Pinkbike Video of the Year Finalists - First 16

Mar 22, 2012 at 0:54
by Karl Burkat  



Our video servers have been working overtime with the massive amount of video views happening with the contest in full swing. Have you voted yet? Help pick the winner of the ridiculously amazing prizes out there to be won.

Not only bragging rights up for grabs, there is over $40,000 in prizing from our sponsors; Shimano, Trek, Evoc, Pro, Contour, CLIF Bar , Summer Gravity Camps, Whistler Bike Park and Strength in Numbers. See the prize pool here

The videos were judged by a panel led by the Anthill Films crew, Coastal Crew, Aaron Larocque and Nic Genovese. The criteria for a video entered was:
- No movie teasers
- No commercial videos
- Sub 8.5 minutes in length
- No videos by judges
- Uploaded between Jan 1, 2011 - Jan 31, 2012
- Min 20,000 views on Pinkbike

The 32 videos selected were then randomly paired up, here are the first 16 all in one place to check out. And make sure to check out the bracket page




Match Up #1

Tom van Steenbergen/Jeremy Weiss - filmed by Harrison Mendel

Views: 45,869    Faves: 834    Comments: 57



vs


Matt Beer 2011 Video - filmed by Vincent Allard

Views: 83,721    Faves: 1,415    Comments: 122



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Match Up #2

Into Thin Air - filmed by Sebastian Doerk

Views: 72,994    Faves: 1,215    Comments: 114



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David McMillan's 2011 Bio - filmed by Ty Bowmaker

Views: 56,026    Faves: 1,192    Comments: 97



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Match Up #3

We're Back - filmed by Michael Goldstein

Views: 54,618    Faves: 1,317    Comments: 129



vs


Green River: Geoff Gulevich - filmed by Ross Measures

Views: 90,904    Faves: 1,265    Comments: 86



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Match Up #4

DAYS OF OUR LIVES - EPISODE ONE - RYAN NANGLE - filmed by Dmitri Shushuyev

Views: 40,277    Faves: 955    Comments: 74



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peoplegrapher. Awesome day in the life - Amir Kabbani - filmed by Lukas Tielke

Views: 59,001    Faves: 1,414    Comments: 156



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Match Up #5

Silvia at Sun Peaks Bike Park - Matt Miles - filmed by Karl Heldt and Matt Myles

Views: 345,135    Faves: 5,807    Comments: 271


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"Austrias Sickest" feat. Niki Leitner & Clemens "Biz" Kaudela - filmed by Fabian Kluhs

Views: 38,121    Faves: 1,076    Comments: 84



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Match Up #6

Freeride's Dead - filmed by David Peacock

Views: 85,526    Faves: 2,188    Comments: 140



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Off Season Project - filmed by Fault Line TV

Views: 45,559    Faves: 961    Comments: 109



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Match Up #7

Click it - Episode II - filmed by Andi Wittmann

Views: 43,174    Faves: 1,142    Comments: 137



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Zugspitze-X - filmed by Colin Stewart

Views: 45,007    Faves: 480    Comments: 74



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Match Up #8

Fall Trails. - filmed by Cole Fulton

Views: 29,794    Faves: 701    Comments: 66



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Summer of Summit Ep. 5 - Chris Kovarik - filmed by Dylan Forbes

Views: 167,253    Faves: 2,518    Comments: 183



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Now that you've check out the goods, make sure to check out the bracket page and vote!



