Brandon Semenuk is one of them freeride mountain bikers you watch on YouTube. You are probably in awe of his skills along with those of his Red Bull Rampage buddies Cam Zink, Brendan Fairclough and Cam McCaul. I am and I live watching freeride movies like Seasons and last years Where the trail Ends. I have no expectations that one day I can do this sort of thing, but it does make me believe I should be able to do the smaller stuff. Anyway on to the movie.
Firstly the presentation is cool, the bluray and DVD looking like a pair if vinyl records on some decks ready to spin – this sets the tone for the movie.
Don’t expect moody narration about searching for the ultimate ride or deep talks about the mental toughness required to take on huge mountains, don’t even expect any Not Bad style shenanigans and scrapes.
This is pure unadulterated riding and music… While this is what most will buy the DVD to see, I like the talking and the banter, so this was a bit of a disappointment at first.
But it works superbly. Put it on at a party and turn the volume up and you have your own party mix or background tunes.
For those that want the banter and the fun, the whole second season of Life Behind Bars is included. This serves as your light relief and the making of the movie at the same time.
Generally I enjoyed this movie and will be watching again and again. My only issue is the price of Mountain Bike DVDs, at £25 this is pricy.