The Top 10 In Action Sports
01Can You Make It Through This Gallery?! These X-Rays And Stitches Are Gnarly As Hell!!
02The Pushy Parent's Guide To Raising A Future Pro Cyclist
03Afghanistan May Be Best Known As A War Zone, But That Didn’t Stop These Mountain Bikers…
04This Back Garden Set Up Is Absolutely Insane! Is This BMX Paradise?!
05You Thought Selfies Were Bad? This Is What They're Getting Up To In New Zealand
06The 5 Clichéd 'Truths' You Should Avoid When Buying a Mountain Bike
07Check Out Danny MacAskill Riding An 174 Foot Crane!!
08There's A Reason Surfers Are Some Of The Most Hardcore People On The Planet
09You Won't Believe Why These Commonwealth Cyclists Were Stopped By The Police!
10Would You Jump 11,000ft From A Heli In A Kayak?
The World Heli Challenge 2011at Wanaka NZ was a huge success for the event organizers, sponsors and film makers alike. The snow was stable enough to ride the steeps, the weather window opened up with cold blue skies, and crews flocked from around the globe to throw down in what has become one of the most talked about events in Australasia.
The Freeride Day showcases the acrobatic and aerial skills of the athletes. Day 1 we headed up the slopes just outside of Makarora to a winter playground of untracked powder terrain. 1 run to suss out a line and 2 runs of freestyle expression sessions. By the time we left there wasn't much fresh pow left ha!
Occy made a guest appearance in Wanaka and we took the opportunity to visit Jackson Bay on the West Coast for a cheeky surf session.
Then it was all on for the Extreme Day where the legendary and epic location of Mt Albert was once again going to be the venue for competitors to throw down 2 runs, best run wins!
Not only did we have a challenging venue to ride, we staged the LZ off a farmers barge in the middle of Lake Wanaka which I understand is a World first.
It was all over so quickly and I’m counting down the days to the 2012 adventure!
See you all next year. Thanks for watching.
Camera Op, Director, Editor: Chris Kirkham
Field Director: Trinity Ludlow
Assistant Editor, Colourist, Graphics: Andrew Bamford
Sound Mix: PiersFH
Additional Event footage: R J Low, Rob Norman, Jeff Aldridge and Jason Hancox.
Equipment Used: Panasonic AF102 with a selection of glass, EX1's, Canon 5D, 60D, Kessler Cine Slider with stepping motor, A nice tripod a bag of audio gear, the trusty go pro and a bag of bits n bobs to hold it all together......
MUSIC: See end credits
Digital Media Specialists - www.nzgreen.tv
Christopher Kirkham - Company Director