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There were a good few web videos produced this year that really turned heads. Not just great riding (there was a lot of that) or great cinematography (there was some of that too), but edits that delivered an experience that made you want to press play again. Edits that surprised us, that blew us away, or that simply took us along on a journey of a lifetime. We already gave Remy Metailler his very own Shreddy award for his ridiculous Whistler edits so you won't find any of those in this list, but don't think of this as a contest or a comparison anyway - just enjoy these five masterpieces that really rocked our boat in 2014.

Danny Macaskill's The Ridge

Danny Mac, a trail bike, a remote ridge in Scotland and 27 million views. And counting!

Tom van Steenbergen Rising To the Challenge in Whistler

The fact that there is still another Whistler edit in this list is a testament to Tom Van Steenbergen's talent more than anything else. We'd be the first to admit that we're a bit burned out on Whistler edits, but Tom's riding made us hit the rewind button more than once in this one. And of course, there's the small matter of that frontflip on Crabapple...

Brett Rheeder's Airs and Alleys

Heading out into the city with a bunch of ramps can so easily turn into just another gadget play. That is exactly what DIDN'T happen when Brett Rheeder hit Vancouver to shoot Airs & Alleys. No parking lot is safe as Brett explores the city jungle looking for the hammers.

Base Jumping, Bikes, Boobs, Slayer, and the Moab Beat Down

After that title, what else is there to say? These guys pretty much won the internet with this one.

The Adventure of a Lifetime: Tackling Peru's Huayhuash Range

Joey Schusler makes it 2 for 2 by appearing in his second edit of this Best Of. We always enjoy a good adventure edit, but this one went far beyond that. There was absolutely nothing staged or fake about Joey, Same Seward, and Thomas Woodson attempting to circumnavigate the incredible Huayhuash range of the Peruvian Andes with nothing but their bikes, gear, cameras and friendship to see them through. The rawness of the experience and the way they were able to tell their story through the medium of a web edit is what earned them an easy spot in this selection - but we'd venture to say that they came away with a lot more than that on a personal level.

That concludes our Best Of 2014 lookback series - roll on 2015!

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