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Video: Brandon Semenuk Teases New 'Balancing Act' Film

Aug 15, 2023
by Christie Fitzpatrick  

In his upcoming film, Brandon Semenuk sets out to win his first American Rally Championship while also defending his Red Bull Rampage Title all within one high-stakes week.

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  • 82 1
 We are not worthy
  • 11 0
 In my best Steve Tyler voice: Your worthy, your worthy, get up!
  • 27 0
 @HardtailHerold: buddy… Alice Cooper
  • 9 0
 @sb666: both. Wanye’s World 2 is canon.
  • 7 1
 @pmhobson: okay fair but Alice did it better
  • 2 0
 @sb666: that’s a fact
  • 6 0
 @pmhobson: Ah yes, it's a lot like "Star Trek: The Next Generation". In many ways it's superior, but it will never be as recognized as the original
  • 3 0
 @VtVolk: well played
  • 39 0
 I was lucky enough to get to watch Semenuk session the Joyride course at Crankworx this year, and seeing him ride in person really brought home how next level his style and fluidity are. Other riders go bigger or are more technical, but he executes his tricks like an olympic gymnast.
  • 17 0
 How calm and controlled he rides is mind blowing. I still think he would lay a competitive top 5 worthy run if everyone got a run down. Even in today's field, few go bigger or more technical, and even fewer execute as well. His tuck manny whip off on the step up to drop was the coolest thing I saw from all of the slopestyle at Crankworx, and it only took him a few warm up run ins before he sent it cleanly. Can you imagine if he did that in a run? He always won by doing something different or gnarly, and I don't think that would change even now. I think he was doing at least on par runs in the 2014-2017 with some of the current upper midfield runs in 2023.
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flag dkendy1 (Aug 15, 2023 at 14:01) (Below Threshold)
 @leon-forfar: he would just need to let them know early that he was competing, so when they are pre-determining the winners, he can be on the list!
  • 40 4
 Looks like they finally listened to our thoughts on the fast choppy cuts in Semenuk's recent videos. This was beautiful, stoked to see the full film!
  • 10 4
 Scrolled the comments first to find this out before watching, awesome.
  • 8 3
 you guys realize that 2 min web edit and documentary (teaser here) are different forms of video and they are suposed to be edited differently?
  • 24 0
 Some people never find their purpose in life while others excel in 2 completely different arenas... We don't all have to be like Semenuk but this definitely encourages me to go out there and really find what I'm called to do in this life....
  • 22 1
 I’m on the edge for this one
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flag danielfloyd (Aug 15, 2023 at 10:14) (Below Threshold)
 i'm on the fence about it
  • 7 0
 @danielfloyd: we're ready to push you off the cliff over this
  • 17 0
 I have such a crush on this man.
  • 16 1
 get in line looser
  • 4 0
 One of my all-time favorite riders since watching his segment in NWD10. The level of style, creativity and precision he executes his tricks with was unmatched for the longest time. I figured it was only a matter of time before he branched out into other disciplines like Pastrami did.
  • 21 0
 Pastrami.
  • 2 0
 @Mtmw: That's a fusilli mistake.
  • 4 0
 @Mtmw: Gorlami.
  • 3 0
 @Mtmw: Normally, autocorrect is a thorn in my side but not this time.

#TravisPastrami
  • 6 0
 Man it would be so good to see Brandon compete in the ERC, or even better, Rally2 WRC...
  • 7 0
 kind of pisses me off he can be so good on the bike and rally racing.
  • 5 0
 John Surtees was the OG, Isle of Man TT winner and F1! You can’t even get pissed off with that as it’s an impossible feat now. Fair play to Brandon though in what he’s achieved………so far!
  • 1 0
 When the Marquette rally and Rampage are on the same day this year.....
  • 5 0
 I would say he's like Bo Jackson/Deion Sanders, but they weren't the goats...
  • 6 0
 One of the best athletes of our generation
  • 3 0
 MTB's and racecars. Yes please! I don't think we've yet to see a movie that encompasses two sports that so many of us enjoy. This is potentially the best of both worlds in one video. Very stoked to see this one.
  • 5 1
 It's too bad we already know what happened in Rampage 2022.
  • 4 0
 That was my first thought, too, but I actually don't think it will matter that he got 3rd in 2022 and 1st in 2021. Hopefully we'll see footage from both. But the film isn't about finally winning Rampage after trying for years and years... like I feel like I watched one of these about him finally winning Joyride ~10 years ago. Different central idea here w/balancing, later stage of career, and it has the potential to explore different themes. Still stoked.
  • 2 0
 @gemma8788:

Semenuk won Rampage in 2008, 2016, 2019 & 2021.
  • 3 0
 That one handed table top is next level!
  • 2 0
 Scooby's are still cool. For me, they probably won't ever return to being P1 cool again, but they're still pretty awesome.
  • 2 0
 Bet he could retire now and start a golf career or snooker or something. He would even excel in that!
  • 1 0
 When they say ''full film'' does this mean 30-60 mins of enjoyment or 5-10 mins of disappointment.
  • 1 0
 I'm full gas through the apex
  • 1 0
 I love table top one handers and this must be the best executed one ever
  • 1 0
 Semenuk is such an icon just like his buddy Travis Pastrami
  • 1 0
 Mesmerizing!
  • 1 0
 The best!.
  • 1 0
 Too much cars.
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