Video: Colorado Freeride Fest Course Night Shoot

Oct 22, 2015 at 15:25
by DJ Brandt  
Views: 13,423    Faves: 131    Comments: 9

How the night shoot came to be:
After the Colorado Freeride Festival ended I figured the course would be torn down the next day like always. The thought to film on it didn’t even cross my mind figuring it wasn’t even an option. A couple weeks after CFF I came back to Winterpark to ride some downhill and noticed the course was still standing. The first thing that popped into my mind was why have we not filmed this? I went and talked to the team manager asking if I could shoot it and he said he would find out for me asap.

I took a lap, got to the bottom and with a sweet grin on his face said “ how about we shoot it at night?”. I was stoked! "Let’s do it man!" We booked some sweet construction lights for a week later and went to work getting everything prepared. We managed to pull the whole thing together with the sickest film crew and photographer in Colorado.

We definitely had some hiccups on the shoot night though. I slammed pretty hard on only the second feature in, battled rain and snapped my chain around midnight with no shops open. I had to borrow a chain off of a fixie in the village, and had a close call almost sliding off the step up feature because of moisture. I had never flipped a step down, much less a fair sized one with limited visibility and I could not see my pedals at all on the flip whip, ha ha. The shoot was pretty YOLO, but was such an amazing opportunity. I am SO stoked that we could pull it off in one night even though we had a fair bit going against us!

HUGE shout to the Trail crew and Patrol for coming out way past bed time to help make this happen. I am super grateful for having gotten to work with Winterpark this season and hope to have another sick year with them, thanks boys!

(I know someone is going to bring up skipping the last jump. The reason being it was 2 AM, condensation was building up on the ramps and I wasn’t going to do much different than I had done on the first straight jump.)

- DJ Brandt

MENTIONS @ColoradoFreerideFestival / @peddlepusher15 / @mongoosebikes / @vpcomponents / @winterparkresort / @FiveTen


  • 14 1
 Haha at 1:59 it looked like the guy was just chillin' in the middle of the bridge!
  • 7 0
 Nice work boys! Stoked to see some unique content coming from the Colorado Freeride Fest slope course.
  • 8 0
 Such a good edit.
  • 1 1
  • 2 0
 It's at the end of the video.
  • 7 1
 Wasn't expecting a slope edit by the title but still cool
  • 2 0
 you would just have to know what freeride fest is but ya there no freeride there haha
  • 3 0
 I wonder why the sudden influx of night riding videos? Definitely not complaining, though!
  • 2 0
 I walked that course and that step down being the first step down he has ever flipped and at night is ridiculous, very impressive. nice edit
  • 3 0
 Had to borrow a chain off a fixie... haha. Someone was late to work the next day. Bus time.
  • 2 0
 Haha for real though...
  • 1 1
 Comp went well but the Festival as a whole was shyet this year. So few vendors showed up. I can only speculate but it might just have been the timing of the event and other events like EWS and WH DH races going on around the same time. Hope next year there is a better turn out from the industry but I'll check the race schedules before i decide to make a weekend of it.
  • 2 0
 his backflips are so sexy... DAMMIT I WANT TO BE ABLE TO RIDE WITH HIS STYLE
  • 2 0
 Super chill, Super riding, Cant beat it.
  • 1 0
 Now I know why I saw lights up there when I got home from work one night forgot about it until I saw this
  • 1 0
 Slopestyle is not my thing really, but i gotta say, this vid was super stylish, kept me hooked till the end, top job guys!
  • 1 0
 honestly such a rad edit! i couldn't imagine something as scary as a flip whip in the dark! props!!
  • 1 0
 Yeah, nice one @peddlepusher15 ! Sweet riding... So stoked...
  • 1 0
 NIGHT its insane boys don't know limits!
  • 1 0
 I love it too when they leave some crashes in. Nice work fellas!!
  • 1 0
 "the shoot was pretty YOLO..."
  • 1 1

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