Video: Getting Rowdy on Fresh Cut Trails

Jan 7, 2019 at 6:45
by Jack Slade  
Views: 13,805    Faves: 9    Comments: 2


Rob and I headed out to our local hill after a conversation about how well he’s clicked with this bike. A freshly cut track and dry spell of weather made for perfect conditions to get rowdy on the new Enduro bike.

@ns_bikesco @rob_williamsmtb @jsld_____


81 Comments

  • + 66
 Im glad it was sped up, it was over quicker!
  • + 29
 Benny Hill would be proud!!
  • + 2
 Ha ha ha!!!!!! Excellent!!!
  • + 24
 Whas this spedup?
  • + 2
 Nope! Speeding up footage sort of defeats the point of filming, but I'm sure Rob will be stoked with everyone's compliments!
  • + 6
 Mmmm I wondered if the playback is somehow jittery, but it does look sped up at times
  • + 14
 @Sladey: Just post up some uncut, no music footage with the original sound and then we can all cast our opinions. The guy is a great rider for sure but my current opinion is sped up.
  • + 1
 @Snowytrail: where should i post it?
  • + 12
 I think Its more to do with how it was filmed, as opposed to how it was edited which makes it appear "sped up".

The critique is strong on PB!
  • + 2
 Agreed. Just looks like it was framed close to the rider.
  • + 3
 @thebillyj: yep! Close frame,50 frames p/s, short cut shots????????‍♂️
  • + 3
 I was doubtful watching it on phone, a second look on pc looks way more normal!
  • + 8
 I love all the speed police bull shit, lie down kids, rob can ride a bike and he leaves the taps wideopen, and jacks to lazy to speed it up. Just accept rob is a faster than you
  • + 3
 YOU KNOWS IT BRUV
  • + 11
 Sped up footage = Dead chat
  • + 6
 Pinned!!! if you think the footage is sped up you should try riding with Rob before you comment
The guy is fully committed and fast as hell, see it first hand every weekend
Ignore the haters pal, jealousy is a cruel mistress ✊✊✊
  • + 6
 Stoked with the edit thanks Jack we know it’s legit, so does anybody who knows me, some of these comments are brilliant ???? ripples on shirt ????????????
  • + 0
 Apologies must be a trick of the way it was filmed. Rapid he is . Damn straight...
  • + 12
 Come on people...two separate issues here, he is definitely riding fast, right on robertwilliams195, love seeing the fresh cutness.

However, the comments about speed are legit because the footage is clearly not running at the 50fps it was shot at. I would NOT suggest any speeding up happened on purpose...but perhaps there was an issue with exporting or rendering that footage into a different timeline? Whoever edited it should check and double check their workflow.

I work with footage a lot and anyone with an eye for it can tell this does not look right. Some shots line up, or seem to, but majority seems to be sped up. This to me does not mean some sort of trickery or someone trying to LOOK fast that is not. I think rather it is probably a random issue in editing or encoding that came up and got missed.

STOP being so dramatic everyone.
  • - 2
 @JonathanAarssen: I’ve had footage look faster after it came out of iMovie compared to when I put it in. It wasn’t actually any faster, as the length of the footage was exactly the same, but it did appear faster. The frame rate changed, and things appeared more jerky than smooth
  • + 4
 @robertwilliams195 Don't know you but if these are your results you are legit.
www.rootsandrain.com/rider45/robert-williams-elt/results
  • + 1
 @kleinblake: Exactly, this sort of thing happens all the time with editing programs that are either too streamlined or have a million options for rendering and export.
  • + 7
 Local lads, local track
Just doing what he does!!

