Race Run: Mick Hannah Rips Down Valparaiso

Feb 24, 2014 at 8:03
by Karl Burkat  
Views: 19,826    Faves: 29    Comments: 2



73 Comments

  • + 58
 Did he get some direction tips from Kyle Strait? Sick run, but please people - point your cameras up more!
  • + 3
 It's more the narrow field of view of the Sony camera than the angle. Dunno why they havent figured that out.
  • + 7
 It started out ok but got knocked downward during the race.
  • + 11
 I think its to get that bell tag in there
  • + 3
 use gopro for fuck sake !
  • - 4
flag maxram7 (Feb 24, 2014 at 12:17) (Below Threshold)
 Yea, I would personally go for a gopro, it's just simply amazing!
  • + 5
 Looks like it's so much more stable though, thanks to it's image stabiliser. Been making more and more edits with my GoPro and been disappointed with the unstable footage.
  • + 1
 Locoola: they don't pull the cameras up more, because then the "bell" isn't seen, the same is whit redbull, just look up on all the videos from the sponsored riders.
  • + 1
 looks like he dropped a chain or something. he was looking at the drive train a fair bit and didnt seem to be doing much pedalling
  • + 1
 I noticed that on the run where the guy wiped out last time. The Redbull logo was perfect, i think that is the reason for the bad camera angle. Same here with the perfectly placed Bell sticker.
  • + 3
 Going back to talking about Sonycam.
Yeah I noticed how much smoother the footage is, huge difference in overall quality, even if it might not shoot the highest settings vs. Gopro Black, image stabilizer just makes it so much smoother. Color settings seem bit flat as to be expected like GoPro. Also, sound quality/setting is also much much better, differentiates and separates the wind noise out fairly well while keeping the mid frequencies clean. If they incorporate more features/resolution I'm sure they'll beat out GoPro, given the time. Marketing-wise they're breaking in the scene alright.
  • + 2
 I kept lifting my head up like I could control the angle to the camera, I know how a wheel spins when rolling forward. LOL The right angle make or breaks a video and this breaks.
  • + 3
 Sometimes the image stabilization of the Sony takes all the gnarl factor out of a trail. It comes down to personal preference.
  • + 3
 It's literally cropping the image as well. Not worth it. Unless I am mistaken and it is a tiny gyro that moves the sensor in the housing... but I doubt that.
  • + 1
 The Sony is more aerodynamic than the gopro,several tests were done with both cameras and it was determined that racers were losing out on 3sec every mile traveled, the tests were undertaken in zero atmosphere environments by the worlds leading scientists, all scientists were came to the conclusion that while the gopro had a better field of view it was not worth it due to the speed lost under competition circumstances.
  • + 0
 3 seconds a mile?? I doubt that, do you have specific sources and links?
  • - 2
 Why do you doubt this? Use the search in the forum to find the discussion,thx
  • + 2
 You made the claims. Provide the sources.
  • + 3
 Not sure if its 3 Sec a mile, but definitely has an impact. I have no doubt that scientists in charge of athletic performance and efficiency have studied the effects of gopro. Look a the past winter olympics, each of those competitors have rocket scientists that are doing everything they can to reduce drag anywhere from 7% to 17%...they certainely could not, even if they wanted to wear a Flat Camera on top of their heads during a true race run.

