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McGnarly – In My Shoes

1 By on Thursday April 4 2013 in Off topic

I don’t know how it slipped my mind to post this but this video is an absolute must watch. It took out the Best Video title at the Through The Lens movie competition during the Queenstown Bike Festival. All the riding is done by McGnarly… More ›

Ground Effect get their slo mo on

0 By on Wednesday April 3 2013 in Off topic

Last month a burly bunch of Ground Effect customers volunteered to build an extension to the Drac’ Flat Track (try saying that fast after a couple of cold ones) at Craigieburn Forest Park, just out of Christchurch. Forty of us gathered for the weekend. We… More ›

Andreu Lacondeguy – Downunder

0 By on Wednesday April 3 2013 in Off topic

All round ripper Andreu Lacondeguy was floating around New Zealand last month, and Unit has just dropped this video of him putting several spots we know and love through their paces. Music: kong – Bonobo            indian summer  – Freedom hawk            we could forever – Bonobo More ›

Justin Leov x Signal Hill

1 By on Friday March 22 2013 in Off topic

Derek Morrison has just posted up this clip of J Lo smashing out a mission from Signal Hill to St Clair. For those that have ridden in Dunedin you might notice Derek’s used a little artistic license to get J Lo across town, but it’s… More ›


0 By on Wednesday February 20 2013 in Off topic

Some of the biggest names in two-wheeled action sports have begun converging on a 2,600-acre farm near Winton in New Zealand’s South Island for the 2013 Farm Jam on Saturday. Organisers Dan and Brett Frew have been working around the clock to ensure the three… More ›


0 By on Friday February 15 2013 in Off topic

The big announcements just keep coming for the Teva Slopestyle in 2013. After upping the ante with silver status accreditation, Teva is now pleased as punch to announce that they have some of the biggest names in slopestyle and freeride mountain biking heading down to… More ›

Thomas Genon joins Teva Freeride MTB Team

0 By on Friday February 15 2013 in Off topic

Further expanding its mountain bike reach internationally, Teva is proud to welcome Thomas Genon to its team of professional riders. Kick starting his career at an early age, Thomas learned how to ride jumps with his dad when he was just eight years old. Since… More ›

On The Girl Side with Pauline Dieffenthaler

0 By on Thursday February 14 2013 in Off topic

It wasn’t long ago that Pauline was here in Wellington shredding Makara Peak and Rata Ridge, but she (along with her partner Jerome Clementz) have been busy shredding all over the globe since then. Their most recent trip was to Sicily with TriRide’s Vittorio Plattania… More ›

Lewis Jones shreds Raglan for the day

0 By on Wednesday February 13 2013 in Off topic

Lewis Jones has been learning a few new tricks and this banger of a little clip shows just how gnarly things are gonna get this year, with Lewis dropping superwhips, whips, bar spins and truck drivers on demand. The Teva Slopestyle is going to be… More ›

Kirt Voreis vs Retallack Lodge

0 By on Tuesday February 12 2013 in Off topic

Kirt Voreis has to be one of my all-time favourite riders and this clip of him shredding the trails at Retallack Lodge before the snow hits should show you just why. Oh and we may just have a story on these trails in an upcoming issue,… More ›

Down Under Diaries 2013: Episode 1

0 By on Wednesday January 30 2013 in Off topic

Welcome back to Diaries Downunder Summer episode 1! We ease into things this year with a mellow trip over to Walter Peak station for an overnight camping trip before heading back to town and riding the new trail Cock Rock up Coronet Peak. There’s plenty… More ›

Pictorial Webster’s Inspiration to Completion

0 By on Monday January 28 2013 in Off topic

In 1995 John Carrera found a 1898 Webster’s International Dictionary under his grandfather’s reading chair. This remarkable mini-documentary documents the seemingly endless tasks he undertook over the span of a decade to recreate this book of engravings. Browse the retail version of the book here. More ›

Wide Open vs Central Part 2

1 By on Tuesday January 22 2013 in Exclusives, Off topic

We bounced out of Naseby just before sunset and made a beeline for curling hotspot Naseby. Actually it’s also a mountain biking hotspot; a popular weekend getaway for Dunedin based riders as well as people trying to retrace Darren Berrecloth and Nathan Greenwood’s Drop In… More ›