Video: Charging Hard & Carving Turns in Rotorua

Oct 17, 2021
by Finn Lloyd  

Rotorua's Whakarewarewa forest has fast become a riding destination on most rider's list. It's volcanic dirt grips like velcro all year round and dedicated builders maintain and expand the trail network of 200+. With Crankworx on the horizon along with a long summer of shuttle laps/mega climbs, we decided it was the perfect time to capture some of the best riding on offer here.

DH vs TR

Blake Rountree is supported by Commencal NZ and Fasthouse NZ. He showed up with a fresh riding kit, sparkly clean Meta TR and Supreme DH. All are in for a wild, dusty summer of racing...

Behind the scenes on Kodak Portra 400...

Last shots of the video

Riding by Blake Rountree
Filming and edit by Finn Lloyd

Disclaimer: This is a non-paid, personal project - Blake wanted to thank those that support him by putting their logos on the video.

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 "fast become a riding destination" ... eh, It's the reason I moved to NZ 20 years ago Smile
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 yeah I may have understated that a little too much Smile
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 It was amazing chatting to people in the Gondola at Skyline Queestown, I'd ask if they were on holiday like me "nah I moved here" was a common reply! I don't blame them. What a place!
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 @finn-lloyd: All Good Finn, Sweet edit mate!
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 @OldButBold: Cheers mate!
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 He seems to go good on the old 29er.
  • 5 0
 that was pleasant.
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 Really enjoyed that, chur Finn
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