GoPro of the World - Best Line Contest - Win $20K

Oct 29, 2014 at 20:54
by Julian Coffey  




GoPro and Pinkbike have teamed up to bring you a POV video contest like no other. Think you have the gnarliest line and can capture it in a unique way? Bust out your GoPro and start submitting those POV clips to get yourself into contention for the $20,000 and all the glory that goes with winning the raddest POV contest ever.

You. Your bike. Any Line. Anywhere.
Submit your stunning, technical, or just plain rad raw one to two minute GoPro clips and you’re eligible for the $20,000 grand prize. The judges will also be selecting the best of the month and counting on the world’s vote to select monthly winners.

Dates:
October 30, 2014 – February 28, 2015

Location:
Planet Earth

Judging Criteria:
Cinematography and Composition (25%)
Perspective and Degree of Difficulty of Shooting (25%)
Performance and Style (25%)
Overall Beauty and Lighting (25%)

Prizing
$20,000 Grand Prize
$1,000 Monthly Winner

Contest Page
Full details, judging criteria and official rules here. Good luck!

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148 Comments

  • + 143
 I don't even have 2 minutes of riding here in Belgium. Nearly 10 minutes to push the bike up, 50s to get down
  • + 64
 my local trails (which I made cuz I was the only downhiller in my area) had a drop of like 5 metres and took 30 seconds. I also know other things which take 30 seconds.
  • + 7
 You used to live in Belgium , right? Where was your local spot?
  • + 4
 Yeah I did , down my road in a forest
  • + 2
 Ferme Libert that place is pretty sick
  • + 2
 Only place with an uplift
  • + 11
 Martin Maes never complained on short downhills in Belgium! Now stop whining and go do your riding practise, otherwise Netherlands will always have more successful riders than Belgium! I bet ya eating fries with mayonaisse as you write it, you were on yer way to eat chocolates and the hill you talk about has abbey on top of it and you spend more time enjoying the refreshments from their cellar than you ride, ya lazy booboo!
  • + 65
 Fuck, waki is insanely retarded
  • + 55
 disclaimer: that was a joke adressing stereotypes about Belgium. Now if we move a bit north towards Antwerp and the diamond industry...
  • + 7
 waki, Belgium has a couple of really nice downhill tracks. the only problem is I used to live in one of the flattest areas where there was nothing at all...
  • + 36
 You forgot beer, Waki. ALWAYS include beer when stereotyping Belgium. That's like one of the only things we have
  • + 5
 and the reason why he started racing enduro, was because riding with that kind of bike is much more accessible. He was amazing at downhill though too
  • + 1
 We all worship the BIKE… I think the CAMERA deserves a lil credit!
  • + 4
 Still like the BIKE better^^
  • + 1
 fabdemaere - I mentioned an abbey and the refreshments from their cellar Big Grin
  • + 1
 Well dammit I should've read it all. Pretty much nailed the stereotype then. Don't forget shitty weather though
  • + 1
 What you on about? Belgium has hardly any rain !
  • + 11
 Waki, you've been quite unhinged lately, perhaps a tad of anger loitering amid your words. I suggest taking your bicycle to a large hill, sit atop sit bicycle and ride down that hill. It will enlighten you, rid you of that anger and most importantly, get you back to talking guff every day. Go on young fellow, you can do it
  • + 12
 redbaronmulisha - good observation, wise words, but... sitting alone at home with small kids, mind buldozered by sleep depravation, wife being no1 enemy - no chance for riding, Im stuck, ambitious ego tussling like a moth inside a lamp, but yea its a good time to stick away from here for a while.
  • + 4
 So sorry man, but I can say it with clear conscience - I have never chosen trolling over riding, some people just can't do that, I'd say a few people over 25 can do that and find relief in writing stuff all over the internet. For us "just go out and ride" is the one most pointless thing one can say Big Grin Cheers!
  • + 1
 Here in Utah I can be dropped off the top of a shuttle trail and 2900 feet of vertical later (and lower) I can coast down the street to my house.
  • + 16
 hamncheez, you are a horrible person. Is just like eating a four course meal in front of an homeless person. Is not fair.
I grew up close to the Italian Alps but I also lived in Berlin where the highest hill is 110m and it's man made. I can feel their pain.
But now I live in North Vancouver so.... Fu#K YeaH!
  • + 1
 bout to win this with aggy's rampage run
  • + 4
