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New World Disorder, NWD 9 Never Enough

Posted by thefixbikes on December 11, 2008

The benchmark mountain bike movie of the year finally arrived, New World Disorder 9, NWD Never Enough. Has it really been 9 years of New World Disorder movies already? That’s pretty amazing when you think about it. From crazy North Shore hucking to modern freeriding, dirt jumping and World Cup racing action, the Freeride Entertainment crew has seen and filmed it all. Mountain bikes change, riders change and filming technology changes, so mountain bike movies must adapt and adjust to meet the demands of the viewers. NWD 9 has done a pretty solid job at making those adjustments.

NWD 9
NWD 9

World Cup downhill racing has become a focus of the spotlight again and Never Enough captures some incredible high speed, technical “racing footage,” reminiscent of their roots (remember Nicolas Vouilloz’s section in NWD 2?). The reason I say “racing footage” is because some of the best action wasn’t actually filmed during the race. Runs from Maribor and other places were filmed the day after the race, but real actual footage is sprinkled in and the simulated race footage is incredible, as the slow motion and angles of being directly on the trail show just how insane someone like Gee Atherton really is, as he goes 30mph through a tight rock-filled tree section.

Cam McCaul and Kirt Voreis have standout parts as does Robbie Bourdon. The movie starts and ends with Bourdon and his demozing 360 flat-spin attempts. The usual suspects like Cedric Gracia, Kyle Strait, Cam Zink, Aaron Chase and Paul Basagoitia have quick, but solid parts and Berrecloth makes some gnarly big-mountain runs in China and Southern Utah. Disappointedly, Wade Simmons doesn’t get a section, but as Paul Basagoitia elaborates, you may be lucky to get 5 years in the spotlight as a pro rider. The movie is filmed with both 16mm film and HD video cameras, so picture quality and color is incredible.

NWD 9 is a must-own for those snowy winter months, so get it now and fill your dreams with roosting, backflipping action while you wait for the ground to thaw.

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