Video: 12-year-old Ike Klaassen shreds Vuurberg

Ike, what promise this guy has! Living out on a farm in Vuurberg, an hour out of Cape Town, he has a playground any 12 year old shredder could only dream of. Over the last couple of years, local building OG Bennet Nel has been carving lines into their local hill with features that progress with Ike's riding. 2016 was a successful year for Ike, he travelled to Europe to compete in the U13 World Cup, where he grabbed the top step! Ike's style reminds me of some of the top World Cup guys and girls, he has incredible bike control but doesn't mind hanging it out!

 

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FINAL Ike Sequence.jpg

 

This off season Ike has been training with World Cup shredder and all round good guy Johann Potgieter. Ike showing me some of his new skills, 'smashing berms'.

 

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Ike would like to thank his sponsors Santa Cruz, Leatt, BOS Sport and DVO Suspension for their support in his career thus far. I can't wait to see what this guy has to show us next season, keep doing your thing dude!

 

Video/Photos - Thomas Sandell






16 Comments

Comments

carrera4s, Dec 02 2016 07:54

Y-Ike-s!

 

Wow!

Talk Wrench, Dec 02 2016 09:41

Like the video and the kid can ride, with style. 

 

This is the second video from SA that I have watched that has "speed" sound effects added. It detracts from the video, if you are going to add something, put in a good soundtrack, but leave electronic "wooshes" out.

Hairy, Dec 02 2016 09:49

nice and smooth riding style!

shaper, Dec 02 2016 10:01

Nice back yard !!

Myles Mayhew, Dec 02 2016 10:07

Like the video and the kid can ride, with style. 

 

This is the second video from SA that I have watched that has "speed" sound effects added. It detracts from the video, if you are going to add something, put in a good soundtrack, but leave electronic "wooshes" out.

Dude. That "whooshing" sound is his suspension. The thwacking sound is made by his tires on the ground and the buzzing is his freehub body. 

 

There were NO additional sounds put into the vid. 

 

EDIT: Unless you're talking about those low almost bassy whoosh sounds, which IMO is just the sounds made by some wind into the mic. 

'Dale, Dec 02 2016 10:11

Whoosh Whoosh 💥💥💥💥

AlanD, Dec 02 2016 10:57

Cool kid with some cool moves.

andrewdh, Dec 02 2016 12:19

BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP!!!!! WHOOOOOOOOOSH!!!! this dude has some mad skills!

bertusras, Dec 02 2016 12:29

Like the video and the kid can ride, with style. 

 

This is the second video from SA that I have watched that has "speed" sound effects added. It detracts from the video, if you are going to add something, put in a good soundtrack, but leave electronic "wooshes" out.

 

And here I was going "thank heavens this video isn't laced with crappy music no-one likes", also, notice in the title, RAW. That's what this is. 

 

Go Ike!

tristansandwith, Dec 02 2016 03:32

Rad!

Ventoux29, Dec 02 2016 08:32

Next level skill, stoked to see the youngsters riding this good.

AnythingBut, Dec 03 2016 08:11

I wish I had this much skill. Nicely done. And what a trail!

Ps. Can't hear any sound affects other than his hub and some proper shredding.



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Mongoose!, Dec 03 2016 08:22

Joh and wow. Great skills!
Die laatie is nie bang nie!

Pikey, Dec 03 2016 11:55

The talent is unquestionably . And seems like he has fun don't take myself serious attitude 👌

Robbie Stewart, Dec 08 2016 07:59

looks like he's on his way to ride for Syndicate.

FCH, Dec 08 2016 08:03

die mannetjie kan ry!