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Video: Cathrovision - Practice Vallnord DH World Cup 2018
Jul 13, 2018
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Poor B practice gets the worst conditions. Slick and wild.
Credit: Ben Cathro
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(Jul 13, 2018 at 8:32)
I only started hearing about Ben's videos this season when Pinkbike started showing them, but I'm already a huge fan. Been taking some of the track and riding tips from the WC vids and applying them to my own trail riding and already seeing little bits of improvement here and there. Really appreciate all the work Ben, keep it up!
(Jul 13, 2018 at 11:29)
Its worth watching his back catalogue of bids on his YouTube site to pick up even more info.
(Jul 13, 2018 at 17:01)
Love these videos, very down to earth and insightful.
(Jul 13, 2018 at 21:48)
Give him a donation on his patreon channel. Best way to show appreciation!
(Jul 13, 2018 at 21:59)
Subliminal message is Childish Gambino's This is America on loop. Love this track! Nice work Blenki!
(Jul 14, 2018 at 0:54)
I've had coaching from Ben for trails riding and DH (on Ft Bill) and had massive improvement. Great coach / teacher and all round great guy!
(Jul 13, 2018 at 10:02)
Its crazy watching the b practice "squids" struggle and then realizing that they would destroy pretty much everyone on pinkbike but such a long way...
(Jul 13, 2018 at 8:15)
Wet wooden bridges have bitten many a rider, and I always wanted to see inside a scram crank arm. Thanks
(Jul 13, 2018 at 11:14)
I love watching these videos because you can really get a sense of just how hard this course really is. When you see the Pros come flying through that stuff just dancing off the top of the rocks it looks easy. But when you see real riders actually struggling with sections it puts it into perspective. One cool thing I experienced was seeing the top level WC riders race on my local mountain, Mountain Creek, at the PRO GRT. When you see these guys rip the same trails you ride it makes you realize just how good they are. They fly through certain sections on lines and at speeds I would never consider. Sections of certain rock gardens that I slowly pick my way through the Pros would just blast down riding on the tops of the rocks. It was really cool.
(Jul 13, 2018 at 10:05)
That poor girl got fuckin worked, glad she seems to be alright! gonna be a killer race
(Jul 13, 2018 at 14:32)
I was watching it at my desk during my lunch break and had to explain my random outburst of "oooohhhhhh" to the rest of the office. That looked vile. Clipped in to the end too.
(Jul 13, 2018 at 15:22)
Mille Johnset? I thought the cracking was her collar bones.
(Jul 13, 2018 at 17:38)
that was super brutal, can't believe she was walking away
(Jul 13, 2018 at 8:27)
Bed, this was one of the best episodes so far! I loved the good mix of riding advice, riders banter and overall good info!
(Jul 13, 2018 at 8:41)
(Jul 13, 2018 at 9:28)
They should probably do something about those silly rubber mats on the bridges and go with chicken wire instead.
(Jul 13, 2018 at 15:52)
Chicken wire doesn't work much better, they could lay plywood down on the base and a foot high on the sides and fill it in with dirt.
(Jul 13, 2018 at 14:51)
hey Ben, i'd love to hit like on your vids, but i don't do no fookin facebook. your commentary is the best. really appreciated. can i buy those cathrovision stickers. do you have any other swag for sale. we need to know
(Jul 13, 2018 at 15:26)
You can subscribe to his channel on youtube and like his videos there (if you have a youtube account).
(Jul 13, 2018 at 18:05)
: yeah man, i know, done that. i like stickers, want some of those cathrovision decals for the wall. thanks though
(Jul 13, 2018 at 9:30)
So we got too wait till tomorrow for A practice?
Also how come everyone asks if a crashed rider is OK, before the rider has a chance too know if they are OK?
(Jul 13, 2018 at 11:58)
I flag on a MX track, so I see a lot of crashes. You still get useful information to assess the severity and type of injury. No response, not moving = its bad. No response, moving - might be bad, might not. "I'm not sure" = likely not severe. "Yup" or a string of profanities but standing up = not much to worry about besides keeping the track clear.
(Jul 13, 2018 at 20:50)
Fantastic footage and great insight into riding techniques, always good to get a fresh reminder on how to ride from the pros
(Jul 13, 2018 at 21:42)
Blenki is an absolute badass. Subliminal message is Childish Gambino's This is America on loop. Thank you. Love this track.
(Jul 13, 2018 at 9:32)
Best ting on Pinkbike this year. Keep it up Ben!
(Jul 14, 2018 at 16:23)
Why does he think hes allowed to park his van in the middle of the street??
(Jul 13, 2018 at 14:06)
Great training video for youngsters and adults alike.
(Jul 14, 2018 at 15:31)
Nice change from the usual wacky bro try hards.
(Jul 13, 2018 at 12:30)
Cathro is killing it!!!
(Jul 13, 2018 at 10:35)
Sick video, laid back but informative! Keep em coming
(Jul 13, 2018 at 9:01)
Should've called this 'fundamentals'. well good
(Jul 13, 2018 at 11:07)
How is this dude not employed by Redbull by now?
(Jul 13, 2018 at 8:10)
Vimeo so I can pretend I'm working at my desk
(Jul 13, 2018 at 8:15)
(Jul 13, 2018 at 8:41)
Great as usual, good takes, good information, good interviews. Cheers
(Jul 13, 2018 at 9:05)
Good stuff Ben! Cheers
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