Added a new video Escaping Winter 9/17/2017 4:42 PM

Winter in Bariloche, Patagonia Argentina can be hard. And this winter was the hardest of the last decade. The andes kept sending lots of snow and super low temperatures. It was a great winter for skiers and snowboarders but not so much for mountain bikers, with our trails buried in deep snow. Lucho was coming to town for only a few weeks and we had been planning to shoot a video in one of our trails. After all the snow that was impossible so we decided to head east, escaping winter and the snow, to a more arid terrain. Bariloche gets around 1000mm of rain per year, but only 50 km to the east the yearly precipitation is around 250mm, creating a completely different environment. After a short search on google earth we found a zone that looked good so there we went! The zone was not exactly what we hoped, the slopes weren´t too steep and the soil quite rocky, but anyway it was great riding in a new place and probably being the first ones to ride there. And then when we were leaving after a great day, we found gold! A gully with some of the best natural corners and lots of possiblities for jumps so we decided to come back the next day. Lucho comes from dirt jumping and wanted to try a big bike backflip for the first time. It would have been a great banger to finish de video but he could not land it this time. We had also started a big jump to gap the gully but we did not have time to finish it. Lucho had to go back to school in Buenos Aires next day so we left some unfinished buisness. Next time for sure!

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Added a comment about video Greatest Run of All Time? Aaron Gwin's Miraculous Win at MSA 2017 8/6/2017 10:31 AM

And that whip!

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Nah i bet they just put it the wrong way

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Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 3/29/2017 7:50 AM

Marcelo Guiterrez got a top 10 last year and 20th overall missing one round. And a podium or two in 2015

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In his last video he's riding a trek session with hyper decals

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He's riding for Hyper now (his dh bike is a session though)

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If you watched any of the raw footage you saw that it was too much track for some of the junior women. I don't mean this as an insult, it's too much track for me. Anyhow, I think it's a way to get folks up to that level without killing them on those tracks. My thoughts.

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Started new thread EWS Bariloche stage 3 with velcro dirt 5/22/2016 7:33 PM

Less than two months ago, racers had to deal with axle deep pow in this trail for the EWS. This is how the trail is looking today, best grip ever! Some muddy and even frozen sections though This is how it was at the time of the race:,31197/sspomer,2 ... more »

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