Video: Kurt Sorge and Friends Send Huge Chutes

Aug 6, 2019
by Polygon Bikes  


bigquotesEver since my first trip to this area I have wanted to spend more time here. This Spring it worked out to come camp for a few nights accompanied by some friends that are locals to the area and they gave us the royal treatment. Conditions were right and we spent the next 3 days out there exploring what the canyon had to offer. It was a Chute Show and I wouldn’t had it any other way!Kurt Sorge


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62 Comments

  • + 40
 I got a little sick watching the drones massacre, but the recordings are absolutely great.
  • + 1
 filming and cam oparating gets as important as riding itself.
  • + 6
 That's the issue with drone racers filming. They know how to maneuver but they're absolutely horrendous at knowing how to film properly. I don't understand why people keep using them but I guess it brings new meaning to, "That edit was sick!"
  • + 27
 Great lines, great riding, would be great drone footage if the operator wasn’t constantly trying to show off with 360 spins.
  • + 1
 Hes not trying to show off. Hes attempting to sap some of his speed to keep behind the rider.
  • + 3
 @gserrato: I mean he could definitely control speed and keep a steady frame without the 360s for sure
  • + 1
 I got the impression it was a follow me type of drone, programmed to keep the rider/subject in the frame no matter what.
  • + 1
 @arthom: I think a lot of the time the drone is leaned forward to keep the camera pointing at the rider, causing the pilot to have to accelerate forward too fast to keep from descending too fast, which causes him to outpace the rider despite matching the riders descent speed. So he has to double back to keep him in frame. I think the cam could have been angled to avoid this or they at least could have mixed in pov/ other angles more to avoid putting too much focus on the drone work. But cool overall
  • + 2
 @ejopdahl: This is correct.

@bomadics: its just a racer type drone with a FPV setup.
  • + 1
 @gserrato: @ejopdahl yes I did a little research and cheers to the drone pilot, good work! I always thought that to do truly great drone photography you would need one pilot with a look ahead camera, and a separate camera operator with a camera on independent gimbals, but this would be heavy and expensive!
  • + 22
 The technical ability of the riders and the drone pilot are outrageous. If we dialed back the 360 spins/perspective changes of the drone footage by 35%, I think we've dialed-in the new standard for how to shoot our sport.
  • + 4
 THIS ^^^
  • + 5
 Yea agree. One spin at the start and another to finish would look cocky. But every 10 seconds just makes me want to chuck.
  • + 3
 Watch the latest 9 Knights. After years of this crap the drone racers filming figured it out and it looks great.
  • + 3
 The first 2/3 of the first chute, and especially the last two chutes were about the perfect combo of filming and riding. Some of the coolest shots I’ve ever seen for sure!
  • + 7
 Daaaammmmmmnnnnnn Sorge!! That was the definition of FREERIDE!!! That last line he flashed had such a cool entrance. Drone pilot was great but I could have done without all the 360 spins. Upside down footage at the beginning was DOPE!!
  • + 6
 Give the Drone pilot a raise!
  • + 3
 The drone filming is just awesome I'm impressed. The more and more drones in the video industry will just make it look classic in a few years I guess but for now it's just awesome. props to the pilot
  • + 2
 Interesting that two of the first comments include ‘give the drone pilot a raise’ and “drone massacre”.


‘You can please all of the people some of the time. You can please some of the people all of the time. But you can’t please all of the people all of the time’
  • + 5
 Meanwhile I still shit myself when I see a 3ft drop on the trail
  • + 2
 That was incredible - nice to see a mtb movie that's about riding incredible terrain, and not focusing on getting mega-air for once! Fantastic terrain and views.
  • + 2
 Sick riding! Some drone footage was great but the 360 spins were so dizzying and disorienting they didn't add any benefits.
  • + 3
 Great to see the gals riding sick lines.
  • + 1
 Anyone else think of Maverick in the upside down aerial footage? "Because I was inverted"...

Some sick dirt surfing right there, awesome edit!
  • + 2
 Yeah Chiara!! That bad ass chick was my guide at Retallack ????
  • + 1
 Next level drone footage... I'm alright with being slightly ill watching that.
  • + 1
 This video is amazing. I just wish the drone operator hadn't drank 14 shots of espresso's before filming.
  • + 1
 There are some incredible drone shots in this! yes some are a bit too spinny, but some are insanely good
  • + 1
 The angles those drones capture are incredible! Awesome riding and great filming tup
  • + 1
 Too much flippy shit but the idea is awesome, just actually follow the rider next time.
  • + 2
 Nah... sorry not enough uphill flow in this video...
  • + 1
 Pretty awesome - them drones carrying 360 cameras give editors a lot to work with - love it !
  • + 4
 this isn't shot with a 360 cam. It was flown that way.
  • - 13
flag germanrider77 (Aug 6, 2019 at 4:18) (Below Threshold)
 @lumpfboldbiker121: how do you know that? are you an expert?? I'm pretty certain that this was shot with a 360 cam.
  • + 1
 @germanrider77: Nah looks like its filmed with a race drone, watch some videos this is how they fly them.
  • + 4
 @germanrider77: And are you an expert???

This is almost definitely not filmed with a 360 cam. No visible stitching artifacts, no distortion or aberration of any kind...which would be impossible to avoid with a 360 cam.
  • + 1
 Drone operator: I crashed the drone. Your run was in vain and I need you to find the drone on your next run down. My bad.
  • + 2
 The shots where the drone follows the riders from behind are awesome.
  • + 2
 Funny, I liked the parts where they followed from the front
  • + 2
 Great drone footage. thumbs up to pilot!
  • + 1
 Some of my favorite humans at one of my favorite spots! Yew!!
  • + 1
 Note to self...don't watch this video if im pukey drunk.
  • + 1
 Mom pull over, I think I'm going to huaaaaaa
  • + 1
 Damn that was fast a loose. Btw how much time does it take to get on top?
  • + 1
 lol @ Kurt giving the hella awkward fist to palm high five
  • + 1
 did the video mention where the zone was that they were riding???
  • + 0
 This is Farwell Canyon west of Williams Lake, BC. One of James Doerfling's common filming locations.
  • + 0
 If you look up the word "Freeride" in the MTB dictionary this will come up!
The drone footage was sick!
  • + 0
 That drone footage was great, how they didn't bin it into the line or rider was really impressive. Mad skills
  • + 1
 Bands / Songs used? Please help!
  • + 2
 Royal Deluxe - No Limits
  • + 1
 @Pumastang: thx dude
  • + 1
 That intro song "bytheway-may". by "The Iron Cowboy".
  • + 1
 If Downhill Domination got a reboot this is how I'd imagine it being.
  • + 1
 I wanna ride my bike NOW!
  • + 1
 That just blew my mind hole!
  • + 0
 nice lines. best watched on mute!
  • + 1
 Sorge is the MAN!!!Smile
  • + 1
 This is Freeride !
  • + 1
 Scream this while spartan chest kicking someone into the chute!
  • + 0
 Sweet video ????????
  • - 3
 Slightly cheesy... they’re tyres must be fooked after skidding down those slopes.

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