Video: Fabio Wibmer’s Law

He is indeed the next level

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There is a trials/stunt rider from Austria who dons a Redbull helmet. In an overcrowded sea of talent, one might be tempted to overlook his work but it is worth respect and admiration.  Fabio Wibmer is insanely talented and he is creative and persistent. Watch him make his own bike rules in escaping urban chaos in Austria.

Fabio Wibmer showed in Fabiolous Escape 2 that he is capable of pulling off audacious bike tricks and he has followed it up with a big city passion project that took over a year to shoot.

Fabio Wibmer performs during the Shoot of Wibmers Law in Graz, Austria in September 28, 2018Shot in the East Tirolean turns Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna, and Linz into a playground and takes shortcuts over city roofs with no gap – however big – stopping him. He works with the urban landscape and creates bike art.  Anyone who’s ever done an ‘urban assault ride and dropped a couple of’ stairs will appreciate his effort.

With handlebar rides, a frontflip through a building site, mighty drops and a double backflip on a step-down, Wibmer finds his way through the street maze. What he’s doing is so ‘next level’ that it is pretty hard to comprehend for most of us who can just barely manage to ride ‘no hands’.

 

“I realized that the world keeps spinning faster and, especially in big cities, the life of society has become a really hectic and stressful one. That’s how it is for me as well. When I get on my bike though, I am able to escape this chaos for a while. I am able to take a breath and calm down. Hopefully, the audience feels the same way.”

– Fabio Wibmer

Fabio Wibmer performs during the Shoot of Wibmers Law in Linz, Austria on October 2, 2018 // Philip Platzer/Red Bull Content Pool

The technical aspects of the shoot are the following. The filming logistics, which included using a GH5S on a Glidecam as the main camera supported by two A7IIIs, GoPros, and drones.

“The shooting definitely was the most challenging production I have done. Some of the takes took several hundred. In the final edit, of course, you don’t see these struggles.”

– Fabio Wibmer

Fabio Wibmer performs during the Shoot of Wibmers Law in Innsbruck, Austria on June 4, 2019 // Philip Platzer/Red Bull Content Pool

Fabio Wibmer shot to global fame in 2016 when YouTube clips of him riding a railing of a 200m high dam and showing off his downhill ability on an old lady’s bike went viral. In last year’s Fabiolous

Escape 2, the Austrian evaded police in the Saalbach-Hinterglemm resort and has now swapped the snow for an Austrian urban setting.


About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.



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