Video: Finding Endless Freeride Lines 430 Meters Below Sea Level in 'Dead Land'

May 27, 2019
by Sarah Moore  


At 430 meters below sea level, the Dead Sea is Earth's lowest elevation on land. Oren Hasson heads out into the desert to build with few expectations and ends up finding the best freeriding Israel has to offer.


Song: "Hum" by Iron Clad Lou

Rider: Oren Hasson

Filmed & Edited: Ohad Nir

Special thanks: Yoav Telem, Shay Druyak, Almog Alfuma, Eyal Tzroya, Gal Hasson








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66 Comments

  • + 25
 great edit
  • + 5
 Hey is Israel really that bad or it’s just the news over exaggerating as always. I would really like to plan a trip over there, I’ve done some research n everything looks beautiful!!
  • + 11
 @lalientoxc: when it comes to Israel, the media over exaggeration is taken to a whole other level of absurdity. Ask almost anyone who's actually been here. Come over, we'll show you some great time Wink
  • + 9
 @lalientoxc: it's awesome. the media is full of shit.
  • + 3
 @mmatthews: ignorance is bliss. Palestinians are human beings worthy of the same rights as all other human beings.
  • + 11
 @Golden-G: this is a mountain biking website.
  • + 0
 @mmatthews: there are no limits on morality. Would you promote travelling to Nazi Germany or Apartheid South Africa???
  • - 4
flag lalientoxc (May 28, 2019 at 5:29) (Below Threshold)
 You’re f*cking stupid dude. Mind your own f*cking business n don’t worry ab what other people is “promoting” @Golden-G:
  • + 0
 @lalientoxc: classy and typical.
  • - 1
 @foxinsocks: ask a Palestinian?
  • + 2
 @lalientoxc: human rights are my business. They are everyone's business.
  • + 5
 @Golden-G: you know what? Please do. We actually meet some when riding there- usuallt greet each other and smile. Sometimes even exchange a few words. Some of our fellow riders are arabs. Heck, I can even show you a video of us celebrating a birthday for a palestinian driver we often hire.

