Island of Contrasts with Amir Kabbani - Video

Dec 15, 2016 at 23:42
by Fabio Schäfer  

Madeira - 'The Island of flowers' was never on my radar until my girlfriend convinced me to celebrate both our birthdays there together. I was expecting some cozy days off in a great environment, but this Island has so much more to offer then I had expected. Immediately I was blown away by the views and the diversity of the vegetation. I knew I had to come back to capture this beauty and the contrasts of this place. So once I got home I immediately put together a rough plan. Shortly thereafter I got my buddies from Motion Media on board, boxed the trail bike and returned to the island in time for September. However, a few weeks before we got there giant fires hit the Island. This made us worry about how it might impact on our plans. In the end I think it just helped underline how intense this place is.

Island of Contrasts with Amir Kabbani - Video

Island of Contrasts with Amir Kabbani - Video

Island of Contrasts with Amir Kabbani - Video

Island of Contrasts with Amir Kabbani - Video

The week we spent there was definitely one of those trips you won't forget in a hurry. Climbing back up the hill for another run wasn't a problem at all as we simply couldn't get enough of this Island.

To publish the video without music wasn't quite the plan. But once we saw the video come together we knew it would better convey how it was from our perspective.

Island of Contrasts with Amir Kabbani - Video

Island of Contrasts with Amir Kabbani - Video

Island of Contrasts with Amir Kabbani - Video

Island of Contrasts with Amir Kabbani - Video

Island of Contrasts with Amir Kabbani - Video

If watching the video made you want go to Madeira feel free to contact Jérémy Frotey from Bikulture. He's the no. 1 contact person for any kind of requests on this Island.

–Amir Kabbani

Amir Kabbani
facebook.com/amirkabbanifanpage
nstagram.com/amir_kabbani/
www.amirkabbani.com

Filmed and realised by: Motion Media Films
motionmediafilms.de


MENTIONS: @derholdehirte



76 Comments

  • + 26
 Amazing riding and cinematography, but more than anything the sound design took it over the edge. Great vid.
  • + 22
 1. This gives Ratboy's Fiat 124 Madeira edit a run for it's money!

2. I wasted my life - don't be like me.

3. It's Beer:30
  • + 2
 Amir´s videos are soooooo cooollll!!! Guy has so much style, please more of these!!!! Please
  • + 14
 I was really upset when it stopped playing, should of been at least 30 minutes longer.
  • + 11
 The Amway cult is sponsoring bike videos now?
  • + 10
 seems like a stretch to sell Amway sports drinks via extreme mountain biking. I hope he get's paid in $, not executive diamond club training...
  • + 7
 Don't worry, he didn't actually drink it, I'm sure it was a prop. Was probably full of something better like clam juice.
  • + 4
 i was all "this sweet edit!" then i was all "wait isn't XS amway.... this is lame"
  • + 1
 If Amway are paying for films like that, bring it, they obviously have the budget fair play ! If Amway want to make an energy drink film here in the UK, i'll take the call. The edit was rad and if energy was the message, then they hit the nail on the head. Really great film making and riding
  • + 1
 DREAM
  • + 8
 woaw woaw so rad !!! unreal scenery ... and that wavy manual to end the video
  • + 2
 This place has been on my next-place-to-go travel destination for a while and this made it definite! Then if he could show me how to get to the next level of "in a video game" riding I'd be set. This guy is rad! Smile
And I love how he shows the capability of a trail bike...good endorsement for GT bike quality
  • + 4
 That was a amazing advertisement, made me actually want to buy the product, rather than a general annoyance.
  • + 0
 XS tastes pretty good ! little pricey tho
  • + 4
 NEVER a boring video with Kabbani! Seriously, i've never seen a single edit featuring him which was not absolutely mint!
  • + 5
 Well, that was awesome! Holy cow... what a gem! Those manuals...
  • + 5
 awesome, so real!
  • + 4
 That hub combined with his breathing sounded like a horror movie to me.
  • + 4
 I put +1 instead of -1 my mistake
  • + 3
 Matt Jones' video and now this. These 12 days of Christmas are kick ass so far!
  • + 3
 FKN EPIC!! so beaut nature there. definitely must visit... but... drink from AMway??? NO thx!
  • + 4
 This video gives me the chills. Its VOY worthy.
  • + 4
 give that man a full face
  • + 3
 Wow that was fvckin' killer.
  • + 4
 Elliot Jackson...
  • + 4
 Beautiful vid!
  • + 1
 Was I the only one waiting for a narrating voice like on the discovery channel with those sound effects and slow mo close ups? Haha... quality production!
  • + 4
 Awesome
  • + 3
 macht Bock auf Radfahren, Amir, geil gemacht!
  • + 2
 That was really, really good. So many quick, subtle edits that brought this over the top. Well done!
  • + 1
 If that energy drink makes me ride like that I am buying a whole box,that was so cool didn't expect it to be so good,well done guys...
  • + 3
 OMG, the landscapes, the scenery, the trails, the manuals! :O
  • + 3
 Great! This guy knows what to do with a bike
  • + 2
 Wicked video like, went out there few years back with another company freeride madera and was wicked
  • + 2
 Screw this x-mas-family-holiday-shit soon to be; I am leaving for Madeira!
  • + 1
 Best video I have seen in a while. Landscape, riding, cinematography- all top notch.
  • + 1
 Madeira - now also on list!

Be interesting to know best time of year to ride there?
  • + 1
 March to October is best,but you can ride year round. The South part of the island gets less than 1/3 of the rain in the North.
  • + 1
 Great great great video and work Amir ! Smile
  • + 1
 Absolutely amazing shots.Amir has pretty cool style! WOW
  • + 1
 Go on, how much did this edit cost?

Bloody brilliant.
  • + 1
 Brilliant .And they make good cakes.
  • + 1
 Great vid that. Audio and visuals all on point!
  • + 1
 I thought he was going to go all Danny macaskill and jump into the ocean
  • - 1
 Why do we need to hear heavy breathing in all these edits?
Also, what a d-bag stealing some stranger’s drink!

Great edit otherwise.
  • + 2
 Nice street pumpline!
  • + 1
 nice!
  • + 2
 8th picture, holy crap!
  • + 1
 Yeah beautiful movie! very nice
  • + 1
 Madeira!!!!!
  • + 1
 dude got skills!
  • + 1
 super sick
  • + 1
 Awesome!
  • + 1
 This dude can SHRED!!
  • + 1
 @verastewart444: once again f*ck you you dirty internet spamming troll big sincere f*ck YOU!!!
  • + 1
 @sellcrackcocainetofundhobby: (1) "nearly new" is not the same as new; (2) the account has been suspended; (3) peace.
  • + 1
 @truffy: thanks and sorry for language hate spammers especially on pink bike. And nearly new lmao, didnt read that first time ha haa
  • + 1
 @sellcrackcocainetofundhobby: Yeah, like Naomi Campbell, I don't even get out of bed for the kind of money that would only buy a "nearly new" Volvo! Big Grin
  • + 1
 Sweet video. Drink water
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