Video: Getting Buck Wild on Alpe d'Huez's Moon Dust

Jul 26, 2018 at 5:20
by Nukeproof  
Views: 7,577    Faves: 8    Comments: 1


Sam has been riding with Jackson Davis for a few years as a fellow Perth local. Like most riders, Jackson has grown up looking up to Sam. But, unlike most, hr got to know and ride with him through Jackson’s dad (ex Australian Olympic track cyclist Tony Davis) who was Sam’s old fitness coach.

Now a ripe old age of 22, Jackson Davis has not taken the same race focused path, but managed to continue his passion and keep travelling. Living a semi-nomadic lifestyle, splitting time between the North and Sothern Hemisphere, ultimately following the Crankworx World Tour. He’s not alone though living on the road with the infamous Vanzacs crew. For Nukeproof, Jackson has brought a different approach to riding away from our race athletes and this year becoming one of the beautiful faces of Nukeproof’s new ride wear line.

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Jackson and Sam at last years Megavalanche

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After a Southern Hemisphere summer living and labouring in Queenstown, New Zealand, the whole crew headed to the Northern Hemisphere summer travelling Europe in true Vanzacs style. For Nukeproof it’s been awesome to see Jackson and Luke Cryer represent Nukeproof’s new ride wear line on the world stage at Crankworx. After racing and whipping his way through Crankworx Les Gets and Innsbruck, Nukeproof caught up with Jacko at the Megavalanche.

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Embarking on a modelling career

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Racing in the slalom at Les Gets

Returning for a second year, this time bringing 3 vans worth of Vanzacs and the 50to01 crew for a prime week in Alp D’Huez’s. After the Mega the Vanzacs rolled out to Les Deux Alps for a few days learning how to ski, followed by taking on the trails in La Thuile for the Enduro World Series (Jackson firstly survived and finished a credible 123rd).

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Jackson going full enduro for 2 days

As an advocate of 'try anything once', you know it’s going to be a good days filming when you walk straight out the lift and Jackson heads straight to a pile of melting snow, “shall we start by sending this?” Watch the video for the result.

Check out Jackson on Social media at @JacksonDavis

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Edit Filmed by TRAXX Media


16 Comments

  • + 15
 Is he Sams secret child? looks exactly like him
  • + 10
 Nah - his mouth actually moves when he smiles...
  • + 5
 It's those monster eyebrows they share.
  • + 9
 I saw this on my phone but wanted to watch it on a bigger screen, so I searched for videos "getting buck wild".

I think I'll have to use the full title... later.
  • + 3
 Definitely on my riding bucket list. Mind boggling amount of terrain, would love to ski it also.
  • + 1
 You go through every climate practically, Rode this race a few years ago. Ha, the year I was there, they had the most snow they've had in 10 years. You could mountain bike OR ski. Fascinating dynamic.
  • + 2
 Mini Sam Hill
  • + 1
 They look similar in size to me
  • + 2
 Also flats!
  • + 1
 Is it just me or does this guy have really short arms?
  • + 1
 I'm not sure
  • + 1
 What tyres is he running?
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 Maxxis High Roller
  • + 1
 So sick
  • + 1
 That weather.
  • + 1
 Sickkkkk

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