Winter Film and Photo Story

To start off, due to the weird winter there hasn’t been that much snow around but the riding has been sensational and with the 3rd base trail at Christchurch Adventure Park getting a recent revamp Brent and I teamed up to film a little insta edit for them, check it out below:

We did however manage to get out for the days that Ullr delivered and we actually received some snow, which were few and far between and in typical New Zealand fashion you had to work hard for to get, check out a little gallery of the winter below.

And last but not least as the dirt has been epic throughout the winter check out a little bike gallery below:

Early Season Wanderings

The ski season here in in NZ, specifically Canterbury has not started with a bang. We have however managed to get out for a few days in some variable early season conditions, couple of snaps from those early missions below. Either time to head further south where thew snow is looking better or keep up the snow dancing and hope for some freshies.

Also a quick POV video of possibly my favourite MTB track from a few weeks back before we had any snow at all!

It’s Been A While – Gallery

Well 2020 its been a weird one, between pandemics, lockdowns, work and family I haven’t really managed to get out and do anything adventurous. So I thought I would least get a post up and add a few photos that I have managed to take over the last few months. A quick post lockdown mission to Craigieburn and ChCh Adventure park before the weather cancelled riding for the season. And a couple of shots from earlier in the year at Skyline in Queenstown. So many tables haha!

August Update

Its been a bit slow on the updates as I have been doing some different commercial work which I can’t post yet! In the meantime here are some shots from a few sunrise missions we have been on to snag some NZ powder goods. Mt Olympus aka the playground of the gods put it on for an epic powder day.

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Bit of a test of the Peak Designs Capture Plate while enjoying the snow at Mt Olympus.

Checking out the recently revamped step up at the local bikes trails when they were finally dry enough to ride, I got the flashes out and took a couple of MTB shots. Was good to get some external lighting out as I haven’t shot that style of photo for a while.

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June Photo Epic

Its time for another photo epic for the month, showing some of what we have been up to. We started off last month with a bit of a weather change and some early snow fall but in the subsequent weeks there was plenty of wind and no more snow so even with eh cool temps what had remained had become pretty crispy. So we dragged the bikes back out and headed up to check out the #mintlyndon track that everyone had been talking about and what a track it is. Check out some photos from the mission below:

Christchurch itself has had the gloomiest June on record with low fog and an epic amount of rain. So with the mission above being our only sunny ride this month it was countdown on until the ski fields started opening and more snow fell. It looks like Queenstown and the Kaikoura ranges have been getting more snow than Canterbury so far and a storm is just rolling in now. But we headed up to the Mt Lyford Opening day and it was a beauty. Check out the photos from that below:

 

May Update

Its been a month or so since we last posted but we have had a busy month and the weather is starting to change to winter here in NZ so the bike content will slow down for a bit.

Major project for the month was filming a new video for the Christchurch Adventure Park to showcase how much of an epic spot they have there!

Check it out below:

We also went and shot a pile of photos up there as my bike has been broken!

Check them out below:

Last but not least as I mentioned earlier in this post the weather is changing and winter is kicking in, so we ventured out for a look and got some powdery goodness. There is only one photo from the day as it was to good to stop but check it below:

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Offcut Photos

A few photos that didn’t end up being used for anything, so we thought they should see the light of day. Check them out below:

 

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Eddie Wall-Tap Lyttleton

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Sam Jelly Hip

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Pano of ChCh

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Jonny Table

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Hunter Sunset Boositing

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Crisp Sunset

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Sam Hip Table

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