2012 Chatel Mountain Style - Top 3 Runs

Jul 9, 2012 at 17:37
by Scott Secco  

3 - Kyle Strait




2 - Cam Zink




1 - Brandon Semenuk




Semenuk showed who s the boss with a huge 360



Will Semenuk take the FMB Overall? How did he even stay on his bike?
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123 Comments

  • + 262
 Brought to you by: Antique cameras from 1996
  • + 176
 that's why they overcompensated with the shitty music! RIP Cam Zink's balls.
  • + 37
 agreed, that music was irritating. it works in some edits like the aaron gwin saint testing video, but not this.
  • - 72
flag dirtworks911 (Jul 9, 2012 at 18:45) (Below Threshold)
 HIS BALLS!!! CAM ZINK'S BALLS!!!! You've gotta laugh when you see pros ride like rookies.

www.pinkbike.com/video/256117
  • + 29
 Man I wish just one camera man had the sense to whip out his iPhone and film with that instead...
  • + 29
 Nothing rookie about a backflip at superhigh speeds... the fact he held on as well as he did proves he's far from rookie status...
  • + 5
 That knack flip was so moto
  • + 11
 90's charm! nothing displays great riding better than grainy ass shit quality video!.......
  • + 17
 someone loves the new skrillex album...
  • + 13
 I'm sorry, but if you are going to use any type of dubstep/glitch music, please refrain from making it Skrillex, thank you
  • + 2
 naked hilarious comment ever !
  • + 0
 I've seen that video quality somewhere before... Oh, yeah it was my son's Fisher Price camera with near dead batteries.
  • - 2
 all you guys are so used to looking at dsl video stuff which on a live event with no redoing it for the camera possible you need a camera that just works.... these do that.... dslr is not practicable fo rthis type of video.
  • + 1
 then how come, I have seen videos like this shot with dslr quality?
  • + 12
 What's with all you haters? The video quality is AMAZING!!! Look at those 16 vivid colors! I'm gonna download these on my blazing 56Kpbs dial-up and save each video across 10 floppy disks. I wanna be able to play it back for all my friends on my 10 inch CRT monitor. And I hope those sweet beats are available on cassette! I could totally jam to that on my Walkman.
  • + 1
 Where the hell is larock (Aaron LaRocque) when we need him?!
  • + 94
 this was obviously filmed with a potato..
  • + 24
 Speaking of potatoes...Cam's are probably about the size of couple of Yukon Golds right about now... holy crap.
  • + 52
 Ain't that bad, I'm playing it on my calculator and it works just fine.
  • + 32
 Cam Zink's ball ride out on the final jump.......what an insane save!!

edit: horrific song choices btw
  • + 6
 all i heard was fax machine noises...
  • + 23
 These guys are amped up and amplified!!! Semenuk's save was epic!
  • + 14
 This event reminds me of early Rampages; huck it and hope!
  • + 9
 that was an incredible save on that corner, wow
  • + 21
 I don't understand how someone thought it was a good idea to put unfitting Skrillex songs in ALL THREE VIDEOS....
  • + 5
 I was thinking the EXACT same thing! ^
  • + 15
 I don't understand how can anyone listen to this crap. It is just irritating...
  • + 3
 Ruined the videos to be honest
  • + 17
 wow crazy landing for Zink
  • + 6
 i hope his balls are okay
  • + 12
 Would love to buy the techno Vhs when it comes out in the video store. Epic runs and lines, Horrible audio and video.
  • + 13
 what semenuk won? that never happens!
  • + 10
 semenuk is serious shredder, can't wait to see him on the podium at rampage!!!!!
  • + 13
 I just cant wait for Rampage period!
  • + 1
 Brandon was loose and smooth on those rocks.
  • + 8
 Wow, Semenuk crushed the rest of the competition. Deto on the video quality and the music. Never let that guy choose the playlist again
  • + 6
 I loved it, because its strangeness , becasue the track it is not defined into any label, and for me to watch the rider's trail skils was refreshing in this kinds of events, like when semenuks skids the rear tire after droping, it with this kind of track my frist though was that Strait has and advantage because his race profile but instead Semenuk shown hiden skills
  • + 8
 at first i was like... damn! that landing from strait on the last jump was sketchy as!!! next minute...
  • + 1
 Hahah, true. I don't even know how didn't Zink fall ..
  • + 7
 How did Zink stay on?!?!

