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100 Seconds of Ultimate Flow | MTB

MTB Raw 100 w/ Brendan Howey

Any fan of MTB or freeride mountain biking will undoubtedly enjoy this video edit below. Brendan Howey treats us all to 100 seconds of ultimate flow. And trust us- the video is aptly named! No fancy effects- just the naked MTB goodness…

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Published on Sep 14, 2017

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No effects, no slo-mo. Just 100 seconds of raw action from the Canadian freerider Brendan Howey. Rupert Walker is back with another mind-blowing RAW 100 edit. Just mountain bike riding captured at its most natural.

Twenty five year-old Brendan Howey is a Canadian freerider who rides for Andorran firm, Commencal Bikes. Right from its opening, the Sunshine Coast native has been one of the driving trail-building forces behind the Coast Gravity Park in British Columbia.


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Let’s do it! Here he is in “Dark & Dirt”. This could be the ultimate nighttime MTB video edit:

After many years of riding and shooting, we begin to search for new ways of doing things. It’s certainly not that what we do is boring by any stretch. However, one can find him or herself complacent; not as passionate about things that once intrigued you. You begin to long for a new possibility, challenge, and scenery, often looking for some kind of substitute for the everyday routine. Since we were looking for something new we took the phrase “night and day difference” to heart, creating a new world of darkness to play in. We entered an alternate world where light cut through dark like a knifes edge and smoke and mystery were around every corner.
Night shoot with Lone Wolf Productions

High speed into the unknown

Sun Peaks Resort played host to our shoot. The contrast of riding the bike park during the day to night was startling. Nothing appeared as it once did only a few hours ago, and everything outside the safety of our carefully placed light rigs was black and imposing. There is something frightening about starring out into the pure dark not knowing if something might be staring back. However, it did give us exactly what we were searching for in that it was as though the entire park morphed into something new at night.
Night shoot with Lone Wolf Productions.
Jumping at night was a new and interesting challenge
Night shoot with Lone Wolf Productions

Going the distance

If we had come in search of a challenge we had found it. Set up for shots was grueling, and required us to cart in stands, light bars, car batteries, hundreds of feet of electrical cable, generator, smoke machine as well as our camera gear and Brendan’s Commencal Furious. We worked tirelessly from 9pm to 4am most nights, often watching the sun begin to illuminate the dark of night as we finally lay down to sleep. We had support from Sun Peaks Resort by the way of extra hands and first aid staff which allowed us to move through the night more freely and greatly assisted us in our efforts.
Night shoot with Lone Wolf Productions
Appearing from the smoke
Night shoot with Lone Wolf Productions.
It all looks different at night
Night shoot with Lone Wolf Productions

Howey painting the forest with light

The stark contrast of powerful lighting and the dark of night granted us a lot of interesting opportunities to obtain shots that were much more visually stunning than any normal shoot. We could paint the forest with light and smoke where and when we chose, setting the stage for Howey’s legendary style to really be highlighted. Howey rode as though it were day even though he was often unable to see where he was going due to the smoke and the sudden contrast from bright light to dark.

By the end of the shoot, it was as though we were all suffering from extreme jet lag, and it seemed as though walking around during the day was unnatural to us, but we had successfully completed what we set out to do and it was now time to return to our normal world once again.

Video and words: Lone Wolf Productions
Riding: Brendan Howey

CL
CL has been blogging it up for BTO Sports since the days when Bob "Hurricane" Hannah ruled the motocross roost. In fact, his guerilla-style coverage of the now-infamous "Massacre at Saddleback" is now considered one of the great MX blogs of all time. Enjoy the blogs, folks- that's the whole idea!