MUST WATCH: Brandon Semenuk & R-Dog in 'Parallel'

Jun 3, 2019 at 13:42
by Red Bull Bike  


Video by: Revel Co.

To check out a photo gallery from the project, head to redbull.ca/parallel.


MENTIONS: @redbullbike / @revelco



187 Comments

  • + 235
 unreal
  • + 132
 Not 2 bad
  • + 86
 but where does this trail end?
  • + 22
 The double down on these is real
  • + 40
 Nothings left but dust and bones
  • + 75
 These puns are finding strength in numbers.
  • + 26
 semenuk is definitely flying high again
  • + 11
 @brycemtb: Those hips dont lie
  • + 21
 The Moment you realize just how sick these guys are.
  • + 24
 @CalvR: OK boys, these puns are pretty disorderly.
  • + 18
 edits like this get me stoked, thankfully bike Season is underway
  • + 18
 I’d take a gamble and say that they shred
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flag scott-townes (Jun 4, 2019 at 9:51) (Below Threshold)
 People are really doubling down on this pun trend.
  • + 27
 semenuk has really kranked it up for this edit
  • + 10
 @scott-townes: to give you a Synopsis, that pun was already used.
  • - 37
flag RedBurn (Jun 4, 2019 at 10:26) (Below Threshold)
 Will you follow me on Instagram ?
  • + 5
 I love this pun seasons
  • + 28
 that's the style you develop after a life behind bars
  • - 6
flag BenPea (Jun 4, 2019 at 10:58) (Below Threshold)
 Double the Van Dammage.
  • - 9
flag martinschmid (Jun 4, 2019 at 11:40) (Below Threshold)
 @Cricri68: and where does it start ?
  • - 6
flag endlessblockades (Jun 4, 2019 at 11:41) (Below Threshold)
 Deathgroup
  • + 20
 Where on earthed do you guys find the inspiration for all these?
  • + 11
 @jenksy: upon Arrival to the pinkbike comment threads
  • + 19
 Tried to think of a clever pun, but nothing Sprung to mind
  • + 17
 An impressive and Collective effort.
  • + 16
 Some rad company
  • + 10
 all these puns are just life cycles.
  • + 1
 @scott-townes: I'm Down with it
  • + 1
 Meh... I Fucking Hate That.
  • + 2
 We need more of this !
  • + 1
 I coulda been this could but took up chainspotting instead.
  • + 1
 This is a real rampage in this comment section
  • + 8
 Perfect video to fill the Three Minute Gaps in my day.
  • + 7
 I Revel in all this punning
  • + 0
 They definitely aim for the stars with this one...
  • + 4
 I didn't have to Roam far to find this thread.
  • + 2
 @pedrosalas7: People thinking up these puns should be Barred For Life.
  • - 1
 Those two dudes are master of dirt
  • + 2
 Filming this must have been R-duous. A Sem-inal achievement.
  • + 1
 I could've also said Follow Me, but the edit would be nothing like this.
  • + 4
 Came for the riding, stayed for the puns
  • + 3
 Puns are the reason why we keep ROAMing pinkbike comment section.
  • + 3
 watching these guys is never enough
  • + 1
 This video shows that the Search for the Holy Trail is complete
  • + 2
 @royalc19: my opinion is in Parallel with yours, as i think are many others
  • + 90
 Kinda reminds me of that classic Coastal Crew edit from way back when. Also we need more r-dog edits
  • + 10
 Yes, and yes.
  • + 5
 I was expecting Love Grenades - Young Lovers in the sound track Wink Classic!
  • + 1
 Agreed
  • + 1
 Yeah dude!
  • + 2
 the vid that got me into mountain biking.
  • + 51
 I was going to complain that it was too short, but I just keep watching it over and over again and it's just as good every time.
  • + 26
 May not be the most technically challenging riding video I’ve seen, but it is one of the most exhilarating ones for sure. It’s as close as it gets to feeling like you are riding with Semenuk and R Dog. Love this video, and makes me want to hit the trail, and sadly ride at 1/10 of the speed and not at all like these guys.
  • + 69
 IDK have you ridden that close to someone before? Its TERRIFYING. It almost makes this one of the most technical videos out there. And then throw the drone in the mix too, impressive on that guys part too.
  • + 6
 pretty sure Semenuk almost lost it doing a whip at 1:30- easy tricks at max amplitude turn into challenging beasts.
  • + 5
 @theging: Yeah the drone work is next level!
  • + 2
 @theging: I done a few trains riding dirt jumps, its frightening when the dude in front slows down as they go up the take off and you catch their back wheel!
  • + 1
 Finally something original! This is the best video since the Single Shot that one.
  • + 27
 Tried this with the wife last week without letting her know, she is filing for divorce...
  • + 23
 The precision to get both riders and the drone that close to each other is incredible!
  • + 23
 They are good at bikes.
  • + 17
 Forgot to breathe for a couple minutes there....
  • + 3
 Thank goodness it wasn't longer
  • + 11
 F*ck yes- hey FMB- could be an idea for "doubles" slopestyle? Judge on synchronisation, style etc... Imagine Rogatikin teaming up with D. Godziek!
  • + 3
 As a one off special event that would be so sick. I doubt any of the top guys would want to specialise in it but it would be great!
  • + 8
 They could call it...Speed and Style?
  • - 1
 Don’t you watch cranworx’s speed and style??
  • + 3
 @PHeller: I believe he's saying 2v2 so 4 riders total
  • + 2
 @PHeller: Yeah but that's one against one... I'm talking about doing it in pairs/ teams?
  • + 3
 @Senditlarge24: Yeah but that's one against one... I'm talking about doing it in pairs/ teams?
  • + 5
 It would be especially cool if you had one left foot forward and one right foot forward rider on the same team so you had them doing threes and whips in opposite directions on the same jumps in perfect sync.
  • + 1
 They used to do doubles vert in BMX occasionally, so that would be totally doable. Possibly just add a couple of lips to a speed & style course (might be too much to widen a slopestyle run), judge it like slopestyle (difficulty, amplitude etc.) And add in a score for synchronicity...

