Monday, February 15, 2010

Coastal Crew Ep.2 - Semenuk and Norbraten Get the Shot.

A huge part of our lives as riders, builders and filmmakers is collaborating with other people who feel the same passion for this so called sport as we do. Nicolas Teichrob, aka Teky is an enthusiastic local photographer and a great friend of ours. He’s always down to shoot come rain, snow, shine, or in this case, arctic temperatures. His energy for shooting is portrayed in his shots and so we felt it was time to bring you into his world and show you what it takes to Get The Shot.

We are blessed on the coast with some unbelievable weather and scenery but often it’s the light that we wait for, not the weather. So on a sunny but freezing day in December 2009, we were hit with perfect conditions: high pressure, blue skies and an unreal sunset. Brandon Semenuk drove over to join us and the shoot was on. The setting: a clear cut looking over the ocean. The stunt: a step up to 12 ft drop. The goal: to capture Kyle Norbraten and Brandon Semenuk 3’ing the drop successively.


We knew that we had, at most, 1 hour to get the shot and shoot the webisode. On the drive up, Dylan and Cal were planning the shots, Teky was setting up both a time-lapse for the webisode and his shots, and Brandon and Kyle warmed up on their bikes. And by warmed up we mean defrosting their goggles and trying to keep their hands from freezing.


We reeled off shot after shot while Brandon and Kyle dropped perfect 3’s time and time again, golden light filled the sky and everything went mad as Dyl and Cal were bolting from shot to shot, Brandon and Kyle were running laps of the drop and Teky was running around getting every shot dialed. After those few frantic moments, the sun was gone, the shots captured and smiles had all around. Stay tuned to bike magazines near you for more of Teky's shots from this shoot.


Photos courtesy of Nicolas Teichrob.

We have a series of webisodes we would like to release over time and if you are a company interested in being the presenting sponsor in one, please contact us at dylandunkerton at

Friday, February 12, 2010

Voltage FR - Bike Check

Anthill - Vanderham & Hill

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Chromag Goodness!

Here's a few new colors and models from Chromag that we are running this year. These new products and designs are bangin!

Fresh design for the Lynx DT saddle and the solid new boXXer direct mount stem. Keeping it light, simple and strong while enforcing confidence and style.


All new Semenuk Overture saddle. Direct input and approval of Brandon himself for this all-round saddle. It's ideal for slopestyle/freeride type riding with a perfect pinch zone for the knees and beefy rails. This lil guy comes in black, white, blue, orange and red.


The Fubar OS and OSX are still coming in a wide range of colors, with even more options to add this year. The black chrome is one hell of a sick addition to the cockpit. Can't go wrong with this one.


Check out Chromag for the rest of the lines, color choices and info! Thanks Ian for the fresh goods!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Coastal Crew Ep.1 - Saturday

Coastal Crew Productions would like to proudly present the first of many webisodes documenting our lifestyle as passionate mountain bikers. We have a dialed zone where we had built some unique lines for our segment in Kranked Revolve. We as riders, builders and filmmakers felt that these lines deserved more than just a handful of shots in a movie. After all, this is our home and is the continuing scene for many afternoons of laughter and good times. One bright Saturday morning in October 2009, we decided to shoot our first webisode. Our goal was to give you, the viewer, a more detailed and rider influenced feel of the lines. Utilizing our new Canon 7d and incorporating the vision of both Dylan and Cal, we were all smiles for a day in the office. The key to all of our work is our work ethic. We have no budget but we do this because we want to push our creativity in terms of building, riding and film making, in order to show you what is possible when you have a great group of friends and a vivid passion for what you do.

We are always looking for new ways to showcase what we do, whether it means getting into ridiculous positions to get the perfect angle or building a new piece of equipment to get the shot exactly how we see it in our heads. Another big part of our ethos is not forcing anything; we want you to feel like you are in the zone and hanging out just like you would do in your local spot with your friends.


After a morning of unbelievable productivity we had already got most of the shots we wanted and Dylan was rapidly sequencing them while trying not to get his lunch all over his laptop. Just as we were heading back up, our good pal Brendan Howey showed up and because we like him and he has a bright orange bike we brought him up to rip for the afternoon.


Another rider always means more fun and before we knew it, the light was fading and the shoot was wrapping up. Another great Saturday on the Coast, riding hard and playing in the dirt. We hope you enjoy it!


Photos courtesy of Nicolas Teichrob.

We have a series of webisodes we would like to release over time and if you are a company interested in being the presenting sponsor in one, please contact us at