 @fabdemaere Use slow motion.
  • + 0
 Get well soon WAKI! Your family and your hard work will pay off in the long run. Stick to your guns buckaroo!!!
  • + 0
 You cant forget the stella!!
  • + 0
 What should I film?! Skatepark is just a pice of shit and next Bikepark is far away and overall I don't have a DH-Bike... so sad & mad
  • + 3
 'Murica
  • + 3
 It's almost winter here in the States, I wont make it 20 seconds before my balls freeze...
  • + 2
 I was thinking about the same issue... How would I shot a 2min long line if the longest lasts like 1 min 50s... We could use the brakes a bit more then?
  • + 0
 @bikounet haha when you use the brakes a bit more, the clip will just suck too bad for GoPro Judges...
  • + 0
 Belguim is ace for track stands!
  • + 5
 WAKI...your kids deserve you and not your face in a computer all day.
  • + 1
 Looks like there is going to be some footage of me riding up the hill... I struggle to get lines over 30 seconds long without going over 2 hours away... and I only have an xc bike now... *sigh*
  • + 1
 my local highest point 30 m 100 ft. + it is sand still i make the best of it.
i went down 22 ft and i went down 15 ft 40 ft wise back in the days. want to get back on that... but sand is really bad for my bike.
these days i am Lucky.
there are urban north shore skinnies in a build project. barspins leave me with 2 scarves on both my upper arms...
  • + 1
 ))) lol Smile )) That's So True
  • + 58
 Remy will win. Hands down.
  • + 1
 agreed!
  • + 22
 Sorry guys,that will win
www.pinkbike.com/video/381070
  • + 3
 Except it's edited
  • - 28
flag enduroswag (Oct 30, 2014 at 2:16) (Below Threshold)
 No, this will win for sure:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzgxLhJtf80
  • + 14
 nah it wont win cos it is boring
  • + 9
 ok, i failed... I'm sorry!
  • + 5
 obsolete video won't win. gopro isnt partner with canon Wink
but the video itself is just winnig!
  • + 1
 @olexex sadly true,Bit im sure they have a go pro
  • + 1
 @fabdemaere my local spot here in belgium is Berlaymont, the longest lines are barely one minute..
  • + 1
 Video is edited ..it cant win
  • + 2
 The longest line in my country is white, 30 cm. and has nothing to do with bikes Frown
  • + 18
 Can we maybe hold the contest NOT during winter?
  • + 2
 seriously man, we are entering the last riding days of the season for sure
  • + 12
 STRAYA, summer year round.
  • + 4
 here in So Cal its currently a nice 81 degrees on this beautiful November 24th........................................... Winter?
  • + 2
 Doing it in the winter will make it even more mental sliding about all muddy love it
  • + 17
 I am just going to film two minutes of me hucking to flat
  • + 13
 I'd watch that.
  • + 5
 You and hucking to flat...lmao
  • + 16
 20 thousand.... wait, what?!?
  • - 3
 Semenuk and Lacondeguy have top push the limit at Joyride and Rampage for 25 thousands.
  • + 13
 OH NEAT. A MTB CONTEST IN THE DEAD OF WINTER.
  • + 7
 Actually, this maybe works to a lot of peoples advantage? Knocks out everyone that doesnt already have their super sweet, stupidly picturesque Alpine lines recorded.
  • + 3
 That made me laugh out loud
  • + 9
 Official rules say it cannot be edited, what do you mean by that? One continuous shot from one view? or can we change views of the same line?
  • + 12
 My brain processed it as a raw video straight from the camera/memory card. No nothing, just uploaded. So they can have free clips for their commercials too. But that's just what I got from it.
  • + 7
 Obviously they probably mean that they don't want you to speed up your footage too.
  • + 19
 You had to say that out loud didn't you. Now they'll know my secret.
  • + 1
 haha ok i'll keep quiet
  • + 2
 Not free if they pay out the 20gs
  • + 1
 Are you kidding me? I'm not gnarly or fast enough to come close to winning. But, that would be one expensive video if you did win.
  • + 1
 They mean an unedited run/line so no multiple camera angles. Just one raw clip of you ripping a full line. At least that's the explanation I got.
  • + 1
 uploaded just processed from one angle/camera and continuous footage. just press (upload) then press (export) and then (submit)
  • + 7
 The only problem is that an average rider will NEVER have the chance to win such a prize, just think about the legends today.(Hill, Ratboy ...)
  • + 8
 One the official rules it's stated that anyone related to GoPRO in ANY way is not eligible for the contest
  • + 5
 Dear Pinkbike,

I would like to ask a question, politely, and would appreciate a polite response since I believe it warrants an answer.

