Video: Joel Anderson & Friends Slap Turns & Hit Big Gaps in 'Keep it Saaf'

Mar 23, 2021
by Tom Caldwell  

While I was down south working on some new projects with Joel Anderson, we decided to take a few days to check out Matt Roe’s local spot and maybe shoot some social clips to keep sponsors happy for the boys. It then escalated quite quickly once we saw how good the tracks were, how good the weather was and the potential for some top-notch footage. Jordan Muscato AKA The Cornermaster told me to ‘keep it saaf’ (or south for my foreign friends) whilst swigging a Carlsberg trail side after he’d had a huge over the bars.. and so it began.

Images for the Keep it Saaf project. Out 23rd March. All photos by Ian Lean.
Luckily Ian Lean 'the banger machine' was around to shoot some stills for the boys and as always provided some incredible pixels for your eyeballs to enjoy

Images for the Keep it Saaf project. Out 23rd March. All photos by Ian Lean.
Said riding spot proved very popular, presumably because Wales and uplift venues are still closed. It is however great to see lots of youngsters out and about refining their skills. As busy as it was, I made sure the riders I was shooting with all stayed at a safe distance from each other.

Images for the Keep it Saaf project. Out 23rd March. All photos by Ian Lean.
Rage Against The Machine has always been pretty high on the soundtrack list for me. Badass and aggressive, it was a no-brainer for this footage - high energy and wild shapes. A blank page to do what we wanted was a bonus, all whilst keeping sponsors happy for the boys at a time when maintaining a presence may be difficult.

Images for the Keep it Saaf project. Out 23rd March. All photos by Ian Lean.
Plenty of jungle vibes at this spot, I almost felt like I was in NZ or Madeira at one point. Lots of varied woodlands and a solid bunch of grafters who’ve made quite the riding spot.

Images for the Keep it Saaf project. Out 23rd March. All photos by Ian Lean.
Matt recently picked up a fresh Fox sponsorship. He’s buzzing it seems, and he deserves it. Sounds like he is one of the driving forces for creating such a cool riding spot. Plus the man really knows how to dig.

Images for the Keep it Saaf project. Out 23rd March. All photos by Ian Lean.
This is one of my first video projects on the new camera. The Sony PXW-z280.

Images for the Keep it Saaf project. Out 23rd March. All photos by Ian Lean.
Joel in the canopies, as usual.

Images for the Keep it Saaf project. Out 23rd March. All photos by Ian Lean.
Jordan Muscato. This guy absolutely destroys a turn. And a 4 pack post-ride.

Images for the Keep it Saaf project. Out 23rd March. All photos by Ian Lean.
Walloping fresh turns.

Images for the Keep it Saaf project. Out 23rd March. All photos by Ian Lean.
Brad Roland. An MX geezer who’s got a good whip on him and knows how to have a good crash. Everyone who saw a penny on the floor was luckily all good.

Images for the Keep it Saaf project. Out 23rd March. All photos by Ian Lean.
Matt effortlessly boosting the step up.

Images for the Keep it Saaf project. Out 23rd March. All photos by Ian Lean.
Raif Furmenger. 14 years old and sending bigger road gaps than you.

Images for the Keep it Saaf project. Out 23rd March. All photos by Ian Lean.
Toby Down keeping it low on a high-speed section of track. Both he and Joel now riding on Carder Tech pedals - some of the country’s finest.

Images for the Keep it Saaf project. Out 23rd March. All photos by Ian Lean.
One last boost into South West skies for Joel.

Images for the Keep it Saaf project. Out 23rd March. All photos by Ian Lean.
Once it had turned into a project, I decided to go to town on the text and graphics seeing as there’s a lot more time to kill these days. I drew a 3d blocky but scribbly style alphabet, stitched the words together and then animated frame by frame.

Images for the Keep it Saaf project. Out 23rd March. All photos by Ian Lean.
Local riding is pretty damn good around these parts as it turns out. I hope you enjoyed!

