where the trail ends

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  • 09-21-2012
    howardyudoing
    IMO the movie was awesome.

    the point was to grab attention for the sport so that downhill can grow. This may not be the "rider's mtb movie" but it did and will continue to grab the attention of others. I know it worked because I was at the premier and saw and talked to many who were not riders and even a few who didn't know why they were there.

    As a movie/documentary, I believe the movie did well. It caught your attention, gave some info, left out points to make the viewer question, and made you want to ride your bike. Also, it showed audiences the passion and will of these riders, as well as their frustrations. Insight like this helps us realize that they are normal human beings, which pushes us to achieve our biking goals.

    The trip to Vegas, for me was completely worth it.

    P.S. I totally met Brandon Semenuk
  • 09-21-2012
    Drth Vadr
    Over all it was OK. I really like how they actually were able to capture the true technicality of the terrain on film. Other then that, I still liked The Tipping Point, 3 Minute Gaps, Follow Me,, From the Inside better, Life Cycles, and Strenght in Numbers better.
  • 09-22-2012
    merijn101
    Was so so for me. I enjoyed the fact that they tried to tell a story, shots were awesome, quality was great. I just got bored with the same kind of "race down a gnarly dust mountain" action. I find it kind of sad that I get bored while those guys actually are doing massive stunts and risking their lives for the enjoyment of the armchair/couch free rider. Maybe I got an overkill of all those movies... I should just go out and ride my local xc trails with 3 meter sand bumps....
  • 09-22-2012
    jakester29959
    i cant watch it >:(
  • 09-22-2012
    csermonet
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jakester29959 View Post
    i cant watch it >:(

    It was only available to stream for free for 24 hours. sorry bud but you missed that boat. gotta buy it if you want to see it now
  • 09-22-2012
    Deep Thought
    It's a great freeride movie. It's packed with really sick shredding scenes that have zesty style to boot. However, it didn't really knock my socks off. Like others have said, it was a bit repetitive. I appreciate that they tried to make it a great narrative, but I feel like they kinda missed it. "Utah is sick. Oh, too many people are riding here and we're bored with it. Let's find other places just like Utah."

    Don't get me wrong, it's a rad film, but it is what it is ... another freeride movie.

    The best mountain biking movie I've seen lately is Strength in Numbers. They had several compelling narratives that were all related to an overarching theme of community. The variety of settings kept it fresh and the soundtrack really enhanced the mood of each scene. All of this is portrayed using inspiring cinematography.
  • 09-24-2012
    nitecrwlr
    I like the UCI DH videos best. MADE was really good. I'd like a neutral perspective instead of everyone always cheering on the British riders (Steve Peat) in the videos. I'd like to see Gwin's training regimen ala Rock3. 2013 schedule announced and NO stops in the US? BS!
  • 09-24-2012
    Lunchbox362
    I loved it. It was way more than just another action packed highlight reel of the superstars, it's an awesome documentary of a journey. I think it does a great job of showing the lengths the pros go to in order to progress the sport, the insane terrain they ride and ridiculous tricks they do on said terrain. I liked how they showed the crashes, it really brings home the point of how much they put on the line when they go ride. I personally like rider interviews, shots at camp, headcams etc., puts me as a viewer way more in the action than "oh hey, there he is, there he goes...." for an hour and a half. It really felt like more of a real documentary, rather than a highlight reel, which I think is awesome. It had a good balance of beautiful shots, amazing riding, and decent plot(I mean cmon, is plot really a big issue? Should be pretty self-explanatory).

    Overall: f*** yeah lets go ride bikes
  • 09-25-2012
    tep
    I too thought it was just ok overall as a movie.

    The riding was great, as well as the locations, and cinematography, but I thought the overall "feel/pace" of the movie wasn't what I was expecting after watching the trailers, and I felt let-down by it.

    I usually like the back stories, but this time I thought there was too much talking/back story telling.

    I did think having the live webcast and interviews was pretty cool, but Schley schould not have been on the mic......waaaaay out of his comfort zone.

    from watching the "red carpet" interviews I now really want to see/watch Congo: the Inga Project, that seems like an interesting documentary on kayaking.

