Ever wonder exactly what it takes to do tricks like Brandon Semenuk or Paul Genovese? Well, you could watch and re-watch footage of their riding – or you could just watch it all in extra slo-mo to fully understand the intricacies of things like flip-whips with extra barspins thrown in for good measure. In other words, the riders use their bikes as a paintbrush to create lines and shapes like only they know how.
TGR’s 2020 mountain bike film Accomplice is chock-full of mind-blowing segments – but one really stands out from the rest: Brandon Semenuk and Paul Genovese’s freestyle extravaganza, shot in partnership with the camera wizards at Peacemaker Filmworks at the infamous Coast Gravity Park. Over the years, we’ve come to know Semenuk and Genovese’s prowess as masters of freestyle and freeride mountain biking, but there’s something about capturing it the way it was for Accomplice that makes it truly look like the art it is.
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Paul Genovese tossing bars. Dan Fleury photo.
Semenuk and Genovese plotting their next moves. Dan Fleury photo.