KC Deane, Raw - Video

Mar 20, 2017 at 9:12
by Damien Vergez  
Fraser River - KC Deane

Views: 13,647    Faves: 349    Comments: 20


bigquotesFreeriding has a few places in the world that really stand out. Utah with the desert terrain there being so ideal, some forget about the possibility and the desert in British Columbia. The high desert terrain from Kamloops, all the way up past Williams Lake has very similar dirt to Utah. Mason Mashon and I started riding lines along the Fraser River years ago, and when Mason found this zone 4 years ago we went and started piecing lines together. After years of traveling south to Utah to go freeride it was time to point it north.KC Deane

Fraser River - KC Deane
Fraser River - KC Deane
Fraser River - KC Deane
Fraser River - KC Deane
Fraser River - KC Deane
KC Deane (left) and Pro Photographer Mason Mashon (right)

Fraser River - KC Deane
Fraser River - KC Deane
Fraser River - KC Deane
Fraser River - KC Deane
Fraser River - KC Deane

bigquotesThe building process took 4 weeks. Luckily KC and Mason had motos to scout the zone and choose the best lines possible. The zone is so vast that the number of lines are infinite! We were like kids in a candy store.Damien Vergez

Fraser River - KC Deane
Fraser River - KC Deane
Fraser River - KC Deane
Fraser River - KC Deane
Fraser River - KC Deane

bigquotesThe filming process was a big challenge. We had 4 days total to shoot and I was alone to shoot. For me, the hardest part of the shooting by far was walking back to the top. You have to walk in the sand all day during 4 days, from Sunrise to Sunset. It's really steep, sometimes I was almost climbing, carrying 20kg on my back + the big tripod. On top of that it was summer, so in the afternoon the temperature was close to 30°C /85°F in the shade, which is 50°C / 120°F in the sun. For KC it was the same, carrying a DH bike on his back. You don't want to miss the shot and ask him to do one more. It was a hard shooting for sure, but with a lot of good memories. Camping in the middle of nowhere, watching the supermoon rise behind the trees and a meteors shower. It was amazing.Damien Vergez

Fraser River - KC Deane
Fraser River - KC Deane
Fraser River - KC Deane
Fraser River - KC Deane

bigquotesThose freeride lines were quite long. Elevation was about 300m. Most of the time we were digging before sunrise, making sure the lines were perfect to ride. Then we were shooting the canyons depending on how good the light was. We had to be precise and shoot each canyon in a specific order.Damien Vergez

Fraser River - KC Deane
Fraser River - KC Deane
Fraser River - KC Deane
Fraser River - KC Deane
Fraser River - KC Deane
Fraser River - KC Deane


Words: KC Deane and Damien Vergez
Photos / Film / Edit: Damien Vergez / FASTFOKUS
Sound Mix and Design: Keith White
Special Thanks: Mason Mashon


MENTIONS: @SCOTT-Sports




52 Comments

  • + 89
 Yeah boys! That was awesome. Had to watch that again!! Love freeriding around there, but those are some fresh area's. Ripping!!
  • + 31
 Thanks Tippie!
  • + 15
 Haha Thanks Brett !
  • + 36
 good lord how did just two people create something as sick as this, amazing work
  • + 4
 Thanks man!
  • + 4
 I'm not sure but KC's rate of progression is absurd. That was sick and he was hauling ass. Was some of that the same line from his submission in the GoPro contest?
  • + 1
 @FASTFOKUS: very nice, been waiting a while to see that from another perspective. that's a massive drop.
  • + 11
 And to think I don't even ride my road bike without gloves. Sick video!
  • + 10
 when you didnt ride RB rampage and you re makin it happen on your own !! and its even better ! THIS is FR mtbiking !
  • + 5
 Almost had a stroke there in the third shot. You can't pull that stuff on people! Also, I can't be the only one who was expecting the rider to launch off into the water at the end.

Great video! Most raw stuff seems to be shot from the ground or trees; loved the bigger sense of perspective on display here.
  • + 7
 That was F***ING AWESOME!!!! Good job guys!!
  • + 6
 Thanks! So stoked you liked it.
  • + 5
 Seriously, he needs to be in this years Red Bull Rampage!! And that last pic of the moon, JESUS what an awesome shot!
  • + 3
 Would love to see that happen !
  • + 3
 WOW incredible amount of work and great footage, it would be sick to have a gopro speedometer to see how fast he was going through those canyons
  • + 1
 Thanks Ryan! Indeed.That was really fast.
  • + 3
 KC, That was sick my friend. Loved it. Only part I didn't like is that I was not there with you.
  • + 1
 Come up to next time!
  • + 4
 Best 2017 video so far!
  • + 3
 Badass.. his tires looked big
  • + 3
 Yeah the dirt is so soft I run the biggest tire on the front so you don't sink when you hit softer spots or for braking.
  • + 2
 @KCDeane: Fat nose, tapered tail, just like a proper pow board. No wonder these shots made me think of snowboarding. Way to fkn rip!
  • + 1
 @jcrrr13: Yeah thats the move!
  • + 3
 Everything is better raw!
  • + 24
 Disagree. ie chicken.
  • + 1
 @Session603: Dang, definitely wasn't thinking of that one.. Well everything besides chicken, pork, or certain parts of beef.
  • + 1
 I don't know if it was just the camera angles, but it looked like he was going a lot faster than most people would on similar terrain.
  • + 3
 How about Tibet for the next freeriding trip?@KC
  • + 3
 Great vid! Had a bit of a big mountain skiing vibe to it
  • + 3
 those chutes.... :O
  • + 2
 Bastards! Living the dream, sooooo freaking jealous right now.
  • + 2
 Stereo sound in raw video is next level!
  • + 2
 Best video for a really long time. No bullshit in it. Just love it.
  • + 2
 Free Riding. Love that stuff! Superb filming with drone, SLR and chesty.
  • + 1
 Dont even bother answering KC! real recognize real!
  • + 2
 Just out for a rip, KC?
  • + 2
 That drop
  • + 2
 sick
  • + 1
 Amazing KC! That was rad, beautifully done. MOAR! MOAR!
  • + 2
 Brilliant work lads
  • + 0
 Ah KC deane. The guy who consistently likes 12 year old girls pictures on instagram
  • + 1
 wait what?
  • + 1
 Doerfling and Aggy are getting some serious competion right there..!!!
  • + 1
 SAV DOG
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