Never before seen tricks meet beautiful cinematography in Couderc’s latest Not many times in our lives have we earnestly sat back after watching a mountain biking edit and said out loud, without any sense of irony dripping from the words, “Well, that was art.” It happened after watching Paul Couderc’s ‘My War’ though. Sure, we might have said it quietly under our breath but we said it nonetheless. If you, reading this sentence now, see a more beautifully shot and creative bike thing this year, or next year for that matter, we’ll eat the nearest wheel. You May Also Like Urban Freeride Lives 3 | Watch Fabio Wibmer Go Full Send In France 10 Best Mountain Biking Edits of the Decade The post My War | Watch Paul Couderc Serve Up Creative World Firsts In Artistic Edit appeared first on Mpora.
Fabio Wibmer’s latest sees him go fast and furious in two French cities. It’s essential viewing When we think of France, what do we think of? When we think of Paris, what do we think of? When we think of Lyon, what do we think of? When we think of Fabio Wibmer, what do we think of? When we think of fundamentally needless questions, clearly being used to fluff up an introduction to a piece of content that in all honesty doesn’t really need much of an intro, what do we think of? This video, see top of the page, is ‘Urban Freeride Lives 3’. It features the Austrian bike Jedi known as Fabio Wibmer doing some seriously wild stuff in the French cities of Lyon and France. Think sketchy staircase sends, rapid riding, kerbs used as berms etc. This edit also includes a number of France’s extremely iconic landmarks (10 points for everyone you spot). “Urban Freeride Lives 3 definitely has been my raddest production yet” Starting with the famous / infamous ‘Lyon 25’ stairs, which rose to fame in the skateboarding / action sports community when Swedish skater Ali Boulala first tried to send it in 2002, Fabio’s French journey starts with a big massive bang and doesn’t really let up for the rest of the film’s running time. The whole thing’s a relentless viewing experience, one that’ll leave you tired and stoked in equal measure. Discussing the project Fabio Wibmer said “Urban Freeride Lives 3 definitely has been my raddest production yet. I really had to improve my riding and push my limits to get some of the these shots done. Shooting in France with the boys was good fun, but always that easy. We surely had a few risky and gnarly situations to master.” Photo: Hannes Berger Photo: Hannes Berger Photo: Hannes Berger Photo: Hannes Berger You May Also Like 10 Best Mountain Biking Edits of the Decade Wibmer’s Law | Fabio Wibmer Turns Austrian Cities Into His Own Personal Playground The post Urban Freeride Lives 3 | Watch Fabio Wibmer Go Full Send In France appeared first on Mpora.
It’s been one hell of a good ten years for the sport of mountain biking Screenshot: YouTube (Teton Gravity Research) It’s the end of 2019 which means the second decade of the 21st century has officially run its course. A lot of things have happened in this time (they shut down Woolworths, England made a World Cup semi-final in football etc), and no more is this true than in the sport of mountain biking. Improvements in both filming and bike technology, combined with the natural progression of the riders themselves, has resulted in our minds being blown time and time again by mountain biking edits and films. To celebrate the last 3,600-odd days of bike-riding, we’ve compiled this collection of our 10 favourite mountain biking edits of the decade. From the iconic, to the “go big or go home,” to the viral, to the inspiring documentary, we think this list covers all the bases. We’ve no doubt left out one of your favourites. If we have, please accept our humblest apologies (no, actually don’t… we couldn’t give a flying fudge… go debate it in the pub and / or in the comments… just leave us the hell out of it). 1) One Shot – Brandon Semenuk Just one of the most perfect things we’ve ever seen, a real “where were you when you first saw it” moment. If Semenuk had never done anything else since, like even if he’d just found a sofa after wrapping this shoot and spent the rest of his days catching up on all those TV boxsets he’d been meaning to watch for ages… his ‘One Shot’ segment would still be an untouchable legacy. 2) Fabulous Escape 2 – Fabio Wibmer Lot of reasons we’ve put this at number two on our list but mainly… err… Fabio Wibmer literally rides his mountain bike out of a helicopter, mate. Iconic, unforgettable, and regularly ripped and re-uploaded to Instagram by various channels; a mountain biking masterpiece. 3) The Ridge – Danny MacAskill If you haven’t seen The Ridge before then, quite frankly, what on Earth have you been doing with your time? Danny MacAskill’s Skye-based ride has been seen by, and this is just a wild stab in the dark, every single person on Earth… twice Heck, even your Grandma’s seen this. Even. Your. Grandma. 4) Frames of Mind – Matt Jones A fusion of creative production ideas and exquisite riding meant British rider Matt Jones’ Frames of Mind really left its mark on us. Some very cool moments in this one. If you’ve never seen it before, be sure to make the most of this opportunity and watch it now. It’s great. 5) RJ Ripper – Rajesh Magar A little more in-depth and profound than your standard mountain biking edit, RJ Ripper tells the story of Nepal’s faster rider. Beautiful location, beautiful visuals, a beautiful story beautifully told; this film is well worth 20 minutes of your time. Just brace your feels for a hit beforehand. 6) Lacon De Catalonia – Andreu Lacondeguy Oh, nothing. Just Andreu Lacondeguy hitting up an extremely impressive training compound that he built for himself. This edit first dropped in 2013 and even now, we found ourselves going back to it for an occasional watch. 7) Rival In The Chaos: Endless Night – Brandon Semenuk Semenuk going full-Rampage mode… at night. You love to see it. 8) Rough AF3 – Jordie Lunn That tree drop, man. That flippin’ tree drop. For months after we first saw it in 2018, we’d still be seeing it when we shut our eyes at night. Just an absolute mad one from Jordie Lunn, this; the fine line that separates genius and insanity writ-large in video form. 9) Dream Ride – Mike Hopkins The stuff that dreams are made of. 10) Pure Darkness 3: Going Big Will Never Die – Sam Reynolds, Matt MacDuff, Danny Pace, Andreu Lacondeguy and Dylan Stone Massive. Enormous. Gargantuan. Huge. Big. Supermassive. Sizeable. Gigantic. Immense. Colossal. You get the idea. You May Also Like Harry Schofield | Watch This Nine-Year-Old Mountain Biker Land Flips and 360s World Record Crash | Watch Johannes Fischbach’s Massive 140m Ski Jump Slam The post 10 Best Mountain Biking Edits of the Decade appeared first on Mpora.
