Niseko bag jump footage

Finally edited the footage from the bag jump session in Niseko back in September. The original footage was basically for checking the form, so it’s not finished in commercial quality, mind you.

I would have gone back there like the next week if I hadn’t got injured a few days after this. Great times were had by my BMX friends, myself and even a skier friend, all of whom hung out there saying “hey, it’s not magically easier is it?” It is a new goal for me to be able to pull this kind of stuff constantly when the next summer operation starts. Don’t you want to join?

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Music video ripoff

As I was surfing on YouTube, I bumped into a song by a band I never knew. Of course it happens all the time, and the song itself sounded alright, though it sort of reminisces of a bit old Japanese pop songs.

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However, about 40 seconds into the video clip, I felt something was wrong. Rather, something deja vu. This is trouble, this is serious, shouts come from dwarfs in the corner of my brain that deals with creative things.

This band called Sixth Sense seems to come from Malaysia. About half around the globe from Malaysia, there is a country called Canada. And in Canada, there is a rock band called Nickelback who played in the ceremony of the Vancouver Olympic Games. I like that band. The first song I liked was “Hero” which was featured in the film “Spider-Man.” And here is the second song I liked, “Someday.”

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I really ain’t got nothing to say… Well one thing I noticed is that the rip-off was probably based on the other version of Someday, which had a different ending. Well anyway, that isn’t even the point of the whole thing.

Here at North Shore Products, we create bicycle films. Though we are in different fields, I can’t help but say it’s a shame. It could have been a bit more impressive if the knockoff actually surpassed the original in quality, but well once again, it’s not the heart of the matter either.

YouTubing

For the first time in a while, I uploaded some footage on YouTube. As I’m still in the rehab stage for the rest of this year, the clip is a special release of some old footage that has never come out yet.

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This rail is one of those spots that I have yet revenged. Should hit it again when the snow melts. There was a problem about the bike setup at that time, with the shape of the hub making it nearly impossible to stay on the rail. Won’t be the same next time.

BIG_AIR_PV contest on Nico Nico Douga

Sorry, this article is only available in 日本語.

Grinding down a handrail

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Grinds on handrails are hard because of the narrower sweet spot than on a ledge, and the greater pain if things go wrong. However, there really isn’t any problem if you can bunnyhop onto it with precision. 50/50 grind down a handrail, on my everyday bike with no grinding gimmicks.

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