I love that kind of riding. I wish I had half the skills this guy has. In the mean time, videos like this make me wanna me to tackle the local technical trails. They're pretty rocky too, so it's a good inspiration.
Nostyle has some good vids doing similar style riding on a Wildcard, I think a playful agile bike is more adaptable to that kind of riding. Then again, I've never really played on stuff like that so I don't really know
This kind of riding is called Vertride. It's quite famous in Austria and Germany. The idea is to go down impossible trails not really meant for a bike. It's pretty gnarly!! One mistake and you're tumbling down to your death of falling from a cliff. You need at least 160mm of travel. 180mm would be ideal. This is the kind of riding I do or at least training to do since I live in Austria. Check out big-col's videos. He has lots of them about Vertriding. Big Col - Pinkbike
Some ppl were just put on this earth to ride bikes............Amazing riding
After watching that can't wait for my 1st trip to the Alps in June.Although
I don't think I'll be riding anything like that mental f**king terrain
Yeah, I'm going to have to work on my nose wheelie/tail whip maneuver a bit before taking on a trail like that.
Wanna work on front pivots?One more item on the pros side of the list, we have lots of tight switchbacks here Low consequence and high consequence ones.
That said, as much as I enjoyed the cinematography and the riding (epecially Tom Ohler's section) I doubt I would enjoy riding the "vertride" parts of that trail (even though there aren't that many in this video).You really need to be on top of your trialsy-moves game to not end up walking the whole time on stuff like that.
Last edited by problematiks; 11-24-2012 at 06:33 PM.
I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.