These 50 legendary videos have kept us stoked over the past 10 years.( Photos: 1, Comments: 2 )
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It’s with a heavy heart that were passing on the tragic news that freeride legend Jordie Lunn has passed away from a crash in Mexico while trailriding with friends on October 9th. Jordie’s legacy extends from World Cup racing to Rampage. He has blessed us with his unique style in competitions as well as through his wild edits over the years. Our thoughts go out to his friends and family. Jordie was truly one of a kind and will be missed.
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GoPro has launched the Hero 8 Black action camera, said to offer improved video stabilisation over the existing Hero 7, improved image quality and the option to add a range of accessories directly to the camera. The Hero 8 Black will be available from 15 October for £379 / $399. There’s also a new 360-degree camera, the Hero Max 360, coming on 25 October which will be priced at £479.99 / $499.99. There’s no news on more affordable versions of the Hero 8 Black, but the price of the existing Hero 7 has been dropped to £319.99 / $329.99 for the Black and £199.99 / $199.99 for the Silver. The Hero 7 White has been discontinued. GoPro Hero 8 Black key features, pricing and availability HyperSmooth 2.0 image stabilisation with High and Boost modes In-built mounting system for modular accessories Four digital lenses: SuperView, Wide, Linear, Narrow Video resolution up to 4K at 60 frames per second Photo resolution up to 12 megapixels WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity Waterproof to a claimed 10 metres without a case Dimensions: 62.3mm (W) x 44.9mm (H) x 33mm (D) Claimed weight: 126g Available from 15 October for £379.99 / $399.99 GoPro Hero Max 360 also launched, £479.99 / $499.99 The Hero 8’s frameless design and ‘folding fingers’ mean you can attach a mount directly to the camera without needing a case. GoPro HyperSmooth 2.0 arrives The arrival of the Hero 8 comes a year after the launch of the Hero 7, which debuted GoPro’s HyperSmooth image stabilisation. The Hero 8’s HyperSmooth 2.0 tech is now available across all shooting modes and resolutions, while the latest software ups the ante with new High and Boost settings. These, according to GoPro, provide even smoother footage (with a crop factor), which should appeal to mountain bikers riding on rough terrain. Meanwhile, the updated TimeWarp 2.0 function allows users to switch between real-time and time-lapse recording with a tap of the touchscreen. You can also continue to record static time lapse videos and night lapse shots on the Hero 8 Black. A range of modular accessories are available for the Hero 8 Black, including a light (left) and front-facing screen (right). GoPro Modular accessories without a case HyperSmooth and TimeWarp aside, one of the Hero 8 Black’s key upgrades is the in-built mounting system. Rather than having to put the camera in a case to add attachments, you can add a range of modular accessories (or ‘mods’) directly to the Hero 8. These include a light for shooting in dim conditions (£49.99 / $49.99), a shotgun microphone for improved audio (£79.99 / $79.99) and a front-facing display (£79.99), although the Hero lacks the flip-up display of its chief rival, the DJI Osmo Action camera, as a standard feature. The camera also has two ‘fingers’ that fold out from the body so you can attach it straight to a mount, once again without needing a case. All three mods will be sold separately and should appeal to vloggers or cyclists who want to take their ride edits to the next level, but they won’t be available until December. Improved image quality and shooting options The Hero 8 Black features four ‘digital lenses’ – SuperView, Wide, Linear, Narrow – to offer a range of in-camera shooting options. The first three were available on the Hero 7, but Narrow is a new option for the Hero 8 and offers a similar field of view to a camera phone, according to GoPro. Otherwise, the Hero 8 will shoot video all the way up to 4K at 60 frames per second and at an improved bit rate of 100 Mbps (that’s up from 78 Mbps on the Hero 7). You can also shoot super slow-mo footage in 1080p at 240 frames per second. Live streaming is available at 1080p, an improvement on the Hero 7’s 720p. As for photos, the Hero 8 Black can capture 12-megapixel stills, and you now have the option to save those files as RAW images, not just JPEGs. LiveBurst mode, meanwhile, captures stills 1.5 seconds before and after you hit the shutter, leaving you to pick from 90 images or create a three-second 4K video clip. Finally, the Hero 8 Black is waterproof down to a claimed 10m without a case and is said to offer improved in-built audio thanks to three microphones. It also offers WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, as you’d expect, and can be controlled via the touchscreen or a range of voice commands.