I for one think it would make for an awesome show.
  • + 12
 Wow, video games look so lifelike these days!
  • + 5
 This is got some of the best shots in MTB history until now. Also the best done until now with drones+MTB. Some of the sequence screenshots are unreal and never seen before like this I guess...
  • + 8
 So fun to watch boys!
  • + 12
 You might want to rephrase that before they slap an ankle bracelet on you and tell you to stay away from schools and parks.
  • + 3
 Accidentally ended up in mid-air about a handlebar's width from a mate the other day when we both went for the same line at the tiny jumps in the local woods. Scared me sh*tless by boy it was fun! Can't even imagine how good this must have felt!
  • + 2
 I 've seen sooooooo much evolving through all the years of mountain biking but OMG !!! that video is nothing but pure love for what you do definitely the best video I 've seen of all around style determination and willingness to progress the sport that much further !!! Just amazing like wow !!!
  • + 2
 All of Brandon's edits are trailers to something real. To the people flying the drones, the trail builders, the riders, all of the slaves in post (solidarity!), everyone even just handing out water bottles.., hat's off. f*cking good on ya, total oath

This is the Bolivian Gold of mountain biking edits.
  • + 6
 Nicely choreographed, filmed, ridden and everything. Awesome!
  • + 4
 I think this is pretty transcendent...the riding, trail building, and filming are so aligned here...amazing.
  • + 2
 Transcendent indeed
  • + 1
 INSANITY! I wonder how many takes this took, incredible work!!

ONE question??: Some of that looked like an FPV racing drone, do my eyes deceive me? If so, any idea why the quality seem to be lacking a bit for those dronesque shots? Just a fellow film maker question Smile
  • + 2
 Looks like they're using a 360 degree camera on it and making it a planar 16:9 projection in post. That way the drone doesn't have to rotate perfectly to get the shot.
  • + 1
 That drone footage quality makes it hard to watch, I kept trying to restart it and change the quality to get it to look good, but then when the non-drone footage was shown, it was crisp. What was the drone shooting in, 480p? Ha.
  • + 9
 Looks like they're using a 360 degree camera on it and making it a planar 16:9 projection in post. That way the drone doesn't have to rotate perfectly to get the shot. Chopping out most of the 360 degree footage gives a bit of warping around the outside of the frame and makes the resolution lower.
  • + 2
 Was trying to figure that out, I guess the high speed drones can't carry high end cameras? It looks blocky/low bitrate compared to the stationary shots.
  • + 3
 Watch it in 240p, the difference in footage quality won't bother you anymore.
  • + 1
 I didn't notice until I put I read your comment and tried it fullscreen on my 4K monitor. Horrid.

