Video: Stefan Garlicki - Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Two-time South African downhill mountain bike champion Stefan Garlicki starts his "off season” with a bang! With a German Cup win and numerous other top results under his belt, Stefan certainly has high hopes for 2017.

 

Having to shoot this raw video in one day certainly proved to be a massive task. My mission was to capture Stefan in a way that made sense to the eye, emphasize the intensity of a downhill track, and record the sound of a downhill bike at full tilt… Sunrise to sunset, we were knackered by the end of it all… But what we have to show is a “sick edit".

 

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Stefan sends a gnarly drop battered by cross winds at the 2016 African Continental Champs where he finished 2nd

 

2016 was definitely my best year to date and I am so pleased to have achieved a lot of goals. It definitely had it's ups and downs but the highlights would be winning my first event in Europe, successfully defending the national title, getting my best European cup result with a 4th place, 2 SA national wins, 2nd place at African champs and finally getting 57th at world champs in Val Di Sole. I can't thank all my sponsors enough for keeping me out there living the dream! Stefan Garlicki

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Full tilt into 2017!

 






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hellocolour, Oct 31 2016 10:17

Great vid. Now sounding like a newb' where were they riding? 

Myles Mayhew, Oct 31 2016 10:19

Paarl monument. 

Jurgens Smit, Oct 31 2016 10:20

Great vid. Now sounding like a newb' where were they riding? 

Looks like Paarl, with the taalmonument in the background.

Hopefully somebody can confirm?

Myles Mayhew, Oct 31 2016 10:32

Looks like Paarl, with the taalmonument in the background.

Hopefully somebody can confirm?

Correctomondo. It's the "playground line" - and my personal favourite. 

Eddy Gordo, Oct 31 2016 10:39

Def paarl yeah. Got love those short runs

Think the last bit is cascade manor

hellocolour, Oct 31 2016 10:44

Correctomondo. It's the "playground line" - and my personal favourite. 

 

Fark! That looks awesome. :)

HaydsBrown, Oct 31 2016 11:34

Hey Guys, Yes we started at Paarl monument and ended at Cascade Manor...

Skott5, Oct 31 2016 12:17

Very cool video 

Headshot, Oct 31 2016 01:10

Nice - well done guys!

popcorn_skollie, Oct 31 2016 01:30

Man I wish I could ride Paarl as well as he does.

Myles Mayhew, Oct 31 2016 01:37

Man I wish I could ride Paarl as well as he does.

yeah same. That scub off that drop after the field area... joh!

popcorn_skollie, Oct 31 2016 01:47

yeah same. That scub off that drop after the field area... joh!

 

My favourite bit too.

 

Jeez he whips that first jump like its nothing.

I never expect to clear that thing and when you do its so unnerving waiting for your tyres to grab on the other side. I wish I could be as comfortable as he is doing blind sections like that.

Even though you know whats on the other side. Not seeing it makes me very nervous.

Burner, Oct 31 2016 09:05

Daaaaaaaaahhhymn bra!