How WA Roll is Film Things first feature film, made in collaboration with Kian Esmaili Productions and Sean Lee Photography and it is more than worthy of a feature in any passionate mountainbikers DVD collection. Comprised entirely of rider sections Film Things How WA Roll’s is not essentially a mountainbiking film and although mountain bikers sections do preside over most of the running time of the film, this is about WA and the talented individuals it has across many disciplines, including Downhill, Cross Country, Moto, BMX racing and Moto trials.
Not particularly used to watching the last three options I sat down for my first viewing of HWAR, with a open mind. The riding in this film was top notch even from the locals out at York, Reece Tucknott showed just how smooth and fast you can go on a hardtail on pea gravel , Todd Madsen takes some suicidal lines in a quarry which would make for my personal favourite section, Luke Ball brings the usual whips, jumps and berm destruction we have come to expect from web edits we’ve seen and the Nolan Brothers who show off their impressive style in park bmx and trial motos. Skipping through some sections the second time it more than pumped me up for my afternoon ride.…Finish reading and find out about the How WA Roll give away
Todd Madsen is a name that has slowly been rising through the ranks of Australian Downhill, achieving some solid results in last years National Series with some impressive top 10′s. However a crash in his race run at National Champs in Adelaide ruled him out of travelling to World Cups this year as he did not have enough points. Down but not out he got in contact with Tony Scott from MTBA and found out about the Wildcard entries.
Basically there are a limited number of Wildcard entries available per a World Cup race. With some further investigation Madsen found out he could perhaps race in the final world cup round in Hafjell, Norway. So a application was made and now he is all set to race this weekend. There are a few rules and prohibitions, the green and gold national jersey must be worn during practice and race runs (can’t see the issue here) and as he is outside the top 80 he doesn’t get the special practice session.
Prior to leaving Todd headed out with photographer Sean Lee to the famous Three Chillies farm, owned by rider builder Paul Neve and as such we were able to provide this rad gallery. Good luck, Todd. Full Gallery after the jump : Continue reading →
After a week of heavy rain the sun came out and stayed out for the 2012 Stihl WA Downhill State Championships. With plenty of preparation going into the track from the PDMBC crew, and conditions that were getting tackier with each run the stage was set for an epic weekend. Saturday’s practice session saw just over 100 riders take to the hill trying to master the course which was still very slick in parts with the second rock garden claiming it’s fair share of victims however with the track evolving over the day some sections dried out, while in others dry rocks and roots got a thin coating of mud and kept riders on their toes (or bums).
We’ve posted up something similar to this before and once more Sean Lee and Luke Ball have worked together to produce the goods. Frothing! click through to see this rider and image come aliveContinue reading →