.
Shazam doesnt know either. What ever happened to audio credits?
  • 10 2
 Hey—he landed his ender this time! Nice.
  • 6 0
 What is so mesmerizing is how Bas connects with the walls without bouncing off. That and the insanely huge transfers.
  • 3 0
 The cycling in this is just as good as the first one but I can't help not enjoying it was much. The filming is much sharper and thought-out, which looks great but just lacks that raw feel of "Walls".

I think what really takes the shine away is the fact they had permission for all the ramps. Roads were closed. Waivers likely signed. I loved the cowboy underground nature of the way they shot the first one. Rocking up to spots they'd seen on the internet, and maybe turned up to measure once, with a high-vis jacket on and some cones.

I guess it's the same thing when the cool little local race gets picked up by a big sponsor and turned into a series and everyone wonders why it doesn't feel the same. (Cobble Wobble being the one that springs to mind)
  • 6 0
 Bas Keep and the rest of the Tall Order guys are just superb. Top effort.
  • 4 0
 When I clicked this video the last thing I expected to see was Weston Favell shopping centre! Such a random place to go and film a Red Bull BMX video.
  • 13 0
 Noone expects Weston favell shopping centre
  • 5 0
 @browner: ...or the Spanish Inquisition, but...
  • 5 0
 Ruben Alcantara. Fast Forward to 2:24: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FAPoWXARn0
  • 5 0
 Birminum
  • 3 0
 He should try everesting on a wall at this point
  • 2 1
 Getting some Sean Burns vibes from that bigger send.

Btw, someone get he and Brad “I jump off walls” Simms on an edit ASAP.
  • 6 0
 Brad Simms on Canyon, Sergio hitting Fest Series... etc etc BMX is about light up the MTB world with some next level creative freeride..... Fingers X'ed for a shift away from the mass marketed enduuhhro world we're in now
  • 2 1
 @nojzilla: Barrecloth and others brought bmx influence to freeride like 20 yrs ago. And slopestyle has always been basically less technical/bigger amplitude bmx moves. Seems like bmx influence has been here for quite a while on the fringes, but apparently most mtb’ers are soft and would rather ride a bike with snack storage and electronics than anything influenced by bmx. But I hope you’re right.
  • 2 0
 @emptybe-er: true but not true, i've some friend coming from BMX to enduro running AXS to avoid cable and land barpsin
  • 1 2
 @romlerom: But the rear brake cable must be long enough for barspin, might as well run the shifter cable with it. Unless you wanna do doubles, barspin doesn’t really require much extra length. A few wraps of vinyl tape keep it tidy
  • 2 1
 @emptybe-er: AXS> long shift cable/housing. No ghost shifts when you do a barspins from the cable being pulled, plus it looks cleaner.
  • 2 4
 @leon-forfar: The cable won’t be pulled if you make them long enough for barspin, which isn’t much. That’s kind of the whole point.
Not to mention if you’re throwing barspins you’re probably generally rowdy and not babying your bike so that $600 AXS isn’t gonna last long. Imo, axs is beneficial for people that take their bikes to the shop for a shift cable and that’s about it
  • 1 4
 @leon-forfar: And sure no cable may be cleaner but how about that bulky shifter, motor, and battery? Looks atrocious to me. So does the dropper.
  • 2 1
 @emptybe-er: I've had both setups (and barspinned and tailwhipped both), and AXS is 100% better. Long shifter cables are also stiffer than a brake line, so if you want to pre-wind the cable, it gets all weird, plus you can get an extra barspin out of a fairly normal length brake line if you don't attach it to the shift housing. That's why a lot of slopestyle riders used to run shifters on the downtube, because you absolutely can get ghost shifting and it sucks for prewinding the bars (when people don't run Gyros). See Semenuks winning bike from Crankworx 2013: www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/Winning-Bike-Brandon-Semenuks-Trek-Ticket-S,6238/Brandon-Semenuks-Winning-Bike-and-Joyride-Run,61711/bturman,109. There's a reason Semenuk didn't just run an XO1 mechanical set up with a longer cable at Rampage over AXS.

