Video: HUGE Gaps in Reece Potter’s ‘Sound of Speed’

Dec 5, 2019
by Ed Spratt  

bigquotesCertain mountain bike riders are blessed with special gifts. For some, that may mean a talent for line-spotting, for others it may mean the ability to rail corners faster and harder than anyone else. In Reece Potter's case it is the uncanny ability to spot gaps. Watch him shred Cardrona Alpine Resort in the video below.

Reece Potter is a 25-year-old Kiwi originally from Takaka, but he's lived for the last six years of his life in Queenstown. An apprentice builder by trade, he's trodden the well-worn path of his fellow speedy Kiwis and raced downhill in Europe, but he's now focusing on qualifying, so that he can travel a bit more extensively.
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50 Comments

  • 70 0
 Reassuring to see that even the best sometimes dead-sailor
  • 12 21
flag Mondbiker (Dec 5, 2019 at 10:14) (Below Threshold)
 nose dive is not the same as dead sailor Wink
  • 3 1
 That is uncanny, had the exact same thought...exact!
  • 5 0
 @Mondbiker: technically, I believe that was a cow dive.
  • 27 2
 I guess the "sound of speed" doesn't include any braking sounds, which kind of bugs me. I'd prefer real sounds and do away with the foley artist stuff.

Nevertheless, this is such an awesome vid! Reece is an animal with finding the craziest gaps
  • 9 0
 Yeah, video was awesome, but you could definitely tell where sound was added. Distracting just a hair.
  • 1 1
 would you like to hear the sound of wet metallic pads?
  • 1 0
 @vtracer: No, but when the rider is a a couple hundred feet away it shouldn't sound like he's right next to the camera...
  • 1 0
 Anyway, Reece Potter throws down and is quite the legend, regardless of sound.
  • 2 0
 @mtbmaniatv: Totally agree; I have to watch any video with him and this one is no exception.

Just don't know why they bother with spending money on fake sounds when raw raw videos like vital mtb's sound great (better). But it is no big deal; i'll happily continue to watch these, even with fake sounds.
  • 1 0
 @vesania: maybe there were helicopters or lift noises that were too loud in the background? I get it, just sounds like it's trying too hard like, "here's our hub noise for marketing purposes lol"
  • 1 0
 @mtbmaniatv: That would make sense. Or really bad wind. Many of the other sound of speed vids seem more real. Maybe those shoots were easier to get good audio. I know they use very high end microphones. This one just seems different. But what do I know.
  • 19 0
 I have a gift for spotting gaps too. Not doing them, just spotting them. Is that also cool?
  • 19 1
 The Strava cut gods are angry.
  • 9 0
 strava cut is when you ride on ground and destroyin trail, not when you JUMP THE WHOLE THING Smile
  • 15 0
 One of my all time favorites: youtu.be/z955Uc43xpg
  • 6 0
 Amen. Total insanity.
  • 1 1
 Oooh yes, every time i see it still got sweaty hands hahahahh he's an animal
  • 1 0
 Is that the one where he snapped his femur? Frown
  • 13 0
 This guy's hopeless, he barely made it round half those berms
  • 5 0
 When I see the pros riding stuff I might ride (though the only time I’d leave the track is either to crash or cos I’m so knackered I have to stop) it really shows how good they are. Nice touch leaving the mid air endo in.
  • 6 0
 Ha, Bryn Atkinson is like 'whoa thea straight-linea' (gotta hear it in his voice,) and then slithers through all those turns
  • 7 0
 Any relation to Harry ?
  • 2 0
 or Little Joey..
  • 1 0
 Yes. Both are wizards
  • 5 0
 your move Remy...
  • 3 1
 he was getting close to going over the bars in one of those jumps. looks like a fun track. Good riding.
  • 2 0
 I think he did. The video cut out right before he landed. That was cool that they left it in though.
  • 3 1
 @mexicant: he clearly lands the back wheel though?
  • 2 0
 Jesus H Christ! Why haven’t I heard of this guy before.
Best bike park edit I’ve seen in ages.
  • 1 0
 The @mtb.police are gonna be all over that case at 1:02 these guys even provided another angle of damning evidence. Wink
Great edit! Some sweet lines.
  • 2 0
 This is my girlfriend taylors first pinkbike post! She says dang! He whippin. Nice ass too! I agree
  • 2 0
 sick. this should be a 'must watch'!
  • 2 0
 What’s he busy qualifying for, WC DH races, EWS, gelande ski jumping?
  • 3 0
 Loose. Unit.
  • 1 0
 I listened to this vid with my eyes closed. sound is amazing and feels like your riding.
  • 2 0
 definitely cadrona ski field.
  • 2 0
 That teeter landing...
  • 1 0
 whats his bike. he was too fast
  • 1 0
 Antidote Darkmatter
  • 1 0
 @Boschinator: hes selling it btw
  • 2 0
 What a Beast
  • 1 0
 ReecePotter, lovely bloke, just saying Wink
  • 1 0
 Sounds like the microphone was in the tire
  • 1 0
 Mind the gap!
  • 2 2
 What bike park is that?
  • 6 0
 Looks like Cardrona
  • 1 0
 @KiwiEnduro128: Thought the same! Beautiful place!!

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