This episode is for all the beautiful ladies out there(queue the crickets) who like pretty boys who mountainboard. In this episode more than half of the guys ride without shirts and rocking short shorts and it’s fucking gnarly. Winterberg is consistently building jumps and drops that are pushing the limits of mountainboarding, check out the old Winterberg gap footage here if you don’t believe me. So i’m not surprised that fellas went there and absolutely destroyed the place.
The best of the beast, mountainboard videos from around the globe. Some old, some new and some that probably shouldn’t have been posted in the first place. Take note of the style from country to country some dirty action in these.
England – Ye Olde British Cunts
You know all these guys and you’ve probably seen all of these edits as well. That’s because they’re kings, straight royalty on the mountainsticks.
“Style” by Jack Johnson
“Hales Superbole” by Theo Acworth
“Summer Sessions” by Project Doc
“Giving Birth to Rad Mag” by Tom Kirkman
France – J’ai un escargot dans mon oreille
Maybe you aren’t aware of this but the French rip, and I include Dutch friend Nicky Geerse in this group because he speaks French better than he does Dutch.
“French Mountainboard Tour 2011” by Bietrix Alexandre
“Monistrol Madness” by Nicky Geerse
Russia – I like my borscht without the beets
I just spent a week in Moscow where it was -20 degrees for 6 days straight, not exactly a hospitable climate; especially not for mountainboarding. Despite the long winters Russia has well funded events(thanks to Tunetz), super good riders and a communist government.
“Moscow” by Alexey Tunetz
“Dah Teaser” by Alexey Tunetz
Australia – Sheep shaggers in my book
The bastard children of the United Kingdom and savage beasts. Watch the gymnast do a double backflip! Dyl Radface had a seizure while eating a big mac this past summer and my girlfriend thinks he’s got Aspergers syndrome.
“Double Trouble With Andy Milenkovic” by Project Doc
“Crackheads at Como” by Dylan Radface Warren
USA – McDonalds & Walmart now open in South Pole, Antarctica
We take claim to the creation of the sport. We sell you boards. Occasionally ride them. Mostly we just put a lot of time and money into shooting video of it. Are tricks aren’t the best but we have way more fun than everyone else. Truth.
“Hot Action” by One 5 Media
“MBS Commercial” by One 5 Media
“Down & Dirty 2” by Strict 9 Films
Spain – Pelea de gallo o lidia
I’ll be honest, I don’t know much about Spain, nor do I know of many Spanish riders but I do know Iguria park looks like an amazing place to ride. Check out the Facebook video.
I don’t know what flows through the water in Japan but no matter what board sport it is the Japenese seem to have the best style.
“Jingi Part 2” by KoenjiNoSora
“Jingi Part 3” by KoenjiNoSora
Brazil – I think there are more super models per capita in Brazil than any where else in the world
These guys have been riding hard for a long time and possibly the most passionate about it, I mean you’ve probably heard of Tony Dogga right?
“Suramericano de Mountainboarding 2010” by Nosfe Soto
“Mountainboard Sessions Brasil” by Mathias
“Montainboard 2010” by Bless TV
Germany – Hmmmmm
I almost forgot about the Germans, never forget the German’s they’ll fuck you up. How could I forget Winterberg possibly the gnarliest park in mountainboarding. If you never saw that video of TK doing front 7’s over their massive 40 foot jump its worth searching for.
“A Day In The Parkz” by Lukas Tielke
“South German MTB Championship 2011” by Philipp Uhlmann
Over the past few year there has been a serious emergence of Bike Parks around the world. Recently, I made a trip back to my home state of Vermont and rode the Burke Bike Park on the Kingdom Trails which has full lift access and some amazing top to bottom runs. One of there best trails is Knightslayer which has tons of tables and possibly the biggest wallride I’ve ever hit, towering around 25 feet!
Jereme Leafe at the Burke Bike Park
Colorado in partnership with Office Depot has also stepped up their game with the construction of 4 new bike parks in the past two years. Starting with Rhyolite Park in located the open space of Castlerock, CO, here you will find a long line of rollers berms with an option of hitting a 10 foot wall ride into a 6 pack of jumps. The other stand out park is the Valmont Bike Park in Boulder, CO. Valmont has a wide range of lines and features containing jumps of all sizes, a fast and technical dual cross track and a straight line of jumps into a wallride.
Some how all of these parks fail in comparison to Winterberg in Germany. Maybe it’s the fact that they’ve been catering to mountainboarding for four years now so they’ve got our best interest at heart but the bottom line is they have built a park that mountainboards can absolutely slay!! Here is a clip that was just posted, possibly the best freestyle clip I’ve seen in a year.
Planning to put together a comprehensive list of riding spots in the next few weeks, if anyone has a park to add please email me here, email@example.com.
Over the past 6 months i’ve been getting a glimpse into just how amazing the riders are in the UK, all thanks to ATCproductions.co.uk. This is a blog run by the Kirkman brothers, Ollie Morrison and maybe a few others, regardless there are a few hours of top notch web edits showcase some of the best riding i’ve seen in years. Big up to TK and the rest of the ATC crew for providing the world with some progressive riding and videos to see it. Here is one of the latest edits.