The AXS shifter is slightly bulkier, but it's still a shifter and a relatively small piece of equipment. I think the lack of housing coming out of it makes it look bigger.
  • 1 3
 @leon-forfar: The main reason for shifter on the dt is to simplify and clean up the front-end of possible snags and save a little weight in the process, not really about ghost shifts. If it was for shifting they’d all be running it by now. And in slopestyle double/triple barspins into other combos is now a thing where it wasn’t in the past when everyone just ran a gyro or long cables. Sponsored pros like Semenuk may not be the best example. I can promise you he wouldn’t have chose AXS if he wasn’t sponsored by sram and also getting them for free. I’m sure sram appreciated it, though. I’ve been throwing single barspins for 20 yrs and have yet to have a mishift. That’s not gonna come into effect unless your cables are too short or you’re throwing more than one.
  • 2 0
 @emptybe-er: To each their own. In my experience, even a single barspin/ tailwhip with a PLENTY long enough cable can still cause ghost shifting. Sram still makes mechanical drivetrains, and he could have chosen to run a mechanical setup if he wanted. He chose AXS I'm sure partly because of marketing, but he wouldn't choose something if he genuinely thought it wasn't as good.

My point is, that as someone who has had and used both setups, AXS is a better option (albeit, much pricier) for barspins/tailwhips from my experience.
  • 1 3
 @leon-forfar: I’m curious how your bike is shifting without the drivetrain or shifter moving. Even if the cable were to be pulled from the cable being too short, it goes back to where the shifter tells it to be (unless you pulled the cable through your cable anchor on the derailleur) and especially if you aren’t pedaling
  • 1 2
 @leon-forfar: Think about it, plenty of people have been doing barspins just fine without wireless shifting. How many people throwing barspins do you even know that would pay $600 for wireless shifting? And the added weight, bulk at the rear axle? It’s like 1/4 to 1/2 lb heavier at the derailleur! If anything, derailleurs need to be less expensive, lighter and more tucked away. This is the opposite
  • 2 0
 @emptybe-er: I had my shifter cable long enough for 2.5 barspins, and after 1 barspin, it would sometimes ghost shift (not all the time though). This was with a 9 speed set up, and I'm sure the tighter tolerances of 11 or 12 speed wouldn't do it any favours. If you are cruising a set of dirt jumps, it's not the end of the world if the cable gets pulled as you aren't pedalling, but if you are riding a trail, it's not ideal. I'm just not a fan of it happening unexpectedly. It doesn't always go back to where it was originally either. It's not uncommon to get that skipping noise from it not being in the right gear.

The weight is a non-issue. It's barely heavier. GX AXS (shifter, derailleur, battery) weighs 50 grams more than a mechanical GX (shifter, derailleur, cable, housing). With longer housing, that gap is even smaller. The derailleur itself is within 30 grams of its mechanical sibling, so it won't be stopping anyone from doing tailwhips over a mechanical set up. The AXS derailleurs are actually MORE tucked up/away and also have that built in overload clutch for impacts, so they are more durable than their mechanical counterparts.

Admittedly, I don't know many people who would pay for it just for barspins (although I do see more and more people/ customers running it on trail bikes at the shop I work at), but I also don't know many people who would set up a trail bike for barspins in general. I frequent Air Rec Center a fair bit, where the core locals are either already pro or crushing it at the local slopestyle contests (Big White, Silverstar etc), and I have actually seen more AXS/ front brake through steer tube set ups there than I have long cable mechanical set ups on their trail bikes.