    Where the Trail Ends did not make me want to go out and ride, like most other movies do.
  • 09-26-2012
    thetazzbot
    I cant believe people would prefer that bore of a movie life cycles with its fake field jumping riding where they magically come out of the ground over the hard core downhill porn that is in WTTE. Im not even a downhiller or that much of a mtbr yet but i definately enjoyed this movie.

    Im curious as to the bikes, specs, and pricetags because they look to be some nice rides :)
  • 10-01-2012
    Phiu-x
    Just watched it. Awesome. But sooooo different than what I'm doing (XC! ) All different sports altogether now IMO. Same roots though... That is how you can tell that MTB is mature.
  • 10-06-2012
    Johnny No.5
    Meh, footage was good and whatnot but it seemed very repetitive to not only itself but other things I've seen. Huck a drop>bomb a narrow dusty chute>rinse>repeat. Nothing seemed to push what I've seen before, the drops weren't gigantic, nor were any gaps, very "middle of the road" to me. That's not to say I don't respect what they did or that any of it's a cakewalk, just nothing bigger and better than things I've seen from Rampage videos of years past.
  • 12-27-2012
    ace_ventura
    I have no clue what you guys are talking about.. movie was awesome and more epic than anything out there, including all previous nwd films. Filming was amazing, song choice was great also. It kept my attention, it begged me for constantly replaying it over and over again and above all it made me want to ride my bike again, so badly!
  • 12-30-2012
    smf805
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    Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    I think Life Cycles was better IMO.

    agreed.
  • 12-30-2012
    MhzMonster
    My Wife got me Where the Trail Ends, Strength in Numbers, and a bunch more videos for Christmas to keep me stoked through this snowy winter. I haven't watched them all yet, but I thought both Where the Trail Ends and Strength in Numbers were both awesome. Yes, Where the Trail Ends is repetitive but still worth watching. To me, the cinematography is above and beyond all the other mountain biking movies I've ever watched. I'll have to check out Life Cycles, I don't think that was one that she picked up.

    Any other suggestions?
  • 12-30-2012
    Moosey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MhzMonster View Post
    My Wife got me Where the Trail Ends, Strength in Numbers, and a bunch more videos for Christmas to keep me stoked through this snowy winter. I haven't watched them all yet, but I thought both Where the Trail Ends and Strength in Numbers were both awesome. Yes, Where the Trail Ends is repetitive but still worth watching. To me, the cinematography is above and beyond all the other mountain biking movies I've ever watched. I'll have to check out Life Cycles, I don't think that was one that she picked up.

    Any other suggestions?

    I'm still a big fan of 'Follow Me'. I like it the same if not a bit more than life cycles, it's a lot different though.
  • 12-30-2012
    arkon11
    Yeah, Follow Me and From The Inside Out are probably my favorite recent MTB films.

    The Fernie segment in From The Inside Out is so killer!
  • 12-30-2012
    mullen119
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Moosey View Post
    I'm still a big fan of 'Follow Me'. I like it the same if not a bit more than life cycles, it's a lot different though.



    The short re-edit "dont follow me" is my favorite short MTB clip. So good.
  • 12-31-2012
    MhzMonster
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by arkon11 View Post
    Yeah, Follow Me and From The Inside Out are probably my favorite recent MTB films.

    The Fernie segment in From The Inside Out is so killer!

    Sweet, thanks! I've just ordered them both. Next I think I'm going with Roam, The Collective, Seasons.
  • 01-31-2013
    NFLcheesehead1
    I'm thinking about buying "Where the Trail Ends," but I was wondering...is there a lot of profanity in this documentary? The movie is NR, but I don't wanna be hearing a bunch of cussing every wipeout. If there is, is it at least bleeped?

    Thanks!
  • 02-03-2013
    jakester29959
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by NFLcheesehead1 View Post
    I'm thinking about buying "Where the Trail Ends," but I was wondering...is there a lot of profanity in this documentary? The movie is NR, but I don't wanna be hearing a bunch of cussing every wipeout. If there is, is it at least bleeped?

    Thanks!

    There isn't much swearing but they do drop the F bomb once or twice. That's it