Fox Racing Kranked 3 - Ride Against The Machine Videos

4.38/5 (39 Reviews)
MSRP : $24.95


Product Description

Kranked III is the most kick ass, hard core, trail shredding video out there. If you thought Kranked II was awesome, pick up a copy of this...


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dan Moore a Racer from Marquette MI USA

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2003

Strengths:    Lots of really cool riding, good balance between trials and freeride.

Weaknesses:    Bad sound track, Kranked 4 is quite a bit better

Bottom Line:   
Good video, get kranked 4, its better

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Favorite Trail:   your mom

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   kranked 4, new world disorder 1 and 2, ride to the hills


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tom a Downhiller from Prescott, AZ, 86301

Date Reviewed: October 5, 2002

Strengths:    Sick riding, huge drops, big jumps, the best free-riding I've ever seen

Weaknesses:    Gay animations, could have used that time for more riding!!

Bottom Line:   
One of the best free-ride videos out there, definently one to add to your collection!!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Hastings Books

Similar Products Used:   Down (sick movie, Josh Bender rocks ass)


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Andrew from Bonney Lake

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2002

Strengths:    Awsome trials riding by Ryan Leech sweet freeriding by wade simmons....whistler riding was awsome

Weaknesses:    some of the music was dumb....and thats about it

Bottom Line:   
This movie is awsome except for the fact that it had some stupid music...but the riding made up for it

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Best Buy

Similar Products Used:   Third Down


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Tom Shearer a Weekend Warrior from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: January 15, 2002

Strengths:    Amazing Trials, Incredible jumps, good flow

Weaknesses:    Some music, sorry ladies but the female riders part was weird and boring, too short

Bottom Line:   
I have worn the case for this video out. There are a couple of spots on the video where I just fast forward through, but for the most part this is one incredible video.

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Favorite Trail:   ForePlay

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Mountain Masters

Similar Products Used:   Kranked 4

Bike Setup:   Giant AC1

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan Kasper a Weekend Warrior from Annandale,NJ

Date Reviewed: December 3, 2001

Strengths:    Sweet action, the music is the bomb

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Sweet video fun to whatch.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Cyclesmith

Similar Products Used:   Kranked 1, Kranked2, plush, the video.

Bike Setup:   Giant Warp DS1 with Maxxis MOFO Pro DH' F&R, THE Fenders F&R, marzochi Z.1 New!!! Fox Vanilla R, dual Sigma Ellipsoids, Sigma R600,

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Ken a Cross Country Rider from Salt Lake City, UT

Date Reviewed: October 19, 2001

Strengths:    The riding.

Weaknesses:    Overedited => too short, esp. for the money.

Bottom Line:   
Well that's it, I'm getting a freeride.

If you've never seen or done the stuff before it's pretty impressive to watch. Some parts of the film show too many split-second clips of too many riders landing one and only one drop each with nothing technical leading up to or coming after it. Talk about desensitization. The overall length is only 40 minutes; we can afford to take some extra time and watch some of these guys riding real stretches of trails.

Speaking of which Wade and Richie are fluid. They just kinda cruise casual and make jumps out of anything. You can totally see how much smoother they are than some of the others. I really dug that stretch in Turkey, and the song there was pretty cool just by the fact that it was modern and 3rd-world at the same time.

I didn't think the rest of the music was uniformly bad, but some of it did suck. The music on the shore clip ruined what could (might/should/conceivably under the constraint that Wade was splotched all over the place/etc.etc.) have been the highlight of the film.

Bottom line, I've watched it a half dozen times across this one month and it's solidified my decision to get a freeride bike. I've got a lot of full-feature movies I haven't watched half as much and you won't find me buying any lightsabers, either.

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Favorite Trail:   desolation lake

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   None yet.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Justin Chang a Weekend Warrior from Brisbane

Date Reviewed: October 4, 2001

Strengths:    Awesome freeride sections by the one and only Wade Simmons!!! Jaw dropping trials by Ryan Leech!!! Nice soundtrack accompaning the video, with hard rock rap group "One Minute Silence" at the start of the video with "A Waste of Things to Come", and in Peru with "Stuck Between a Hard Place with a White Face". Other highly recommended riders such as Richie Schley and Brett Tippie deserve a mention.

Weaknesses:    Not ENOUGH freeriding featured by Wade Simmons (they should feature the whole video on him instead!!! Damn he's awesome!!!). Many sections such as the "Kranked 3" arcade game sections could have been cut out. The video is WAY too short for the price you pay. Big names such as Steve Peat, Brian Lopes, Eric Carter, S.Palmer only appear on screen for about less than 6 seconds (section on Steve Peat consisted of him jumping off a building and that was it). Video quality was a bit dodgey in some sections for the cost the video cost to make. Also NOT ENOUGH Exotic Locations!!!

Bottom Line:   
Overall a nicely constructed video (minus the stupid pathetic arcade game storyline). Top riders could have been featured more instead of various riders which their names weren't even given a mention. Video should be more focused on Wade Simmons, Richie Schley, Ryan Leech, Steve Peat, Brian Lopes... You get the point since the Kranked series are suppose to be "freeride" videos.

