In the minds of skiers and snowboarders, Hakuba stirs up visions of bottomless powder and untracked turns. For mountain bikers? Not much registers. Lightspeed, blending two weeks of digging, riding and cityscapes, might just change that.
An artistic creation brought to you by some of the finest names of the mountain bike film industry, Revel Co.
For this installment from Revel Co., Clay Porter joined the crew alongside visionary Rupert Walker to shoot the project while Evan Intern, Dan Fleury, and Kane Boyce got to work on the shovels and machines to shape the Japanese dirt into Semenuk’s vision.
And our favorite video of many groundbreaking videos is seen here in: Raw 100 Seconds.
Now that we’re seeing the next generation of mountain bikers, we’re seeing a whole new level of riding from those that grew up riding. Riding is about as natural as walking and they descend and corner with comfort and confidence.
And in a sea of amazing riders, there are often standouts that are head and shoulders above the rest. One of those is the great Brandon Semenuk. The way he soars in the air and interacts with the ground is breathtaking indeed.
And if that isn’t enough, it seems to progress and evolve with time. Here is his latest iteration where very few of us can execute any of these moves. In fact, most of us cannot even comprehend the level at which he is performing. We just know it’s good.