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53 Comments

  • + 17
 I HONESTLY AM TRYING MY DAMNDEST BUT I CANT CHOOSE!!!! Seriously, I watch both videos and I'm like "which showcased the riding best... which had the best music/sound editing... which had the neatest shots/features..." and then I'm like "I CAN'T DECIDE I WANT THEM BOTH TO WIN SH*T!!!!" hahaha... anyone else having this problem?!
  • + 1
 Time to get ruthless! I thought they were pretty well matched up overall making it even harder to choose, so many times watching the first video thinking "yeah I'll probably vote for this one" and then....makes me wish there was a skip and leave it to the others button. I feel bad.
  • + 1
 yeah dude i watch the first video and I'm like "hell yeah that video was sick, there is no way the second video can beat that" and than i watch the second video and I'm just like shit now this is a tough decision!!!
  • + 2
 i think it would be better if we could rate the vids in a 1-5 scale, and not only choose one of them
  • + 14
 Nico Turner should be up there!
  • + 3
 your not wrong there, just which edit would it be?
  • + 5
 Being Free
  • + 1
 I agree
  • + 1
 Agree
  • + 3
 the josh lane one
  • + 1
 Being free doesn't fit the criteria. So Josh lane section of being free it has to be!
  • + 1
 Yeah i just meant a section of being free not the entire thing, so probably Josh Lane.
  • + 6
 chris kovarik.
  • + 10
 Best entertainment is free entertainment! Thanks PB!
  • + 5
 Freeride is Dead FTW. So funny. "3 minutes and 10 seconds?! Are you kidding me Hopkins? What is this, amateur hour?". LOL.

The riding in the Kovarik video is RE-DONK-U-LUS. All that bad ass drifting. Just too bad about the edit and music choice. Just didn't work for me.
  • + 8
 but seriusly i hope that silvia wins
  • + 1
 Yeah man silvias video is sick i watch it every day and it still gets me stoked
  • + 1
 ture dat but I think the "Matt Miles in The Fall" edit is their best one.
  • + 3
 Sad not to see Matt Macduff's video not up there. That said, all these videos were ridiculous so it's not like they don't deserve it. Congratulations to all who made it through!
  • + 4
 This isn't the results of the first elimination, it's just the first half of the round of 32 video matchups.
  • + 1
 Haha brainfart. Thanks for letting me know I feel a lot better now
  • + 2
 chris kovarik is the most stylish agressive rider out on those videos......

the rest is too much THE SAME... flow riding, some skids and 90% of slow-mo stuff.....


kovarik just destroys everything infront!
  • + 1
 Kovarik FTW. I can just keep watching that one over and over again. It helps that the music isn't the same old boring shite on everything else. Kovarik + Lamb of God = Awesome vid.
  • + 2
 Kovariks riding just makes the video look good, but reminds me too much of an old school skateboarding video I'm liking silvia though, they have some of the sweetest videos on the site
  • + 4
 `EFFORT watching and voting on all these matches!
  • + 1
 In South Africa the internet is to slow to watch everything. I have to wait a hour if i want to watch 1 full video. I'l stil vote for whichever has the coolest coverphoto.(if they can load fast enough)
  • + 4
 Kovarik FTW
  • + 2
 go mac-n-cheese duff.... whooo Smile
  • + 2
 silvia cause its just sick or david mcmillian. hes only 17!!!
  • + 1
 Only Aussie's in the nominee's too, both rider and filmer.
  • + 1
 Nothing from larock?

Pretty surprised, I thought dude killed it last year.
  • + 3
 Read the top of the page, he's a judge, rules show he's not allowed in the contest, but his videos are un-freaking-real
  • + 2
 Wtf where is builders vs loggers ????"!!!!
  • + 1
 this is like march madness i like it
  • + 2
 kovarik got my vote here
  • + 1
 ditto
  • + 1
 This is gonna be a fun day at work!
  • + 0
 i think into thin air was just truly epic sick riding goood music great story and fantastically put together and edited
  • + 1
 SILVIA FTW! Salute
  • + 0
 Ahh they're all so good! Don't know who to vote for!
  • + 0
 Peoplegrapgher all day every day!
  • + 1
 Can I vote for everyone
  • + 0
 you have a video mislabeled as "Matt Beer 2011"
  • + 0
 mostly it very hard to choose the bether video. btw awsome prizes
  • + 0
 5 & 8
  • + 0
 Dave Mcmillain Bio!!!
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