Honestly, his backflips scare the crap out of me. I always yell NOOOOO! at the screen.
  • + 3
 So Skrillex...

1.) Make shitty music.
2.) Press "play" at live events, and pretend to turn knobs n shit, while looking suspiciously like a (more) whacked out version of an already cracked-out version of Corey Feldman.

Thank God for drugs, eh?
  • + 5
 I thought that Semenuk was going to go bigger on that last jump. Also I reckon if Zink lands that last jump he doesn't win a sore pair of balls he wins Chatel Mountain Style.
  • + 3
 Only the qualifying runs counted as the finals were cancelled due to bad weather, but the riders didn't know this at that point so they were most probably holding back for finals.
  • + 1
 I thought the finals did happen. I thought these runs were from the finals.
  • + 1
 Nope unfortunately not, I even went over to Chatel to watch only to be told that it had been cancelled.
  • + 1
 Atleast you weren't really too far away from home to go there. Its only a four hour flight from the UK isn't it? I have to wait till I've saved enough money to buy the plane ticket.
  • + 1
 And then spend 12 or so hours on a plane with a stop off for anoying people to get on. Then like every plane trip there will probably be a little kid that has decided that its sole purpose is to piss me off for as long as possible. If I'm lucky the parent will help the kid by giving it some type of encouragement whether or not they say keep going they'll do something. Now that I think about it might be easier to just watch highlights on the internet.
  • + 1
 Luckily I was out there to ride myself so it wasnt a huge problem it had been cancelled, just a shame as I was looking forward to seeing it.
  • + 1
 Yo Pinkbike, we had a Sony prototype slo-mo camera out on the Mountain Style course, and captured most of the Pro and Amateur final runs in lush HD. Full edit coming soon, but for now, here's a teaser of Nick Simcik's practice run in super slo-mo: http://www.pinkbike.com/video/267036/ and GoPro footage of his gnarly corked backflip crash in the finals: http://www.pinkbike.com/video/267035/
  • + 5
 alright who is the retard who used skrillex for all three songs?
  • + 1
 Wow great riding by all three guys. All had nice saves, but Zink being able to hold on through that is intense. I would also like to hear what music the Pinkbike audience would have liked to hear for these minute and a half clips. The music has to be fast and exciting which I think the first two videos achieved. I must say though, the song for Semenuk had a really irritating part in the middle. That one was a bad choice.
  • + 3
 I think that the "music" was rather unfitting and irritating.
  • + 2
 Needs some nice bouncy house music or lively rock with subtle vocals as opposed to the noise of vintage hard drives searching.
  • + 1
 What people need to understand is that these songs only work if you thoroughly edit to fit them. You can't just layer music with such fast-paced, strong beats over some riding and expect it to fit.

If I need to get pumped bouldering, Skrillex is one of the artists I listen to; I've been to see him live and it was absolutely awesome. But even I hate seeing his music used in bike edits.
  • + 1
 What music would you guys put in. Any song suggestions? Just trying to get a feel of what the audience would like.
  • + 1
 Depends. But you need to decide on a mood - or even theme - for your edit, choose an appropriate song, and edit the clips appropriately. Upbeat, chilled, exciting, epic... But epic is very hard to do right.
  • + 1
 I'm surprised people are even calling it music! Surely even the deaf would find it offensive!!!! Its giving me Ear Cancer as we speak!
  • + 2
 Each to their own, broham. I feel the same about metal.
  • + 5
 Brandon, "oh yeah did I forget to mention i drift out of my three's now?"
  • + 4
 Looks like there may never be a Cam Zink Jr. after that... Amazing runs by those 3 on a beast of a course..!
  • + 4
 I think Brandon thought this was a timed race. He was a full 10 sec. faster then Zinc.
  • + 2
 The judges were judging on speed also. In the course walkthough they say that in the caption under one of the photos. But he was seriously ripping!!!
  • + 4
 I honestly dont know how Zink made it out of that landing on that flip.. just a miracle.
  • + 1
 A lot less tricks than last year, and total crap cameras not to speak aboutvthe barely tolerable music.... and where did the huge booter on the pro line go? I had huge expectations for this event... Frown
  • + 2
 watched about 10 sec and turned it off. why are people uploading such shite when you can get hd quality on phones. sort it out gimp.
  • + 3
 im sorry but the coverage of this even has by far been the worst out of all the events this yeah ? whats happening ...
  • + 1
 Huge difference between Zink and Semenuk, and i don't mean the landing at the end, i mean the speed, flow and tricks. Semenuk really deserved the win, but weird that there wer no better runs than these of zink and strait Smile
  • + 1
 I dont know why but the Videos looks like old Footage ! Like Rampage 1 ;-) And the Runs are boring as hell. Its ganrly Stuff and i love Big Mountain Events but the Lines of last Year was much better
  • + 0
 Zink went for glory with that flip at the end... ah well. He would have taken it if he landed clean.

