Sequence Saturday 15

Apr 12, 2012 at 19:38
by Ian Hylands  
bigquotesMartin told me about a line he wanted to do. I thought that it would be a great Idea so we packed everything up and went to that spot. He was doing some warm up runs and I was building up my camera gear. As I heard about the line I suspected that he will need a hundred tries to get it done. He actually pulled it on the forth try and then did it like 10 times.
The lighting was tough, bright background and dark shadows in the front. I was not able to get my flash rate high enough, so I had to do it with natural light and do some retouching afterwards.
I barely shoot sequences, but with crazy combos like this you need them to tell the story. If you have the tailwhip frame alone you would think its "just" a single whip down some stairs.
- Erik Holperl

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147 Comments

  • + 139
 There is a lady sat on a bench on the right of the picture, between 11 and 12 she magically disappears... she must be a ninja
  • - 50
flag mtbdwnhill (Apr 14, 2012 at 0:37) (Below Threshold)
 either that, or she's just behind the bushes for the last two pics.
  • - 43
flag MrFranky (Apr 14, 2012 at 1:02) (Below Threshold)
 It's because this whole sequence is faked. There is no way those other 3 people just appear on image 10 then disappear on 11. Disappointed Pinkbike. Disappointed
  • + 37
 yeah, 10-12 are not part of the same sequence that 1-9 is. still sick titties anyway.
  • + 21
 Are we withnessing alien abduction?
  • - 7
flag Airik (Apr 14, 2012 at 1:39) (Below Threshold)
 better be dissapointed in my 5d markII. she didnt managed to get one clean sequenze out of it, so i had to get to get two images in. its real
  • + 2
 The granny got of the bench so quick because she wanted a try on the sequence obviously!
  • + 27
 Aiirik i think what you mean is 'And i would've got away with it if it weren't for you medalling kids!'
  • - 35
flag SessionWhiper (Apr 14, 2012 at 2:18) (Below Threshold)
 At least she raped a kid
  • + 54
 i think as this is not a legitimate sequence pinkbike should give everyone a free bag!
  • + 5
 i'm even going to say 10 is part of a 2nd sequence, and 11-12 are part of a 3rd. check out how the tree shadows are working on the ground. you'll see what i mean...
  • + 3
 no your all missing it, he's like pac man eating them all
  • + 7
 Don't worry, Granny's OK. She just got dressed up like Darth Vader and moved to the end of the bench. More concerning is the entire family that disappeared while he was getting his feet back on the pedals.
  • + 1
 It's Houdini, and this is part of his magic trick, he passes the people in the back ground and once he passes they disappear!!
  • + 9
 What are those metal things sticking out of from the sides of your wheels? wouldnt those hit rocks and stuff on trails?
  • + 0
 The granny's husband is Chuck Norris.... Razz
  • + 2
 if u go to his page and click on the individual photos, there is 30 secs between photo 9 and 10
  • + 6
 Who cares, he landed it either way...
  • + 6
 as I said above, he made it several times. And when you see the first clip in this video you should be sure that he is able to. vimeo.com/28682539
  • + 2
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COMBO BREAKER!!
  • + 2
 Pinkbike Handlebar Pad Rule in full force.
  • + 34
 This isn't a legitimate sequence...frames 1-9 are part of the true sequence, but frames 10-12 were added in. You can tell frame 10 by the people in the background appearing, and with frames 11-12 it's pretty easy to see how drastic the shadows have changed.
  • + 22
 I prefer to think it is a Ninja granny.
  • + 2
 The granny started to get up when she saw the BMXer crash after 1-9, but it took her two more shots to do it.
  • - 1
 its possible that the wind was blowing and that made the shadow of the tree different...
  • + 2
 but the shadows on the buildings behind also move in a similar fashion to those from the tree
  • + 1
 i think its the wind, look at the fountain in the background, the water moves with the shadows too.
  • + 1
 There is a gold car in the background that disappears, a dad with what looks like his two daughters disappearing, and another woman appearing on the bench. The shadows on the buildings change as well on frame 11.
  • + 26
 NEW TRICK :O, FIRST 180 TO FAKIE TAILWHIP EVER LANDED WITH A HELMET ON!!!!!!!!
  • + 48
 first ever bmx trick landed with a helmet on Big Grin
  • - 1
 Legitimately laughed out loud @ intense111
  • + 17
 I wonder how you illegitimately laugh out loud
  • + 7
 you just say LOL when you didnt actually laugh out loud
  • + 8
 ^^LOL
  • + 6
 I rarely laugh when I put "lol".
  • + 6
 Yeah I agree. We should change it to LAL: Laughed A Little
  • + 2
 My favorite one was ROFLBSHST (rolling on the floor laughing but somehow still typing)
  • + 1
 ROFLCOPTER
  • + 11
 Those wheels aren't 29" so it cant be cool...
  • + 2
 You may have gotten that mixed up a bit. Don't you mean those wheels aren't 29" so it's the coolest thing since Asia...the band.
  • + 6
 Its all about the combos. If you gotta make it a double, make it a double, if you gotta make it a tripple, make it a tripple. If you gotta throw a PHAT bar hump to no foot can to side saddle lander to flat, throw it. You gotta do what you gotta do. Enough is never enough. 180 to ninja people dissapearing to fakie tailwhip is somthing. But this guys not doin it for the hustle. You gotta really want it. When it comes to throwing down insanely dope combos, no matter what you are doing, you are not doing enough. so make it a double and add 9 bar spins. May the combo be with you.
  • + 6
 180, fakie, ... stairs, ramp, or rail? I'll take the stairs with some coolhwip
  • + 1
 Last week, I told you about discretizing a complete rotation into sequential shots. We came to the conclusion that we needed at least two pictures per rotation to render the "impression of movement". Last week' sequence was oversampled and the trick was rendered flawlessly. This week though, we have a full tailwhip rotation exposed on a single shot, which degrades the sequential flow. Thus, we are experiencing aliasing due the sampling rate of the camera.
  • + 1
 First i thought: "Wooow, no way!"
After a closer look, there was no way he could make that sick combo, without faking it.
You don't even have to land tailwhip to make this sequence Razz
  • + 1
 Its a full sequence the people I the background just move and you can tell the moved shadows are caused by the wind as the tree on the right side sways a lot in theist 2 photos
  • + 2
 If you look at the water fall behind him in the last few clips the water changes direction so the wind must have changed which ment these were two different sequences
  • + 3
 Grammy in the back is all like..."Cause i Jizzed in my pants"... And just ran away. Hahaha
  • + 3
 there needs to be a board of winners, cause they used to post them in the bottom!
  • + 1
 I like how it looks, and man-o-man are a lot of these comments hillarious. if you dont like what they are doing, then just grow up and stop looking at them, instead of whining about it.
  • + 1
 What's everyone bitching about?? Clearly the family in the background and the old lady were blown away by the tornado like winds caused by this guy! Still a sick trick regardless
  • + 0
 Mike Buff was once photographed dropping from the roof of The Bicycle Source on his PK Ripper. Now that was a sequence. Not to take away from the riding, but this is just computer-enhanced hooey.
  • + 1
 what do you mean with computer enhanced hooey ?
  • + 1
 To me a "sequence" is a continuous set of images, taken in a single shot or "take". Not digitally assembled / selected images from multiple takes into the best possible "sequence". That is one of the things that makes an action sequence so fantastic - the capturing, in consecutive order, of "a complete unit of action" (as the definiiton goes).