And i own a GP but i rather be able to see what im doing rather than have the whole screen shake for 3 minutes straight like a lot of MTB videos. The FOV isnt as good, but there is obviously less distortion to begin with which gives it s better feeling imo.
  • + 1
 Absolutely correct
  • + 3
 Sounds like inabiff68 is trolling lololololololol
  • + 1
 he has the image stabilizer on which greatly reduces the fov. My action cam shoots great image but i never use the stabilizer it only ruins it
  • + 30
 He almost terminates that dog! haha
  • + 2
 it wouldn't have been pretty if he hit it!
  • + 0
 Surprised Mick didn't make a sound as he came up on that dog...F@CK !
  • + 1
 Dogs could be a factor of not winning.
  • + 1
 yeah I think that dog might have laid down a brown parcel
  • + 1
 How is it funny that someone almost hits a dog? That, kids, is a pathetic excuse for a human...
  • + 20
 Poor dogs on these events. Stupid owners..
  • - 13
flag paulo27iqa (Feb 24, 2014 at 8:20) (Below Threshold)
 they are street dogs dude... stupid country...
  • + 21
 I swear there is always a roaming dog at this race. Maybe its the same one 0_o
  • + 8
 The dogs are a classic part of the valparaiso race. It just adds to the charm of the event Smile
  • + 20
 These dogs have no owners. We should be grateful they're not poisoned or killed otherwise, as happened prior to the European football champs in the Ukraine in 2012.
  • + 14
 Stupid Canadian. Great run Mike Hannah anyway!
  • + 12
 @paulo27iqa, We will send a ship full of stray dogs to whistler to make it a little rough
  • + 1
 no entiendo porque se enojan tanto... soy chileno igual que ustedes y aqui el problema es del pais o los politicos... porque se lo toman personal? Si un pais anda preocupado de vender las semillas aborigenes a una empresa que solo quiere matar personas en vez de preocuparse de temas realmente importantes como educacion, salud, deporte... entre las muchisimas mas importantes, no creen de verdad que es una politica estupida?
  • + 5
 @paulo27iqa; si eres chileno peor todavía... como tratas a tu país de estúpido, estas generalizando. además te contradices que propones? matar a los kiltros?..
  • + 4
 @paulo27iqa andas bien perdido!!!
Country = People+ Land+Government= Us=You an Me
Government=Politician=Governor=Them
  • - 3
 las politicas chilenas son pesimas... y jamas propondria eliminar a los perros... porque deduces cosas que no existen? creeo que lees de mas...
  • + 16
 That escalated quickly...
  • + 3
 its like in nintendo paperboy hahaha
  • + 8
 So. Much. Sketch. Seriously, anyone encountering that much sketch in a single SEASON deserves props, but these guys seeing it in one race, over and over again throughout a series? Wow, just wow… The staircase from 00:43-00:55, which is approximately 781mm wide with a rail on the right to catch one's 780mm bars, at that speed? That is the stuff of nightmares right there :O
  • + 2
 yeah much sketch indeed !! espacialy at 1:30... that corner... sooo close to absolute disaster
  • + 1
 Haha, right?!
  • + 9
 Look up dammit! LOOK UP!
  • + 34
 I found myself actually lifting my own head constantly during the video to try and get a better angle hahahah
  • + 7
 We wanna Cesar Millan in Valparaiso to train that killer dogs....
  • + 6
 There's a people gap! I want to do a people gap in a race!
  • + 1
 I have this camera and all i can say is they really shouldn't have used the steadyshot function because it reduces the fov to 120 and makes the shot look like crap. Should have shot regular 170 fov
  • + 2
 This is the type of race I wouldn't want to participate in, scary as shit and huge consequences for failure, but fun to watch.
  • + 3
 it almost looks like dogs are just normal obstacles in city downhills, just like roots and rocks in other races Big Grin
  • + 3
 at the end of the video i realised my head was totally bend to the back.... it didn't help though...
  • + 3
 I am a director and I say reset the camera angle and repeat the scene untill satisfied.
  • + 3
 Wicked ride, i would so love to give this a go... takes balls! big hairy man balls!
  • + 4
 The course looks like a lot of fun. But at race speed? count me out! lol
  • + 1
 What is his camera mounted on? A gimbal or something? The footage is so smooth and you can see his visor chattering around.
  • + 1
 I believe that's Sony's 'steady shot' technology where the camera actually takes a larger view and then has a floating 'window' to steady the shot. Cool effect nonetheless.
  • + 2
 That is Chile, YEahhh baby.. long live to DH.
  • + 2
 Haha the dog is the thumbnail on pinkbike main menu!!
  • + 2
 The new sony cams are looking really good!
  • + 6
 The new sony cams are looking good, the footage, not so much
  • + 4
 I was thinking exactly the opposite haha, need more FOV too..
  • + 1
 at 2:00 theres a guy running like "OH SHOOT I LEFT THE OVEN ON"
  • + 1
 Sony actually looks pretty good
  • + 1
 is a f*cking isle of man in the world of bicycles
  • + 1
 Mik got 4th. Top effort.
  • + 1
 good bit of spank plugging :p
  • + 1
 WOW! Not for the faint of heart...
  • + 1
 Sony pisses on gopro.
  • + 1
 yeah, thats the only thing left, coz there is no way to beat them
  • + 1
 Smooth run...
  • + 0
 How big is that crowd?
  • + 18
 42.

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