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    Sea of Rock

    Talk about "all mountain"!

    If you haven't watched this "Sea of Rock" video yet..... it's really cool.

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    Fantastic!

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    Awesome! Totally awesome!
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    Cool.
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    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.

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    I was wondering if a downhill or freeride bike would have been more fun until he started throwing trials moves into the mix. Aha, now I get it. Awesome riding and terrain, I wanna ride there.

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    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
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    Really awesome video!!

    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

    These in particular....
    Saykogel Video - Pinkbike
    Inversion Riders Video - Pinkbike

    The rear wheel hop is particularly important in these situations especially getting through extremely tight switchbacks. Spitzkehren mit Harald Philipp - IBC-TV auf MTB-News.de

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    I couldn't keep from puckering when watching some of those lines. Cool stuff.

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    Has anyone ever down'd Machu Picchu hiking trail?
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    Amazing

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    One of the best MTB videos I've seen!

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    They are REAL Rock dudes!
    It would be so cool to be able to ride like that. Thanks for sharing KRob.

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    That was a beautiful Video and nice riding!

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    Nice vid. That certainly does not look like a forgiving place to crash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by natzx7 View Post
    Nice vid. That certainly does not look like a forgiving place to crash.
    Yeah, I'm going to have to work on my nose wheelie/tail whip maneuver a bit before taking on a trail like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    Yeah, I'm going to have to work on my nose wheelie/tail whip maneuver a bit before taking on a trail like that.
    I am still trying to understand those moves. They look amazing.
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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    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.

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