Riding the No Fall Zone

Date Sep 23, 2014

Slow tech riding hasn’t been cool for a long time, but you have to be impressed with Johannes Pistrol’s riding whether it’s cool or not.


Johannes Pistrol rides the Steinerne Rinne from Goinger Halt, July 2014. The upper section from the summit down to the upper rinne is relatively straight forward, albeit slightly exposed. The lower section contains the hardest and the most futuristic riding. Johannes didn’t clear all sections but this attempt is the most I have seen ridden so far.
Music,
“Fish Dance” by ronrauscher.de | soundcloud.com/ron-rauscher-1
“Been riding blues” by Conway Hambone.


Would you try some of those exposed sections?

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bill
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bill  - Sept. 25, 2014, 7:45 p.m.

weak not a expert

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tungsten
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Drinky Crow  - Sept. 25, 2014, 5:46 p.m.

Goodness gracious! Good thing that frame has a Horst Link.

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viciouscycl
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viciouscycl  - Sept. 25, 2014, 9:41 a.m.

Johannes has giant balls of steel!

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Todd  - Sept. 24, 2014, 7:37 p.m.

The secret to a long life is… try not to shorten it.

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dirt-pilot
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Dirt-Pilot  - Sept. 24, 2014, 5:58 p.m.

wait. what? this isnt cool? oh, you meant trendy. fuck trendy.

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john-gurule
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John Gurule  - Sept. 24, 2014, 2:06 p.m.

oh hell no!

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todd-brashear
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Todd Brashear  - Sept. 24, 2014, 9:45 a.m.

Dude needs to clip in.

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rocco1109
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rocco1109  - Sept. 24, 2014, 9:18 a.m.

Good thing he's wearing a helmet.

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dhbeyotch
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DHBeyotch  - Sept. 24, 2014, 8:57 a.m.

I saw the directors cut and he dabbed twice. Just saying.

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litespeed74
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litespeed74  - Sept. 24, 2014, 8:15 a.m.

Looks like me going down stuff 1/2 as steep : )

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account03
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account03  - Sept. 23, 2014, 5:03 p.m.

How does this guy get normal looking gloves and knee pads. Just mostly black. While I can't find anything that isn't brightly colored and/or logo covered?

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matty
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Matty  - Sept. 23, 2014, 12:41 p.m.

Scariest part of this video was the fact he was running Avid brakes…

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cam@nsmb.com
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Cam McRae  - Sept. 23, 2014, 7:33 p.m.

I guess you haven't ridden Guides, or even XO Trails. Neither have let me down thus far. In fact I've been let down more by other brakes this year than by those made by Avid - and I've used Avid more.

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markk
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Markk  - Sept. 24, 2014, 7:38 a.m.

My bike came with Avid Elixir 9's and have been in use for over a year and a half. Not a single issue (except pad replacement twice) and have worked flawlessly, very happy with them. I ride hard mostly steep XC terrain (Bootleg Canyon) several times per week.

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gumbo
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Gumbo  - Sept. 23, 2014, 12:41 p.m.

He doesnt like to ride fast;)

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guest
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guest  - Sept. 23, 2014, 11:24 a.m.

Where is it ?

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guest
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guest  - Sept. 23, 2014, 11:56 a.m.

Kufstein Austria

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unclebob
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unclebob  - Sept. 23, 2014, 10:02 a.m.

Would I try that…I spoke to my bike and it said, "no."

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