Video: Gee Atherton's Terrifying 'Slate Line' POV

Apr 8, 2021
by Ed Spratt  

bigquotesWorld Champion mountain-biker Gee Atherton, shows why he's known as one of the toughest and most daring riders in downhill mountain-biking as he tackles a new line at a disused slate quarry in Wales. Gee sets out to conquer a moving mountain of slate scree with one of the biggest gaps he’s ever jumped and a super-sharp surface where any mistake will not be forgiven. See every terrifying rock, drop and angle from Gee's point of view The Athertons



49 Comments

  • 84 0
 Can't take traction for granite here...
  • 43 0
 Idk traction looked pretty gneiss to me
  • 22 1
 Wouldn't slag anyone of for washing out on those turns.
  • 18 0
 He slate it!
  • 10 0
 That line was a true marble
  • 15 0
 He's got a good understanding of the Geeology there though.
  • 10 0
 Nothing at fault with the line choice
  • 15 0
 He almost schist himself on the drop
  • 40 0
 Gee Atherton: I hate geology puns

PB Commenters: My sediments exactly
  • 9 0
 @suspended-flesh: That's one gritty comment
  • 3 0
 @suspended-flesh: You shaled it bro!
  • 2 0
 @suspended-flesh: he made it look like pebbles
  • 40 1
 Although this is cool, I really just want to see a full unedited run from his helmet or chest cam. Mega balls to ride that, the little awkward drop halfway down didn't make it into the final edit I don't think?
  • 3 0
 That's all we needed...lol
  • 3 1
 The original video had the same problems, over produced and the same shot 3 times plus music and slow motion. And, its not a POV if we get drone shots in.
  • 20 2
 those 360 gopro’s need to get thrown in the trash. that distorted footage it creates is just plain wack—extremely long ape arms, compressed, almost conical center fov perspective.

killer riding by gee, though.
  • 2 0
 I think ultra-wide drone shots are played out too. killer riding by gee, though.
  • 14 0
 I like Turtles. killer riding by gee, though.
  • 14 0
 When Gee gets scared you know it's on another level. That looked insane, near zero grip on loose slate which is pretty much a path or razor blades with massive consequences if you fall and then he hit that little gap at the bottom! I heard he needed a pilot's licence to ride that gap!
  • 6 0
 After that gap he had enough flight time to qualify for a pilots licence! The average incline for the whole line was 40 degrees... on that surface... just amazing.
  • 3 0
 81ft is what they said they measured it at. Looked incredible on the POV !
  • 17 1
 Freakin' Go Pro doesn't do it justice. It's nice they added non-POV footage to show how crazy it is.
  • 16 0
 The hop at 1:04 had my palms sweating, knees weak and arms heavy.
  • 8 0
 that was the scariest part for me. hes going like 1 MPH and sends this massive huck to basically flat. such low speed and such a big drop.
  • 6 0
 That was so awesome! I hope Gee takes another crack at Redbull Rampage one day.
  • 5 0
 Did anyone notice his front wheel wobble slightly when he landed it? Could have been horrible if he hadn’t of reigned it in.
  • 8 0
 The man's built like a brick house for exactly this reason
  • 5 0
 the landscape looked like Legolas was going to pop out at any moment and shoot an arrow into him.
  • 2 0
 I thought my action camera was bad quality?
But when going speed & roughness of what Gee is doing does not look any better?
Any one want to lend me a hero 9 just to show my new trails in 5k?
  • 3 0
 what is this, Plattekill? Smile good work
  • 3 0
 my hands are so sweaty now.
  • 11 0
 There's vomit on his jersey already, Dan's spaghetti.
  • 1 0
 It's a miracle he didn't get a puncture on the sharp shale. Holy cow! What a ride. Thanks for sharing the POV. I need a shower now.
  • 3 0
 This shit makes Plattekill look like a putting green...
  • 1 0
 What were they mining here? Just rocks? That giant hole in the side of the hill has been curious, same with that big staircase looking thing.
  • 4 3
 Actually looks doable and pretty fun if you remove the Gee-speed/sized drops and step down. Just don't fall...
  • 2 0
 To hug your brother at the end of that has to be one of the best feelings!
  • 1 0
 slate/scree is so difficult to ride and stay in control. Gee is a beast for riding that as fast as he did, NUTS!!!
  • 1 0
 That drop at 1:04. He sent it at a very low speed. Scary.
  • 1 0
 How many tires did he go through
  • 3 0
 I believe he used the same pair over 7 days filming and didn't get a single puncture, at 18psi
  • 2 0
 @mark3: so was this sponsored by Continental or by Maxxis and it backfired?
  • 1 0
 Looks like Plattekill…will less trees.
  • 1 0
 Jesus, that guys my hero.!
  • 1 0
 I was terrified for him...
  • 1 0
 Tough guy !
  • 1 0
 Scary AF!
  • 1 1
 Hooooly *.....*........*........*....... hypocrisy!!!
Well done Sir
  • 1 4
 God, the guy rode down a hill like thousands of others have done..... keep milking it pinkbike.

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