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Let Me Ride – Jérôme Clementz

This is a video we filmed with Jérôme Clementz (Enduro World Champion in 2013), about 2 years ago in Canada BC, on Full Nelson Trail around Squamish.
Unfortunately, the project has never been finished for different reasons.
As you probably already know, Jérôme had a bad crash in may and injured himself. He dislocated his shoulder and ripped all the ligaments. He had surgery and needs 3 months recovery before to be back on his bike.

He contacted me about 1 week ago to get back on that project and publish this video that really shows his actual feeling, what he’s really missing…

His words:

A lot of people ask me if I was gutted not being able to race all summer. Actually a little bit, but nothing compared to what I’m really missing: Simply riding…
We dug in our archives and found this video, shot by Christophe Hassel, in 2012 during a Trip in BC.
We never published it for different reasons but watching it now, it really explains what I want to do again and the hole left in my life since my injury.
Just ride, nothing big, nothing crazy, no stress, just to feel your tyre drifting, getting some air, feeling some speed and getting the flow!!
F**k I Can’t wait to be back!! 😉
Jey

Voici une vidéo qu’on a filmé avec Jérôme Clementz (Champion du Monde Enduro 2013), il y a 2 ans environ, sur le trail Full Nelson à côté de Squamish au Canada BC.
Malheureusement, le projet n’a jamais abouti pour différentes raisons.
Vous le savez sûrement déjà, mais Jérôme a fait une mauvaise chute en mai dernier et s’est blessé. Il s’est déboité l’épaule et a arraché tout les ligaments. Il s’est fait opéré dans la foulée et a besoin de 3 mois de rééducation avant de pouvoir revenir sur son vélo.

Il m’a contacté il y a une semaine environ pour revenir sur ce projet et publier cette vidéo qui représente bien son sentiment actuel, ce qui lui manque vraiment en ce moment…

Ses mots:

Beaucoup de gens me demande si je ne suis pas trop déçu de ne pas pouvoir courir cet été. En effet c’est dommage, mais ce n’est rien comparé à ce qui me manque vraiment: Rider tout simplement…
On a creusé dans nos archives et nous avons trouvé cette vidéo filmée en 2012 avec Christophe Hassel, lors d’un voyage en Colombie Britannique.
Nous ne l’avons jamais publiée pour différentes raisons, mais en la regardant, ça représente vraiment le vide laissé dans ma vie de rider depuis ma chute.
Rouler tout simplement, rien d’engagé, rien de fou, pas de stress, juste la sensation d’un pneu qui glisse, de décoller, le vent dans les cheveux et ressentir le rythme de la piste!!
Put**n vivement que je revienne sur un bike 😉
Jey



Stills from the video:


Jerome Clementz - Let Me Ride - Full Nelson

Jerome Clementz - Let Me Ride - Full Nelson

Jerome Clementz - Let Me Ride - Full Nelson

Jerome Clementz – Let Me Ride – Full Nelson

Oxe Sports – Eliott Lapotre

I edited this video last week for a Mountain Bike Equipment brand called Oxe Sports. They make Mountain bike protective gear (Knee Pads, Elbow Pads, Back and Spine protectors, …)
Everything has been shot last summer in British Columbia Canada, in Sun Peaks Bike Park, around Lillooet and Farwell Canyon, Chilcotin River, which is by far, the most beautiful place we’ve been in that trip and French Rider Eliott Lapotre is shredding it!

J’ai monté cette vidéo la semaine dernière pour la marque d’équipements de VTT Oxe Sports. Ils conçoivent des protections (genouillères, coudières, dorsales, …)
Tout a été filmé l’été dernier en Colombie Britanique au Canada, au Bike Park de Sun Peaks, autour de Lillooet ainsi qu’à Farwell Canyon, Chilcotin River, qui est de loin, le plus beau spot ou on est allé pendant ce trip et Eliott gère parfaitement le terrain très pentu et poussiéreux!



Stills from the video:


Eliott Lapotre - Oxe Sports

Eliott Lapotre - Oxe Sports

Eliott Lapotre - Oxe Sports

Eliott Lapotre - Oxe Sports

Eliott Lapotre - Oxe Sports

Eliott Lapotre - Oxe Sports

Eliott Lapotre - Oxe Sports

BigBike Magazine #74 is Out !

The new issue of Big Bike Magazine just came out!
You can buy or download the issue on Relay.

Big Bike 74
Below is the article that Mathieu Ros wrote for the Red Bull Joyride event at Whistler Crankworx 2012 with the photos I took.

