Weekend Warmup

Date Mar 27, 2015

For some people, pushing the limit simply isn’t enough. Like Charles “Chuck” Yeager’s sound-breaking X1 plane (essentially a missile with wings), they have to look a bit ridiculous while they do it. So here’s to the oddballs, the risk takers, and the madmen. This Weekend Warmup is for you.

Testing the Limits of a Modern Scooter

Sure it’s an ad for Maxxis, but the sight of some guy caneing it around a circuit on a scooter like Valentino Rossi is great for a laugh.


Climbing Shanghai Tower

A couple of guys go buildering (bouldering, but on buildings. Punny eh?) on the Shanghai Tower, and managed to nab some vertigo-inducing views.


Nighttime Ice Climbing in Siberia

Ice climbing can be a rather terrifying endeavour in the daytime, but doing it at night is a whole other level of scary. Especially when you race.


Ian Matteoli’s Got Game?

Matteoli has to be the hardest-shredding 9-year-old we’ve ever encountered…


Tracing Skylines in Detroit

Meanwhile on the other side of the world, skiers are turning Detroit’s ruined buildings into their own personal park. No word on the apres ski scene though.


Double Dare Ya

Gregor Laucht attempts and (mostly) succeeds in his fatbike huckfest across Switzerland.


Spiderman’s Skateboarding Stunt Double

William Spencer leads something of a double life. On one hand, he’s a mild-mannered skateboarder, but by night he masquarades as the stunt double in Spiderman films.


There’s been no word whether or not Spencer has an Uncle Ben…

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Captain-Snappy
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Merwinn  - March 27, 2015, 12:39 p.m.

"Tracing Skylnes"… and people think all young kids are lazy.

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pete@nsmb.com
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Pete Roggeman  - March 27, 2015, 2:54 p.m.

I've seen their stuff before but that one was the scariest to watch. It was probably the exposure of that overhanging scaffold that got me. I kept waiting for one of them to just take a flying leap and deploy a chute but that's not their MO. Seemed like they were there overnight but there was no sunrise footage.

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craw
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Cr4w  - March 27, 2015, 7:48 a.m.

That scooter video was cool but I have to honest: the second I recognize a song in an edit from another edit a good portion of my interest goes out the window.

Also, if you want to link to the last skate video the sharer for some reason refers to a broken URL. This one works:

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pete@nsmb.com
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Pete Roggeman  - March 27, 2015, 2:14 p.m.

You gotta manage your expectations, man. There are far more video edits coming out every day than there is music that can be pilfered and used in them. I know what you're saying, but it's simply going to get worse - especially when you cross-pollinate (scootering and MTB).

On another note, that scooter rider managed to defy that old joke about scooters being fun until your buddies see you riding it.

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craw
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Cr4w  - March 27, 2015, 3:24 p.m.

That just isn't true. There is more amazing well-produced music than ever before. The deeper I go into iTunes or Beatport the more limitless I realize it really is. There is no way we're about to run out of good soundtrack material. There is zero reason for reusing songs. Besides, wouldn't you want to establish a unique vibe for your edit rather than co-opting what the last person did?

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pete@nsmb.com
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Pete Roggeman  - March 27, 2015, 3:54 p.m.

But how can you claim something is being co-opted when there is very little chance you've seen the other video? I'm not talking within one industry/sport here. That was a video ad made for scooter tires, a market hardly related to MTB. So it's a coincidence that they used the same song, not a case of reusing a song.

Maybe you're right about a deep pool of music available to be used, however choosing music for a vid is a really tough part of the job and some music is more suitable and therefore more likely to be seen in more than one place. Could I have written 'more' more in that last sentence? (time to knock off and go riding, I'm over this screen right now)

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craw
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Cr4w  - March 28, 2015, 10:35 a.m.

That's fair. But there have been a few times where the same song was reused within a sport.

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