Chainsmoke Video Videos

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Chainsmoke Video


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by James Jordan a Weekend Warrior from Bonita FL

Date Reviewed: June 22, 2006

Bottom Line:   
Chainsmoke II is solid. Word up.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by pluto a Cross Country Rider from Bolton MA USA

Date Reviewed: January 6, 2002

Strengths:    Pumping music (96 decibel freaks and others)-good hardcore
Shows both some XC and DH and random cool stuff- like the trials cannondale guy hopping all over the place. Has some humor--- hard to explain, but there


Weaknesses:    Maybe some more XC, but xc isn't that excititng, and its a Fox video, so... can't blame 'em
Outright product placement- everyones wearing fox all the time.


Bottom Line:   
Pumps you up- the soundtracks good, the footage is good, it makes you wanna ride and hammer it. If you are purist XC, you'll still like it, once you get over DH taboos.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:1
Submitted by B-52 Bomber a Cross Country Rider from Leigh Creek, SA, Australia

Date Reviewed: February 14, 2001

Strengths:    Good introduction to mountain biking for the unititiated. Get to see some of the self proclaimed stars of Mountain Biking, several has beens and a few wannabees - and then there are the genuine articles like Cadel Evans (cameo). Palmer is ok. He is into CART open wheel racing (formerly known as IndyCar) and seems genuinely enthused by near death speeds. Too bad it doesn't become known in the interview.

Sound track suits the video, makes you want to get your bike and ride off a cliff. Coverage of some of the girls like Missy is fantastic. She can teach a few blokes a lesson or two - BTW, I am a bloke.

They did not overdo the crash fest thing but you just have to laugh at that poor wanker that took a spill coming down a hill. That was the best thing about the film - he totalled his bike with the rim facing one way and the handle bars the other way. The dumb-ass/dead pan look on his face had me laughing for hours.


Weaknesses:    Too many sequences with BMX bikes. Sorry, but I am a purist and BMXs are NOT Mountain Bikes. Save the BMX takes for a kiddy movie.

The downhill takes are too short and the camera doesn't capture the speed or elevation too well.

Would have liked to see some aspects of cross country racing because this is what mostly pulls people into mountain biking. The stunts were excellent but the film did not show a good balance of XC/DH sequences when compared to stunts.

Too short, did Troy run out of film?


Bottom Line:   
Very intense, the Vegas section does suck, did not care for BMX bullcrap, not enough downhill coverage - needed multiple cameras (but I guess there was no Hollywood budget here), needed more competition cross country. Cadel is THE legend of the film.

The whole thing was an endorsement exercise. Too many image conscious wannabe's who have absolutely nothing to contribute. Sorry if it hurts folks but I call it like I see it.

But it is entertaining and as I said earlier, will make you find the nearest cliff to jump, just to get the music out of your head.

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Favorite Trail:   Arkaroola Ridgetop

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Purchased At:   Don't Remember, Don't Care

Bike Setup:   Who cares?

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Alex Woodage a Downhiller from Berkshire, England

Date Reviewed: December 17, 1999

Strengths:    
This Downhill Section on this video is RAD! I must of seen this video over 100 times! Fuzzy Garden (or backyard of all you sad americans out there) is the best, I only my garden was like it!!!!!


Weaknesses:    
All the cross country stuff totally sucks!
To all you XC faggots out the get a life!


Bottom Line:   
Downhill Rules

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Favorite Trail:   
Anywhere Going!!!!!

Duration Product Used:   
2 Years


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Scott a Racer from Charlotte NC

Date Reviewed: July 13, 1999

Strengths:    
music! (best music Ive seen in a biking video yet!) Lots of great clips!


Weaknesses:    
The ENTIRE Vegas section brings the video down 1 chilli...can we say BORING! (like watching a rodie race)


Bottom Line:   
Great video (except for vegas scene which you can fast forward...5 chillis-1 for vegas+1 for best soundtrack! 5 total

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Favorite Trail:   
Catabwa

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Fox's Kranked 1 & 2, Fly (dirtbikes though),
Victims of gravity 1 & 2
Nachos
Dead Sailor
Real Sick
(just to name a few...)


