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The Last

Filmed & Edited by Josh Patterson. Featuring Ben Hawkins. Special thanks to Richard Underhill & Cory Brown. Song is Kettering by The Antlers. http://www.facebook.com/BlackSpruceFilms

65 Comments

  • + 106
 To be honest, apart from some beautiful shots I didn't find anything impressive in that video. It was like the guy was gaining speed through the whole movie (with an "epic" music in the background) just to hit that little hip in the end...
  • + 71
 what a terrible VOD.
  • + 12
 An anti climax in terms of the usual VOD standard for sure, definately some better videos out there!
  • + 27
 I found the cinematography absolutely beautiful, and i don't care if the rider wasn't hitting 1000 foot death drops, that wasn't what this video is about.
  • + 18
 Sorry but I get kinda bored looking at trees and a trail with no rider for 40 seconds....wtf
  • + 5
 VOD isn't all about the riding. It's about the beautiful shots and composition. I think this video is a wonderful piece of work and the rider was a nice touch. And this vid gets me stoked to go riding.
  • + 15
 the day you haters make a better movie, is the day you get to start criticizing this one. good video bud! nicely done
  • + 6
 If POD is all about the photographers skill in making an awesome picture why can VOD not be all about the film maker? It shouldn't have to rely on the quality of the rider but the quality of the over all film and that was a great artistic peace. All you haters can go watch the other 99% of the videos on this website.
  • + 3
 did not do it for me either....not like you could add the most ridiculously wide bars for that bike to the list...
  • + 4
 www.pinkbike.com/video/228358 This is should be VOD !
  • + 3
 That is a better video for sure.
  • + 2
 very beautiful vid, but not quite VOD as it gets me more stoked to go out and build then to ride
  • + 15
 I don't think you guys understand the point of this video , it wasn't supposed to be about insane riding. Josh and Ben wanted to build this for years , it was more about the trail than anything else. To say it's terrible is a load of crap. Everything was perfectly shot. It's nice to have a VOD that's not some super-sponsored , big hit line film made by Pro's filming Pro's. Which is what we get almost everyday.
  • + 2
 yes, i think it was all a bit harsh^, it is still a great vid
  • + 1
 "it was more about the trail than anything else." so probably that's where it fails... The trail looks like a pretty much ordinary path with one good corner and a small jump at the end. Maybe it's cool to ride it but not really interesting to watch (despite great shots). The level of riding doesn't really have much to do with it...
I do agree though, that it's better to see something different as a VOD than a sponsored video which was on a main page a day or two before Wink
  • + 2
 I think this was more about closure since our friend Ben was leaving for school in the big city, so they finally got around to making this video after talking about it for years before he moved. What else can I say , I liked it.
  • + 2
 ^ So to get VOD we just need someone on the pinkbike staff that knows us personally Wink

That trail was really nothing special at all, although looks fun as hell to ride. The riding wasn't anything but cruising along, aside from the style on the last hit.

I highly enjoyed the video overall though because as mentioned before, this was more about the filming than anything else which was awesome, same with the song. My only gripe about it was the beginning. I had to skip it because I want to see riding, not a bunch of nature still-shots, haha.
  • + 1
 why is everyone hating so much it was a sick vid
  • - 1
 The guy in this video, BEN HAWKINS sold me a cracked frame and will not respond to me. Ben is a thief and probably used the money he stole from me to buy his new bike.
  • + 35
 the film wasn't bad, but it's not VOD material. To say it's a load of shit is unfair...
  • + 6
 I agree. a vod needs more scooters
  • + 15
 Amazing shots, and that is what this film is about. The riding wasn't anything special, but that's not the point of THIS video. Some people just seem blind to anything except insane hardcore DH riding...
  • + 16
 I WANT INSANE HARDCORE DH RIDING THOUGH, ITS MY FAVOURITE
  • + 0
 YEAH MINE TOO AND I LOVE CAPS LOCK SO SUCK IT
  • + 10
 I liked that, i dont think some people appreciate how much work has gone into that..
  • + 8
 Calm it ladies. Not every VOD is going to be amazing. Respect this video for the camera work and the editing if the riding isn't so great.
  • + 4
 I agree the riding is not the best but i enjoyed watching it.
  • + 8
 VOD? Are u serious?!
  • + 6
 i would say all these comments are a bit harsh, sure its not the best VOD but it has some decent video skills
  • + 1
 VOD should not just be about the sickest riders riding huge stunts. Look at the quality of the shots and editing. 95% of you couldn't rock this trail any better so why knock it. Great job Josh your vids are really impressive.
  • + 5
 Is that an NS soda?
  • + 3
 its a soda slope
  • + 2
 Nature and biking should be together i cant relate that someone says mountain bike isnt about the nature....miss somehing here maybe a little bit of materialism here
  • + 4
 sick editBig Grin it's like a great copy of one part in Life Cycle
  • + 2
 Life Cycles have an impact on all of us, as I can see, but beautiful video Wink
  • + 2
 what a load of shit nothin good about that 95% of bikers on pinkbike could do the same then we could all get a vod....
  • + 8
 Then do it. Suprisingly a little edit like this could take quite a bit of time to make.
  • + 3
 yes and i dont really think 95% of pinkbike users could do that, he still jumped a good 10 feet. with a little style.
  • + 4
 I don't think you've ever filmed anything if you think anyone can do this..
  • - 3
 im on about the riding dip shit an ive done a bit of filmin not that bad if you have right stuff for the job can film and edit that in a day Smile ...^^and ok 67% can other 33% should jus quit
  • + 5
 Well now you're going to have to make something better to prove yourself Wink
  • - 1
 an anticlimax my freakin arse. everything about that was awesome. the shots were incredible, the music fitted perfectly, the riding was good. just cos they didn't huck themselves off a cliff doesn't mean it's not worthy of VOD. Well done sir. in my oppinion.
  • + 1
 I really apreciate seeing a user-generated vod today, instead of a mega-sponsered, professionaly made advertisement like usual. Sweet vid, I really liked it!!
  • + 2
 Nice stuff! Great edit guys!
  • + 3
 Weoo another sick edit
  • + 1
 Nice fadey time lapse type shots but too much slow mo and riding wasn't anything special
  • + 1
 I agree it was nice shots of the Forest and good editing and the riding was not terrible but not vod material.
  • + 3
 Yea avererage..
  • + 2
 EPIC BEST VIDEO EVER!!!
  • + 1
 On second thought. Great filming. Crappy riding.
  • + 1
 those are some wide ass bars cuz
  • + 0
 vod and pod a little disappointing today :'(
  • + 0
 the vods now a days are just people who can edit the best
  • - 1
 so boring, thought there was going to be more to it than a little hip at the end
  • + 0
 Did anyone else notice their was only one jump in that whole vid?
  • + 1
 best part of vod = bike
  • + 0
 Worst VOd ever? I think so.
  • + 0
 Did some one actually say VOD isn't about riding?!
  • + 0
 50 second intro, 1 minute ride, 30 second end credits
  • + 0
 Sh*t video and your style sucks
  • + 1
 Josh man. Wow.
  • - 2
 This is incredibly relaxing, and at the same time, gets my heart beating to go riding! Awesome video man!
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