Video / Words - Caldwell Visuals
Photography - Ian Lean
Soundtrack - RATM - Testify


65 Comments

  • 88 0
 Well that was effing excellent.
  • 55 1
 No one does edits like the brits, not by a long shot
  • 12 20
flag DoubleCrownAddict (Mar 23, 2021 at 8:29) (Below Threshold)
 Yeah, that was pretty well proven yesterday, with Warner's e bike effort.
  • 6 0
 @DoubleCrownAddict: Haha touche! You gotta admit though, one Tommy C shreddit balances out at least 3 Warner vlogs Wink
  • 31 0
 Carlsberg - gives you wings
  • 18 0
 RATM and Shredding , a lovely combo
  • 14 0
 Bloody good that.
  • 1 0
 ...but would have been even better if it also had a certain Mr. Samson doing a huge backflip off that step-up Wink
  • 13 0
 No one can put together a shreddit like Tommy C. So damn good.
  • 5 0
 This reminded me of a late '90s surf video. Just the right amount of speed, style, and flow without any overly flashy nonsense.
  • 6 0
 Matt Roe, both on bmx and mtb has been one of the steeziest riders to do it imho
  • 8 4
 SiiiiiicccKKKKK ! ! ! ! as usual ! ! ! Man Im so pumped to ride my new Stumpy Evo Expert build S3 ! Big Grin Big Grin f*ck yeaaah !
  • 6 0
 MR ROE KILLED IT!!!!!
  • 4 0
 Why go the vimeo route TommyC?
  • 18 0
 I, for one, thank TommyC for going with Vimeo as the Tube is blocked at work.
  • 10 0
 No ads
  • 2 0
 @pensamtb: I second that as a HS sophomore.
  • 21 0
 @pensamtb @Zuman - no ads, minimal soundtrack flagging on big songs, and I honestly prefer the look and interface.
  • 4 1
 This is full enduro sendage.
  • 4 0
 Instant classic!
  • 3 0
 Brilliant. I could watch this over and over.
  • 3 0
 BANGER!!! Should be a must watch!
  • 3 0
 Probably the greatest filmmaker in the World.
  • 3 1
 This just won the internet today, probably won the internet all week tbh...
  • 2 0
 Yes! Two schralped off the rim tyres out of two. RAtM was a massive added bonus. Must watch!
  • 2 0
 Ooh RATM and my local trails being hit the way they should (in a way that I can't), awesome stuff
  • 2 0
 My eyebrows won’t come back down from my high forehead! #eyepoppingemoji #sccchhhhralp Nice one lads!
  • 1 0
 That was frickin class. Jazzed Roey is getting some air time (in every sense), that guy makes any wheel size look like the best time of yer life!
  • 4 2
 Joel Anderson bike check please!
  • 2 0
 Finally an edit with proper music. Phenomenal job!
  • 3 0
 F*ckin savage!
  • 2 0
 That was so fucking sick!
  • 2 0
 Sickest video I've watched lately!
  • 1 0
 That was sick, a breath of fresh air as usual. Absolutely should be a Must Watch.
  • 1 0
 Watched it without sound reminded me of the sprung series from way back. Unreal
  • 2 0
 The coolest and most stylish trick in MTB will always be a table.
  • 2 0
 Wild boyzz!
  • 2 0
 Loved it! Lairy lads!
  • 2 0
 Rage, nice!
  • 2 0
 excellent!
  • 2 0
 So so good
  • 2 0
 killer
  • 1 0
 twigs and branches everywhere, no thanks i dont need googles.
  • 2 0
 Sicko's!
  • 2 0
 This is it.
  • 2 0
 what a BANGER for sure
  • 1 0
 THIS gets me pumpedddddd for going out shredding!!!
  • 1 0
 Tommy siCk! What a Banger
  • 1 0
 Absolute banger! Would be super keen to see a raw version though...
  • 1 0
 drink every time somebody dubs Rage over a shredit
  • 1 0
 Can´t remember seeing such a good non commercal video. Great Stuff!
  • 1 0
 This made my day. So good
  • 1 0
 Incredible how playful they look on their 29ers...
  • 1 0
 Got me gassed to ride! Sick vid
  • 1 0
 By ek...top notch
  • 1 0
 fu*king great
  • 1 3
 loved it! location? how south west?
  • 4 0
 top-secret secret!
  • 3 0
 my local woods
  • 2 1
 Swindon
  • 2 0
 @sewer-rat: Hush hush fellow local.
  • 1 1
 @b-a-r-t: Salute although it's not that hush hush fella
  • 2 1
 Its Swinley Forest
  • 3 0
 @sewer-rat: For sure, but still, 'secret' enough Big Grin

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