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This is amazing. It makes me think of the ways in which we can alter how we perceive and interact with our surroundings. Seeing a tree as such an operative part of one's environment is fantastic. Also he's got mad skills.
WOW. This guy is incredible and seriously fearless. Or just very very confident in his skills. Either way, what a cool video.
Definitely inspiring! Love the music choice (really hit me emotionally)and editing of this piece. Not to mention the fearlessness. Remember what we were talking about in class? Great accomplishments/glory often come with great risks. I think this demonstrates that as well.The opening moments of the attempts to ride the top of that metal fence are such a great start to this, really bring home the risk/glory equation and provide a tense, contemplation before the video really takes off.
I agree with Tyler about how he is really exploring ways to interact with his surroundings. I am way into trials (the kind of riding he is doing) and other styles of mtn. biking and I really do think it helps one understand the power of their surroundings.As kind of an aside, as a rider I do not prefer the 'mod' style bike he is riding on. To some mtn. bikers this makes it a different sport. While some of the best do the same sticks on 26' wheels, mod riders are riding smaller 20' wheel and this gives them an advantage. Why would we be concerned about this when he is till an amazing athlete? To me it has to do with contrast. The more 'normal' your surroundings and materials are when a feat is performed it seems to jump out of the background so to speak. Would you be more impressed if he was riding just as gracefully and impressively on some old road bike? It might seem more magic to me.
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