William Robert Hopes This Video Will Help Him Earn an Entry to Rampage

May 8, 2018 at 12:06
by Alan Perreard  
Views: 18,621    Faves: 88    Comments: 3


Does William Robert deserve a wildcard entry for Redbull Rampage 2018 with this freeride video from the Black Hills of France?











87 Comments

  • + 168
 He should be able to try out, but nothing in that video was nearly as big as Rampage stuff or as steep. I kept waiting to see something massive. Even the back flip booter he hit ( which is way past what I can do) was smaller that the bottom of the mountain jumps last year. Not taking away from anything here, and he has mad skills but Rampage is on another level then what we saw here. Yes he should get a shot to go ride it along with at least another 50 guys not many people have heard of. But to say based off this video he gets to rub elbows with guys like Zink and Strait is a bit off the mark. I think they should have a pre Rampage at the old site or half mountain a month before to get the top 5 armature guys a spot to bring in some new blood.
  • + 42
 How sweet would it be for a Running Man style show to be made where hardened criminals get a shot at freedom if they can get to the bottom of a Rampage style course on 'roids?!?! And if they crash a drone just swoops in and dumps a bucket of AIDS mixed with tonsilitis into their bloody wounds.

I'll see myself out.
  • + 10
 @CRAFTY-P: I’d buy that for a dollar.
  • + 13
 agreed. The #ConnorForRampgae video was something else couple years ago .... remember www.pinkbike.com/news/conor-macfarlane-rampage-entry-video-2015.html
  • + 2
 @RedBurn Totally agree. Can't wait for Connor to put together a run on one of these editions.
  • + 20
 That video should have been a minute and a half of just big shit. It’s not the RedBull Rampage of hiking and b roll footage. Just send it!!
  • + 2
 @RedBurn: Yeah, and its half as long
  • + 4
 @CRAFTY-P: It made sense until the AIDS drones came into play.
  • + 2
 exactly what I wanted to say. Not to be too harsh but the "worst" placing top to bottom run last year was ryan howard's I think and even his run was waaay higher than what we just saw unfortunately.

And speaking of experience/age, was that last gap the wade simmons jump from the end of his NWD 5 video where he gets stuck in the tree?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeJH2fgWk-g at 28:00 and again at 28:28
  • + 1
 @CRAFTY-P: But if they do get out in one piece they get freedom.... And genital warts
  • + 1
 Yeah, but if you see his previous edits, you’ll know he can do stuff as big. Even his name suggests that Billy Bob should go home!!
  • + 2
 @beerandbikes:

That’s robocop not running man B&B
  • + 1
 @RedBurn: but he had some big ones in
  • + 2
 @jdemeritt: I'd argue that it didn't make sense until the AIDS drones came into play
  • + 1
 @CRAFTY-P: what bikes would they have to ride? Bmx? Road bikes? Huffys? Ebikes? Certainly not legit downhill bikes, i don't want my tax dollars buying some shithead con a v-10....
  • + 1
 Is it just me or does it look like he’s going to massively over-rotate that final backflip? Wondering if the still photo of him sitting in the dirt with a destroyed front wheel behind him is the aftermath of that flip, Thoughts??
  • + 3
 @zholmes: E-bikes of course. The unts must be punished!
  • + 2
 @CRAFTY-P: The fact that you got that many upvotes disturbs me on so many levels. Let’s see.... hardened criminals are not nice people as a general rule. Issues like psychopathology, extreme sociopatholgy etc. don’t go away. The damage was done to these people early on and cannot be fixed. Letting them back out into society under any circumstances is dangerous. That doesn’t make them a target for blood sport entertainment. The fact that you’d like to see that indicates that you may have something weird going on with your personality.
  • + 1
 @fattyheadshok: chill out! The bloke is having a laugh!
  • + 2
 @fattyheadshok: so just tonsillitis drones then?
  • + 2
 @fattyheadshok: ummm... would you have preferred ebola and crab lice?
  • + 28
 "He's a good rider for sure, what do you think Bernard?"

