Downhill Mountain Biking Cape Town
Theo Erlangsen just released the video of that took the them a week to build and 4 months, a broken hand and a ruptured spleen to film, (make sure you watch the BTS (Behind the Scenes) video at the bottom). With his South African crew they rebuilt the COMMENCAL South Africa farm on the Stark Conde Winefarm in Stellenbosch, South Africa for his first build & video project. With 8 days and 1 machine , Theo had big ideas and not a lot of time! Trail builder Duran Van Eden smashed out hours on end in the machine and the boys managed to rebuild around 1022m of trail to completely refresh the mountain in Cape Town!
Filming got underway straight afterwards, with more all-star South Africans . Hayden Brown headed up the videography with Daniel Walsh, Thomas Sandal, Dimitri Vaindirlisand Eric Palmer on photos. What was meant to have been a quick build and shoot project, turned into a bit more of a long story than expected, after Theo had an unfortunate crash ending in a fractured schaphiod and a lightly ruptured spleen and liver. Four months later after mending up, the crew got back together for one last day to finish the project with great success and no more trips to the hospital!
BTS - Behind The Scenes
Hot and dusty trails with an amazing backdrop is a good combo for spectacular viewing. The project is a testament to the talented media, builders and riding that is brewing among young South African mountain bikers
Rider : Theo Erlangsen - @theo_erlangsen
Builder : Duran van Eden
Head video and edit : Hayden Brown
Additional Video : Daniel Walsh & Thomas Sandal
Drone : Dimitri Vaindirlis
Production man : Mathew Lombardi
Location : Stark Conde Wines
Photography : Eric Palmer (@AFREAKINERIC) .