Again - not to take anything away from the rider or riding, itself. Sick trick.
  • + 2
 selecting images has nothing to do with computer enhancing something. But if you want you can buy me a 7d ore a 1D X, so you can see "legit" sequenzes from now. people on the internet these days. hahahaha
  • + 0
 True - 'selecting' and 'enhancing' images are two different things (both of which I think you did to this "sequence"). But I'm not interested in starting a debate, kiddo (lol). Just expressing an opinion. In the end, its about the riding, and I'm fairly certain that's something we can both agree on.
  • + 2
 I do declare this trick thus far unlanded on account of disappearing people
  • + 2
 or maybe im just stupid and should have read the intro? idk its late sorry
  • + 3
 that so sick Im going to make one haha
  • + 3
 all i can think is " what just happened"
  • + 1
 gnarly half rotation then saves in by rolling backwards somehow then a pickle falls out of his bum then he does a cool half spin whippy thing
  • + 1
 Zdjęcie 10 nie jest z serii... Popatrzcie tylko np. na ludzi w tle ( chyba dwie dziewczyny na ławce). Wink Greetings from Poland
  • + 1
 Pretty good, but could have used some more frames during the tailwhip, imo.
  • + 1
 This guy must of have thrown a big lip fatty before he went for this. Dippers
  • + 1
 180 to fakie... to 180 tailwhip... to standing ovation Grandma... Grandmas love tailwhips
  • + 2
 Sequence photos: The best way to fake landing a trick!
  • + 1
 Pause at 10 and there is a brownish grey figure by the gate on the left, then it disappeared It is also blurry
  • + 2
 it's a ghost...
  • - 3
 Wow, you must be like Sherlock Home ore something. impressive.
  • + 1
 The combination of this combo is as combolicious as the color combo on that combo color bag.
  • + 1
 You know it was a good combo when you notice new tricks in the slow mo replay
  • + 1
 I dont even know what happened... he has too much style for my mind to comprehend
  • + 2
 street with a helmet. respect!
  • + 1
 180 to a switch 180 tail spin through a singularity! Quickly, contact the people at CERN! They MUST see this!!!!
  • + 2
 dude, your vid is playing backwards..
  • + 1
 Granny pulling matrix moves while the bikers so good he made the editors heart skip a beat.
  • + 2
 180 unturndown to fakie to 180 windshield wiper
  • + 4
 The Granny in the corner is so stoked she starts giving him a standing ovation half way through
  • + 1
 Check out gramps in the back wondering what happened to the world to make kids do crazy shit like that.
  • + 1
 I was impressed when I thought it was 180 2 180... then I saw the whip! NOICE!
  • + 2
 Frontflip tailwhip to cashroll barspin!
  • + 2
 What a beautiful fontaine!!
  • + 2
 His shoe lace is undone between 1-2
  • + 2
 The trick was simply so sick that it broke the walls of time and space.
  • + 1
 there's a group of people that appear sitting at the fountain on 12 and not 11. is this fake? i do believe that it is
  • + 1
 180 whip to 540 whip. i wish there were just a couple more shots to see him ride it out. its still cool tho!!!
  • + 1
 its just perfect combined with perfect to finish off with a perfect sequence
  • + 2
 Watching this sequence with music is dope
  • + 1
 Pinkbike is trying to trick us all by playing the Saturday Sequence in reverse.