What I'm impressed by is the fact that he's still riding the exact same frame that he used to win Rampage 2 years ago. It must have taken an almighty beating every week for almost a hundred weeks, and it still works! That's the sign of a great design and execution. Good on you Pablo! Now when can I have one?
  • + 2
 Actually it's not the exact same frame, it's just the same design... He rode a Corsair then, and now this is Hyper Bikes. Pablo designed both frames though. Smile
  • + 1
 he rode a Corsair Dominion at Rampage so not the same design but yes same designer.
  • + 4
 zink has to have a brown spot in his pants
  • + 3
 and RED
  • + 2
 all three of the top riders had atleast one sketchy landing two of them being on the final jump....skeeetch!!!
  • + 1
 i can't even watch those videos as much i hate that f*ckin music. thanks a lot. but i don't wanna call this videos. welcome in 21st century.
  • + 2
 Some of the comments on here have me laughing out loud. My favorite was the filmed with a potato comment haha
  • + 2
 daaam that landing from zink cant be described by the word "gnarly". its more something from space!
  • + 1
 The video quality and music = Cr*p! The riding, on the other hand = Great! :-D
Poor Zinks nuts.... Just as well they are made of steel! :-)
  • + 2
 Zink should have won. That backflip no footer to ball and pec crusher landing with no feet JRA was perfectly executed.
  • + 3
 Cam Zink's finish in slow motion would look rad as phuck!
  • + 4
 music...oh god why?
  • + 1
 so amped to see these guys go at it on big bikes! would have loved to see GEE and CG on that course!
  • + 1
 ZINK!! Holy crap, talk about holding that last landing together. Nice! I thought he was toast.
  • + 2
 brought to you by potato films...
  • + 2
 better my 90 euro telefone camera than that ?????
  • + 2
 Trun off the sound it's truly shit !
  • + 1
 nice runs but the music sucks!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 If this contest have been named Chatel Ballride, Zink would have won it for sure. lol
  • + 2
 Zink's last landing was the gnarliest after bang ever!
  • + 1
 Kinda disappointed none of the top three riders incorporated the big step-down in their runs?
  • + 4
 The wind was beyond hard and we never got to test out the hip after the stepdown due to weather. We wanted to but never got the chance due to the weather issues, very little practice, and only getting one contest run
  • + 3
 Ah that's fair enough, I guess I was just keen to see riders land that drop.
  • + 1
 Show some of the other runs, I want to see someone hit a different line, all three of these guys hit the same line.
  • + 3
 horrible music
  • + 2
 night and day difference between 1st and 3rd place runs.
  • + 1
 zink would have won if he landed the last flip smoothly, and yes shitty dubstep off the bangarang EP
  • + 1
 jeeeeeeeeea moto-style for life!!!!
  • + 1
 Sketchiest landing of the year (so far) goes to...... Cam Zink!
  • + 1
 the control semenuk has is insane!!!!!
  • + 1
 Hell of a choice! Your balls or your face? mmm...
  • + 1
 Lehel ns... it is the exact same frame!
  • + 1
 somebody's a skrillex enthusiast
  • + 1
 jesus kyle almost ate shit on that last sender
  • + 3
 ahahahaha oh shit just watched zinks video nevermind
  • + 3
 that was my EXACT reaction. haha
  • + 1
 holy fuck that last landing for zink looked pretty rough
  • + 3
 We shot it (as well as most of the other riders) in mint 400fps HD slo-mo. Edit coming soon...
  • + 1
 You guys do an excellent job and I can't wait to check out your coverage of the event, keep up the great work!
  • + 1
 finals would've been so epic
  • + 1
 Master class in bike control from semenuk, that track is seriously steep!
  • + 1
 wild it was like just get to the bottom any way you want
  • + 1
 Does anyone know wherr you can watch the full runs of the others
  • + 1
 Course is gnarly but what a shit event to watch!
  • + 1
 When will be HQ Highlights video?
Awesome runs, and so Zink's landing
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