|I had the opportunity to revisit Farwell Canyon in Williams Lake, BC for the first time since 1999, and ride with locals and new generation big mountain wild men, James Doerfling and Jeremy "Jer-can" Stowards to shoot with photographer Margus Riga and cinematographer Mitch Cheek from Solos Productions. |
I first visited this area shooting for the movie Kranked 2 with Richie Schley as Froriders and I did the first descents from the top on a bunch of the lines there. It was such a rush to ride this wild new terrain on our then state-of-the-art 5" travel Rocky Mountain Element and Pipeline, complete with V-brakes and 4" forks.
We used the first MTB POV helmet camera, a 1942 16mm film Gsap camera that they used to attach to the bottom of the wings of military planes in WW2. The filmers of the Kranked series bolted the camera to a helmet, which we called the "Misery Dome" because it was so heavy, loud and downright scary!
This time around it was tiny little GoPro's, big SRSuntour Rux forks and I was riding with two gnarly dudes that grew up riding here!! James and Jeremy are awesome, all around rippers and slay the steeps. We had a blast hanging out, carving turns and shooting for a day and a half. I was so stoked to ride with these guys on some fun, cool terrain that I hadn't seen for almost 20 years! Good memories and more good times!! Freeride is in a good place with the new generation!! - Brett Tippie
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