Big Bike 74 - 14-15 - Joyride - Crankworx 2012
Big Bike 74 - 16-17 - Joyride - Crankworx 2012
Big Bike 74 - 18-19 - Joyride - Crankworx 2012

Garibaldi Provincial Park & the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM Fisheye Lens

I went for a 2 days hike a few days ago in Garibaldi Provincial Park, and brought my recently purchased Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM Fisheye Lens with me. This lens provides 180° circular fisheye images on full-frame EOS models. In other words, a full 360 degree field of vision in the middle of the frame!

I wanted to share with you a few shots I took with this absolutely amazing lens!
This lens is razor sharp even wide open! I couldn’t get the full circular shot as I am using a Canon 1D Mark IV APS-H sized sensor (1.3x crop factor).

Canon EF 8-15mm
Canon EF 8-15mm
Garibaldi Provincial Park - Panorama Ridge - Canon EF 8-15mm - 8mmCanon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM Fisheye Lens – Canon 1D Mark IV (APS-H 1.3x Sensor)
shot at 8mm



I could even manage to get Garibaldi lake and Black Tusk on the same shotGaribaldi Provincial Park - Panorama Ridge - Canon EF 8-15mm - 8mmCanon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM Fisheye Lens – Canon 1D Mark IV (APS-H 1.3x Sensor)
shot at 8mm


Garibaldi Provincial Park - Panorama Ridge - Canon EF 8-15mm - 12mmCanon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM Fisheye Lens – Canon 1D Mark IV (APS-H 1.3x Sensor)
shot at 12mm


Garibaldi Provincial Park - Helm Creek Campground - Canon EF 8-15mm - 12mmCanon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM Fisheye Lens – Canon 1D Mark IV (APS-H 1.3x Sensor)
shot at 12mm



I didn’t use the 8-15 lens for the following shots, I just wanted to share those photos with you as Garibaldi Provincial Park is one of the most beautiful hike I have done in the area!

Garibaldi Provincial Park
Garibaldi Provincial Park - Black Tusk
Garibaldi Provincial Park - Black Tusk
Garibaldi Provincial Park
Garibaldi Provincial Park
Garibaldi Provincial Park
Garibaldi Provincial Park
Garibaldi Provincial Park
Garibaldi Provincial Park
Garibaldi Provincial Park
Garibaldi Provincial Park
Garibaldi Provincial Park
Garibaldi Provincial Park
Garibaldi Provincial Park
Garibaldi Provincial Park
Garibaldi Provincial Park

Eliott Lapotre visiting Whistler BC

It is a bit hard to work on Mountain Bike videos when we have so much snow outside, here in Val d’Isère. But here it is! A short edit I filmed with Eliott when he came to Canada last summer.

The trails are on Whistler Mountain Bike Park – Freight Train & No Joke.

Enjoy…

A few stills from the video:

Eliott Lapotre
Eliott Lapotre
Eliott Lapotre
Eliott Lapotre
Eliott Lapotre
Eliott Lapotre

Road Trip to Kamloops

For those who don’t know, Charles Renaud-Roy, Eliott Lapotre, Mickaël Haxaire, Vincent Pernin and myself went on a Road Trip for 5 days around Kamloops last August to discover some Freeride trails, Sun Peaks, SilverStar and best of all and unplanned, we met Brad Stuart (Anthill Films – Follow Me) who has literally turned his backyard into the ultimate playground for mountain bikers !

You can read our article in the latest BigBike Magazine #67

Road Trip to Kamloops

Website Update

Summer season is already over, I just came back to France a couple of weeks ago after spending 6 months in Whistler BC Canada.
The winter is starting slowly here in Europe so I had a bit of time to work on the website.
I added a Video section where you can see (if you haven’t seen already) a great video with Vincent Pernin that we filmed last summer on Trespasser, one of the gnarliest, steepest, hardest and most technical hidden trail you can find in Whistler BC.
I also added an Editorial Photo Album with some published photos, a Gear section with all my actual Camera Equipment, and a Partners section with Clients, Partners or People I’ve worked with.
Also, now you can follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo, or  Pinkbike, I added a little logo on top of the Website with all the links.
I’m back in Val d’Isère for the winter season now, the resort opens tomorrow and I can’t wait to go skiing!!!
I’ll try to keep you updated as much as I can during the winter season.
Well, time to pick up my season pass now, enjoy the website! I hope you like it 😉
Chris

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