We all know what shredits are. From rough clips stitched together by average Joes to full-length cinematic art with the best athletes of our sport displaying their craft in amazing places around the world, shredits are a part of the fabric of mountain biking.
The bar has been raised to a very high level. But sometimes that bar isn’t what you are reaching for. Sometimes you just want your day to consist of scoping out a sick line, building it out a little, and sessioning it with your buddies. Bonus points if you get some of it on camera. So Kali posed this challenge to their riders – make an edit that gets you hyped about riding, but you only get one day to ride and one day to edit. Whatever the result is, as rough or short as it is, that is the video.
What makes this video different? What makes this shredit special? Nothing! And that’s ok. Sometimes the rawer and the more basic the video the more real is feels. Like you’re actually there surrounded by friends and sessioning until you hit that line just right. That’s the kind of stuff that makes us want to ride.
This ‘zone’ is a hidden gem of riding tucked away in the forests of Victoria, BC. It is here Lunn frequently ponders, moves earth, builds features, crashes, rebuilds and reshapes the landscape to reveal amazing new lines.
Jordie teamed up with a videographer and wandered into the backwoods to show us something slightly less than ‘rough af’. Given this was their first shot at the 2-day format, there were some hiccups. With mechanical issues, lighting, and time constraints, this edit wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows. But that isn’t what they were looking for anyway.
Filmed by Calvin Huth, featuring Jordie Lunn, Behind the Mask proves that edits don’t have to take [what seems like] a lifetime to capture and can still create stoke.
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