I am absolutely not saying you can't do bars and whips without wireless drivetrain, I am just saying when comparing wireless vs mechanical, wireless DOES perform better. There isn't even an argument to say a mechanical set up outperforms AXS for this purpose. Value wise? Well that is a different story. Definitely subjective. AXS is pricey, and it really comes down to how badly you want to do multiple bars. For most people, the cost difference won't be worth it unless they are properly going to use that set up all the time.
  • 1 0
 In has latest work More Walls, Sebastian Keep holes a mirror up to late 20th century British architecture. Then he rides down the mirror.
  • 1 0
 Amazing stuff! High consequence, full bore! Anyone not digging this needs someone to tread on their foot
  • 2 0
 Bas is a rad human all around.
  • 1 0
 although he doesn't have the whole package, he does have a BMX background....
  • 1 0
 How many batteries does a bike need ??
ANSWER !!!
  • 1 5
flag aljoburr (Nov 25, 2021 at 10:32) (Below Threshold)
 YES But bikes should have brakes & more than one gear?
  • 1 0
 @aljoburr: if you look, he does have breaks. And gears wouldn’t handle the abuses of bmx.
  • 1 0
 @BikesNRussets: Is that a foot brakes & rear brake?
  • 2 0
 Sick!!!
  • 2 0
 Sick
  • 1 0
 That’s some heavy riding
  • 1 0
 That was some epic next level Barnum and Bailey show.
  • 1 0
 Where can I buy those RB hoppers?
  • 1 0
 Impressive, I wonder what settings he has on his bike.
  • 1 0
 Excellent point: Anyone have the AXS app settings so I can upgrade and ride just like Bas? ; )
  • 3 2
 NO FUTURE IN FOSSIL FUELS !
  • 2 0
 Wow. Just wow.
  • 1 0
 This man requires a wheelbarrow for his testicles.
  • 1 0
 Holy shit!!!
  • 2 1
 insane
  • 1 1
 Been missing Balls to the Wall since metal went out of favour.
  • 7 9
 dull as fuck P.B. bro, comedy pun gang, need to show some respect for what is the one of the most elegant, skilful BMX videos ever made.
  • 6 2
 I mean, i loathe that the pun donkeys run the top of comments on every article, but calm down bud. It's a man riding a little bike (albeit with grande gonads) not the next coming of Krishna.
  • 2 6
flag Chrisgus (Nov 25, 2021 at 23:12) (Below Threshold)
 Come on, this barely rates on the scale of best bmx parts ever made. You can’t have seen that many. Cool to watch for sure, but anyone can make a bunch of perfectly engineered and placed ramps look elegant lol.
  • 7 0
 @Chrisgus: go on then.
  • 1 0
 Bas Is rad!
  • 1 0
 Very talented rider.
  • 1 0
 that was nasty
  • 1 2
 Now imagine what would have been possible if he had been riding a bicycle for grownups!
  • 1 0
 Epic BAS!
  • 2 3
 Danny Macnearlyasskilled?
  • 2 5
 Best street riding vids ever
  • 16 1
 Go to YouTube and watch Sean Burns anthem edit and come back. That dude was crraaaaaszy. The amplitude and pucker factor are off the charts for some of those sends. I don’t see anyone doing that kind of madness at those kinds of speeds anymore. Likely for good reason.

youtu.be/1HFBAR65uqI
  • 3 0
 @Svinyard: YES Sean Burns did not stop pushing the limits until got a steel rod put in his spine!
  • 5 0
 @Svinyard: But Burns learned his s**t from Jimmy 'the man'. That gap in Austin for Roadfools was pure street, way ahead of it's time.
  • 5 0
 @Svinyard: while you're there, watch Aitken's part. Definitely the standout for me.
  • 2 0
 @Svinyard: oops, that was anthem 2
  • 1 0
 @Svinyard: that is some of the most ridiculous hucking I’ve ever seen.
  • 1 0
 Mike Griffin
  • 2 0
 Josh Hieno Dave Young!
  • 1 0
 Yup. Dude crushed absolutely @Svinyard:
  • 1 0
 So many "+1" to this thread
  • 2 4
 bring semenuk
  • 9 0
 where?
  • 1 4
 @colincolin: for this + tricks
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