What clip scared you the most as a rider, and as the guy pressing record?
Zach: My last clip, the fast plant to hard 180 over the rail is one of the scariest things I’ve done in recent times… maybe ever. Just the risk of clipping your back wheel on the rail with your other leg wrapped behind the bike, that really had me shook. While filming Scott, he does this beveled pedal grind that had this grate on the top of the ledge, with a large drop underneath. Scott was having to bail a lot and I was definitely sweating his foot getting stuck in the grate... or worse, him somehow falling with all of his weight on top of the gate, and it giving way! Scott got away clean though.
Scott: Zach’s gap into the steep, cutty bank scared me quite a bit. His speed had to be so precise to catch the right angles and be able to drop off cleanly. I was feeling risk-averse for this one and so there was a lot more challenge than fear for me personally.
So, Zach, how did you end up spending that $20 bucks you bet Sauce on your hard way 180 foot-plant over the rail?
If I remember correctly, I think we ate real good that night! I probably also purchased some celebratory beers?! haha To be fair, Sauce offered up the $20 to me if I pulled it!
Scott, do you remember ever winning a bet on a clip you filmed for this video?
Nah, no one makes bets with me because they know I’m a shark out there.
As image makers, does it give you more confidence working with each other knowing the camera man is your friend, your colleague and an experienced filmer?
Zach: Absolutely, I cannot stress the importance of the above statement enough. As a filmer, I really care about how the clip comes out. A lot of my riding comes from the school of “less is more”, and so filming things right is very important. It was so nice not having to worry about if a clip was going to get blown or something. Being able to just focus in on the riding is really crucial for me to get a clip that I’m stoked on.
Scott: No doubt! There was never a moment where I had to concern myself with what the filmer was doing which is definitely an issue with other, less experienced cameramen. Zach is a master of his craft and I trust him 110%.