"That's right Cam."
  • + 28
 He's a sick bloke, deserves a spot, should def enter as Bill Bob though
  • + 63
 Eh, not enough shots of him hiking.
  • + 3
 @JoeRSB: Billy Bob would earn himself massive props in 'Merica
  • + 28
 The benz steering wheel shot? Sorry dude, deal breaker
  • + 4
 Hey! It works for Richie Schley...
  • + 2
 Best shot imo
  • + 26
 disqualified for awful taste in music
  • + 8
 Everyone´s music is someone else´s garbage ...
  • + 5
 seems like no matter what kind of music you choose, someone will hate it.
  • + 1
 #metalordie
  • + 22
 Garbage video. I thought after cutting my ears off it would get better but all the flash cuts to slow mo riding just gave me a brain aneurism instead. Also you better buckle up for rampage buddy cause nothing i saw here was even close to the scale of things you will find at rampage. Good luck though.
  • + 22
 Aneurisms are no joke. Well wishes on your recovery.
  • + 3
 @bhd13: I love the comment section
  • + 16
 Last video of William in Mours was much more impressive and show more of its skills than this one. So please stop doing too much videos and asking each time if you deserve your place in Utah or not. Make a banger edit, send it to the Rampage organisation and wait for their approval. People on pinkbike have no power to let you enter into Rampage event... I heard that next year, quali will be back at Rampage, sounds good for rookies.
  • + 1
 hahah enorme elle est belle
  • + 14
 i mean he's a good rider, but this video doesn't really represent his skill. If i recall correctly, he was one of the first guys to cork 7 a DH bike, yet this video didn't have anything close to that level.
  • + 14
 At least as a billet on one of the trail crews. Very vigorous. Contemplative gazing. Climbs like a lemur. Has own bucket. Etc.
  • + 15
 too much slooooowwwww mO.. more variatons bigger hucks/drops
  • + 10
 Couldn't finish the video, so... no.
  • + 7
 Tattoos? check
Can push a big bike up hill? check.
Can dig? check.
Can move water with a bucket? check
Can jump and stuff? check.
Congratulations sir, your application has been successful.
  • + 5
 Sendie backflips. Confident style. Editing felt like it lacked soul with a little too much filler. What a world we live in where a free vid that leverages a world class location, pro level rider, top level filmmaking tools and professional editing can garnish so much keyboard warrior negative feedback.
  • + 0
 Feedback is important whether positive or negative. It's how you handle that feedback that defines you.
  • + 7
 If Crue Jones can win HellTrack, this guy has a shot at Rampage.
  • + 2
 Yeah but Cru had to raise 50k due to the sponsor requirements.
  • + 3
 @nyhc00: Guess he better start making some T-Shirts then.
  • + 2
 RAD comment, and he has the backflip on lockdown.
  • + 6
 Amazing riding and amazing video. But I have a strict policy of not trusting people with first names for last names.
  • + 2
 I’m sure he is good enough but nothing in the video shows the steepness of the rampage site. I would love to be standing next to him the first time he stands on top of the rampage site and watch his a*shole pucker!!
  • + 1
 I think the reason he featured the loose shale so much in the video was to demonstrate the technical level required to simply ride on that stuff. This terrain was way different from Utah. From what I understand the soil there is way more forgiving. (IDK I’ve never ridden there) He was possibly trying to make an equivalent given the difficulty of riding on sharp loose shale. That may explain why he wasn’t doing 50’ step downs and 70’ canyon gaps. IDK. I thought his riding was smooth, fluent, and fun to watch. Little big on the slo-mo is all.
  • + 5
 2 first names, perfect for branding, let him play....
  • + 3
 The dudes name is BILLY BOB!!! How can you not let him in?
  • + 6
 DJ Brandt for Rampage!
  • + 1
 this
  • + 1
 Ciao William, I don't care about Rampage, I tell you that your video is absolutely fantastic for edit and music, of course your riding is top. Hey I would dance straight in my office!
  • + 1
 Unfortunately the edit showcased the landscape, hiking, and shoveling more than anything else. The riding i did see wasn't anything near rampage stuff...(maybe the bottom jumps of rampage)-ive been out there last 4 years.
  • + 0
 Great video and story! Liked how it showed some of the extra effort (hiking and building) involved to ride terrain like this and how the level of riding picked up as the video moved on! I would be down seeing you go to Rampage qualifiers!
  • + 1
 Yes, he does, as do probably many others. I can't believe the number of good riders there are now......it's impressive and humiliating at the same time. I think he should also change his last name to Wallace.
  • + 1
 Very impressive video and skills. Give this guy a shot to qualify maybe. Will he complete with the world's biggest huckers ?????
  • + 3
 Was this a biking or hiking video?
  • + 2
 I hope nothing I ever do earns ME an entry into Rampage... That sh!t is scary!
  • + 1
 Sick landscape and riding. Would love to see a "stoke edit" of this place. Just the money shots.
  • + 1
 Not Rampage footage. This earns him a spot at the top of Dirt Merchant with the rest of us.
  • + 1
 That was totally over edited with only about 20 seconds of actual bangers....
  • + 1
 This dude rips but that editing was so try-hard that it made it hard to tell how dialed he really is
  • + 2
 So he’s going to out climb the other competitors at rampage ?
  • + 1
 Definitely need to see this guy at rampage. He's been dropping jaws for a good while now.
  • + 2
 www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Yg8U4_Wwn4 same spot with 29" hardtail...
  • + 0
 Yeah, they should let him in. Not everyone has access to rampage size training grounds. Check out Will White's setup for getting ready for Rampage, and he sends it.
  • + 1
 On te voit à la Rampage Wiliam Wink
  • + 1
 Does anyone know what the song is? Thanks
  • + 2
 nice calves
  • + 0
 I dont know why, but I thought exactly the same.
  • + 1
 Solid rider...better than Ill ever be, but not rampage level.
  • + 0
 riding was wild good, editing was brutally bad. let a shot play out for more than 2 seconds before cutting to a zoom.
  • + 0
 Good job ! Wiwi for Rampage !
  • + 1
 yes! fo sho!
  • + 1
 Yes!
  • - 1
 It's basically the same landscape as Utah but pancaked...
  • + 1
 Not as steep and not as exposed. Remember there was a hundred feet of each side at rampage. Big Grin but pretty close.
  • + 0
 ...he must workout.
  • + 0
 #fail
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