Here you are a joint partner in a contest asking people to take time, and make efforts to create media content. People will spend their time in planning their work, time carrying it out, maybe many times, before submitting it for consideration.

The same could be said of the "Photo of the Year" contest; people will spend time and effort creating shots for consideration. The deadline for submissions was mid October last year. That is three months ago.

Could I ask what has happened to all those photos submitted for consideration, because since mid there has been no movement apparently. I asked SRAM, one of the joint sponsors of the event, and their response was:

"Hi Dave, Thanks for your message. This competition was originally hosted by Pinkbike- please check in with Pinkbike for final results. Regards, SRAM USA"

Yours in anticipation..
  • + 6
 @orientdave, valid question, thanks. POY is coming in the next 3-6 weeks. Rest assured, it will happen, just a little later than previous years.
  • + 7
 Someone is going to die attempting to create this "gnarliest line" POV......
  • + 8
 An inexpensive way for them to get clips for their commercials
  • + 4
 Looks like the most recent 7 entries on the “entries” page (www.pinkbike.com/contest/gopro/entries) are all invalid and should be rejected. The contest rules at www.pinkbike.com/contest/gopro/rules specify that “To participate in this Contest, a rider ("Rider") and/or videographer ("Videographer") must film with a GoPro camera between October 30, 2014 and February 28, 2015.” The most recent 7 videos (i.e. Carson Storch, Geoff Gulevich, James Doerfling, Jeff Herbertson, Makken Haugen, Mitch Chubey, and Mitch Ropelato) appear to have all been filmed during the 2014 Redbull Rampage, a month prior to the October 30, 2014 start date for the Contest. Accordingly, they are all ineligible for the Contest.
  • + 7
 I like the idea, but good call on picking the middle of winter to make it happen. Can the POV be on skis?
  • + 5
 either Remy Metailler's burning whistler or these swiss guys from Neuchâtel with that sweetass trail...

can't decide
  • + 2
 A few things -No pro rider should be allowed to enter Added props should be given to people that live in parts of the world that don't have A bike park or World Cup corse - anything from whistler should be thrown out immediately - expand the contest date . So it's not winter in half the world
  • + 5
 No Editing? Am I seeing this correctly?

To be clear- they want one, continuous, raw footage shot? Can anyone confirm this?
  • + 3
 Is this GoPros way of saying sorry to all the investors, who mountain bike, for making their stock drop by 30% for avoiding the " lock up period" after their stocks skyrocketed following an IPO?
  • + 6
 Sam Hill's World Cup run at Meribel. Winner right there.
  • + 6
 Can I use SJ4000 cam for this contest? That's all I have.
  • + 5
 What if you don't have a Go-Pro and win?
  • + 2
 Just name your video GOPR9107 and anything will be ok Wink
  • + 4
 pretty sure ratboy's POV from Hafjell wins this, made me flinch how fast he was going
  • + 4
 Some of my best rides started with one question- is the light on? Gopro ought to ask- is your light on?
  • + 4
 Is color correction considered editing? What about people who shoot with Protune?
  • + 1
 Ok really. Totally cool concept but how are normal guys who can't back flip or three supposed to compete with a redbull or joyride line. Really?! Might as well give the 20g to a pro rider right now.
  • + 0
 WHY SUCH SHORT NOTICE!?!?!?!? Give people the WHOLE 2015 summer season to KNOW about this 20K and actively shoot footy for it. IT"S THE WINTER IN COLORADO/CANADA--there is no chance you (GOPRO) will get the submission quality that you should. Post ADS for this $20,000 PRIZE on pinkbike/vitalMTB---YALL WOULD GET WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR. AND ME THE CHANCE TO SHOOT FOOTY IN COLORADO AND WIN $20K!!!!!!!!!!!


