Holy shit! As amazing as Brandon Semenuk’s Raw 100 was last year, this one completely blows it out of the water! I’ve heard it said many times before that Brandon is the best bike rider in the world. That’s a HUGE statement right there, but one I’m starting to get behind. Even if you vehemently hate big bike stuff, I don’t think you’ll be able to not appreciate the riding, filming and setups they built in this.
Sergio Layos is in the spotlight for the first video of Hadrien Picard’s new “Lined Up” Red Bull series. The idea behind the series is simple, one line, one 90 second long continuous shot. Actually pulling that off though, definitely not so simple for either the rider or the filmer. Sergio and Hadrien pulled it off though and this run continuous line through both the dirt and crete sections of the Malaga Park is something not to miss!
So I came across another episode of Red Bull’s Sound of Speed this morning and got to wondering what some of the other ones I missed looked like. A quick glance through some of the past episodes and I instantly recognized one of the thumbnails as being from Leatherhead. It took a little skipping through the freeride stuff to get to the 01:32 mark, but sure enough there was a solid minute of Olly boosting and transferring the absolute living fuck out of Leatherhead! No music, no crazy effects; just the sweet sound of the woods being shredded.
And here we have part three of Red Bull’s tour of New Zealand. This episode starts off at Gorge Road where we learn a little about the history of the place and that there’s a possibility that their lease won’t be renewed when it’s up in two years. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed on that they do end up getting another five year extension. After that bit of shocking news the episode goes b-roll and park for a bit before picking back up at 04:01 with some footage from Lizzy Woods.
So we are skipping part one of this Red Bull series and jumping straight into the second (for the time being at least). The reason being is that the two minutes of Farm Jam footage that you’ll find in here at 02:43 is worth going ahead and bypassing the whole first episode and the first half of this one. Sure, there were already plenty of Farm Jam edits earlier this year, but the footage in this has a film-like quality that looks extra rad.
No music and absolutely no slow motion, those are the rules of Red Bull’s Raw 100. What we’re left with is 100 pure seconds of footage that Rupert Walker captured of Anthony Messere killing his home spot.
No matter how you feel about Red Bull, there’s no denying that they give people plenty of opportunities to bring some cool ideas to life. Take for example Martin Söderström’s vision to dig jumps ten feet into the ground a Swedish field so that they would all but disappear once the flowers bloomed. He brought his buddy Dawid Godziek in for the shoot and the result is like nothing you’ve ever seen. Make sure to check out the behind the scenes video below after you get done watching!
Red Bull’s Rat Pack wraps up with the Corey, Kris, Hucker and Jason hitting up Farm Jam and the Gorge Road Jam. Not a bad way to end a trip eh?
Taking it back about eight years or so to the After Dark Trail Jam that Square One threw at the Potoczny Compound with the help of Red Bull. Who thinks that the next Welcome Jam should have lights so that the riding can go on into the night? It would probably be a drunken debacle, but it damn sure would be entertaining!
Rat Pack is Red Bull’s new three part series that follows Corey Bohan, Hucker, Kris Fox and Jason Watts as they adventure through New Zealand. This first episode gets rolling with the crew all meeting up and sessioning some concrete before making the drive down to the jam at Paul Langlands’ trails. 02:34 is where you’ll want to jump to if you want to get straight into the jam!