Bike Setup:   
Raleigh MCC9- Hydraulic brakes, stx, xtr...

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by Brian a Cross-Country Rider from N. Royalton, OH

Date Reviewed: July 1, 1999

Strengths:    
It can be eaten in extreme hardships.


Weaknesses:    
Lack of crashes. Lots of stupid interveiws with nobodies. Too short.


Bottom Line:   
Not horrible, but there's better- much better

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Favorite Trail:   
Pontiac Lake, MI

Duration Product Used:   
tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   
Mamoth Mt. video
Big Bear video
Pulp Traction



Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Mr. Quazy a Downhiller from Meaford

Date Reviewed: June 2, 1999

Strengths:    
dis is da best movie I hav evr saw. Palmer is a amaaazing mountain biker.
Da downhill racing footage is awsome.
Fuzzy's bak yard is also cool.


Weaknesses:    
The DBR fotage in Las Vegas is kinda baad. but dont worry its a short segment so just fast forwrd over it.


Bottom Line:   
A very good overall movie. Dis is what all mountain bik movies should be like, a good range of DH racing and freeeriding. Bye dis movies it is awsome.

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Favorite Trail:   
bruce trail

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Some other good movies


Bike Setup:   
I dont know my bike setup

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Shidda a weekend warrior from Sydney, Oz

Date Reviewed: March 6, 1999

Bottom Line:   


Chainsmoke kicks ass! Great riding, great soundtrack and Palmer and Randy Lawrence go off! Las Vegas with the DBR geeks pisses me off, but the rest really gets me pumpin' Good stuff Fox!

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Marty Gras a weekend warrior from Timbuk 3

Date Reviewed: February 15, 1999

Bottom Line:   


This movie is smokin' right out of the box! Good footage, cool music and a nice flow keep ya' coming back for more. It's only 30 minutes long too which is good. My only gripe was the lame Las Vegas nerdfest with the DBR team. Once you fast-forward through that scene, Chainsmoke begins to cook again. Now hit the trails you couch potatoes!

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by coon eater a downhiller from Australia

Date Reviewed: January 29, 1999

Bottom Line:   


this video was made in 95 so now it's just crap
when it first came out it was ok but then it just got crap and i'm pissed off that i bought it the sound track sucks to

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Fritz a racer from Colorado

Date Reviewed: January 22, 1999

Bottom Line:   


good video when's the sequel coming this site says i need 30 words so here you go a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Espen a weekend warrior from Norway

Date Reviewed: January 21, 1999

Bottom Line:   


This is a good video in my opinion. It has a good variety of riding scenes. Good music, though the soundquality could be better. It's worth the money if yo like hardcore music, downhill and freeriding.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Matt a downhiller from Cali

Date Reviewed: January 18, 1999

Bottom Line:   


I thought the video rocked!!!! If they make a second Chainsmoke it should be pure downhill, slalom, and jumping like Troy's movie Plush.
Oh yeah, Shaun Palmer and Intense kicks ASS. So does Shaums March.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Hjalle a cross-country rider from Forumet, funsport, sweden

Date Reviewed: December 27, 1998

Bottom Line:   


Great movie, great music
Cool movie, cool music
I like this video because i like bikes, and i thinnk this is really cool stuff, so if you know anybody who owns this video, catch it!!

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Dave Macki a cross-country rider from Ottawa

Date Reviewed: December 13, 1998

Bottom Line:   


This is my second review of the movie. As for Pizon, Rocky and the guy below me your comments are so stupid. Why bother putting someone down for not liking a video? Mind you what Mr. Bungles said was pretty stupid. In truth I found the vid to be very boring - I am not blown away by seeing the big stars ride and could care less about some silly interviews with them. Watch the NSX I and II vids it you want to see people ride hard.

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