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speedfreek brianpark's article
Sep 14, 2020 at 15:22
Sep 14, 2020
Pinkbike Poll: Would You Pay A Rider For Their Video?
For me, it's a no. I love mountain biking, but not enough to pay to watch someone do it for ~8 mins. If we're talking a full-length film that's a different matter (hell, I spent a small fortune on Collective/NWD/Kranked DVDs back in the day) but then I don't think that kind of thing holds many people's interests nowadays. This feels like part of a much bigger discussion though - Does anybody doing anything off their own backs DESERVE to be paid for it? On one hand, yes, you've put in a tonne of effort and should be able to reap the rewards of it. On the other hand, the world doesn't owe you anything and just because you've put in blood, sweat and tears doesn't mean it's guaranteed to be any good, meaning people might just not care about it enough to pay for it. If you view MTB films like any other commodity, rather than as part of the an MTB lifestyle that people like to buy into, then it really only makes sense that it follows the same model of any other type of goods or service. Take the risk and put it out there - if it's good it'll sell. Best of luck to them for trying - it'd be cool if it worked, but unless everyone stops making videos on youtube and posting their content for free all over social media I really don't think it will.
Apr 7, 2020 at 15:25
Apr 7, 2020
speedfreek jamessmurthwaite's article
Feb 7, 2020 at 9:01
Feb 7, 2020
speedfreek pinkbikeoriginals's article
Jan 31, 2020 at 13:47
Jan 31, 2020
Video: Friday Fails #103
Dear Pinkbike, This makes my Friday. Every Friday. Don't ever change.
speedfreek xavierbarneto's article
Dec 17, 2019 at 9:18
Dec 17, 2019
Video: Huge Hits on a Trail Bike in Morzine
"Hey guys! I can roost a corner. Want to see me do it again? and again? and again? and again?" Don't get me wrong, it's cool to see someone going so fast on a trail/enduro bike in Morzine/PDS (having done it myself I know it's not as easy as this guys makes it look) But honestly, this trend of blowing out corners for the 'gram can take a long walk off a short cliff.
speedfreek MarinBikes's article
Nov 5, 2019 at 6:38
Nov 5, 2019
Video: Finding Flow in France's Stunning Serre Chevalier Bike Park
@rrolly: yeah, I saw a bit further up in the comments that her dad was on here. You’re right in that it would be interesting to hear his perspective, as well as Morgane’s, but then I doubt either of them really give a damn what a bunch of bike nerds on the internet have to say on the matter... ;) quite right too. If I were them I’d probably rather talk about the film, TBH
speedfreek MarinBikes's article
Nov 5, 2019 at 6:29
Nov 5, 2019
Video: Finding Flow in France's Stunning Serre Chevalier Bike Park
@Woody25: well I clearly didn’t read your reply before I wrote my last one - it’s fundamentally the same points. Sorry for gilding the lily! Yep, I think you’re dead on there.
speedfreek MarinBikes's article
Nov 5, 2019 at 6:27
Nov 5, 2019
Video: Finding Flow in France's Stunning Serre Chevalier Bike Park
@rrolly: I get what you’re saying, but bikes aren’t people. That’s a very real difference. When bikes are featured on PB it’s because the bike is being pitched for your consumption (ie. gimme your money in exchange for this thing) In this case, aesthetics can be important as you’re potentially looking at making a purchase and looks might matter to you. That’s totally fair - we’re talking about an inanimate object, not a human being. Here, however, Morgane is not putting this out as an advert for herself personally. Rather, it’s a showcase for her riding ability as well as a form of advertising for her sponsors. It’s the bike, the location, the kit and the riding which are up for discussion. I’d try to think of it this way: If I were a good looking person (I mean, I am, but this isn’t about me) and I put in a bunch of time and effort to make a film showcasing my talents and an extraordinary environment, and the first compliment I received was “you’re cute” my reaction would probably be along the lines of “oh... umm, thanks I guess. Any thoughts on the film?” To comment purely on her appearance seems like an unfiltered, gut reaction that you’d expect from a teenage boy whose actions are determined by the constant rush of uncontrollable hormones they get (I speak from experience as I was a teenager once...) I sort of feel it demerits the talent and the effort made by the creator and values them purely on their aesthetic, which is kinda poor IMO Anyway, in answer to the OP here: No, I don’t think it makes you a pig. It just seems a bit unnecessary. But whatever, that’s just my opinion...
speedfreek MarinBikes's article
Nov 4, 2019 at 15:46
Nov 4, 2019
Video: Finding Flow in France's Stunning Serre Chevalier Bike Park
@rrolly: I don't know whether or not it's appropriate even comes into it. I would think more along the lines of "is it relevant"? IMO, it's not offensive (and nobody's gonna flip their sh*t over it) - it's just kind of juvenile and says more about the person making the comment than the one on the receiving end...
speedfreek pinkbikeoriginals's article
Sep 20, 2019 at 9:11
Sep 20, 2019
Video: Friday Fails #87
I'm so glad Pinkbike brought this back
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