But of course you won't. having a civil, honest discussion isn't what the likes of you are about. That's too bad. And the saddest part, is that you think you're part of the solution, while in reality you're part of the problem.
  • - 4
flag Golden-G (May 28, 2019 at 13:58) (Below Threshold)
 @foxinsocks: right.... I know the truth. I've heard all of your lies before.
  • - 2
 @Golden-G: god you're an utter bore. You do realise nazi Germany and apartheid South Africa no longer exist right?! Obviously not with your cognitive dissonance.
  • + 3
 @Golden-G: wow, rich and fruitful arguements as always. When you say "your lies"- do you mean "Jewish lies"? And when you say "before"- you mean in all your 13 years of existence?
What a childish abd ignorant fool. Obviously you're all about shouting hate speech and nothing about actually and honestly trying to learn something.
I bid you adieu(che)!
  • + 1
 @foxinsocks: hate speech? There is only free speech. Freedom, peace, love, and human rights for all people regardless of ethnicity, race, religion. Treating others in the same manner in which you wish to be treated is the principle rule for a righteous existence in our one life on this planet. I hope you find peace and see the error of your ways.
  • + 1
 @Golden-G: If you think we lie to you than stop, we are only the people that telling you the truth, as people that living here all our life no one can fool us.
You should stop collecting wrong and misleading informaton on the internet or listen to biased media and poltical groups.
Talk and listen openly to people living in israel and you might learn a thing or two about Humen rights.
  • - 1
 @yaniv: right... because Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International are lying? I know the history of israel very well, from its inception of the first Zionist Congress in Geneva, Switzerland in 1917, to the Balfour Declaration, the Deir Yassin massacre, the false flag attack on the USS Liberty, the Sampson Option, the 240 ICBMs i israel's arsenal. I know your lies.
  • + 1
 @Golden-G: yes, no doubt you do come across as very knowledgeable Smile
You're so blinded with bias you're not even opening up yourself for a simple civil debate. If you think that just reading disconnected, 3rd party, accounts of things, from far away Canada, is the way to really learn anything about people, let alone a conflict, you're sorely mistaken. I don't expect you to understand- many people i know overseas, most of them undoubtedly smarter and more open minded than you, find it difficult to do so. Too bad. No point in trying to convince an anti-Semite, i won't be surprised if you think i'm typing this while stroking my horns.
  • + 0
 @foxinsocks: I am an anti-semite???LOL!!!!
You are a semite??? LOL!!!!!!
You do know that all arabs including Palestinians are Semites?
I am not anti anything, I am pro freedom, pro human rights, pro peace. I have been nothing but civil, I used no adhominem, no vitriol, nothing of the sort. I know wrong when I see it. I see how the IDF treats Palestinians on a daily basis in Gaza. It is a genocide.
  • + 11
 Rampage needs more events around the world.. I miss the chattel contest w big bikes that they used to have in Switzerland
  • + 7
 No Palestinians were murdered in the making of this video. Sorry couldn't resist. Cool vid though!
  • + 3
 ...and no Israeli's were blown up at the bus stop. Its a win/win edit.
  • + 2
 Truly ironic, coming from a Frenchman... At least when you guys were here, you tried to kill and enslave equal amounts of Jews and Arabs. How high and mighty of you.
  • + 2
 @foxinsocks: I am not French. I just find it ironic that the victims of the holocaust and their descendants have Stockholm syndrome. How are those Palestinian concentration camps going, eh?
  • + 0
 @SintraFreeride: very well thank you for asking , its just a bit hard to lock them up before i go to work, but what can you do
  • + 5
 Crankflip to manual? Huge air right of the bat? Freeride edit in the desert? Great style? Hell yeah! This reminds me of New World Disorder!!
  • + 2
 I thought that sounded like Hum right away and watched to the end to find out. The last time I heard Hum not from my own collection was...well....never. I got their CD when I worked at a CD shop in college in the mid 90s.
  • + 4
 reigning down some heavy lines
  • + 1
 Jaw dropping stuff. Ive ridden there dozens of times, sometimes with semi-pro and world level pro riders- never seen anyone mess around and hit anything jumos this massive there
  • + 0
 Wow man!!! that was super sick, i'll give you that, this place is so mind blowing that it was only a matter of time untill something like that would come up. What a great edit. I really would like to invite anyone who wants to get a first hand impression of the riding scene in Israel, where you can actually ride about 300-320 days of the year. Cheers guys, well done!
  • + 4
 Great stuff
  • + 3
 Brilliant edit, great riding too. Loved it! :-)
  • - 1
 @streetkvnt-kvlt

Recent enough for ya Smile

‪https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/30/gaza-protests-palestinian-death-israel‬

Let’s keep this discussion out in the open! No need to keep things under wraps— I don’t know you that well Wink
  • + 2
 Free Palestine! Let their boys and girls ride their bikes without being shot at!
  • - 1
 That right there is some sick "holy roll'n". lol Seriously though, well done. Israel has been on my short list of riding destinations. Used to live there and it is such and amazing country with really amazing people. If only I had been mountain biking in 93'. lol
  • + 2
 That 360 at the end made my rear wheel cry. Great edit though
  • + 2
 That was proper nice! Is he riding a GIBOT?
  • + 2
 Awsome project guys! Super!
  • + 2
 Looks super soft! Cool video
  • - 1
 The riding style of the 90's still lives on in some parts of the world! My dude had that aggro nineties 3 style and straight ruled it! And playing Nickleback as the soundtrack!! Isreal, who in the frick woulda thought!
  • + 2
 That was wicked!
  • - 1
 *grabs popcorn while waiting for the Israeli Palestine conflict comments & why riding in such a natural spot is unacceptable
  • - 1
 It’s not acceptable
  • - 3
 f*ck you wtf is your problem bitch!! Don’t you have a f*cking wall to build instead of saying stupid shit
  • + 3
 @lalientoxc: They'd happily build it but you need to pay first. They tried to finance it themselves but it caused a shutdown and their government got on its arse. So they'll ask you one more time, could you please please PLEASE pay for their wall?
  • + 1
 Those Vans half cabs were getting a serious workout.
  • + 1
 Really cool edit! Nice work dudes!
  • + 1
 Sick.. such a pro rider and high end film.
  • + 1
 Quality edit. Great job !
  • + 1
 Nice!
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