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Favorite Trail:   Any DH without tech bits in it

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   TC's Bike Barr

Similar Products Used:   Dirty Tricks and Cunning Stunts, Kranked 4 - Search for the Holy Trail, Kranked 2 - Tales from the Krypt.

Bike Setup:   Trek VRX (Fox Vanilla R)
Maz Z2
XTR thoughout
Sella Italia Geniune Gel Ti
Sun Mammoth Rims
IRC Backcountry tires and IRC tubes
Oury Grips

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by David Rossetta a Downhiller from San Jose

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2001

Strengths:    Tight stunts. I want to be able to do those. This gives me new ideas aswell.

Weaknesses:    The game thing sucked

Bottom Line:   
This movie is hella tight, and I enjoy watching it before I race. Gets me pumped up and ready to "ride hard and take chances" ~Compliments of Trail head. But it's cool

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Favorite Trail:   saratoga gap

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Bike Setup:   FSR in the process of being built with 6" downhill travel

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by . a Weekend Warrior from Colorado

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2001

Strengths:    16mm film & DVD quality.

Weaknesses:    intro

Bottom Line:   
Quite an amazing film. Nice choice of destinations . Riders in the film are freeriding heros, they all go big. 16mm filming has high resolution. Overall, a great entertainment.

Particularly liked the sessions from Whistler, Northshore, France and Rossland (in California?). Nice camera angles on a lot of the shots.

4 chillies for overall rating. 5 chillies for value (I bought mine used on the web)

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   freeride hardtail

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by ross samuels a Downhiller from london, uk

Date Reviewed: March 28, 2001

Strengths:    the talent of these guys is unbeleivable, some of the stuff they are riding is so large, makes you wnat to get out there and ride. Also big budget (relative)

Weaknesses:    need to use the budget better, some of the camera work was less than exciting, to say the lest, the riding kept me watching, I am sure they could be more inventive and exciting. (you guy's need to watch any of the sprung videos)

Bottom Line:   
great riding, needs better camera work and more locations

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Favorite Trail:   les gets France

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   pauls cycles

Similar Products Used:   sprung 1,2,3,4, kranked 1 and 2, plus terrafirma videos, and crusty vids

Bike Setup:   GT Lobo DH (soon to be replaced by Orange 222

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jay Youngblood a Downhiller from Eugene,Or,USA

Date Reviewed: March 25, 2001

Strengths:    THE BOMBEST MOUNTAIN/FREERIDING VIDEO EVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Weaknesses:    ITS TOO D@MN SHORT

Bottom Line:   
THE BOMBEST SH*T EVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!AND I DIDNT GET IT 4 40$ I GOT ALL 3 KRANKED 4 40$ IF U LIKE STAIGHT FREERIDIN ACTION THEN U SHOULD BUY THIS TAPE(OR ALL 3 AND THEIR CUMMIN OUT WIT A IVth ONE)

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Favorite Trail:   Ridgeline

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Pauls Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   KRANKED I & II

Bike Setup:   GT STS 2000

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by mike a Weekend Warrior from WA Australia

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2001

Strengths:    The filthiest riding. Great riders. High production quality.

Weaknesses:    Many sequences cut too rapidly so the vid doesn't flow and has an annoying flickery MTV feel. Tedious techno and trance soundtrack, ugh! Animation and bizarre dress up sequences an utter failure and waste minutes that a vid this brief can't afford to waste. Never thought I'd say it, but there are too many gnarly drops... they become ho hum.

Bottom Line:   
The film makers got it wrong. Too much flickery fast cuts like fanning through a bike mag really fast. That together with the techno sounds creates a funky, exciting vid but it has no soul. Too slick. The animation and dressups are ridiculous. I agree with the Scot, with the riders, locations and budget the film makers had they could have made an all time classic. They missed their chance because they tried to be too clever. What a waste. It includes a lot of unforgettable action (love that vertical drop to tree tackle) but is let down by stupid irrelevent sections all the way through and way too fast editing.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Kranked II, Headliners, Chainsmoke.

Bike Setup:   freeride hardtail

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Adam a Weekend Warrior from Ontario

Date Reviewed: March 15, 2001

Strengths:    Wade Simmons and Ryan Leech

Weaknesses:    Horrible Music, the video game plot, a little repetitive, not enough urban riding

Bottom Line:   
alright, but there are much better movies, such as the New World Disorder

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Favorite Trail:   various

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Mount Equip Co-op

Similar Products Used:   Shift, other Kranked's, New World Disorder

Bike Setup:   lx/xt cromo h/t

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Josh Keel a Weekend Warrior from San Luis Obispo

Date Reviewed: January 26, 2001

Strengths:    This video is one inspiring piece of work. I highly reccomend it for the rider who is looking for the ultimate in free ride action.

Weaknesses:    not aplicable

Bottom Line:   
F&%$ing AWSOME!!!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   knoble canyon

Duration Product Used:   3 months


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bawdo a Downhiller from Australia

Date Reviewed: January 23, 2001

Strengths:    Excellent camera work
Cool locations
And all the riders


Weaknesses:    $39 AUS Price

Bottom Line:   
An excellent video with mad drops trail riding and the awesome north shore piece!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   VICMTB

Similar Products Used:   Soil Samplers 1 & 2


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