I’d be lying if I said that I had any inclination that I’d be reviewing a trails DVD this year. With how easy it is these days to slap some footage together and throw it up on YouTube or Vimeo, I thought the days of DVDs were unfortunately behind us. Luckily our Belgium friends from the MX Trails decided not to go the easy route, and instead took the footage they’ve been gathering up for the past few years from their travels around the world and turned it into a proper full length trails DVD.
My apologies for the delay! Maybe one day I’ll finally realize that I need to start the whole process of picking these out well before the end of the year rolls around. I thought I’d be able to hammer it out right at the beginning of January, but between traveling and being busy with a bunch of other stuff, I never had the time to fully devote to sitting down and giving this the attention it deserves. So, here we are, damn near the end of February and we’re just now taking a look back on what I thought were the top 10 trails web edits of 2016. Feel free to agree, disagree or be ambivalent!
Be on the look out for more news regarding Mutiny’s Villij frame on Monday, but until then give this promo that they dropped for it last week another watch!
As many of you know, Robbo had a freak accident a couple of months ago that left him with a broken back. If you follow him on Instagram then you also know that he’s been killing it as far as the recovery goes. He may not be back on his bike just yet, but there’s little doubt in my mind that he will be sooner than anyone would have imagined. Hell, the doctors told him that he may never even walk again. This promo for his signature Villij frame was originally going to be a more traditional riding edit, but Mutiny thought that it was just as important to show how far he’s come with his recovery as it was to show the riding clips he had stacked up prior to the accident. I couldn’t agree more!
If you watch one thing today make sure it’s this! Any footage that comes from Villij is guaranteed to be a treat, and this edit that Tom Cambridge produced for Mutiny and DIG is no different. With not only Robbo in it, but Matt Roe and Dylan Lewis as well, it’s without a doubt my favorite Villij edit to date!
I wanted to dig up a real gem for this week’s flashback, and I think this five minute Villij section from Robbo’s 2011 “Who Knows” video more than qualifies!
There are a few sets of trails that are on my list places that I must visit at some point, Villij is most definitely one of them. Just have a look at this POV video of Sem Kok running through some of the lines and you’ll see why!
I’ve been seriously slacking with my weekend re-ups lately. This Bicycle Union edit featuring the one and only Robbo doing his thing at Villij most definitely deserves to another watch or ten.
It’s no big secret that I’m not the biggest fan of POV videos. I actually really enjoyed this one though. Sure there were a few moments where I felt seasick, but it was worth it to see the amazing trail creations the A.B. Trails Crew rode on their trip through England.