Remember the glory days of action sports? They were days when athletes could do whatever they wanted, say whatever they wished, live the life that others could only dream of, and to hell with the consequences.
And then professionalism crept in. Companies and brands began to turn the screws and dictate what their ‘investments’ did and said.
Just three years ago, freestyle motocross was plateauing. The level of Backflip tricks was maxing out and the field was tightening up as the world’s upper echelon of riders all mastered the flip combos required to win Red Bull X-Fighters and X Games medals.
Recently I’ve been playing around with the GoPro Hero3 Black edition and last night I tried something different out at the Gap Creek MTB trails. I’ve used the Chesty mount a few times but it’s getting a little overdone in video-land, so I mounted the GoPro to the back swingarm of my bike instead.