The Global Mountain Bike Network has set solutions to the top ten most common mountain mistakes. Listen up kiddos, it could help you more than you imagine.
1. Using arms to pump. Solution: Pump with legs.
2. Feet positioned too flat on pedals. Solution: Keep heels down.
3. Pulling up on the handlebars to lift front wheel. Solution: Set weight back.
4. Using pedals to lift back wheel. Solution: Set weight for bunny hop.
5. Bike setup. Solution: Talk to a pro.
6. Potential pedal strikes. Solution: Use higher gear to predict where pedals will be.
7. Staying inline with bike while cornering. Solution: Lean bike more than body.
8. Dropping pedals too early before corners. Solution: Drop outside foot when corner starts.
9. Breaking in corners. Solution: Adjust speed prior to corner.
10: Being too mellow. Solution: Use more speed and momentum.
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In the Spring of 2014 a small group of close friends broke ground on a building project in Skamania County, Washington in the Columbia River Gorge. Their primary endeavor was a multi-platform tree house, but also included a skate bowl [shop skateboards HERE] and a wood fired soaking tub as well. The crew came from all over the country and from a variety of backgrounds. Some were professional carpenters, others learned on the job, gaining experience along the way. The Cinder Cone is Foster Huntington’s short film that documents this year-long process of building his dream home with this community of tight knit friends.
A Farm League Original
Directed by: Foster Huntington
Edited by: Jess Gibson
Filmed by: Jess Gibson, Foster Huntington, Ian McGee, Ian Durkin, Jeremy Schneier, and Ned Siegel
Built by: Tucker Gorman, Billy McHugh, Kai Korsmo, Jacob Harris, Carter Briggs, Greg Reve, Ned Siegel, Pete Siegel, Joseph Heine, Steve See, Stephanie Huntington, Lane Walkup, Brian Sizer, Kyle Gallagher, Jake Devine, Lincoln Ness, Micheal Garnier, Ian Weedman, Ryan Cafferky, Jason Lindsey, Tyler Zuniga, James Crowe, John King, Foster Huntington, Tim Huntington, Philip Annand, Collin Annand, Scottie Witlake, Alex Yoder, Landon Smith
Special Thanks to: Tieneke Pavesic, Tim Lynch, Chris Malloy, Al James, Aaron James, Michael Pizzo, Beda Calhoun, David Burden, Amber Fillis, The Huntingtons, John Gorman, Heather Dallas, Michael Garnier, Will Gerold, Billy Sullivan, Trevor Gordon, Maddie Joyce, Dan Opalacz, Cyrus Sutton, Bryan Fox, Austin Smith, Jay Nelson, Oliver DeFilippo, Braden Spotts, Nancy Ihlenfeldt, Santiago Padilla (Colorist), Chip Sloan (Sound Design), Digital One – Portland,
“Better” by Bosque Brown
“Thunder and Lightning” by Joseph Hein
“Ring Shot Step” by Ash Black Bufflo
“The Way it is” by Denver
“Francis” by Houndstooth
“Every Little Bit Hurts” by Barton Carroll
Vans has an eye for talent. There’s proof in Curren Caples’ fluid style. Picking up sponsors is no easy task, and Caples has put in work day in and day out to get where he’s at. Nice work.
Hometown: Ventura, CA
Currently Resides: Ventura, CA
Sponsors: Vans Shoes, Flip Skateboards, Hurley Clothing, Independent Trucks, and Ricta Wheels
UnReal is for those of us who escape. A film that celebrates breaking free from the confines of reality and venturing into a boundless world. This place isn’t remote or hard to find, and yet many never see it. Here, glacial walls transform into mountain bike trails, rain and snow aren’t the only elements to fall from the sky and thousand pound mammals become riding partners. Breathtaking visuals conjure feelings of awe and pure joy; feelings that only those of us who venture outside can truly understand. This film is dedicated to you — the dreamers, the rule-breakers, the ones who never grow up, the ones who know the secret — the ones who know the way into the UnReal world.
Starring: Brandon Semenuk, Brett Rheeder, Cam McCaul, Graham Agassiz, Steve Smith, Tom van Steenbergen and Thomas Vanderham, with Brook MacDonald, Finn Iles, Ian Morrison, James Doerfling, Matty Miles and friends.
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Having a stop motion film conceptualized for years kayakers Josh Neilson, Tyler Fox, Anton Immler, and the rest of their crew took a lazy (hungover) Friday to put the idea into motion. Butt Crack Creek in Voss, Norway set the stage for this great edit.
Stop Motion – Josh Neilson, Tyler Fox
Film – Josh Neilson, Tyler Fox, Anton Immler, Evan Garcia, Fred Norquist, Team Pyranha
Kayakers – Josh Neilson, Tyler Fox, Anton Immler
Edit – Josh Neilson
Kids – Falk and Ura
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