Like this comment to the TOP so GOPRO homies can see the truth

~Dan K. (Crested Butte, Colorado)

(no big lines are ready to ride until late May/June/July/August--GIVE THE PEOPLE AN ACTUAL CHANCE)
(ALL THE GO-PRO FOOTY WILL BE RACING AT A GROOMED RESORT!! THAT IS LAME, I HAVE ACTUAL MOUNTAINS TO SHOW YALL)
  • + 4
 Yeah, he has REAL MOUNTAINS TO SHOW YOU, GUYS!

(Oh, and he's from Colorado).
  • + 2
 ctxcolor...I'll pick you up.... we can shuttle the back side of Pike's Peak... and get TOTALLY FRICKEN NUTS!!!! Two guys... two bikes.... um... we might have to find you some balls though!
  • + 2
 Don't you mean "one cup"?
  • + 1
 what?
  • + 1
 haha, one cup is a freeride term, you didn't know that dude!! haha peace
  • + 1
 eric bullshit is correct..peace
  • + 1
 anyway.... hit me up.... we'll go ride, there is a good dh run here in the springs....
  • + 2
 Two guys.... two bikes.... one cup....
  • + 1
 1 - 2 minutes of the best stuff not edited? Wow that is a long line. Good luck to all riders out there, this is a tuff one !!
  • + 3
 20k... Thats enough to buy the new demo frame!
  • + 2
 My best line .......

"I cant walk on water but I stagger on my liquor!" - MC P - HTH
..

oh wait wrong kinda line !!!
  • + 3
 Right during winter season? Nice timing...
  • + 3
 now gopro is trying to kill us along with redbull.
  • + 2
 ummmm, 25% lighting and beauty? It's mostly dark these days when you live up north
  • + 1
 So I get that it can not be edited but how do you know how long you have been filming for when your going downhill or jumping your bike?
  • + 3
 I would if I had enough to buy a gopro.....
  • + 2
 Since basically no one will win this, maby no one will participate.. i might be able to winn .. huuiiiiiii !!!
  • + 2
 I have a question can we share only 1 video or more?! Thanks
  • + 1
 What a shame I was planning on going to other planet, to make some filming Big Grin
  • + 1
 Is this a one time submission for the filmer/rider or are multiple submissions permitted?
  • - 2
 The new Sony Action Cam HDR-AS100V is out to take GoPros lunch money. I picked one up at the Sony store the other day and it's totally sick. Live view pov with GPS and image stabilization on a wrist band plus a free carrying kit with 50 bucks off for over a $150 bucks less than a GoPro4. A new hero is in town and yes I also own a GoPro.
  • - 3
 The truth hurts lol.
  • + 1
 So proud to be part of this sick commercial Smile ! Watch out for the snow downhill scenes.
  • + 2
 What's the song. That rocked!
  • + 1
 that last clip was awesome
  • + 1
 Was that a child at 1:18?
  • + 1
 i know i won't be winning
  • + 1
 @Bik3r129 we should do one on rocky peak
  • + 1
 Didn't Wyn Masters already win this?
  • + 1
 throwing your 5 grand bike on the floor after a wallride
  • + 1
 I posted a video, but I don't see it listed. Did I do something wrong?
  • + 1
 Sweet timing PB. [sarcasm]
  • + 1
 Well here in wisconsin we don't have any good runs more than a minute.
  • + 1
 Cool tire shot @hooooooov Wink
  • + 2
 I like GoPro
  • + 1
 Seriously. Does anyone know this song?
  • + 1
 boys, boys, this is all very scary
  • + 1
 how i am supposed to win with all those bastards
  • + 0
 can i film on a contour? Confused
  • + 1
 Did anyone win yet???
  • + 1
 Love this vid
  • + 1
 what’s cool
  • + 1
 Location: Planet Earth
  • + 15
 So that rules out Tippie on Mars then....
  • + 0
 Rémi métailler Will take it, his go pro videos are just perfect !
  • + 1
 $20000.............
  • + 1
 not the money!but the technical ,Terrific
  • - 1
 0:30,where adlige was that sick Trail,Most epic Thing i have seen
  • - 3
 That was a sick vid, the music was gay as aids though.
  • - 2
 BOOOOO I think I will stick with my sony action cam
  • - 2
 congrats to lacondeguy for winning ...if he participates
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