?now bag the win finally I Do
  • + 1
 sick i learned to do something like that the other day hardest part is landing an riding backwards
  • + 2
 Backflip to backflip to backflip to frontflip. C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER
  • + 1
 the lady on the bench is not a nija! she just escaped into the bushes to take a crap!
  • + 1
 the po po be trollin in the back ground at 9
  • + 1
 this happend when the restroom call
  • + 1
 Lame! try putting together a real sequence.
  • + 1
 just another day in the park
  • + 1
 Its a fakie to tailwhip 180 up the stairs to 180 to fakie up the stairs
  • + 1
 Would you like fries with that for the combo?
  • + 0
 hes Jesus everyone he rids past disappears and whats moving around in the bottom left corner
  • + 1
 I did this once... Then I woke up
  • + 1
 One way to get down a couple sets of stairs. Gammy is not a fan.
  • + 1
 You spin me right round baby right round!
  • + 1
 Well that looked pretty fak-ie
  • + 1
 Half 360 to fakie to other half of the 360. Erik=360
  • + 1
 Sorry guys! Just checking if there was someone behind me!
  • + 1
 In frames 6-8 he notices the camera man and makes a speedy exit
  • + 1
 180 to fakie to half cab to t-whip to what the hell i just landed that
  • + 1
 180 to fakie to 180 Granny Stunner.
  • + 1
 That was a sick line! Way to go to make it on Sequence Saturday!
  • + 1
 looks better in reverse lol
  • + 1
 Nice castle !.... (plis be the best comment, i friking want that backpack)
  • + 1
 the grandma got up just to show him how to do it in one sequence.
  • + 1
 Where was this shot and whats a combination related comment?
  • + 1
 180 to fakie to fakie 180 tail whip, stomp the landing. Nice!
  • + 1
 I can ride up those stairs on my Dh bike
  • + 1
 reminds me, I need to whip up some tail myself...
  • + 1
 I Love the People that look at him Just like WTF??? HOOW???
  • + 1
 180 to fakie+tailwhip 180=Erik Holperl!
  • + 1
 Talk about dialed line
  • + 1
 I'd rather eat Randy....
  • + 0
 "I whip so fast... yeah... I just whip fast"
  • + 1
 gotta love fakie tricks.
  • + 1
 street gnar
  • + 1
 I dont give a quak
  • + 1
 my fav one yet!
  • + 1
 nice water feature.
  • + 1
 Whatttt!!!!!
  • + 1
 Nice flowers...
  • + 1
 180 whip to 540 whip out
  • + 1
 DANG!
  • + 1
 damn...now im dizzy
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