Looks fine embedded in a webpage (and presumably on mobile). Sucks they put all that effort in only to have something that's unwatchable on a tv.
  • + 3
 Two of the most stylish riders out there. Great build on the track and great edit. Props to everyone involved.
  • + 4
 This video is sure to get you Kranked.
  • + 4
 Wanna see a behind the scene clip for this one!
  • + 3
 That is how I think every MTBer envisions how it is riding with his friends.
  • + 4
 This has to be the video of the year, right?
SO Bad ass.
  • + 3
 Really hope they release a behind the scenes/making of video for this. Absolutely incredible!
  • + 1
 If Semenuck doesn’t like to compete in slopestyle anymore he should take his biking skills to different level and do what Martin Soderstrom did and start competing in Speed and Style...
  • + 1
 @swedepro:just few seconds, mainly its shot from 4x4 with crane i suppose - because that stopping before big wooden shooter, drone should fly upwards and continue to shoot, so...
  • + 2
 I just wish i could fly my drone that well! I would have hung it up in that very first branch it went under.
  • + 1
 Well, that wasn't terrible at all. Amazing riders riding amazingly in technical close quarters. The drone operator and camera crew get massive props. Impressive all around.
  • + 3
 Can we take a moment to appreciate just how good this drone pilot is
  • + 2
 I've been wanting to shoot a video like this, but I just can't find anyone local as good as R-Dog to shred with me. Wink
  • + 1
 If Semebuk had not been in that video, i would have thought R-dog was the best in the world, but semenuk is in a class above him, which is insane.
  • + 3
 This is the best Pharrell video ever made.
  • + 4
 Drone pilot of the year!
  • + 1
 As good a drone pilot as they are riders. That opening
  • + 3
 Someone noticed Semenuks red derailleur? Wink
BTW sick edit!!!
  • + 1
 I think he's running the Eagle.
  • + 3
 when trailbuilding goes to another level!
  • + 1
 That nicely manicured track carried them through it....skills played a minor "roll". Wink
  • + 2
 Yeah, they're better than me.
  • + 2
 That was fuckin sick! Honestly one of my all-time favorites!
  • + 2
 They surprise me every time. Awesome
  • + 2
 I need a slow version of the whole video, too much information per frame!
  • + 3
 UNREAL drone footage!
  • + 2
 Best dual slalom course ever! haha
  • + 2
 Jesus. H. Christ. That was unreal.
  • + 0
 Incredible edit!!!!
Imagine this as a dual slalom/speed and style course... seeing the top DH, enduro and slope riders compete against each other would be rad!
  • + 1
 Insane edit, the filmers and riders killed it and the whole concept is super unique
  • + 1
 Supercool stuff! Sometimes after a good ride I feel like this looks - unfortunately not delivering this action
  • + 1
 Need more info on that opening shot. Looks stupid slow for a typical race drone I thought they were using these days. Crazy.
  • + 1
 Swimming with men - Pardon - Biking with men I am in the fourth krusty disorder.
  • + 1
 I didnt read all of the above but did anyone else also smell a freewheel burning?
  • + 1
 i feel old.... i loved the video, but man it could have had half as many flicks.
  • + 2
 last clip was pretty cute
  • + 2
 Yeah fellas! This was a morning maker!
  • + 1
 My mind is blown????????????
  • + 1
 What was ... that a turn down 360 tail whip thinga magig?
  • + 1
 two minutes?? only two minutes? I want sooooo much more!!! So rad!
  • + 1
 Sick riding and sweet puns fellas.
  • + 1
 Anyone know what bikes their riding?
  • + 1
 Looks like a Session
  • + 1
 Every time these guys release something it blows my mind. So extra rad.
  • + 1
 and I would also pay money to watch the behind the scenes
  • + 1
 Reminded me of Cru Jones and Bart Taylor on Helltrack.
  • + 1
 I wonder if Brandon Said Follow Me, or did they Just Roam.
  • + 1
 OMG, I think I need an extra pair of eyes ..
  • + 2
 those crazy humans
  • + 1
 OIC just announced a new sport : synchronised bike jumping
  • + 1
 Great Edit!
My shredders (4&7) loved it!
The bar has been raised!
  • + 1
 Redbull should make a slopestyle event like this...a tandem slopestyle...
  • + 0
 Speed and style
  • + 1
 Brandon Semenuk makes every video looks amazing, unreal! pin it brow
  • + 1
 Wow that was awesome . Thanks gentlemen for the banger edit !
  • + 1
 Rad! Looks like pretty much the most fun trail on the planet.
  • + 1
 So sick! More edits soon please
  • + 1
 I think a new discipline was just invented. DEMOLITION DUAL SLALOM!!!
  • + 1
 I need this at home... and yes .. I am f###ing jealousBig Grin
  • + 1
 crazy skills everywhere in that video.....
  • + 1
 Course design is incredible as well!!!
  • + 2
 Yoooooooo! So rad
  • + 2
 Synchronized sending?
  • + 2
 Wow just wow
  • + 1
 Everything about that was perfect
  • + 1
 location?
  • + 15
 definitely Western hemisphere based on my moss analysis
  • + 2
 @bvd453: I am thinking California Coastal Range by the Blue oak. Looks like they were taking advantage of our great season of rain.
  • + 2
 Looks like it could be the same California ranch where they filmed "One Shot".
  • + 2
 @JackSB: Looks like our Central Cali style of Oak tree and Lace Lichen (not actually 'Spanish Moss' as everyone calls it). It's actually our State Lichen
  • + 1
 AWESOME !!!
  • + 1
 Jeepers H Christmas. !
  • + 1
 That was dope
  • + 1
 Unbelievable
  • + 1
 M-O-Z-A-R-T
  • + 1
 Pure ocular delight.
  • + 1
 That was awesome tup
  • + 1
 OMG wow top riders
  • + 1
 Fuuuuck yeyahhh
  • + 1
 GKC!!!
  • + 1
 Anyone know the song?
  • + 1
 Killer tune, would like to know myself!
  • + 2
 @comoxbikecompany: ''what happens when you turn the devil down'' by The Mystery Lights
  • + 1
 ''what happens when you turn the devil down'' by The Mystery Lights
  • + 1
 ''what happens when you turn the devil down'' by The Mystery Lights
  • + 2
 @Carolos: thanks for the info!
  • + 1
 OMG
  • + 1
 Breathtaking.
  • + 1
 sick
  • + 1
 No words. Just stoke.
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