MTB Heroes: Brett Tippie - Video

Sep 26, 2016 at 10:48
by Damien Vergez  
Views: 16,763    Faves: 214    Comments: 12


bigquotesHanging out and shooting with FastFokus was really fun. Lots of laughs and Damien & Pierre (the 2nd camera man on that shoot) were super professional, hardworking and scrambled all over the slopes on the shore and Kamloops getting the shots! It was good times all weekend but I almost split a gut laughing after sticking my nose into my spinning back wheel after changing a flat! Good luck this year shooting around the globe with the MTB tribe! - Brett Tippie

MTB Heroes - Brett Tippie http mtbheroes.com season-2
MTB Heroes - Brett Tippie http mtbheroes.com season-2


Who is Fastfokus?

FASTFOKUS is a french based production company that I created in 2011. I started it alone and mainly focused on MTB. Today depending on the project, we are a team of filmers and photographers who work in different activities, mostly sports and nature.


What was it like hanging out with Brett Tippie?

As a MTB fan, I have always wanted to meet Brett and spend some time with him to get to know more about the showman. I was really curious to know if the guy was always full of energy even when he's not in front of a camera... And I was not disappointed. No serioustly, I had a good time every day during the shooting. Tons of jokes, smiles. He's the kind of guy you can hang out with for hours and you will always have a good time. I was able to meet his family, daughters and friends. He's a MTB pionneer but is still so passionate, like in the early days.


Did Tippie do any of his gnarly lines for you?

Yeah, Brett was so excited to show me all of his gnarly lines. It was almost impossible to shoot all of them in 10 days so we had to make some choices. I had a good taste when Brett decided to bring me to a mountain above Kamloops. It was supposed to be a gravel pit, but in the end, it was a rock pit. Really steep with huge rocks. Almost impossible for me to walk down with only a backpack. It was really gnarly.

That was real freeride, and to see this first hand was absolutely incredible for me. Even in the video, it's hard to show just how steep the line was. Insane.


MTB Heroes - Brett Tippie http mtbheroes.com season-2
MTB Heroes - Brett Tippie http mtbheroes.com season-2


Is there a new season of MTB Heroes coming out and who will you be featuring this year?

Yes, I'm really excited to announce that there is a new season coming with 10 more episodes including incredible destinations and riders.

I can't tell you all of the information right now, but we just finished the first 2 episodes and we were shooting with Jonathan Maunsell in Norway and Mike Hopkins in Madagascar. Those were two wild adventures.

Currently, we are in Alaska with Dyland Dunkerton and Curtis Robinson. We will spend the 2 weeks shooting a new adventure. You can follow fastfokus on Facebook and Instagram to see the latest news and have access to exclusive photos from behind the scenes.


MENTIONS: @FASTFOKUS / @bretttippie



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57 Comments

  • + 178
 That shot where he grabs his shades after the crash.... Amazing. Tip for prez!
  • + 62
 We, Americans, would love to have Tippie run for president. Better than the turd sandwich and Douche we currently have.
  • + 13
 @abzillah: that was one of the best south parks ever, and more relevant than ever!
  • + 7
 I kind of saw it on the first viewing, but had to rewind twice more to actually believe he pulled that off. Best crash recovery ever!!
  • + 2
 @abzillah: If Tippie would be apresident. I would have visited your country more often...
  • + 2
 @abzillah: Nothin' wrong w/Obama.
  • + 1
 @Trials-FTW: absolutely, I am just worried about the future....:-)
  • + 1
 @BartDM: this thread has aged well ????
  • + 56
 Brett Tippie will forever be a legend! Sick edit
  • + 45
 One time I showed Tippie how to turn off the traction control in his Tundra. A week later there's a video of him doing burnouts in his Tundra. I smiled.
  • + 39
 Just pick your glasses up on the fly and keep shred'n.
  • + 5
 Haha!! No shit! like it weren't no thing. Wink
  • + 22
 I wanna be Tippie when I grow up
  • + 16
 I hope Tippie never grows up.
  • + 4
 @Gski: I think it's gotten to the point where it is safe Smile
  • + 14
 I want to see Tippie to a course preview like Claudio. I anticpate all we will hear is insane, infectious laughing the entire time.
  • + 15
 The first time I met him he scooped me up in his arms and held me like a baby. (seriously)
  • + 14
 Never enough of this - keep it comin!
  • + 11
 Brett FUCKING tippie!!!!!
  • + 8
 There is just too much awesome in that video, Tippie and Simmons! Could imagine getting to hang with them while they ride together...
  • + 10
 Can we borrow Tippie for our president?
  • + 10
 Bring back Fro Riders!
  • + 8
 No matter what mood you are in, you watch a tippie vid, u will instantly be happy an smiling, thats for sure!
  • + 4
 Tippie is fucking ace, although happy with my own, I am hugely envious of his lifestyle! Follow him on Instagram, he's easily my favourite person to follow. LEGEND.
  • + 4
 I want to go on a mtb epic trip w: tippie, simmons, ryan leach, Gwin, mick Hannah and Cedric Garcia. Let's make this happen "make a wish" (for an old man) foundation
  • + 6
 is Gwin there to be the DD?
  • + 2
 @atrokz: strong possibility
  • + 3
 @preach: and for ice cream runs?
  • + 5
 positive fun loving energy forever!
  • + 5
 at 30 sec. is that dirt coming out of his helmet or his ear?
  • + 8
 Yes.
  • + 5
 It's nice to see downhill/freeride on pinkbike again!
  • + 3
 YEAH TIPPIE!

It's one of my life's goals to keep the mindset of a hyperactive 16-year old just like you

(can you believe it folks, the dude's nearly 50!)
  • + 3
 Tippie is one of those dude's you don't personally know but you would love to go on a road trip with or hang withave, no questions asked. Keep being you Tippie!
  • + 6
 Say brrrap
  • + 3
 for those who asked, why tippi´s energy is like the duracell bony, well, tippir growup with out iPad, or any fkn device for sure
  • + 5
 Awesome vid of legend - PLEASE do one on Peaty next!!
  • + 5
 What a fuckin lad!
  • + 5
 Brett Rippie!
  • + 4
 I feel so bad for Tippie's bikes.
  • + 5
 Well done Damien ! Wink
  • + 2
 Are these series also going to be released on DVD and/or Blu-ray? I bought season 2 and prefer that format over watching videos on the internet.
  • + 1
 Hi Vinay, yes the season 3 will be available on DVD and Bluray.
For people who are interested, S01 and S02 are available here : mtbheroes.com/shop
  • + 2
 so so sick that he managed to grab his sunglasses and keep shredding hahaha
  • + 4
 Hero. Beauty. Legend.
  • + 2
 I had a flash of the coolest cop show duo ever. What do you think guys? Can someone make this happen?
  • + 3
 Hell with President,we want him for our PM.
  • + 2
 Front flip glasses out to a there they are glasses in move ,what a move :-)))
  • + 4
 Refreshing!
  • + 4
 Tippie for President!
  • + 3
 1:52-1:54 is my favorite segment of any MTB video ever.
  • + 2
 No Maiden for Tippie? Tsk, tsk Rocky!
  • + 9
 Filmed a while ago. Check Tippie's social media.
  • + 0
 C'mon! Gotta run a maiden!
  • + 6
 He's had a Maiden for over a year at this point...
  • + 1
 Good stuff
  • + 0
 Tippie is a goddamn mess!

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