No camera trickery.... just pure class ✊????
  • + 7
 The way his arms react to bumps indicate this is sped up, not hate it's still a cool video, but this is definitely sped up
  • + 8
 Pretty sure he's just going real fast guys.
  • + 3
 Looks legit to me. I think it's partly audible illusion that's causing the video to appear sped up, our brains are trying to match the footage with the beat of the music (which is very fast). Anyway, a fast rider on a trail they know well will always appear to be going ridiculously quick, because they are. They can ride intuitively rather than reactively. There are plenty of vids I've seen over the years of pros riding their local trails and they always seem to be hanging it out more than when they're racing because they're more relaxed with less at stake and in familiar territory. Anyway, there's my two cents Smile
  • + 4
 Rather than all this tech talk rubbish, its just a dude having fun on his bike.. isnt that why we all started riding...sped up or not it looks mint to me and hes a sponsored and supported athlete for a reason
  • + 6
 There’s no way this is sped up. Take a look at Rob’s other vids - all pinned and all different film makers.
  • + 4
 Was sat next to jack while he was editing this, 100% not sped up, ride with rob and when he leaves you behind I’d love to hear what ya got to say then
  • + 2
 Having ridden with Rob on many occasions I can assure everyone this not sped up the guy is super fast and smooth, and would never try to mislead people with his speed. Keep it up Rob love watching your edits dude. ✊️✊️
  • + 5
 Was this shot in 10 fps to make it look faster? I generally don't post negative comments, but this was tough to watch.
  • + 3
 So what most people don't know here is that Rob is only 4ft7 tall. He is going normal speed but cos hes so small it looks sped up. Crazy how big those 26" wheels look on him too.
#Small people ride bikes too.
#dwarfpower
  • + 4
 I love how every time Rob Williams posts a new video, all the PB comments are about it being sped up! Big Grin
  • - 12
flag eriknasby (Jan 13, 2019 at 11:42) (Below Threshold)
 Because parts of it are. Either way, this guy is not special...
  • + 5
 Watching this sped up actually makes it less enjoyable
  • + 2
 not really seeing why people think this is sped up.. sick little edit.....and @pigman65 it probably is and advert but so what? why do you think we get these videos.... what the hell is wrong with people...
  • + 4
 @rob_williamsmtb your a beast!!! Sick stuff!!????
  • + 2
 Something must be wrong with the encoding because it looks totally normal on my phone but it looks super sped up (like using 30fps footage on a 24fps screen) on my computer.
  • + 3
 Whoever was responsible for this ending up on the homepage needs to go home and rethink their life.
  • + 1
 Do you even ride bro?
  • + 1
 @Boofa: yes mate lots. you?
  • + 2
 @its-joe: occasionally, look us up if your around South Wales, myself and rob will show you around, would change your negative vibes I'm sure
  • + 0
 @Boofa: That would be rad. There aren't any negative vibes here, and I'm sure good times were had making this edit. It's just that it's not really pinkbike homepage material in my opinion. Maybe my comment came off more harsh than I intended. I will be less hasty in the future.
  • + 2
 @its-joe: I don’t think you’re golden valley material butt
  • + 1
 @robertwilliams195: I don't think you have a clue. I also think you need to keep your ego in check, otherwise you'll end up making yourself look stupid.
  • + 2
 I don’t really get you’re comments me and Jack worked super hard on this, saying someone should re evaluate their life for posting is great.
  • + 2
 @its-joe: hahahah, now now, im sure we can settle this with a race
  • + 2
 @its-joe: hahahaha hes having banter mate its no ego! Your the one making the depressimg comment in the first place. Lighten up go ride your bike
  • + 4
 Fair play some top riding again on a difficult trail, well done Rob.
  • + 1
 All the doubters, come & ride these trails & try and keep up with rob???? I’m telling ya, it’s not possible this boy is quick. Sick edit Slade boy & rob nice riding boss ????
  • + 3
 What's not to like ?
Class rider , nice bike, fresh trail and a eye catching edit !
  • + 2
 Didn't look sped up to me, he's clearly just shit hot on a bike. I've not seen this guy ride before, he seems to be one to look out for.
  • + 2
 I think we need the speed police to weigh in....

www.instagram.com/speed.police
  • + 0
 Those goobers make shit up
  • + 2
 Its 1000000% NOT sped up!! Seen this guy ride and he is fast. Sick video guys big up, sick riding Rob and sick trail.
  • + 3
 Dude has some gas ????????
  • + 1
 After reading the comments do I watch or not?I shall return with my stinky opinion.
  • + 3
 Crap.
  • + 2
 Can we see the "new" bike?
  • + 0
 29ers don't look fast on this type of trail unless you speed up the video. Weird fast techno music doesn't help. I like the fresh cut trail though, looks fun.
  • - 2
 When he is in the air, he appears to fall to earth with much more acceleration than 9.8 m/s^2. The data are there on the film (one can estimate maximum amplitude and time to descend). The results would be conclusive and I think they would confirm the opinion of the haters. However, I have better things to do than that calculation (like go for a ride).
  • + 4
 Please enlighten me on how you can get an exact calculation from an estimation?
???????????????????????????? I done numbers in school me
  • + 2
 Clearly sped up Lameness.
  • + 1
 That is the thing I like about e-bikes as it is defiantly speeded up?
  • - 2
 I love the idea of getting rowdy. Even better to speed it up but I am old and get scared so just keep it fast and smooth. Makes me look slow. I am sure I am not going slow... haha... oh pants... I am, aren't I Frown
  • + 2
 Rowdiness enhanced.
  • - 3
 When editing sound make sure you lower them Db's , it way too high for that silly stock music you got pounding in our ears. It scared my dog and he knocked over my bike. Boo hoo.
  • + 2
 Think you're just old mate.
  • + 2
 @SupraKZ: I think you're confused, old is hard of hearing. Mate.
  • + 1
 @Bobscottnyc: If it's too loud, you're too old!
  • + 1
 is this up machen?
  • + 1
 HI NRG
  • - 1
 The comments have more action than the video!
  • - 1
 So was this Rob getting out on his bike , or an advert for NS ?
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