The Utah desert is to freeride mountain biking as Chamonix is to steep skiing – its history is filled with stories of insane feats and the culture is defined by sport. Ethan Nell and Tom Van Steenbergen etch their names into the history of Utah freeriding, putting together a truly mind-blowing segment filled with drops, unfathomably large jumps, and some of the most stylish riding we’ve seen outside of slopestyle comps. Plus, the cinematography by Calvin Huth and Peter Jamison is simply breathtaking – I mean come on... that shot of Tom’s frontflip at 2:38? NUTS.
Action sports filmmaking isn’t just all fun and games, as superstar Fabio Wibmer shares with us in his latest documentary. We’ll let you in on a little secret, there’s usually stunt doubles involved for all the crazy stuff, as well as hundreds of takes and re-takes to get the perfect shot, and almost everything actually happens in post with CGI and other movie magic. Learn a little more about Fabio’s nine-to-five and how these films happen. All jokes aside, creating mind-blowing content like
The future of FPV drone cinematography is bright. The associated technologies and techniques have seen rapid growth over the past few years, placing versatile film-making tools in the hands of ordinary people. RELATED: BTS of Brandon Semenuk's Segment For an example of the power of FPV, check out this short video of France's Châtel Bike Park. Filmed and edited by a single pilot, it showcases Châtel from an angle previously only available to those with access to a helicopter. Imagine a world
This year’s Tour de France certainly looked a little bit different, with less crowds on the sidelines, riders wearing masks when off the bike, and all manner of other COVID-19 protocols in place. One thing, thankfully, still remained the same: we had another mountain biker launch a massive road gap jump over the peloton. This year’s honors went to Dan Leclercq for sending a 60-footer over the racers – un très gros saut! RELATED: Video - Floating Iceberg Flips With Ice Climbers on